303: Out in Style With Lauren Flans

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Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) hang out with Lauren Flans (@Lauren Flans), co-host of Coming Out Pod and one of the stars of Butch Pal for The Straight Gal. We chat about how queer women can help straight women with their self confidence on Butch Pal for the Straight Gal, Lauren's girl on girl kiss on Wild and Out, her Ellen Degeneres vs. Oprah rap battle and why Lauren identifies as a blue jeans femme and Leigh finally finds her place as an andro femme boi. Follow along on Twitter: Lez Hang Out (@lezhangoutpod) and answer our Q & Gay at the end of every episode. Leigh Holmes Foster (@lshfoster) and Ellie Brigida (@elliebrigida). You can also join us on Facebook.com/lezhangoutpod and follow along on Instagram (@lezhangoutpod) to watch Lauren's Instagram takeover and hear her answer even more listener questions. Listen to Coming Out with Lauren and Nicole here: https://open.spotify.com/show/5oA3B7oPTI75WnULyKoP0u?si=f1r6Db-eT8iPXjkvqxe4Zg

SBG 32: Now and Then with Julia Lindon

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Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) are joined by Julia Lindon (@julialindon) to talk about why Now and Then Should've Been Gay. Rosie O'Donnell and Christina Ricci as aged and young Roberta are too gay to function. Roberta binds, thinks kissing boys is "okay" and she's in love with her best friend. What could be more gay than that? Demi Moore in a lesbian power suit as aged Samantha, that's what! Chrissy is practically begging to give Roberta mouth to mouth when she thinks she's about to drown and Teeny is far too obsessed with boobs to be straight. While it's clear that Roberta and Samantha are the most obviously gay of the bunch, we couldn't quite decide who our favorite pairings were. Roberta and Samantha, Roberta and Chrissy, Samantha and Teeny? This movie is gay magnetism at it's finest. Check out Julia's new independent pilot Lady Liberty and her podcast Happy Campers (@happycamperspod). Follow along on Twitter @lezhangoutpod and Facebook and Instagram (@lezhangoutpod).

302: Music to My Queers with Angie K

Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) hang out with Angie K (@angiekeilhauer), a Latin American country singer who has independently released 2 original albums, both of which landed in the top five on iTunes. You might know Angie K from the Voice #teamBlake or her very queer music video for "Leave California" which is inspired by and stars her real life girlfriend. We chat about LGBTQ representation in music, how far it has come and how far we can go, some of our musical inspirations and talk about the fine line between allyship and pandering to the LGBTQ community as a musician. Follow along on Twitter: Lez Hang Out (@lezhangoutpod) and answer our Q & Gay at the end of every episode. Leigh Holmes Foster (@lshfoster) and Ellie Brigida (@elliebrigida). You can also join us on Facebook.com/lezhangoutpod and follow along on Instagram (@lezhangoutpod) to watch Angie's Instagram takeover and hear her answer even more listener questions.

SBG 31: Mulan with Sydney Lai

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Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) talk to serial tech entrepreneur Sydney Lai (@sydneylai) about why Mulan Should've Been Gay. We debate Mulan's gender identity, bisexual icon Li Shang and why Reflection resonates with queer people everywhere. Sydney, the daughter of immigrant parents, talks about how difficult it can be coming out in an immigrant family and how it felt to see herself represented on screen with Mulan. We also talk about how devastating it is that Li Shang is cut from the reboot, how beautiful it is that gender fluid Mulan and sexually fluid Li Shang find each other and how many other Disney Princesses are GAY AF. Follow along on Twitter @lezhangoutpod and Facebook and Instagram (@lezhangoutpod).

