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To celebrate the great Kirsten Dunst/Gabrielle Union showdown of 2000, Joe makes Brenna watch Bring It On ! While some of the racial politics and its approach to queerness haven't aged particularly well, we appreciate the white girls coming in second, a competitive approach to female rivalry and a bounty of sassy dialogue.
Faring less well is director Laura Terruso and writer Alison Peck's Work It (2020) which exists solely as a vehicle for Sabrina Carpenter, whom Joe describes as a charisma vacuum. Thankfully we have the comedically styling of Liza Koshy's Jas and the cuteness of PS I Still Love You's Jordan Fischer to ease over the many, MANY bumpy parts.
Friend of the show Miriam recommends f/f YA books:
- Queer horror: Wilder Girls by Rory Power, Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand, and The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman
- Juliet Takes A Breath by Gabby Rivera
- We are Okay by Nina LaCour
Brenna catches us up on:
- Yes, No, Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Alisha Sayeed
- Internment by Samira Ahmed
- Love, Creekwood by Becky Albertalli
- Tomboy’s Survival Guide by Ivan E. Coyote
- Don’t Stand So Close To Me by Eric Walters
- The Prince and The Dressmaker by Jen Wang
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- Brenna: @brennacgray
- Joe: @bstolemyremote
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