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Each week, queer hosts Joe Lipsett and Trace Thurman discuss a horror film with LGBTQ+ themes, a high camp quotient or both.

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United States

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Each week, queer hosts Joe Lipsett and Trace Thurman discuss a horror film with LGBTQ+ themes, a high camp quotient or both.

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English


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Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

7/10/2024
Ready for an all-night sexual odyssey? We're going LONG on Stanley Kubrick's final masterpiece, Eyes Wide Shut (1999) which stars then real-life Hollywood A-list couple, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Trace has a lengthy production history for this Guinness Record-holding film, which appears to be making fun of Cruise's own stardom and sexuality? Plus: high praise for Kidman's two confession scenes, selling the film on sex, the cast that could have been, secret societies on and off screen, and talk of Kubrick "edging" the audience for 2.5 hours. References: > Nik Dobrinsky. "Eyes Wide Shut: Hidden in Plain Sight." Boy Drinks Ink. > Karina Longworth. "Eyes Wide Shut, Part 1". You Must Remember This Podcast > Sven Mikulee. "‘Eyes Wide Shut’: A Tense, Nightmarish Exploration of Marriage and Sexuality in Kubrick’s Ultimate Film." Cinephilia & Beyond > Justin Morrow. "Is 'Eyes Wide Shut' the Movie Stanley Kubrick Wanted Us to See?" NoFilmSchool > Ed Power. "Eyes Wide Shut: 20 years on, Stanley Kubrick’s most notorious film is still shrouded in mystery." The Independent > Richard Schikel. "Cinema: All Eyes On Them." TIME Magazine Questions? Comments? Snark? Connect with the boys on Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Letterboxd, Facebook, or join the Facebook Group to get in touch with other listeners > Trace: @tracedthurman > Joe: @bstolemyremote Be sure to support the boys on Patreon! Theme Music: Alexander Nakarada Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:02:33:10

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A Quiet Place: Day One (Patreon Clip)

7/9/2024
Here's a sneak peek at our all new full-length Patreon episode on Michael Sarnoski's prequel A Quiet Place: Day One (2024). Like what you hear? Head on over to www.patreon.com/horrorqueers and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content today! Theme Music: Alexander Nakarada Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:05:18

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Micro Queers: Slay (2024)

7/5/2024
What do you get when you cross From Dusk 'Til Dawn with To Wong Foo... or Priscilla, Queen of the Desert? Apparently you get Jem Garrard's better-than-it-should-be drag queen vs vampires Tubi film, Slay (2024). Spoiler: We both highly recommend this. This is just fun! From four great RPDR queens playing actual characters, to beloved locals, to heartfelt (but not soap box-y) messaging, it's wild how well Slay works. Plus: Adjusting to Crystal Methyd's Bella, ride or dying for Earl and Sheila, paying out for WAP, and our hopes for a sequel. Questions? Comments? Snark? Connect with the boys on Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Letterboxd, Facebook, or join the Facebook Group to get in touch with other listeners > Trace: @tracedthurman > Joe: @bstolemyremote Be sure to support the boys on Patreon! Theme Music: Alexander Nakarada Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:15

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Interview With the Vampire S02 (Patreon Clip)

7/5/2024
Here's a sneak peek at our all new bonus Patreon episode on season 2 of AMC's exceptional Interview With the Vampire series. Patrons get early access to this episode for just $1, so if you like what you hear, then head on over to www.patreon.com/horrorqueers and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content today! Theme Music: Alexander Nakarada Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:05:41

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Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)

7/3/2024
Strap in for an aural assault because we're checking out Shinya Tsukamoto's Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989) for its 35th anniversary. C/W: the cat dies. This 67 minute black and white, nearly dialogue-free film is a wild and intense experience. It's also surprisingly queer! From a sexually dissatisfied hetero couple to men checking each other out during sex to M/M assimilation to jizzy fluids, it's not a reach to say the salary man and the metal fetishist are into each other. And that's without even getting into the metal dick drill of it all! References: > Evan Benner. "Finding Radical Queer Pride in ‘Tetsuo: The Iron Man’ (1989)." Horror Press > Tom Mes. "Metallic K.O. - Tetsuo: The Iron Man" Iron Man. The Cinema of Shinya Tsukamoto. Fab Press Publications > Mark Player. "Post-Human Nightmares – The World of Japanese Cyberpunk Cinema." Midnight Eye Questions? Comments? Snark? Connect with the boys on Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Letterboxd, Facebook, or join the Facebook Group to get in touch with other listeners > Trace: @tracedthurman > Joe: @bstolemyremote Be sure to support the boys on Patreon! Theme Music: Alexander Nakarada Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:49:07

