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Do Ladies Do That?
Do Ladies Do That? hosted by Molly and Becca. We're just two lesbians who wanted to take our conversation about LGBTQ+ media out of the DMs and into a podcast. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @DLDTPodcast for all our updates New episodes every other Thursday at 8am
June 24, 2021
MoJo creates Lavender Girls
This week we are chatting with Monica and Joana creators of the Lavender Girls: Coming Out two part documentary. As well as discussing the documentary, from the process of creation and procrastination to deciding a release date, we also discuss LGBTQ representation, coming out and being a queer creative! We hope you enjoy! You can follow Monica and Joana at @mojo_stickers and @monica_mills on Instagram Lavender Girls Part 1: Lavender Girls Part 2: Be sure to follow us @DLDTPodcast on Instagram and Twitter
June 10, 2021
The Half of It - Alice Wu if you’re listening please make a second film
In today’s podcast, we talk about the film ‘The Half of It’ directed by Alice Wu. The film centres around Ellie Chu, a shy intellectual teenager who keeps on top of the bills at home by writing essays for her fellow students. Albeit being against Paul Munsky’s request at first, due to desperate measures Ellie decides to start writing letters to the girl he fancies, Aster Flores, and making it out like they’re from him. It soon becomes obvious that there’s more to it for Ellie than she originally thought... as she also secretly fancies Aster. Whilst Aster is under the impression that Paul is the author behind the messages, Ellie does everything in her power to ensure that her secret doesn’t get out. However, the jig can’t go on forever and eventually Ellie’s secret crush is rumbled by Paul. We discuss different elements of this film including the themes of teenage romance, the awkwardness felt as a queer teenager when getting changed for PE, how our first crush doesn’t mean they’re intended to be a first love and so much more!
May 27, 2021
The Miseducation of... Society
This week we’re discussing The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) directed by Desiree Akhavan. It is an adaption to the 2012 book written by Emily M. Danforth. As Becca says we discussing the miseducation of society while drawing similarities from Jamie Babbit’s satire in But I’m a Cheerleader (1999) Comparing the book and the films visual elements and cutting the internal struggle of guilt, the importance of queer friendships and who do we blame for homophobia? The person themselves or society as a whole. The film brought up a lot for thought for us and new information we didn’t know about, So, join us, as we scream from the top of our lungs WHATS GOING ON? Why icebergs conflict our gay experience and wonder why queer friendships in media are pushed to become relationships.
May 13, 2021
Be Gay, Do Crime.
Disclaimer: if you get caught committing a crime due to the title of this episode, we deny all responsibility.. In this week’s episode, we discuss ‘I Care a Lot’ which is a film directed by J Blakeson. In terms of the general plot - I Care A Lot’ is a film centred around a con-artist named Marla Grayson (played by Rosamund Pike) who is publicly recognised as the CEO & Founder of Grayson Guardianships. Marla uses her tact and reputability to persuade the legal system that she needs to be given guardianship over elders despite what their family want for them as she claims they are incapable of looking after themselves. The elderly wards then get taken to Berkshire Oaks Senior Living Facility where they reside until the end of their days. They’re placed under sedation and they don’t have any association with anyone outside of the facility, although many are under the impression that they are being well looked after but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Throughout the podcast, we talk about the highs and lows of the film and how it challenged our pre-conceived expectations. One of us found the film to be okay, whilst the other had some strong words to say about it.. can you guess who? Be sure to keep up with us on social media, our Twitter and Instagram handle is @DLDTPodcast :)
April 29, 2021
Have Some Courage, Like Anne Lister
Get your jaunty music at the ready because this week we're discussing the BBC/HBO series Gentleman Jack created by Sally Wainwright. From our favourite Ann(e) to under-appreciation of Ann Walker's courage. We discuss our favourite scenes, the hill top proposal to bringing your thermometer on holiday. And the risky business of watching with your mum, as well as, how perfect the casting of Suranne Jones as Anne Lister and Sophie Rundle as Ann Walker was. The fann(e)dom would definitely enjoy Shibden After Dark hosted by Leanne and Mary! they delve into each episode in much more detail than we do in this season 1 chat, so be sure to check them out! Follow us on instagram and twitter @DLDTPodcast for all our podcast updates!!
