This month, Christina, Bryan, and Brandon immerse themselves in iconography. After a round of Pride and Provocations, we hear from a collection of queer Slate folks about who their icons are. Then the hosts explore major figures in their lives and what exactly makes an icon for different parts of the queer community. That is followed by an interview with D.C.drag king Pretty Rik E about the experience of drag and the influences straight male performers have on drag kings. And, as always, they wrap it up with a quick rundown of the gay agenda.
Items discussed on the show:
• The Velvet Rope, by Janet Jackson
• Auntie Mame, starring Rosalind Russell
• Mame, starring Lucile Ball
• Auntie Mame, by Patrick Dennis
• “The Brilliant Queerness of Carly Rae Jepsen,” by Brandon Tensley in Pacific Standard
• Pretty Boi Drag
Brandon: The RuPaul’s Drag Race lip sync to Whitney Houston’s “It’s Not Right, but It’s Okay (Thunderpuss 2000 Remix)”
Christina: The Totino’s pizza rolls sketch from Saturday Night Live starring Kristen Stewart
Bryan: The Eyes of Tammy Faye
This podcast was produced by Daniel Schroeder.
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