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Hang out with Ellie Brigida and Leigh Holmes Foster, the lesbians you'd want at your potluck! Covering topics on lesbian experiences, representation, culture, life, love, etc. for some sapphic socialization! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lezhangoutpod. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
The Flame tells the story of two women: Jamie (Ellie Brigida), an LGBTQ bar owner, and Sam (Jasmin Savoy Brown), the woman selling the building the bar inhabits, and the inevitable sparks that end up flying between them! With the help of her best friend, Heather (Leigh Holmes Foster), and bar regular Jo (Jenn Colella), can the residents of The Flame keep the bar alive? Or can Sam’s friend Mel (Valerie Rose Lohman) help her work through her complicated feelings about her father’s death and th ...
 
An investigative history podcast with a focus on queer & women’s history. Each season, we explore a different corner of history, using literary works or historical figures as a starting point to discuss a broader story of erasure of people with marginalized identities. In our second season, we bring you a high-seas adventure full of surprises as we uncover the history of women and queer pirates. Gay love and even marriage were more common in the 17th-century world of pirates than we might ex ...
 
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Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) hang out with author Tiana Warner (@tianawarner) to talk about her new sapphic YA fantasy novel, The Valkyrie’s Daughter. This book is giving the mythology gays everything they could ever want. It has an enemies to lovers storyline, a unique exploration of sexuality and gender roles, and a story that ada…
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) hang out with stand-up comedian, actor, and writer Irene Tu (@irene_tu) to talk about the 2019 film adaptation of Little Women. Little Women as a book is already gay, but this film really showcases it by choosing the gayest cast possible. When you put Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, and Laura …
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) talk about the 2014 musical Girltrash: All Night Long for this Lez-ssentials episode, a recurring segment on the essential movies and TV shows in the lesbian canon. Girltrash was written by Angela Robinson, who also wrote D.E.B.S., and several episodes of The L Word, which pretty much explains everything…
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) hang out to talk about why Moxie Should’ve Been Gay. First of all, this 2021 film centers around a teenager discovering riot grrrl feminism, which has been historically known for centering its feminism around lesbianism. The recurring song in the film is "Rebel Girl" by Bikini Kill with the lyrics "in he…
 
This week is our episode on pirates in popular culture. Thank you to our guest this week: Rebecca Simon, Antonio Sanna, Jamie Goodall, Clint Jones and Natasha Sutton Williams. Our pirate shanty this week is written and performed & produced by Joshua Nelson. As always, you can find us on Twitter and Instagram @sweetbitterpod.You can support us on Pa…
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) hang out with one of Tagg Magazine’s 2022 Enterprising Women, Sheri Johnson (@the_sheri_johnson). Sheri is the founder and CEO of the streaming network Strong Voices Television (@SVTVNetwork). We talk about how she took a comment from a friend and turned it into a series and then created an entire networ…
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) hang out to talk about why The Edge of Seventeen Should’ve Been Gay. First things first, this movie stars Hailee Steinfeld as Nadine. So off the bat it’s already clearly supposed to be gay. Nadine and Krista have been madly in love since they met as children, but somehow they don’t end up together. Inste…
 
Support Journey to the Heart Here: bit.ly/supportjourneytotheheart In a world where everyone shares a tattoo with their soulmate, you'd think falling in love would be easy. Journey to the Heart follows three best friends as they go on an adventure of a lifetime. Albina, Babette, and Charlie are displeased with their soulmate tattoo, or lack of one,…
 
Support Journey to the Heart Here: bit.ly/supportjourneytotheheart In a world where everyone shares a tattoo with their soulmate, you'd think falling in love would be easy. Journey to the Heart follows three best friends as they go on an adventure of a lifetime. Albina, Babette, and Charlie are displeased with their soulmate tattoo, or lack of one,…
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) hang out with queer screenwriter Alix Markman (@markwoman) to talk about Syfy’s new series Astrid & Lilly Save the World. We have a lot of feelings about Astrid & Lilly and are overjoyed by the positive representation that it provides. Alix informed us that there were women and nonbinary people in nearly…
 
