Queering Media

I'm Feeling Queer Today!

Mar 7 2024 • 36 mins

Hosts Eric and Lily explore the lack of representation of queer characters in mainstream media, and how the LGBTQ+ community has had to rely on creating our own media to accurately tell our diverse array of stories.


Contents & Content Warnings…

Please expect to hear “queer” used as an identity term throughout this episode & series.

00:00 - Frankie & Ari: What Was Your Favorite Queer-Coded TV Character?

2:20 - Introduction with Eric & Lily: What do we mean when we say “Queer-Coded?”

4:13 - Zines! With Alex & Claire

17:18 - 1-Minute Trivia: Queer Love Edition, with Trudy, Sonyamia & Sam

30:15 - Hesperus

  • 30:30-30:55 - Discussions of homophobia

35:16 - Outro

35:35 - Coming up next

35:49 - Show notes & resources

36:27 - Credits


FPP Information…

To learn more about The Future Perfect Project and all of our free arts programming for LGBTQIA+ youth, visit thefutureperfectproject.org or find us on Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, Facebook, and bandcamp @thefutureperfectproject


Crisis Resources…

If you or a young person you know between the ages of 13-24 is currently in crisis, check out thetrevorproject.org for LGBTQIA+-specific support through text and chat, or call 1-866-488-7386.


Mentions…

  • The Watermelon Woman, a Cheryl Dunye film, is available to stream through multiple platforms, and may be free to watch through universities or your local library.
  • Looking for more queer zine content? Visit the Queer Zine Archive Project at gittings.qzap.org, the Digital Transgender Archive at digitaltransgenderarchive.net or Instagram @digitaltransarc, and the Queer Zine Library at queerzinelibrary.com or on Instagram @queerzinelibrary - also consider checking out your local library, local queer bookstores, community & LGBTQ+ centers, and even museums & physical archives.
  • Interested in the movie & musical that inspired Hesperus? You can stream the movie adaptation of The Prom on Netflix, and find the musical & movie soundtracks on your favorite movie streaming platforms. Also available is a book of the same name, written by Saundra Mitchell with Bob Martin, Chad Beguelin, and Matthew Skylar.
  • More information on poet Andrea Gibson & their poem, First Love, is available on their website, andreagibson.org or on Instagram @andreagibson - you can also find them performing many of their poems on YouTube, or keep up with their day to day writings at andreagibson.substack.com


Credits…

I’m Feeling Queer Today is produced by The Future Perfect Project with support from Radio Kingston, WKNY AM1490, FM1079, Kingston, NY.


Episode four of I’m Feeling Queer Today was produced by Eric Eubank, Lily Mueller, Trudy Poux, and Alex Masse, and features Claire Florence, Sonyamia Blanco, Samuel Smalls Jr., and Hesperus. Special thanks to executive producers and mentors, Julie Novak and Celeste Lecesne, as well as Future Perfect Project team members Ryan Amador, Jon Wan, and Aliya Jamil.


The I’m Feeling Queer Today theme was composed and performed by Alex Masse & produced by Emma Jayne Seslowsky. Additional music was composed by Alex Masse, Frankie Gunn, and Epidemic Sound.


Mixing & mastering for I’m Feeling Queer Today by Julie Novak, with assistance from Emma Jayne Seslowsky.


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