April 15, 2021
Pause for the Pandemic
This week we're taking a little break from talking about queer media, pausing for the pandemic, to discuss where we're at in terms of the podcast and the pandemic. As you may have noticed we have moved from weekly release to biweekly release of episodes which we explain during the episode. And how the GREAT PAUSE mentality has kind of passed, now that we're a year into the pandemic. As well as a little impromptu pep talk from us and a small discussion about the impact of COVID19 on mental health. Be sure to give us a follow on Twitter and Instagram @DLDTPodcast for all our updates!! NOTE: Becca's laptop was overheating, we apologise for that background sound. We're working on fixing this issue for future episode.
April 5, 2021
Lavender Girls: Coming Out (Bonus Episode!)
Welcome to our first bonus episode. Lavender Girls: Coming Out was created by our friends Monica Mills and Joana Borges. Monica has devised a creative interpretation of lesbian cinema, focussing on sapphic presenting films in the 21st century and painted abstract artwork of monumental coming out moments within lesbian cinema - however that may come about. Each piece has a specific time-stamp to go alongside it and sets out to convey the importance of lesbian representation for the LGBTQIA+ community. Monica also takes us along her journey of realising and understanding her sexuality and how that was aided by media representation. We’d like to thank Monica and Joana for allowing us to partake in this project! We cannot wait to welcome them to DLDT Podcast in the future. You can watch Monica and Joana’s new documentary Lavender Girls: Coming Out from today (April 5th!) by going over to @monica_mills and @mojo_stickers over on Instagram or via their a twitter account which is @LAVENDERGIRLS3 where you can also find the Vimeo link to take you to the full documentary.
April 1, 2021
Bierasure ft Tal
Exciting news - we have our first guest! Neither Molly or Becca felt qualified to talk on the subject of Bierasure in the media and in society as a whole given that neither of us identify as Bisexual. Therefore, we thought what better way to introduce our first guest into the podcast than to have a Bisexual speaker give their thoughts and share personal experiences that they’ve endured in terms of Bierasure in order to highlight the common blindspots when it comes to our everyday language and how it isn’t inclusive enough and to give examples of good and bad Bisexual representation and ways they think the media, society and the LGBTQ+ community can become a more accepting place for Bisexuals.
March 18, 2021
We are Generation Q
To follow up from last week’s episode we’re discussing the reboot of The L Word; The L Word: Generation Q. Watching the OG show in comparison to the reboot is an amazing indicator of the changing times surrounding the views of sexuality, gender and even the development of technology as a whole. We revisit Becca’s original predictions from the previous episode (so be sure to check that out.) We discuss the storylines we loved and the storylines we didn’t, the plot holes, our favourite of the new characters, our hopes and predictions for season 2. And wonder what links they will make back to the OG series this upcoming season. We chat about the chances of Danette (Dani and Bette) becoming canon or whether Gigi and Dani should get together. Who Sophie will go to at the airport? Angie and Jordi’s young love. Why Tina would have left to find herself yet be engaged to someone else less than a year later… Imagine waiting 10 years to find out your endgame ship are no longer together. So, of course, we couldn’t ignore TiBette and their current storyline. Be sure to follow us @DLDTPodcast on Instagram and twitter NOTE: we have decided to move to biweekly release of the podcast in order to continue to provide a high standard podcast for you. Though we say at the end of this episode join us next week, the next episode will be released April 1st 2021.
March 4, 2021
The L Word: It's Kind of Like Marmite
This week we’re discussing The L Word created by Ilene Chaiken. Most people will have watched The L Word at some point in their life. It follows a group of wlw living in LA, while their talking, laughing, loving, breathing, fighting, fucking, crying, drinking, riding, winning, losing, cheating, kissing, thinking, dreaming because this is the way that they live. We discuss the difference in views between 2004-09 and now, this show is sadly riddled with biphobia and transphobia, and with the reboot we have high hopes they will fix their wrongs. It’s strange to see straight people be the minority, but we have seen no other show like it. *SPOILER ALERT* We discuss the main storylines of each season and our favourite episode/season. As well as our favourite characters of them all. From season 5 supremacy to the disaster that is season 3. At this point Becca hadn’t watched the Gen Q reboot, so she makes her predictions of where she thinks everyone will be in 10 years’ time. Be sure to follow us @DLDTPodcast on Instagram and twitter NOTE: we have decided to move to biweekly release of the podcast in order to continue to provide a high standard podcast for you. Though we say at the end of this episode join us next week, the next episode will be released March 18th 2021.
February 28, 2021
Welcome to Do Ladies Do That?
TRAILER INCOMING!!! Welcome to Do Ladies Do That? We're Becca and Molly, two Gen Z lesbians taking our discussions about LGBTQ+ media and other related topics out of the DMs and into a podcast. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram @DLDTPodcast for all our updates and continuous conversations out of the DMs. And join us every other Thursday at 8am. When we will continuously question Do Ladies Do That?