This week is our episode on the sex journals of Philip van Buskirk. Thank you to our guest this week, Matthew Knip. Our pirate shanty this week is written and performed by Alyse and performed & produced by Joshua Nelson. As always, you can find us on Twitter and Instagram @sweetbitterpod.You can support us on Patreon at patreon.com/sweetbitter. Adv…
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) hang out with actor Jessica Darrow (@jessdarrow_) to talk about why Disney’s Encanto Should’ve Been Gay. Jess played the role of Luisa in Encanto and while Luisa is an obvious, stereotypically gay character, everything about this movie is queer. There are rainbows everywhere. The casita is always hopping…
 
Have you ever had a crush on someone and just felt powerless to make a move? In this week’s episode, Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) hang out to talk about the common experience of being a queer in the headlights. Whether it’s because you’re afraid of losing a friend, not sure if the other person is actually gay, or are afraid of rejec…
 
This week is our episode on the history of Rum and pirates. Thank you to our guests this week, Antonio Sanna & Kelvin Uffre. Our pirate shanty this week is written and produced by Joshua Nelson. As always, you can find us on Twitter and Instagram @sweetbitterpod.You can support us on Patreon at patreon.com/sweetbitter. Advertising Inquiries: https:…
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) hang out to discuss why the 2010 movie You Again Should’ve Been Gay. This film has an incredible cast and the gayest premise ever, but somehow manages to miss the mark entirely. We watched it, so you don’t have to. With stars like Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, Kristin Chenoweth, and B…
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) hang out with standup comedian Karinda Dobbins (@karindadobbins) and chat about differing opinions on quintessential gay topics like lesbian wedding locations, Subarus, doggy clothes, building IKEA furniture and more. Karinda shares how she got into standup and what it’s like auditioning for the part of …
 
This week is our second episode on the Black Atlantic. Thank you to our guests this week, Carole Weatherford, David Wright Falade & David Zoby. Our Pirate Shanty this week is written and performed & produced by Joshua Nelson. As always, you can find us on Twitter and Instagram @sweetbitterpod.You can support us on Patreon at patreon.com/sweetbitter…
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) hang out with TikTok star Grace Rolen (@fullofgracer) to talk about why Disney’s Descendants movies Should’ve Been Gay. We discuss the inherent queerness of magic, villains, and archenemies. We also do a line for line breakdown of Mal and Evie’s love duet, Space Between. Almost every character in these m…
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) tackle the age old question of how to maintain desire in a long term relationship. This question comes up a lot, especially in lesbian relationships. There’s a reason people talk about “lesbian bed death” and most of it is rooted in the patriarchy. Societal expectations around sex and desire are based on…
 
This week is our first of two episodes on the Black Atlantic. Thank you to our guests this week, Jamie Goodall, Ryan Burns, Carole Weatherford and David Cecelski. Our Pirate Shanty this week is written and performed & produced by Joshua Nelson. As always, you can find us on Twitter and Instagram @sweetbitterpod.You can support us on Patreon at patr…
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) hang out with actor Clarissa Thibeaux (@clarissa) to talk about the early 2000s “girl power” Disney animated series Kim Possible. Call me, beep me, if you wanna reach me. When you wanna page me, that’s real gay! This show had everything from the kick-ass teenage heroine in a problematic age gap ship with…
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) talk about the Apple TV series Dickinson for this Lez-ssentials episode, a recurring segment on the essential movies and TV shows in the lesbian canon. Dickinson is essentially Emily Dickinson fan fiction, and it wastes absolutely zero time before giving us Emisue. They make-out in the very first episode…
 
This week we discuss the legendary Zheng Yi Sao (also known as Ching Shi) and 20th Century Chinese Piracy. Thank you to our guests this week, Laura Duncombe and Jamie Goodall – and of course, our very own Alyse Knorr! Our Pirate Shanty this week is written and performed by Alyse Knorr & produced by Joshua Nelson. As always, you can find us on Twitt…
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) hang out with two of the founders of Queer Field Day (@queerfieldday), Lilly Brown (@lilly27sings) and Kayleen Casey (@kayleencasey) to talk about the iconic ship Swanqueen from Once Upon A Time. This show is the perfect set up for an enemies to lovers ship. It’s basically a lesbian Parent Trap. Once Upo…
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) take on listener questions in a no holds barred “Ask Me Anything” bonus episode originally aired on the Wisdom App. From playing f*ck, marry, politely decline to answering questions about relationships and the podcast, no request is too personal. Whether you’re looking for advice or just want a peek behi…
 
