Queering the Guillotine
Queering the Guillotine
A pop culture podcast from two queer members of the proletariat suffering under heteronormativity
Episode 76 - Legendary All Legends Stars of Legendary All Winners Legends
New contestants silver, old contestants gold! We couldn't help but discuss the two(!) episodes Paramount Plus dropped of the newest All Winners season of Roople's Drag Race: All Stars! We go queen by queen and discuss how they did in the first two episodes; from worshipping at the feet of Raja and Jinkx to being surprised at how much we enjoyed SHEdevilBYnight! Spoilers abound!    Content warning: reclaimed use of homophobic slurs
May 26, 2022
1 hr 10 min
Episode 75 - Three D*cks, Two Boo Bah (feat. Bex)
We deliver on our promise in the previously published BL grab bag by covering our most transgressive manga yet! MADK by Ryo Sumiyoshi has it all; sex with headless bodies, heads blooming into new holes, plant-based demon d*ck, malicious gay f**gotry, tame and vanilla lovemaking, a stabbing, and more! To cover such a transgressive work, we have a very special guest~  Follow Bex and check out their work! Website Instagram (kuragesyndrome) Twitter (KurageSyndrome) Content Warnings: Discussions of nonconsensual sex, blood and gore, transgressive and/or upsetting sexual scenarios, violence, familial violence, suicidal ideation. Use of reclaimed homophobic slurs.
May 12, 2022
59 min
Episode 74 - Sometimes Family Means a Man and His Bird
We're back with another queer manga grab bag this week. The series discussed include earnest comedic love stories, smutty paranormal romance, and even some in-between. We dive into the debut volumes of My Love Mix-Up! by Aruko & Wataru Hinekure, Bad Boys Happy Home by Shoowa & Hiromasa Okujima, Coyote by Ranmaru Zariya, and Toritan: Birds of a Feather by Kotetsuko Yamamoto.   Content warning for the usual BL tropes of dubious consistent and troublesome age gaps as well as use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Spoiler discussion does not extend beyond volume one for any of the series covered.
Apr 27, 2022
1 hr
Episode 73 - Queering the Guillotine The Musical: The Revival
The curtain rises once more on our returning special guest, Holly Woodbury! Holly fills us in on recent happenings and scandals in the Broadway industrial complex since our last chat late last year. We chat about appreciating understudies and swings, discrimination against trans performers, and abolishing the post-show stage door visits!  Content Warning: use of reclaimed homophobic slurs, discussion of discrimination against trans performers. Follow Holly on Twitter @HollyBroWoo! References: Trans Representation On Broadway: A Response To Trans Erasure In Jagged Little Pill Black Trans Nonbinary 'Hamilton' Actor Claims They Were Fired in Retaliation for Requesting a Gender-Neutral Dressing Room You Oughta Know what's happening with Jagged Little Pill on Broadway Jagged Little Pill Actors Call Out Production’s Treatment of Trans Cast Nonbinary Actor Files Discrimination Complaint Against Hamilton Broadway Boss Reveals Industry Plan Amid Omicron: “We’re Not Closing” Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin Makes Apology Statement to Broadway Understudies, Swings As Broadway Returns, Shows Rethink and Restage Depictions of Race
Apr 6, 2022
1 hr 29 min
Episode 72 - He ****ed Around and Found Out
We're back with a QtG staple: Junji Ito manga analysis. This week we discuss the "Deserter" story collection, featuring a dozen stories from the very beginning of Ito's career. We discuss full spoilers for the various manga in the collection.   Content Warning: we touch on death, gore, suicide, and abuse (including familial abuse and child abuse specifically).
Mar 23, 2022
1 hr 4 min
Episode 71 - Everybody Say Love in Seven Different Countries and Counting!
A year and a half ago we recorded our first episode about RuPaul's Drag Race...and there's been a dozen seasons since. This week we discuss our thoughts on all the seasons and international franchises that have aired since our last recording. Topics include our favorite and least favorite judges, which runways stood out the most, and the embarrassing state of Australian drag.    Content warning: Our favorite words are homophobic words. We discuss spoilers for all the series mentioned including Drag Race season 13, All Stars 5-6, Canada's Drag Race 1-2, Drag Race UK 2-3, Drag Race Espana, Drag Race Holland 2, Painted With Raven, Dragula Resurrection and Season 3, Drag Race Italia, and Drag Race Down Under.
Mar 9, 2022
1 hr 20 min
Episode 70 - No One Can Make You Feel Bad For Wanting to Get Railed by a Demon
Maya Barbara returns! The topic? Monster f***ing! We get into Twilight, Phantom of the Opera, Ice Planet Barbarians, Beauty and the Beast, and more!  Maya's Book Recommendations: A Lady of Hooksgrave Manor Black Dagger Brotherhood   Ice Planet Barbarians Morning Glory Milking Factory Girls' Weekend Content Warnings: Discussion of monster f***ing in general, discussion of consent in these stories, use of reclaimed homophobic slurs, descriptions of violence against women.
Feb 23, 2022
1 hr 25 min
Episode 69 - A Cowboy Do Carry a Hand Fan at High Noon
We're bareback back back back again, and we're kicking things off with a discussion of all the media we consumed during our hiatus. Digressions include Inuyasha, stanning homophobic comic books, our thoughts on Digimon Adventure 02, and the unapologetic erasure of Mayor Pete's supposed homosexuality.    Content warnings: As always, we say f****t a lot.
Feb 9, 2022
59 min
Episode 68 - Watersports
It's our last episode before we go on break! At a Patron's request we're discussing the 2012 anime Tsuritama. It's sort of a sports anime about fishing, sort of an alien invasion show, and definitely charming. As always, full spoiler warning for the series.  Content Warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that makes frequent use of reclaimed homophobic slurs.  Our podcast art is by Jessie Kraemer (@jkraem on insta)
Sep 30, 2021
54 min
Episode 67 - Noncon Lesbian Witchery
This week we're discussing a beloved hit show that was instrumental to a lot of people's adolescences...but that has a bit of complicated legacy now. We watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer for the first time, and had a lot of feelings about early 2000s TV, practical effects and makeup, and the general charm of live action shows that don't always succeed but at least try. Featuring spoiler-filled discussions of the following episodes: -S2E14 - Innocence -S5E18 - Intervention -S6E7 - Once More With Feeling -S6E9 - Smashed Content Warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that makes frequent use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. This episode also contains mentions of sexual assault and vampiric violence. Our podcast art is by Jessie Kraemer (@jkraem on insta)
Sep 16, 2021
1 hr 19 min
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