301: 20Biteen

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Welcome back to Lez Hang Out Season 3! Ellie and Leigh dive into the best things that 20Biteen has blessed us with. From the bisexual representation of the past to the representation of now, we talk about how finding positive representation for bisexuality in media isn't linear. We talk bisexual erasure from Willow to Waverly Earp to Karen Walker from Will & Grace. Our favorite bisexual, pansexual and sexually fluid representation like Sara Ramirez, Thor Love and Thunder and Are You the One: Come One Come All. And real life sexually fluid celebs like Miley Cyrus and Ashley Benson. It's a sexually fluid smorgasbord. New in Season 3: Live trivia events, more live Should've Been Gay shows, less Youtube and more guests! Join our Season 3 Patreon campaign for the chance to answer a Q & Gay on one of our episodes at bit.ly/lezpatreon. Subscribe to be the first to hear new episodes. Follow along on Twitter: Lez Hang Out (@lezhangoutpod) and answer our Q & Gay at the end of every episode. Leigh Holmes Foster (@lshfoster) and Ellie Brigida (@elliebrigida). You can also join us on Facebook.com/lezhangoutpod and Instagram (@lezhangoutpod).

SBG 30 Live from WBUR Cityspace: Parent Trap, Captain Marvel and The Little Mermaid with Isha Patnaik and Marie Connor

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Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) hang out with Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) and Isha Patnaik (@ishapatnaik) for their live show at WBUR Cityspace in Boston. Isha Patnaik dives into why The Parent Trap Should've been gay from Hallie so clearly being the gay twin, her secret romance with bag girl, that hair cutting scene and the sexual tension between Chessy and Elizabeth James. Ellie and Leigh dive into why Captain Marvel should've been gay from the longing stares between Carol and Maria, the way that they raised Monica together, Captain Marvel's haircut in Avengers End Game and the way that Brie Larson unapologetically ships Captain Marvel and Valkyrie, this movie is SO GAY. Marie Connor dives into why The Little Mermaid Should've Been Gay from from the Little Mermaid not fitting in with all of her straight sisters, Ursula being everyone's queer ex and Sebastian being the most fabulous gay best friend a girl could have. And Ellie and Leigh just had to write a song about living in a Homonormative World. It's all too obvious. Subscribe to our mailing list for updates on upcoming live shows. Follow along on Twitter: Lez Hang Out (@lezhangoutpod) and answer our Q & Gay at the end of every episode. Leigh Holmes Foster (@lshfoster) and Ellie Brigida (@elliebrigida). You can also join us on Facebook.com/lezhangoutpod and follow along on Instagram (@lezhangoutpod).

220: Real Love

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In this episode Leigh and Ellie discuss shipping real life couples. From Ellen and Portia to Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli and everyone in between. Why do we ship them? Why does it hit us to hard when they break up? We are so invested in the success of these queer relationships because we want to see successful relationship role models, especially when the relationships on tv and in movies don't give us happy endings. With more and more queer celebrity couples coming out like Janelle Monae and Tessa Thompson (or Lupita Nyong'o), Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird and Ashley Benson and Cara Delevigne, they give young queer people hope and plenty to gossip about! Follow along on Twitter: Lez Hang Out (@lezhangoutpod) and answer our Q & Gay at the end of every episode. Leigh Holmes Foster (@lshfoster) and Ellie Brigida (@elliebrigida). You can also join us on Facebook.com/lezhangoutpod and follow along on Instagram (@lezhangoutpod).

SBG 29: Mona Lisa Smile

Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) talk about why Mona Lisa Smile Should've Been Gay. The IMDB synopsis is as follows: A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 1950s Wellesley girls to question their traditional social roles. This movie has the highest number of characters that should've been gay out of any other movie we've done. Katherine Ann Watson (Julia Roberts) ends the movie without any man and was the catalyst for quite a few of her students' discovering their sexuality. Amanda Armstrong (Juliet Stevenson), the only out lesbian in the movie, gets far too little screen time and leaves us too soon. Giselle Levy (Maggie Gyllenhaal) is our favorite bisexual and it was impossible to pick just one person to ship her with. Betty Warren (Kirsten Dunst) is the dark horse gay of the film, serving up some gay goodness when she leaves her husband and moves to Greenwich Village with Giselle. Honorable mention to Giselle and Connie (Ginnifer Goodwin) for literally always being on top of each other or kissing each other's cheeks. Oh and did we mention Marcia GAY Harden?! Enough said. Follow along on Twitter @lezhangoutpod and Facebook and Instagram (@lezhangoutpod).