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Episode 4: Fuck the Patriarchy


This week, we've dissected the portrayals of female friendships and queer representation in the media, what they mean to us, and what we're missing.


Songs:

Kalsey Woods – Chapter 54

Kalsey Woods – Music Under the Mountain

Kelly Clarkson - Happier Than Ever


Shows:

The Sex Lives of College Girls – A HBO Max sitcom surrounding four college roommates as they navigate romance, friendships, and studies

Sex Education – a British Netflix show set in high school, featuring queer relationships

Stranger Things – a Netflix horror/thriller show set in the 80s

Buffy the Vampire Slayer – a supernatural TV show from the late 90s and early 2000s

Charmed – TV show from the late 90s and early 2000s about three sisters who are witches fighting demons

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – a Netflix teen fantasy show adapted from the Archie comics of the same name

Schitts Creek - a riches-to-rags feel-good sitcom surrounding the Rose family’s fall from wealth and class into the small, lacklustre town of Schitt’s Creek

Sorry For Your Loss - a hardhitting drama series surrounding grief and family dynamics, featuring Elizabeth Olsen

Married at First Sight - a reality TV show and social experiment where strangers marry a complete stranger in the hopes of finding their perfect match

Friends - a classic 90s US sitcom surrounding a group of friends navigating relationships and careers in NYC

The Office - a workplace mockumentary sitcom adapted from the UK series of the same name, set in the office of fictional paper company, Dundermifflin

Sex/live - a Netflix drama romance exploring a married mother who finds herself missing a past relationship

Glee - a musical comedy drama surrounding an acapella group navigating high school

Hawkeye - a Marvel superhero series exploring Clint Barton and Kate Bishop


Movies:

The Other Woman - a comedy featuring Cameron Diaz, where three women discover they are dating the same man and find unexpected solidarity

Stand By Me - an 80s adventure drama based on Stephen King’s The Body, where four young boys set out in search of a dead body

The Goonies - an 80s action/adventure featuring a group of young children and teens who set out for hidden treasure in order to save their town

Ocean’s 8 - a reboot of heist movie, Ocean’s 8, with a female ensemble

Ghostbusters - a paranormal comedy starring Melissa McCarthy, adapted from the 80s movie of the same name

Avengers: Endgame - a Marvel superhero ensemble movie following on from Infinity War

Jojo Rabbit - a satirical WW2 comedy drama written by Taika Waititi, following a young Nazi boy who finds a Jewish girl hidden in his house

Jurassic World - a follow-on from Jurassic Park starring Chris Pratt, exploring the clash between dinosaurs and humans

Thor: Love and Thunder - a superhero movie following Thor and his love interest, Jane, directed by Taika Waititi

Lady and the Tramp 2: Scamp’s Adventure - an animated Disney sequel to Lady and the Tramp, featuring a mischievous dog’s attempt to run free



Books:

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman - a series of graphic novels surrounding queer teens in high school

Delilah Green Doesn’t Care - a WLW contemporary adult romance written by Ashley Herring Blake

Six of Crows - a spin-off from Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone trilogy, set in the fantastical Grishaverse and following an ensemble of young adults involved in a heist

Throne of Glass - a new adult high fantasy series written by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses - a trilogy of new adult fantasy written by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Silver Flames - a follow-on from Sarah J. Maas’s A Court of Thorns and Roses series surrounding Nesta Archeron’s experience of the fae realm

Crescent City - an ongoing adult urban fantasy series by Sarah J. Maas

Shatter Me - a teen fantasy series by Tahereh Mafi set in a world where civilisation has deteriorated and communities with special abilities are hidden and imprisoned

It Happened One Summer - a contemporary adult romance by Tessa Bailey

The Picture of Dorian Gray - a classic philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde

Fall - the second novella in the Apocalypse series, a set of teen horror books, written by Hayley Anderton and Laura Swift



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