Here we go! “The Peculiar Kind” waited a whole one episode before jumping head first into the deep end of queer theory with a dialogue about gender roles, masculinity, femininity and heteronormativity. HOT TOPIC! Upfront TPK admits this episode almost didn’t see the light of day because the topic is so heated, but if they can’t do it, who can?
This time the conversation addresses different ways to “break the binary.” Everyone gets a little giddy discussing how presenting as femme doesn’t mean being passive in the bedroom (Hey girl…) but seriously, I especially enjoyed the terminology of co-dominate from Mila (Hubba) who rejects the idea that there is one dominate partner in a relationship.
These short episodes pack quite the intellectual punch and because everyone is so alarmingly gorgeous you will likely want to watch the episode a few times to digest the whole dialogue. Also included in this episode are an exploration of The Black Ain’t Project by artist Allison Janea Hamilton and once again news stories relevant to queer people of color from Elixer.