Yesterday Kristin got in bed with Andrea Long Chu and it was exactly as WOW as you’d expect it to be. Within the first few minutes of the show Kristin declared herself 1/16 as smart as Andrea is (a feeling we can all probably relate to) and Andrea explained what it feels like to pee while your genitals are numb so it was destined to be a wild ride! We also had some particularly all-star comments throughout the show, with Riese trolling, Carmen Maria Machado showing up (!!!), and Heather announcing that this was her favorite episode of GIBWK ever!
If you’re unfamiliar with Andrea and her work, first of all have you been living under an internet rock and second of all, let’s catch you up! Andrea is a brilliant writer and thinker who is extremely prolific on Twitter, where her bio reads “sad trans girl & phd candy.” To get a taste of her work, start by reading: On Liking Women, Buffy’s Silent Episode Was An Elegy For Its Gays (published on Autostraddle dot com!!) and No One Wants It, the review of Jill Soloway’s book that is referenced quite a bit in this episode!
Kristin and Andrea talked about so many different things, including but not limited to: Andrea’s childhood, her book, and her coming out story, both Andrea and Kristin’s backgrounds in theater, their favorite musicals, how good it feels when strangers on the internet like you and your thoughts, bad poetry (a new GIBWK theme!), what would happen if Nanette was a musical, and of course, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. WE ALSO LEARNED THAT ANDREA CAN DO A STELLAR BRITISH, AUSTRALIAN, AND NEW ZEALAND ACCENT!!! To hear all this and more – and to listen to Kristin exclaim and laugh every time Riese posts a comment that could be defined as trolling – go ahead and watch this episode! It’s a very nice treat; you deserve it.
Kristin will be back with a new solo episode of Getting In Bed With Kristin next week on Tuesday, November 13 at 5pm EST. It will be an AMA and Kristin will be by herself (well, Sam might show up, too) so get your questions ready! If you want to ask anything anonymously in advance, go to bit.ly/GIBWK and submit a question today. See you then!