Seven Brides for Seven Sisters (QR 032)

March 29, 2022

It’s the run up to awards season! So, in addition to congratulating our friend Brit Ryder for making finalist in the Foreword Indies for Not Guilty, Tara and Kris discuss the Lammy nominations.

Next, they dive into an important listener question from Sheena at The Lesbian Review about which movie would they would queer up. Tara and Kris also indulge in the reality world of the Tinder Swindler and Love is Blind and have some takes to share.

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Official Recommendations

Kris cheats! She has two official recommendations this week. The first is Normal Heart, the 2014 movie based on the largely autobiographical play of the same name by Larry Kramer, detailing the rise of the AIDS epidemic from 1981-1984. Kris’s second recommendation is Nuclear Family, a documentary mini-series on HBO that follows the lives of two lesbians raising their children and the legal complications that ensue from the sperm donor.

Tara didn’t cheat, but she did something else this week: she changed her mind. She had all these notes for one recommendation, but pivots wildly to bring to you the lesbian fiction classic, Desert of the Heart by Jane Rule. There’s a deep history to his book, which revolves around queerness in the mid-20th century against the backdrop of Reno’s divorce industry.

Works/Authors Discussed

  • Shrill (Hulu)
  • While You Were Sleeping (1995)
  • Ocean’s 8 (2018)
  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
  • American Survivor
  • Dog (2022)
  • Spiderman: No Way Home (2021)
  • The Tinder Swindler (Netflix)
  • Love is Blind Season Two (Netflix)
  • The Headmistress audiobook (narrated by Abby Crayden, OMG)
  • The Roads Left Behind Us by Kat Jackson

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