Ding Dong Delicious (QR 068)

September 26, 2023

This week, we start with a little update on the Hollywood strikes (still ongoing, no end in sight). This was recorded before Drew Barrymore and Bill Maher decided to go back on strike instead of scabbing, but that doesn’t mean our assessment of Bill Maher being a colossal asshole was incorrect. Bill might be a stopped clock that’s correct in this moment, but we’re full digital at Queerly Recommended and we know an asshole when we see one.

We also talk about Kris’s new work situation, which seems to include nothing but meetings. It’s like that Lion King meme where Mufasa is saying everything the light touches belongs to Simba, except it’s meetings. Everything the light touches is meetings.

You know what else the light touches? Recommendations.

Official Recommendations

From Kris: Glow Up, Season Five (Netflix)
This isn’t the first time that this reality make-up competition show has been queerly recommended (and we wouldn’t be surprised if it’s not the last, either). The Netflix show is a delight of diverse contestants, celebrations of art, and in Kris’s words “a good introduction for seeing what a queer world actually looks like.”

From Tara: Goodbye Volcano High by KO_OP (Playstation, PC)
It’s the senior year of high school, and young Fang has to decide what to do with the rest of their life. The Battle of the Bands is coming, but so are strange reports of a coming meteor. Did we mention that Fang and all her friends are dinosaurs? Tara described this game as a poignant, powerful reflection of our modern moment. Also, the music fucking slaps. Check it out.

Works/People Discussed

  • Alone Australia (SBS)
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under (WOW Presents Plus)
  • Alone (History Channel)
  • The Bodyguard Affair by Anna Stone and Hildred Billings
  • I Like to Watch with Trixie and Katya (Youtube)
  • How to Become a Cult Leader (Netflix)

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