Burst Your Bubble

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

Filtering by Tag: Ellen Degeneres

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

BYB Logo - 1400 x 1400.png

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.

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