Burst Your Bubble

A podcast about -isms and -phobias in pop culture.

Filtering by Category: homophobia

EP63 - The Queer Coded Villain and Sounding Gay

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EP63 - Long before we saw multidimensional LGBTQ characters in pop culture, The Hays Code regulated movies. Homosexual storylines didn't meet the moral standards, and as a result queer characters would be coded into the films. But what does it mean to be queer coded, and what does it mean for stereotypes?

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP56 - The History of Prom

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EP56 - Prom is something just about every American teenager goes through, but how much do people know about the history of prom, a history full of issues concerning class, race, gender, and sex.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP55 - Will & Grace, The Puppy Episode, and a Missed Opportunity

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EP55 - First airing in 1998 and running for 8 seasons before its 2017 reboot, Will & Grace has always been applauded as revolutionary - but the show only focused on a very narrow part of the queer community: the wealthy, white, cis man. While you could argue that this was the show’s only option at the time, Will & Grace continues to have the same problems with its current day reboot - bi-erasure, lack of racial representation, and the same stereotypes - ignoring the intersections of the queer community. And even more heartbreaking, the reboot mocks the Puppy Episode, a part of queer TV history that paved the way for Will & Grace.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP54 - Sixteen Candles and Toxic Masculinity

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EP54 - Sixteen Candles is an 80s classic, but when you rewatch it it's easier to see the films problems: racism, homophobia, and - above all - that masculinity and a guy's reputation are marked by the relationships and control men have over women.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.

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EP51 - Renew One Day at a Time

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Have you ever watched the show One Day at a Time? The remake of the 1975 sitcom is a present day story of the Cuban American Alvarez family. The remake - brought to life largely in part by Gloria Calderón Kellett, a Cuban American, and a half Latinx writing team - is in danger of not being renewed for its 4th season. Listen as we look at either why you should be watching the show or reminding you exactly why you love it.

#RenewODAAT

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP46 - Conversion Therapy in Pop Culture: From Will & Grace to Boy Erased

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Conversion therapy shows up a lot in pop culture, but how is it shown? As a comedy? As a drama? What time period does the story takes place in? Because depending on what the answers are, these representations can be damaging, sending the message that conversion therapy is the problem of a bygone era.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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