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We discuss pop culture by, for, or about women who love women! Erin & Erin will talk about any media related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, ace, queer women and nonbinary people. Watch & read along with us as we review your fave WLW content!
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CW: Transphobia After two years, Samantha is back! She joins to talk about Tom Hooper's The Danish Girl, based on the book of the same name. The Erins and Samantha go off topic like never before! But is it really off topic when the movie does Lili Elbe such little justice? Give this episode a listen to find out!…
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We have returned from break, and are celebrating 100 episodes of Gays Gaze! Join us as we revisit several properties we've discussed in previous episodes, including Studio Killers, Overwatch, Scott Pilgrim, Monster High, Monster Prom, Murcielago, Warrior Nun, 90 Day Fiance, She Loves to Cook She Loves To Eat, and 12 Days!…
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CW: teacher/student relationships, suicide, murder, abandonment, loved ones with cancer This week, we talk through what has been translated of Kyouko Ariyoshi's 1990s yuri manga, Applause. The translation includes two stories - Bruges, the tale of girls at a retreat reenacting a murder story, and San Francisco Story, a tale of love and pining and p…
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Season's greetings fellow grinches. Another holiday, another lesbian romcom to close out the year. This week, the topic is Tello Film’s 2023 movie: A Holiday I Do. Join the Erins as they struggle to find something to talk about. Curl up by the fire and give a listen to this low energy episode. We hope you enjoy it!…
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CW: Suicide, grooming, psychological abuse, murder, sexual misconduct, mentions of cannibalism. This week, we read Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, the 1938 gothic novel about romance, jealousy, and murder! We also watched the Hitchcock adaptation (1940), and the Wheatley adaptation (2020). We loved this dark, gripping, dramatic story, and its sapphic…
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The more things change, the more they stay the same! Happy four years of everyone's favorite lesbian media podcast with two hosts named Erin. This week, we're talking about Gays Gaze! Listen to some of our favorite clips from the last year, and hear the Erin's thoughts on the past and future. It was a great year filled with wonderful interviews, hi…
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CW: Discussions of horror media, including gore, body horror, child death, murder, violence against sex workers, etc. We're back, and we're talking about Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and some of our favorite adaptations: James Whale's Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein I Was A Teenage Frankenstein Young Frankenstein Rocky Horror Picture Show Fra…
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CW: discussion of sexual assault, homophobia, transphobia, gore, violence, and murder in horror movies. Hoopz joins us as we discuss the Shudder docuseries Queer for Fear, which gives a short history of queer representation in horror literature and film. We talk about our experience with some of the books and films featured, and which movies we wan…
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This week we are exploring the first two volumes of the Yuri manga, “She Loves to Cook and She Loves to Eat”! Join the Erins as they stay uncharacteristically on topic, discussing why this manga is so good and a must read. Plus, you’ll get to hear from Erin’s new cat! We love to talk, and we hope you’ll love to listen!…
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CW: Parental abuse, gore, child death, war and war crimes We watched the groundbreaking new yuri anime, Mobile Suit Gundam: Witch From Mercury. The first Gundam to feature a female and LGBTQ protagonist, this series will hopefully kick off a trend of more mainstream yuri! We talk through the convoluted plot, the happy ending, and the controversial …
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CW: murder, homophobia G’day lesbians and listeners! This week we’re talking about Crocadyke Dundee, the 2015 documentary about Dawn O’Donnell, who pioneered the Sydney gay and lesbian club scene. We also quickly mention Crocodile Dundee, as well as reminisce on some Australian memories. Everything was illegal, but this episode isn’t!…
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CW: sexual assault, child abuse, murder, suicide, gore, rape revenge stories, etc. Jenny from Battle City Broads is back to talk about another lesbian assassin story - Lady Snowblood, the manga by Kazuo Koike and film by Toshiya Fujita. This franchise inspired Tarantino to make the Kill Bill movies, but both the Japanese film and Kill Bill omit the…
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Merry Christmas in July! This week, Christin Baker (@ChristinTello) joined us to talk about her holiday romcom feature, Christmas At The Ranch, as well as the streaming service Tello Films. We chatted about the production of the movie, the state of streaming services and why it's so important to vote with your dollars, and some of Christin's favori…
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CW: Abusive relationships The Erins are once again joined by friend of the show, Hoopz! We’re on a journey to find our people and speak our truths! Or something like that. Maybe we’ll just talk in riddles about the toxic lesbian representation we all crave. Netflix made it, and like it or not, we’re watching it - so tune in to hear our thoughts!…
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CW: Light sensitivity warning in the movie!! Religious trauma, abusive/controlling parents, attempted suicide, attempted homicide of a child, infant death, drugging, repression. We watched Thelma (2017), a Norwegian thriller by Joachim Trier. This film, which is about a young woman who develops a seizure disorder then discovers her psychic powers a…
