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Each week, Adam and Chris review and discuss LGBT and queer films throughout the decades and how they helped or hindered the medium and where they think the future of queer cinema is headed.

Each week, Adam and Chris review and discuss LGBT and queer films throughout the decades and how they helped or hindered the medium and where they think the future of queer cinema is headed.
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Each week, Adam and Chris review and discuss LGBT and queer films throughout the decades and how they helped or hindered the medium and where they think the future of queer cinema is headed.






Ep 31: It's All Gay Subtext

This week we are taking a look at the most unintentionally gay horror film ever made, Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge. It's a slasher film so guest star Eddie returns to break down the movie and talk about all the hidden themes within. And yeah, it's chock full of homoerotica with the iconic villain, Freddy, actually standing in as a representation of internalized homophobia and quite possibly the upcoming AIDS crisis. Also, we recorded on National Coming Out Day, and in the...


Ep 30: Treasure Tail

We continue gay Christmas month, aka Halloween, with a literally campy film - Sleepaway Camp! This is one of Eddie's favorite slasher films, so he's back to guest and discuss this movie's merits and flaws. It's definitely a product of its time and has some problematic content, but we can't really talk about it here without going into spoiler territory. The problematic content has been a standard trope in horror films for decades, so we break that down and also decry the "mental illness is...


Ep 29: That's Some Nasty Honey

October is here which means Halloween, aka, Gay Christmas is almost upon us! So of course we had to cover horror movies this month starting with The Babadook. Now this isn't necessarily an LGBT film, but the Babadook has definitely become a queer icon over the last few years, so we felt it was perfect to kick the month off. We also dive into the themes of dealing with grief and mental health issues, as well as what to do with a cryogenically frozen piece of the male anatomy all while...


Ep 28: Dance Magic

We wrap up September with a movie that might not seem queer at first glance, but there's a lot of queer themes hiding within -- Labyrinth! Eddie is back to chime in, and we are joined by our good friend, Ciara, because this is her favorite film of all time, and she can literally recite it line-by-line. And YES, we do spend time discussing Bowie's codpiece, but we end up taking it a lot deeper, especially with our discussion of what the phrase, "you have no power over me," means to all of us...


Ep 27: J/K, I'm Gay!

We sincerely apologize for missing a week, but we are roaring back with our review of Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood. This documentary is about Scotty Bowers who was basically the pimp who supplied queer Hollywood with men and women to fulfill their sexual needs during the repressive 40-70s. While not the tell-all it was promised to be, both of us thought it was a great character study on a man who claims to have done so much to influence behind-the-scenes of old time Hollywood....


Ep 26: Arguing About a Truce

We had to add ONE more movie from the Damn These Heels festival, and we're glad we did because we both loved it! "Ideal Home," while quite predictable and full of romantic dramedy tropes, is a ton of fun and features GREAT chemistry between Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan. Taco Bell quite obviously invested a lot of money to help get this movie made, as it's featured prominently throughout the film, but both Adam and Chris wonder if their target demographic should be GBT men for ... obvious...


Ep 25: Ignorance Is Bliss

We wrap up August with our final movie from the Damn These Heels festival, "Alaska Is a Drag," which was Chris's least favorite thing he saw over that weekend. Our biggest problem with it is that it never really wraps any of the dozen stories it starts and lacks any sort of catharsis that it desperately needed. Chris also hops on Adam's case for never having seen Kyle XY, and Adam wonders how the lack of a belly button would affect intimate moments. Be sure to check us out on social media...


Ep 24: Better Use Safe Search

This weekd, we take a look at Chris' favorite movie from the Damn These Heels film festival, "Close-Knit" which tells the story of a young Japanese girl and the relationship she forms with her brother and his transgender girlfriend and how family is really what and with whom you make it with. We also discuss the importance of representation of having people of the correct gender and identity play their roles in entertainment and how our views have evolved even in the last few months on this...



We're back with Adam's least favorite movie from the Damn These Heels film festival - "My Big, Gay, Italian Wedding." And for the first time ever, Adam and Chris disagree on a film, so there's a lot of fun back and forth between the two of us. Adam thought it was trying to be earnest and legitimate, and Chris felt the whole thing was poking fun at the rom-com genre. Either which way, we spend time ranting at each other and also discuss the fact that for the first time ever, the listeners...


Ep 22: We're Gonna Go to Hell When We Die

We're back with our most blasphemous episode ever as we start our coverage of the Damn These Heels film festival with "Leitis in Waiting," a fascinating documentary chronicling the lives and struggles of trans women in Tonga. This was Adam's favorite movie of the film festival, and both of us really learned a lot about not just the issues facing trans women in Tonga because of the influx of evangelical Christianity in that culture, but just the people in general. Chris goes on his longest...