February 25, 2021
CONTENT WARNING: Loving Annabelle has mentions of suicide and self-harm so we touch on this briefly. In this episode, we’re talking all things Catholic school! The 2006 film, Loving Annabelle, directed by Katherine Brooks and starring Erin Kelly and the late Diane Gaidry, explores areas such as teenage rebellion, sexuality, mental health and a forbidden relationship between an English teacher and her new student. Annabelle Tillman arrives at the school as a last resort after being expelled from her two previous ones, she’s set out to cause chaos from the very beginning and isn’t phased by repercussions she may face by disobeying the rules. Miss Simone Bradley is Annabelle’s English teacher, she’s astute, reserved and has quite the dark past which we find out later on in the film. Whilst we both like this film, it’s important to note the problematic aspects in regards to a teacher student relationship and both of us give our thoughts on how our perception changed from watching Loving Annabelle for the first time around the age of 14 in comparison to how we see it now as young adults. Be sure to give us a follow @DLDTPodcast on twitter and instagram for all your podcast updates and ongoings!
February 18, 2021
Becca’s Queer Experience Growing Up Religious:
Let’s get a little uneducated. Becca grew up Protestant, Molly grew up secular and has a few questions about what the queer experience has been like for Becca and what challenges she’s faced growing up in the church. Becca’s beliefs have been challenged a drastic amount since coming to terms with their sexuality and in this episode, we discuss the different experiences we have had over the years and how that draws back to our religious influence or lack thereof. Be sure to follow us @DLDTPodcast on twitter and instagram for all our updates!
February 11, 2021
A Secret Love
In this week's episode we’re discussing the Netflix documentary A Secret Love (2020) directed by Chris Bolan. This documentary follows Pat Henschel and Terry Donahue, giving us insight to their lives from how they met in 1947 to their careers to now moving into assisted living. They were together for over 65 years before telling anyone. it is a love story totalling 72 years. It's a remarkable story having been a secret for such a long time and now the entire world has the potential to know. Be sure to follow us @DLDTPodcast on twitter and instagram for all our updates!
February 4, 2021
Taking it One Day at a Time
This week we discuss One Day at a Time, season 1-4. It’s a series on Netflix and PopTV that follows the Alverez’s; a Cuban-American family, as they navigate their daily life and the problems that get thrown their way. The show is admirable as it tackles issues such as PTSD, depression, rape culture, queer issues, consent, addiction and many other taboo topics that other shows shy away from. It was significant to both our lives as it was the first time we has seen a queer character of similar ages to us. As Becca said this show makes people feel seen, it makes people feel heard. There’s a character for everyone, there’s a relationship that reminds everyone of a relationship in their own life. It's really personal and realistic which makes for an amazing watch, if you need a laugh... or a cry. For differing reasons we both connected to Elena through being gay and standing up for what she believes in, as well as the relationship with her parents, perhaps, the most hard hitting of the show. We discuss family taking time to become comfortable with coming out. After all, in the words of Lydia, who are we to judge? Who are we to against the Pope and God? as well as the human nature of focussing on the negatives, focussing on who doesn't accept us rather than who does. And keeping the memory of loved ones alive, through the character of Lydia's late husband, Berto. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and twitter @DLDTPodcast for all our ongoings and updates!
January 28, 2021
It Is Technically Research...
in this week's episode we're recapping Imagine Me and You (2006) dir. Ol Parker, starring Piper Perabo as Rachel and Lena Headey as Luce. Join us as we find out what happens when an unstoppable force meets an unmovable object. While we’re almost sure you would know your florist at your own wedding, it does set up for a great love at first sight story. From number 9 being a wanker to love scenes on rose petals to timely traffic jams, this film has everything you need for your wlw romantic comedy fix. We discuss how selfish self-discovery can be, and why it’s completely fine to be, Rachel’s “research” and compare it to our own; the Buzzfeed “are you gay?” quiz. And draw comparisons between Jamie from Bly Manor and Luce. The moon flower is the new lily. Be sure to give us a follow on Instagram and twitter @DLDTPodcast for all our updates!
