Welcome to a very Frankensteined episode of “To L and Back”! Carly had to skip town this weekend for a very special opportunity, but you can join Riese and her very special guest host, Autostraddle Writer Drew Gregory, as they overanalyze “Lost Weekend,” an episode with a lot of good parts but also some bad parts!
But that’s not all! You may remember former Autostraddle Senior Editor’ Yvonne Marquez’s piece on The L Word: Latin Lovers and Spicy Bombshells: What “The L Word” Got Wrong About Latinas (beware: spoilers!), which addresses the Sharmen quinceañera scenes featured in this episode. So we wanted Yvonne on the podcast but she lives in Texas so instead we got Yvonne and her wife Gloria, who also happens to be hilarious, to recap those scenes for us themselves, and we’ve spliced them into the episode. Their bits are some of my favorite things we’ve ever had on the podcast and I think you will agree!
So, join us as Jenny and Max do a Great Plains Bar-hop, Shane wears a wig, Daddyof2 logs on to his fave chat room, Alan Cumming hosts Vulva Las Vegas, Bette worries about her relationship with Tina falling apart like sand through the hourglass and Helena hires a hottie to clean up Alice’s weird shrine. Also, Carmen does that dance in her lingerie, so. Yvonne and Gloria are v cute and funny you do NOT WANT TO MISS THIS.
+ The Safety of Objects: book and movie
+ Alan Cumming
+ Alan Cumming in Cabaret in 1993
+ Yvonne’s piece about The L Word: Latin Lovers and Spicy Bombshells: What “The L Word” Got Wrong About Latinas (beware spoilers!)
+ Guerrilla Girls
+ Drew’s essay mentioned when we talk about Ann-Marie MacDonald: “Better Than Chocolate” Turns 20, Remains the Only Movie Where a Trans Woman Has a Lesbian Friend Group
+ Ann-Marie MacDonald
+ Every “L Word” Sex Scene, Ranked (beware spoilers!)
+ Drew’s Monsters and Mommis series, which is really good and you should read it!
+ Follow Drew and Yvonne on twitter!
+ Follow Drew and Yvonne and Gloria on Instagram!