This week we discuss the Inexorable sculpture. Thank you to our guest this week, Amanda Cotton. Our Pirate Shanty this week is written and performed by Alyse Knorr & produced by Joshua Nelson. As always, you can find us on Twitter and Instagram @sweetbitterpod.You can support us on Patreon at patreon.com/sweetbitter. Advertising Inquiries: https://…
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) hang out with writer Mariko Tamaki (@marikotamaki) to talk about telling our stories. We discuss Mariko’s new YA murder mystery novel, COLD, coming out this February and her experience writing the story. We dive into the creation of COLD (in a spoiler free way) and Mariko’s decision to tell the story fro…
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) hangs out with founder of the Queerly Beloved Revue, Candida Valentina (@candidavalentinaofficial), to talk about why the movie The Devil Wears Prada Should’ve Been Gay. Who better to dissect the extreme gayness of this movie than the absolute ruler of the queer burlesque scene? We break down why these characters are so gay. We’v…
 
This episode, we discuss the infamous Anne Bonny & Mary Read. Thank you to our guests this week, Ryan Burns, Rebecca Simon and CJ Farley. Our Pirate Shanty this week is written and performed by Alyse Knorr & edited by Joshua Nelson. As always, you can find us on Twitter and Instagram @sweetbitterpod.You can support us on Patreon at patreon.com/swee…
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) chat with storyteller and producer Elishia K. Constantine (@elishiathegreat) and screenwriter and director Kristina Pupo (@kristinapupo) about the art of collaborgaytion. Elishia and Kristina met at Clexacon in 2019 and quickly realized that they had complementary vibes, goals, and skillsets. Together th…
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) hang out with comedians and hosts of the podcast Never Normal, Renee Santos (@reneesantoscomedy) and Jackie Monahan (@jackiemonahan) to talk about why the movie Bridesmaids Should’ve Been Gay. Bridesmaids is quite simply gay from casting to credits. Nothing about this movie has a heterosexual explanation…
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) hang out LIVE with Shana Sumers (@shanahasagram) and Kris Chesson (@kris.chess), hosts of Bad Queers Podcast (@badqueerspod) to talk about all of the queer holiday films and shows that released recently. There is so much new holigay content this year and we are so here for it. We talk about Single All Th…
 
This episode, we discuss the Uskoks, but are they REALLY Pirates? Thank you to our guest this week, Wendy Bracewell. Our Pirate Shanty this week is written, performed & edited by Joshua Nelson. As always, you can find us on Twitter and Instagram @sweetbitterpod.You can support us on Patreon at patreon.com/sweetbitter. Advertising Inquiries: https:/…
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) talk about the Lifetime’s lesbian Christmas rom-com Under the Christmas Tree for this Lez-ssentials episode, a recurring segment on the essential movies and TV shows in the lesbian canon. This movie stars Elise Bauman (@baumanelise) as Alma and Tattiawna Jones (@tattiawna) as Charlie and is the very firs…
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) sit down with the stars of Lifetime’s upcoming LGBTQ+ holiday movie Under the Christmas Tree, Elise Bauman (@baumanelise) and Tattiawna Jones (@tattiawna) for a very special bonus episode. Under the Christmas Tree is Lifetime’s very first LGBTQ+ lesbian holiday romance movie and we could not be more exci…
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) hang out with BAFTA-nominated voice actor and friend of the pod, Valerie Rose Lohman (@valerieroselohman) to talk about why The Nightmare Before Christmas Should’ve Been Gay. This movie is universally a queer kid experience. Every queer kid who grew up watching this movie resonated with Jack and Sally’s …
 
Please vote for Leesa & Lungowe to win iHeartRadio's Next Great Podcast! Go to nextgreatpodcast.com to vote before Dec 15th! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacyBy Leesa Charlotte, Ellie Brigida & Alyse Knorr
 