January 21, 2021
Queers Die for the Straight Eye
In this week’s episode we discuss the Bury Your Gay Trope. From its history to our first experience watching it on our screens. We just want to put a TRIGGER WARNING on this episode, as there is discussion of death and LGBTQ+ suicide statistics throughout. If discussions of these topics are detrimental to your health please do not listen to this episode. We discuss the trope’s variants from out of the closet and into the fire, the gay guy dies first and the, almost inevitable, homophobic hate crimes. The impact on the community when queer characters are scarce to find and how in some cases these fates are a stark reminder of reality for the LGBTQ+ community worldwide. Our upset at the lack of happy endings are usually thrown the “anyone can die” argument which can be taken personally by many. Some of us often associate being queer with living an unhappy life or facing early death because that’s what we see on our screens. We also touch upon the idea of chosen family and having a connection to other LGBTQ people unlike any other within our lives. As well as mentioning good representation such as Wynonna Earp and One Day at a Time. And our hopes for this trope and the lives of our future fictional LGBTQ+ characters. Oh, and fuck Jenny Schecter Be sure to give us a follow on Twitter and Instagram @DLDTPodcast HELPLINES Samaritans – you can call 116 123 (free from any phone) SANEline – 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm-10.30pm everyday) The Mix – if you are under 25, you can call 0808 808 4994 (Sunday-Friday 2pm-11pm) Papyrus HOPELINE UK – if you’re under 35 and struggling with suicidal feelings or concerned about a young person who might be struggling you can call 0800 068 4141 Switchboard – if you identify as LGBTQ+ you can call Switchboard 0300 330 0630
January 14, 2021
Cries in Homosexual
This week we’re recapping Jamie Babbit’s, 1999 film, But I’m a Cheerleader, starring Natasha Lyonne and Clea DuVall. We discuss washing machine kissing, our love for Graham and lesbian stereotypes. While Becca questions if this film is based on her own life, Molly discovers her root to lesbianism is similar to the characters. The satirical element of this film highlights the stereotypes and that we must fit into a particular category: boy or girls, pink or blue, gay or straight… or a cheerleader. While Graham likes girls A LOT, Megan gets good grades, goes to church… she’s a cheerleader. And we follow their journey through True Directions, 5 step, conversion therapy programme. As they fall in love with a little help from the ex-ex gays and underground homo-rail road. Only Megan would get kicked out of a conversion camp for homosexual activity. Returning to win her love back, in the only way she knows how… with a cheer. This relatable, comedic film is a light-hearted twist on a much more serious topic. Be sure to give us a follow on twitter and instagram @DLDTPodcast for all our updates!!
January 7, 2021
Disobedience; is it really selfish if it’s the love of your life?
For this week’s episode, we’re discussing the 2017 film adaptation, Disobedience based on the novel authored by Naomi Alderman and directed by Sebastián Lelio. Whilst Becca has watched this film more times than she can count over recent years, Molly has only just seen it for the first time due to the well-known ‘spit scene’ between Rachel Weisz’s character, Ronit, and Rachel McAdam’s character, Esti, which put Molly right off. Throughout the episode, we talk about attitudes towards the LGBTQ+ community from religious groups especially in regards to the Orthodox Jewish Community as depicted in the film. Molly has incredible attention to detail when it comes to films and brings fascinating points to the podcast whilst Becca harps on about her love for religious angst.. Although we do talk heavily about the plot of Disobedience, there is definitely a more personal attachment to this film for Becca as you’ll hear further into the podcast. From talking about whether marriage is an institutional obligation to getting down to the cinematic trope of all WLW having a passion for photography; this is one episode you do not want to miss! We also include comparison’s from the book which Becca has read so you don’t have to (unless you wish to of course!) What better way to kickstart the first Thursday of the new year than to listen to us swoon over Rachel Weisz and deep how incredible and well thought out every creative decision made in this film really is. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram using the handle @DLDTPodcast and turn post notifications on to be alerted of when a new episode airs! (We’ll give you a hint; 8am GMT every Thursday).
December 17, 2020
Did Clea DuVall Contact You for This Plot?
This episode we’re recapping Clea DuVall’s lesbian Christmas romcom; Happiest Season. While Molly loves the Christmas Season, Becca is a bit of a grinch. Family Christmas is never easy especially when reputation matters and you’re hiding a huge secret. We discuss our love for Jane and John, middle child syndrome, sibling rivalry, the toxicity of heteronormative society and the closet and being friends with your girlfriends ex. As well as drawing parallels to our own lives, which made this a very interesting and realistic watch and the what we think would happen had there been a different director. With Becca’s focus on Aubrey Plaza and Molly’s on a dead fish subplot what more could you want from a Christmas themed film? This is our final episode of 2020. We will be back with Disobedience (2017) January 7th 2021. Be sure to join us in the new year when we will continuously question do ladies do that? Follow us on Twitter @DLDTPodcast Follow us on Instagram @DLDTPodcast