Two Revivals: “No Promo Homo” and Shortbus

Considering the pros and cons of queer utopia.


Episode Notes

Christina, Bryan, and Jules discuss a proposed Florida bill that would ban all discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in the state, and the 4K-restored re-release of John Cameron Mitchell’s senimal 2007 film Shortbus. The Gay Agenda includes an East Williamsburg trans enclave.

Items discussed in the show:
• “The New Face of ‘No Promo Homo’ Laws,” by Christina Cauterucci, Slate, 1/27/22
• The re-release of Shortbus

Gay Agenda
Inside an Accidental Trans Enclave in East Williamsburg,” by P.E. Moskowitz, Curbed, Feb. 2, 2022

This podcast was produced by Myron.

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Outward, Slate’s queer podcast, is a whip-smart monthly salon in which hosts and guests deepen the audience’s understanding of queer culture and politics, delight them with unexpected perspectives, and invite listeners into a colorful conversation about the issues animating LGBTQ communities.

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