Kickass Queers

Rachel Stuart; Larry Womack

The fascinating, true stories and achievements of trailblazers and innovators who also happened to be lesbian, gay, bi, trans, gender-nonconforming or otherwise queer people. An at turns hilarious, touching and enlightening exploration of our shared humanity. read less
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Bonus: Kickass or Nah?
Apr 22 2024
Bonus: Kickass or Nah?
We're trying something different this episode! With a little help from our friends Noah and the Comedatrix Ms. Grey, we're going down a surprise list of contemporary and controversial queer people and deciding on the fly if they are kickass, or... something else entirely!A few of the personalities we'll be covering: An occultist filmmaker who tried to off his leading lady on-screen;An academic even more controversial than Michel Foucault;A lesbian separatist with an enviable sexual history;A trans activist with a history of next-level personal vendettas;The 80s' most-irritating icon;And--most controversial of all--a journalist who once wrote something problematic.Learn More & Support the Show:(Spoilers - Come back to these after you listen to the episode!)Hollywood Babylon, Kenneth Anger's super trashy, mostly false Hollywood tell-all https://amzn.to/4db4Zb2The Films of Kenneth Anger V. 1 https://amzn.to/4dcMoLx & V. 2 https://amzn.to/4d9IlQ3Patricia Highsmith's Ripley Novels https://amzn.to/4d8mWXGThe Price of Salt https://amzn.to/447MCjbCamille Paglia's Provocations https://amzn.to/44iOc1K & Sexual Personae https://amzn.to/3U9pxb1Rubyfruit Jungle https://amzn.to/3xKHQvDFried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe https://amzn.to/3U9VXlYAll of Us Strangers https://amzn.to/3QgGqzoThe Smiths first album https://amzn.to/3xXAeWHPhranc https://www.phranc.la/Lil Nas X documentary https://amzn.to/3WalPk0 & his Crocs because why not? https://amzn.to/3W5LYRbJodie Foster's lion story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRVxLH5EiYs & singing in French https://youtu.be/sBmAuWMEX0I?si=tFwgFLR5utjTXxlgSusan Sontag: Essays of the 60s and 70s https://amzn.to/3QdOqkOIf you love this episode, remember to show it by subscribing, rating, reviewing and sharing with your friends. Or, better yet, leave us a tip at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kickassqueersEmail: larry@kickassqueers.com | rachel@kickassqueers.comInstagram: @kickassqueerscastFacebook: facebook.com/kickassqueersNote: This episode does contain some audio distortion on one track. We're super sorry, but such is the cost of including awesome guests!