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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).

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 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).

SBG 25: Afternoon Delight

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Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) talk about why Afternoon Delight, a horribly strange movie on Amazon Prime Should've Been Gay. According to The IMDB synopsis, Rachel is a quick-witted and lovable stay-at-home mom. Frustrated with the realities of preschool auctions, a lackluster sex life and career that's gone kaput, Rachel visits a strip club to spice up her marriage and meets McKenna, a stripper she adopts as her live-in nanny. If that isn't gay, then we don't know what is. From bored housewife to the sensual massage that McKenna gives Rachel with VapoRub to Rachel literally watching McKenna in bed, this movie just screams gay. Oh and did we mention that Jane Lynch is her lesbian therapist? Join us on this strange journey of a movie. Follow along on Twitter @lezhangoutpod and Facebook and Instagram (@lezhangoutpod). Become a part of our Patreon family at

SBG 24: Harry Potter with Barbelle's Karen Knox and Gwenlyn Cumyn

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Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) are joined by Karen Knox (@karenxknox) and Gwenlyn Cumyn (@gwenlyn.cumyn), the co-creators and stars of Barbelle (@barbelle.series) as our first two time guests to talk about why Harry Potter Should Have Been Gay. In a world where magic is always a metaphor for gayness, gay magic children are sent to the opposite of conversion camp where their gay headmaster encourages them to hone their gayness and become super gays. Karen ships Harry and Draco aka #darry or #drarry and their hot summer romance doing wizarding community service in their magic pick up truck. Leigh ships Hermione Granger as the woman that no man deserves and Fleur Delacour #fleurmione as equals in wit and beauty who fall in love as young teachers at Hogwarts. Ellie talks about all of the characters who are just straight up gay from Madame Hooch, Sybill Trelawney, Minerva Mcgonagall and Tonks. Extreme wishful thinking for Bellatrix Lestrange leads them all down a strangely kinky path and shipping Luna Lovegood and Bellatrix #lovestrange. Gwen ships Luna Lovegood and Ginny, but comes to the conclusion that Ginny is a wet blanket and Luna can do so much better. #linny Listen to the episode to hear more! Follow along on Twitter @lezhangoutpod and Facebook and Instagram (@lezhangoutpod).

According to PinkNews:

“Harry Potter will come out as bisexual and have a love affair with Ron Weasley in a new spin-off book series, JK Rowling has confirmed.

The new trilogy of novels will take place 19 years after the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which saw Harry marry his best friend’s sister, Ginny Weasley.

In the first book of the new series, entitled Harry Potter and the Enchanted Tryst, the titular character will share an “intimate experience” with Ron. The novel is due for publication on February 30, 2021. “

What do you think?

SBG 23: Cruel Intentions

Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) talk about why Cruel Intentions should've been gay. After a good re-watch, they both confirmed how problematic this film is. However, what if it was gay?? From that Central Park make out scene to the possibility of Annette and Cecile riding off into the sunset at the end of the film, Cruel Intentions could have been a gay masterpiece. Ellie reimagines the film as a competition between Sebastian and Katherine for Annette's affections with Katherine winning of course. And Leigh has a far less twisted ending with the Annette and Cecile getting together in the ultimate revenge for Katherine and Sebastian messing with their lives. What better way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this movie? Follow along on Twitter @lezhangoutpod and Facebook and Instagram (@lezhangoutpod).

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SBG 21: iZombie

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Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) hang out with Katherine Kleffner (@kleffnotes) from the Nerdy Girl Express to talk about why iZombie Should Have Been Gay, With Liv eating all of those straight dude brains, it makes absolutely no sense that she's not attracted to women every other episode. We talk the obvious chemistry between Liv and Peyton, that one time that Peyton spanks Liv in a dominatrix outfit, honorable mention for #rager and why Liv being a sexually fluid zombie just makes sense. Follow along on Twitter @lezhangoutpod and Facebook and Instagram (@lezhangoutpod).

SBG 20: Laverne & Shirley

Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) talk about why Laverne & Shirley should've been gay. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Lesbians incorporated! Laverne & Shirley are just two single working girls living together and barely ever having successful relationships with men. Do we smell a Boston marriage? Leigh and Ellie talk about the gayest intro sequence, the episode where Laverne & Shirley stay in the Honeymoon Suite together, how gay it is to work at a brewery and of course their kiss in an airplane when they both think they're going to die. We dedicate this episode to Penny Marshall because what greater tribute can we give to a feminist icon than to talk about how many young gay women fell in love with her iconic character. Follow along on Twitter @lezhangoutpod and Facebook and Instagram (@lezhangoutpod).

Laverne & Shirley - The Complete First Season
Starring Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, David Lander, Michael McKean, Henry Winkler