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CW: homophobic violence, misgendering, assault, slurs, BDSM, descriptions of sexual scenes This episode, we’re taking a trip across the pond to experience the 2012 movie, Stud Life! Come hear our takes on a movie that explores queer romance and friendship in a way you don’t often see on screen. We may get distracted on our journey, but what else ca…
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CW: police brutality, the AIDS epidemic This episode, we talked about the 1993 documentary Last Call at Maud's by Paris Poirier. The documentary chronicles lesbian bar history, particularly the closing of Maud's in San Francisco. We talked bar culture, online dating, and the joy in our community's history!…
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This week, we’re talking about the reality dating show based on Naked and Afraid, Naked and Afraid of Love! Can the Erins survive the ultimate endurance test of watching heterosexuals shenanigans for 12 episodes? Rest easy knowing there will be some women loving women to replenish their stamina. Hear our thoughts on the show, and find out if it’s w…
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Erin’s computer has risen from the dead in order to bring you this week’s episode on Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (2011). Hear the Erins thoughts on the film, a couple of New York City recommendations, and even a recollection of a botched date. Those jeans aren’t going to clip themselves into jorts! Get out your scissors and take a li…
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CW: unsupportive and abusive families, homophobia, repressed sexuality, cheating on a partner, gatekeeping and exclusion from the community Today we talked about the 1994 film Go Fish by Guinevere Turner and Rose Troche. We adored this low budget film about lesbian community and finding love with an unlikely partner - so many of the beats are still…
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CW: abusive caretakers, blood, demons, possession, ableism This week, we talked about Warrior Nun, the tragically cancelled Netflix series by Simon Barry. We give an overview of the series and talk through major plot beats, plus, we talk a little about why the show was cancelled and what threads would impact a season 3 if renewed.…
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CW: Manipulative and emotionally abusive partners, implied sexual abuse, suicide, public acts of violence This week, the Erins are talking about Tár, a biopic-esque film from the past year. We’ll be discussing our feelings on the intent of the director before inevitably getting sidetracked pondering "why is it called 'Fortnight'?" And don’t worry, …
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This week, Erin & Erin are joined by Erica Friedman: speaker, writer, editor, and researcher of all things yuri, and the creator of ALC publishing and Yuricon. We discuss Erica's book, By Your Side: The First 100 Years of Yuri Anime and Manga, available now! Erica tells us about exciting current yuri series (like I'm In Love With the Villainess; Sh…
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CW: suicide, death of a loved one, drug addiction, attempted sexual assault, incest, divorce, cancer, bullying This week, we watched and read Oniisama E (Dear Brother) by Riyoko Ikeda. This 1970s drama series had us yelling "OOOH I can't stand the suffering that comes with desire!" at every twist and turn in this whirlwind plot.…
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We’re keeping it merry and gay as we watch the first Lifetime lesbian movie, Under the Christmas Tree (2021). How much Christmas is it giving? We'll tell you! Plus, make sure you keep your ears perked for a special surprise guest. Although, if you’re British, you can skip the outro. Happy Holidays from the Erins!…
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Come with us as we sample three lesbian-centric sitcom episodes. This week we’re checking out the lesbian weddings on Living Single and Friends, as well as a lesbian kiss from Roseanne. There’s a surprising amount to dig into. Twitter might be dying, but we’re not! Grab your copy of Minecraft and settle in to listen.…
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CW: Parental abuse, sick/dying parent mentions, transphobia, attempted sexual assault, incest. Jump on the fujoshi yacht, we’re setting sail for Ouran Academy! This week the Erins are talking about Bisco Hatori’s Ouran High School Host Club. Batten down the hatches as we’re about to reminisce about 2000s anime, ponder the lobelia, and tell you why …
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Happy three years of your favorite lesbian media podcast with two hosts named Erin, Gays Gaze! We reflect on the last year, bringing you our favorite clips! We loved getting to co-host with Samantha, Katie Hoopz, Ellie, and Jenny, and we loved laughing so much with you all. Thanks for listening, and we're excited for the next year to come! :) Check…
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CW: Infant sexual abuse, incest, suicide, edgy shock value humor This week, we talk about Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland's animated Adult Swim series, Rick and Morty. We talk about its creation, Dan Harmon's myriad scandals, and the sapphic representation, including Space Beth x Beth, and the "One Experimental Summer" comic. We also talk about Reige…
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CW: Stalking, gore, murder, cannibalism, eye horror, pet death, animal abuse. It's the nicest episode of all! Join special guest, Katie Hoopz, and the Erins as we talk about fandom twitter polls, Monster High, Video Game cookbook recipes... oh, and we also mention the 2002 movie, May. It's a dark comedy horror that touches on perfection, identity, …
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CW: domestic violence, sexual assault, gore, incest, pedophilia/grooming, abusive relationships, homicide, suicide, animal abuse This week, Jenny from Battle City Broads joined us as we read the incredibly dark and gory yuri manga, Murcielago by Yoshimurakana! We talk about female assassin stereotypes, a variety of sewer monsters, and perhaps most …