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Hannibal S01E07 (Patreon Clip)

7/2/2024
Here's a sneak peek at our all new Patreon minisode on Hannibal S01E07, "Sorbet" which finds the character and the show feasting. Like what you hear? Head on over to www.patreon.com/horrorqueers and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content today! Theme Music: Alexander Nakarada Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:07:01

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Micro Queers: Birder (2023)

7/1/2024
Burn your clothes and seek consent because we're talking about director Nate Dushku's sophomore feature, Birder (2023). Spoilers: we strongly recommend this one. Think American Stranger by the Lake, complete with full frontal nudity and dangerous sex. But there's also plenty of dark comedy here, as well as sex positivity and diverse representation. Plus: Michael Emery's amazing lead performance, a twisty in media res beginning, snapping turtles, and an ending that raises the film a whole half star. Questions? Comments? Snark? Connect with the boys on Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Letterboxd, Facebook, or join the Facebook Group to get in touch with other listeners > Trace: @tracedthurman > Joe: @bstolemyremote Be sure to support the boys on Patreon! Theme Music: Alexander Nakarada Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:01

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Pretty Little Liars: Summer School (Patreon Clip)

6/28/2024
Here's a sneak peek at our all new bonus Patreon episode on season 2 of Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin: now renamed as Pretty Little Liars: Summer School (2024)! Like what you hear? Head on over to www.patreon.com/horrorqueers and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content today! Theme Music: Alexander Nakarada Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:07:21

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Planet Terror (2007) feat. Bloody Broads

6/26/2024
Break out your good spring water and raise those limp wrists because we're talking the first half of Grindhouse in Robert Rodriguez's endlessly entertaining Planet Terror (2007). Bazooka-jumping into the conversation are Jamie and Bhavna of the Bloody Broads podcast! Join us as we do a deep dive into the legacy of this film, including its notorious box office flop status, before heaping all the praise on its badass female characters (Rose McGowan and Marley Shelton). From changing history with Osama bin Laden to pushing all the limits of good taste, we've never seen anything like this film before....and we've been to Morocco! Plus: that iconic machine gun leg, debating "bro films," plenty of pus (and pustules) and one hilarious child death. Questions? Comments? Snark? Connect with the boys on Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Letterboxd, Facebook, or join the Facebook Group to get in touch with other listeners > Trace: @tracedthurman > Joe: @bstolemyremote > Bloody Broads: @BloodyBroadsPod / > The People Under the Scares: @People_Scares Be sure to support the boys on Patreon! Theme Music: Alexander Nakarada Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:02:33:09

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Interview: Joshua John Miller & M.A. Fortin on The Exorcism (2024)

6/25/2024
A spoiler-y interview with writer/director Joshua John Miller and his co-writer M.A. Fortin on their Russell Crowe-starring possession film The Exorcism (2024), including the five year process of bringing it to the screen, what would be in their Director's Cut, and queerness in horror. Questions? Comments? Snark? Connect with the boys on Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Letterboxd, Facebook, or join the Facebook Group to get in touch with other listeners > Trace: @tracedthurman > Joe: @bstolemyremote Be sure to support the boys on Patreon! Theme Music: Alexander Nakarada Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:11

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The Exorcism (Patreon Clip)

6/25/2024
Here's a sneak peek at our all new full-length Patreon episode on Joshua John Miller's Russell Crowe-starring possession horror film The Exorcism (2024). Like what you hear? Head on over to www.patreon.com/horrorqueers and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content today! Theme Music: Alexander Nakarada Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:06:17

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Bit (2019) feat. Dani Bethea

6/19/2024
Assemble the V-Squad and check your ID sitch because we are headed to L.A. with Brad Michael Elmore's trans vampire film, Bit (2019). Along for the ride is returning guest Dani Bethea, who has a Frightgown history with Elmore and this very fun film. Plus: praising leads Nicole Maines and Diana Hopper, lamenting the lack of backstory for the coven, Trace's new found love of Boney M, lots of sibling talk, and is this aspirational trans horror...by a straight man? Reference: > Jordan Crucchiola. "The Unlikely Story Behind the Year’s Best Intersectional Feminist Vampire Movie." Vulture > 'Bit Frightgown Panel' feat. Wren Crain, Ten Backe, Dax Ebaben. Moderated by Dani Bethea. YouTube Questions? Comments? Snark? Connect with the boys on Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Letterboxd, Facebook, or join the Facebook Group to get in touch with other listeners > Trace: @tracedthurman > Joe: @bstolemyremote > Dani: @TheDaniBethea / Medium Article: Beyond Social Media: Seeking Black Trans and Non-Binary Actors on Screen Be sure to support the boys on Patreon! Theme Music: Alexander Nakarada Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:02:14:48