This episode, we discuss the Irish Pirate Queen - Grace O'Malley. Thank you to our guests this week, Laura Duncombe, Ryan Burns and Anne Chambers. Our Pirate Shanty this week is by Alyse Knorr with engineering by Joshua Nelson. As always, you can find us on Twitter and Instagram @sweetbitterpod.You can support us on Patreon at patreon.com/sweetbitt…
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) sit down with lesbian bar experts Sarah Gabrielli (@sarahdrama_tm) and Rachel Karp (@rachel.karp), the hosts of Cruising Podcast (@cruisingpod), to chat about why Cheers Should’ve Been Gay. Like a lot of older tv shows, Cheers did not age well and is incredibly problematic, but everything gets better whe…
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) chat with Melanie Cristol (@melaniecristol), the founder of Lorals (@mylorals), a queer women owned company that creates single use latex panties designed to maximize pleasure for the wearer during sexual intimacy. In this episode, we dive into the taboo of trying to market anything related to sex or sex…
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) sit down with actor Bethany Brown (@bethanybrown) to chat about why The Lion King Should’ve Been Gay. We are always talking about how important the concept of “found family” is to the gays, and what could be more “found family” than The Lion King? We all grew up watching this movie, and even though it wa…
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) sit down with actor Lyne Renée (@lynerenee) to talk about her iconic role as General Sarah Alder on Motherland: Fort Salem. Lyne talks about the process of being cast as the illustrious General and what it was like to tackle stepping into the shoes of such an untouchable and nuanced woman. We talk about …
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) sit down to talk about about why the movie Wild Child Should’ve Been Gay. This movie is the military-free, British version of Cadet Kelly that we never thought we needed. Somehow this movie combines Cadet Kelly, Clueless, and She’s The Man into one extremely confusing teen film. The main character Poppy …
 
This episode, we discuss the ancient pirate, Teuta. Thank you to our guests this week, Laura Duncombe and Brandon Jones. Our Pirate Shanty this week is by Alyse Knorr with engineering by Joshua Nelson. As always, you can find us on Twitter and Instagram @sweetbitterpod.You can support us on Patreon at patreon.com/sweetbitter. Advertising Inquiries:…
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) chat with Cheyenne Lynn (@wolfgirl2525), the creator of queer supernatural podcast “Howl” (@hearushowl1895). We talk about the queer coding of creatures like witches and vampires and why the queer community is so drawn to the supernatural. We go into how “Howl” evolved from a concept for a movie to a web…
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) sit down with Puerto Rican non-binary actor Vico Ortiz (@puertoricaninja) to chat about why Parks and Recreation Should’ve Been Gay. Parks and Rec is a comfort show for almost every queer person we know, and yet it’s somehow not actually gay? First off, parks are canonically gay. Lesbians own camping and…
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) talk about the Fear Street trilogy for this Lez-ssentials episode, a recurring segment on the essential movies and TV shows in the lesbian canon. Every main character in each of these movies is a lesbian and we think that’s beautiful. This series has everything a horror gay could ever want, but also is a…
 
This episode, we discuss some of our fave women Pirates! Thank you to our guests this week, Rebecca Simon and Laura Duncombe. Our Pirate Shanty this week is by Alyse Knorr with engineering by Joshua Nelson. As always, you can find us on Twitter and Instagram @sweetbitterpod.You can support us on Patreon at patreon.com/sweetbitter. Advertising Inqui…
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) chat with author and self-proclaimed “lesbian Willie Nelson” Kristen Arnett (@kristen__arnett) about why the movie Clueless Should’ve Been Gay. Beyond the very obvious lesbianism of overalls clad, Doc Marten wearing Tai, Cher is a classic example of a closeted high femme lesbian. Lesbians canonically can…
 
Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) sit down with Broadway actor and TikTok star, J.J. Niemann (@jjniemann) to talk about how he went from musical theatre gay to TikTok fame. From J.J.’s baby theatre days in Charlotte’s Web to his freshly post college Broadway debut with Book of Mormon, we chat about how musical theatre has always been a s…
 
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