The Windsor Ballet (QR018)

August 17, 2021

In her twenties, Tara learned in the eulogy of a famous Detroit news anchor that he had an enduring fondness for the “Windsor Ballet.” And today is your lucky day, because you’re going to learn about this Canadian cultural institution. You’ve heard about the Calgary Stampede. Now it’s time to go to the ballet. Never let it be said we don’t go places on this podcast.

The official recommendations this week are proper bangers. Kris gives a rousing endorsement of the 2020 film Cowboys, about a trans boy fighting for his identity and the troubled father who fights for him. Tara brings out the big guns with Ann Bannon’s groundbreaking Beebo Brinker series.

This isn’t the first time Tara has spoken about Ann’s influence in lesfic. After the episode, if you want to learn more about Ann, you can listen to Tara’s 2019 interview with Lynn Ames about why Beebo Brinker is essential reading and the interview with Ann Bannon that Tara references in the podcast:

CONTENT WARNING FOR DISCUSSION OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE IN SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD: 31:05 – 32:15.

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Also discussed:

  • Glow Up Season Three (Netflix)
  • The L Word: Generation Q Season Two (Showtime)
  • Alone Season Two (History)
  • Jungle Cruise (Disney)
  • Busy Ain’t The Half of It by Frederick Smith and Chaz Lamar Cruz
  • Just Kids by Patti Smith
  • Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2017)
  • The White Lotus (HBO)
  • Curious Wine by Katherine V. Forrest

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