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CW: homophobia, suicide, child abuse. This week, we watched the 1961 film, The Children's Hour. It was captivating, and depressingly relevant to this day and age. Tune in this week to hear our thoughts about this film, and to find out who the Erins cancelling and why. You're going to be the one being cancelled unless you listen to this week's episo…
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CW: Transphobia, misgendering, diet culture and fatphobia This week, Samantha (@lilestradiol and transcribe.ink) joined us to talk about the 2018 4-episode J-Drama, Joshi-teki Seikatsu or My Life as a Girl. We had mixed feelings - the transphobia was bad, but there were pieces that were interesting! Listen along for discussion about humiliation kin…
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CW: NSFW. Child sexual abuse, grooming, child abuse, mentally ill parents, abusive relationships homicide This week, we talk about Yun Kouga's manga Loveless, about a boy named Ritsuka who gets dragged into a dark world of spellfighting after his brother's murder. The series is unfinished, so we talk about theories, Yun Kouga's intent, and also abo…
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This week, Ellie (@Baticeer2) joined us to talk about Sailor Moon S! We go over the lore, plus some of the gayest characters of our day and age, Sailors Neptune and Uranus. There was too much to talk about this week! But don't worry, someday Ellie can come back. Until then, check out Ellie's podcast Battle City Broads!…
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CW: Very dark themes! Sexual assault, domestic violence, suicide, murder, accidental death, infant death, homophobia, including internalized homophobia and compulsory heterosexuality This week, we talk about Nakamura Ching's manga Gunjou, or Ultramarine Blue, which has since been adapted into the Netflix original film, Ride or Die. We loved the man…
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CW: Alcoholism, institutionalization, cops, blood, gun use, parental abuse, unplanned pregnancy, possession and memory loss, demons/monsters We watched all four seasons of Wynonna Earp, and we loved it! We knew it would be cheesy, but Doc Holliday as a vampire? Hello? We talk about lesbian sex, demonic possession, and one unique character's superna…
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CW: Violence, gore, sexual assault overtones. This week, Samantha (@lilestradiol on twitter, or http://transcribe.ink/) joins us to talk about the Wachowski sisters' Jupiter Ascending, a 2015 film of a woman's intergalactic journey to learn she is the queen of Earth. We talked about why the movie flopped, and we also searched for Eddie Redmayne ABO…
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CW: homophobia and bury your gays, murder, animal death, toxic relationships This week, Hoopz joins Erin and Erin to discuss the highly controversial and homophobic finale to Killing Eve. We go through each episode in Season 4, talk about what we liked and what we hated, and we share what we wish season 4 looked like. Thank you to each and every on…
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CW: prop guns, mild homophobia. Discipline. Energy. Beauty. Strength. These are traits that all secret spies, or D.E.B.S., must embody to join the force. But what happens when the top D.E.B.S. student falls head over heels for the nation's most threatening criminal, Lucy Diamond? Erins discuss, and also discuss other campy spy movies, and the use o…
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CW: Homophobic slurs/language, abusive homophobic parents, hate crimes We're back for another Dee Rees movie, with Pariah (2011)! This is both our favorite movie that we've watched for the podcast yet, and we became immediate die-hard fans. This film is about a young Black girl growing up in Brooklyn who navigates young adulthood and bravely comes …
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CW: Sexual abuse, institutionalization, hanging (death penalty / suicide) This week, Katie Hoopz joins us for the BBC miniseries based on Sarah Water's novel, Fingersmith! We loved it! We talk The Handmaiden comparisons, female autonomy, Taika Waititi, and... Greek Mythology? We got a little derailed, oops!…
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CW: Passive suicidal thoughts, light body horror. This week, we talk about the anime Otherside Picnic, an isekai yuri anime inspired by the novel Roadside Picnic and film Stalker. While we can't give our full recommendation, we can give our hot takes, so tune in to hear why these two lesbians are stronger than the entire Okinawan US Marine branch.…
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CW: Anti-Black racism, abusive relationships, child abuse, attempted sexual assault Dee Rees' film Bessie (2015) is an incredible dive into the life and loves of Bessie Smith, famed blues musician played by Queen Latifah. We talk Bessie's life, queerness in the blues, Rees' filmography, and Erin's crush on Queen Latifah.…
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CW: transphobic language and slurs, abusive relationships, parental abandonment, police brutality/discrimination, victim blaming, outing, lesbiphobia. Samantha, @lilestradiol, joins us to discuss Her Story (2016), a short series on Youtube about the experiences of transgender women and love. We appreciated this series for its work highlighting the …
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NSFW, CW: sexual torture, sexual abuse, incest, suicide, death, the plague. Paul Verhoeven's Benedetta (2021) is coming in hot with some strange nun sex scenes, speculative burning-at-the-stake, and most importantly, transgender Jesus? This biopic about real-life 17th century Italian Nun, Benedetta Carlini, is a wild ride from start to finish!…
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CW: Animal neglect and death, alcoholism, HIV and AIDS, homophobic assault, poverty, hoarding. Can You Ever Forgive Me? is a biographical film about the life of Lee Israel, a lesbian in New York who committed a series of literary forgeries in the early 1990's. We loved it! If you haven't seen it, consider giving it a watch before jumping into this …
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