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The Watchers (Patreon Clip)

6/18/2024
Here's a sneak peek at our all new full-length Patreon episode on Ishana Night Shyamalan's feature directorial debut, The Watchers (2024). Like what you hear? Head on over to www.patreon.com/horrorqueers and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content today! Theme Music: Alexander Nakarada Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:06:56

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The Ritual (Patreon Audio Commentary Clip)

6/14/2024
Here's a sneak peek at our all new full-length Patreon audio commentary on David Bruckner's folk horror film, The Ritual (2017). Like what you hear? Head on over to www.patreon.com/horrorqueers and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content today! Theme Music: Alexander Nakarada Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:06:36

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Leprechaun 4: In Space (1997) feat. The People Under the Scares

6/12/2024
Watch out for that green electricity flying up your urine stream because we're discussing Brian Trenchard-Smith's 1997 sequel Leprechaun 4: In Space. Beaming up for this ridiculous venture are Mike and Bobby of the People Under the Scares podcast! Join us as we travel to planet Ithicon to witness the Leprechaun's new penisburster skill before trying to figure out just what the fuck is going on in this direct-to-video sequel. Plus: metal-head cyborg drag queens (yes, really), PlayStation 1-level CGI, gratuitous space nudity and many, many tangents. Questions? Comments? Snark? Connect with the boys on Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Letterboxd, Facebook, or join the Facebook Group to get in touch with other listeners > Trace: @tracedthurman > Joe: @bstolemyremote > The People Under the Scares: @People_Scares Be sure to support the boys on Patreon! Theme Music: Alexander Nakarada Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:50:28

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Under Paris (Patreon Clip)

6/11/2024
Here's a sneak peek at our all new Patreon minisode on Xavier Gens' "shark in the Seine" creature feature, Under Paris (2024). Like what you hear? Head on over to www.patreon.com/horrorqueers and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content today! Theme Music: Alexander Nakarada Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:06:12

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Interview: 'What You Wish For' Director Nicholas Tomnay and Star Nick Stahl

6/7/2024
A spoiler-y interview with director Nicholas Tomnay and star Nick Stahl on their culinary thriller What You Wish For. Questions? Comments? Snark? Connect with the boys on Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Letterboxd, Facebook, or join the Facebook Group to get in touch with other listeners > Trace: @tracedthurman > Joe: @bstolemyremote Be sure to support the boys on Patreon! Theme Music: Alexander Nakarada Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:43

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Sunshine (2007)

6/5/2024
Check the payload and stay on mission because we're flying into the sun with Alex Garland and Danny Boyle's Sunshine (2007). Strap in because not only does Joe have a surprising queer read, but we're fully defending the film's controversial Pinbacker/"slasher" last act. Plus: a deep bench of international actors, Boyle's incredible visuals, a three year production development, and speculation about why this film was such a flop. Reference: Quentin Hoffman. "Why ‘Sunshine’ is a Misunderstood Masterpiece." Medium Questions? Comments? Snark? Connect with the boys on Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Letterboxd, Facebook, or join the Facebook Group to get in touch with other listeners > Trace: @tracedthurman > Joe: @bstolemyremote Be sure to support the boys on Patreon! Theme Music: Alexander Nakarada Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:51:43

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Hannibal S01E06 (Patreon Clip)

6/4/2024
Here's a sneak peek at our all new Patreon minisode on Bryan Fuller's Hannibal S01E06 (2013). Like what you hear? Head on over to www.patreon.com/horrorqueers and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content today! Theme Music: Alexander Nakarada Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:05:23

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Blue My Mind (2017) feat. The More Deadly Podcast

5/29/2024
Swallow that fish and peel the skin off your legs because we're discussing Lisa Brühlmann's aquatic coming-of-age film Blue My Mind (2017)! Tagging in for the conversation are Rachel and Ariel of The More Deadly Podcast! Join us as we dive in (ha ha) to this tale (ha ha) of a young girl who starts turning into a mermaid after getting her first period. From angsty teen antics (CW: sexual assault, self-harm) to questionable dietary changes, Blue My Mind is a fascinating journey into the mind of the teenage girl. Plus: questioning some countries' ages of consent, one strict foreplay mantra, Joe's history as an arsonist(????) and the transgressive nature of on-screen menstrual blood. Questions? Comments? Snark? Connect with the boys on Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Letterboxd, Facebook, or join the Facebook Group to get in touch with other listeners > Trace: @tracedthurman > Joe: @bstolemyremote > The More Deadly Podcast: @zgpodcasts Be sure to support the boys on Patreon! Theme Music: Alexander Nakarada Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:02:01:43