Ep 21: Dave Franco's Face

21 episode! We're officially old enough to drink now! The kids in this week's movie, "Geography Club," are not however. We finally disagree about a movie! Chris enjoyed it a lot more than Adam did despite both of us giving it a similar score. The toxic masculinity we discussed last week rears its ugly head again with this film, Chris gives out parenting advice and also wishes upon a star for something incredibly naughty. Be sure to send us feedback and check us out on Facebook, Twitter and...


Ep 20: We Love You, Hannah Gadsby!

We apologize for lying to you again! Our plan to do "Geography Club" got bumped 'till next week because we wanted to talk about Hannah Gadsby's brillaint Netflix stand-up, "Nanette," because it is so vitally important for everyone, especially women and the LGBTQ community to hear ASAP. In fact, we recommend you watch the special before listening because we have to spoil parts of it in order to fully discuss it. We dive deep and have a really emotional episode as all of us, including guest...


Ep 19: Not on Christmas!

We're tackling another John Waters classic, "Female Trouble," and we get a bit political. As he did with "Pink Flamingos," Waters is throwing the bird to society and getting across the message that we need to be fiercely queer in all aspects of our lives, and that's just, if not moreso, relevant now with our current political climate. Be sure to give us feedback and let us know if there are any movies you want us to cover. We're on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @CinemaQueens!


Ep 18: Mountain Mamma

We realized we hadn'tackled an action movie yet, so this week, we are talking about "Atomic Blonde," the first summer, tentpole movie featuring a bisexual main character and starring the bad-ass Charlize Theron as an MI6 spy in Berlin during the end of the Cold War. And for the first time ever, the two of us disagree on a movie, so we actually got to debate its merits! We also discuss the difference between bisexulity and pansexuality, our favorite and most hated words and dig into our...


Ep 17: You're Gay, Accept It!

Back to something a little less serious with "Alex Strangelove;" we just wish we could tell you it's good. It's not. Aside from just the general issues from a filmmaking standpoint, this movie is extremely problematic. From the way it handles the female characters, bi-erasure, and glorifying violence, it's the antithesis of "Love, Simon," the film it's bound to draw comparisons to. Just go see that instead. Clark guests again and aptly discusses the film and the bi-phobic aspects of it as...


Ep 16: Don't Be Alarmed, It's Worse Than It Looks

It's hard to believe PRIDE month is almost over! And as it wraps, so do we on our coverage of "Angels in America" by discussing the last two episodes of the fantastic HBO miniseries. Eddie hops in once again as we all give our final thoughts and reviews of the show. Fair warning, we're a lot more serious this time around, but there are a lot of heavy themes at hand. What exactly IS "The Great Work" Prior talks about? What does each of us think Heaven is really like? And how can we show...


Ep 15: Trailing Sequins, Glitter and Incense

We've hit the last half of PRIDE month, and we started Act Two of "Angels in America," "Perestroika." As much as the first act was about tearing down lives and relationships, act two starts the rebuilding process as new relationships and developments are formed. We also talk about what we want our funerals to look like, our drag personas, and Adam thinks that Chris invents a new gender! Be sure to follow us and leave feedbaack on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @CinemaQueens!


Ep 14: Men Are Beasts

First of all, our sincerest apologies for some of the background noise, as Adam was simultaneously making dinner (it was delicious BTW). But we are discussing episodes two and three of "Angels in America" which finishes up part one, "Millenium Approaches," and there is a lot of heavy stuff to unpack. We discuss the disparity and often racism and sexism among the different members of the LGBT community, the importance of voting and praise a local hero in Salt Lake who singlehandedly stood up...


Ep 13: The Threshold of Revelation

Happy PRIDE month! Salt Lake PRIDE starts TODAY! So to celebrate, we are releasing our episode a bit early to kick off your weekend! As promised, we are taking the whole month to talk about the fantastic HBO miniseries, "Angels in America," and are discussing the first episode, "Bad News." It's a bit more serious this time around, but we promise to throw in some fun stuff as we talk about what "Angels" shows us what life would be like in the middle of the AIDS crisis. Be sure to check us out...


Ep 12: Your Gays Have Arrived

We lied to you, and we are so sorry! The plan WAS to do "The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green," but we went with "Pride" instead since PRIDE month AND Salt Lake Pride is less than a week away. We think we made the right choice because it's a REALLY good movie that we both highly recommend! Along with the review, we discuss how queer people can reach out and help other communities, whether or not PRIDE should be a party or a protest, and Chris and Adam's thirsty plans for PRIDE...