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Episode 8: Maybe the Ancient Greeks Were Hella Gay


This week, we introduce a new segment named “What’s the tea, Ivy?” where Ivy updates us on recent Tik Tok and media industry drama. She tells us all about the hidden conflict surrounding new movie Don’t Worry Darling, Netflix’s Bridgerton lawsuits, and pious adaptations of musicals Hamilton and The Greatest Showman. We then discuss the Ancient Greek poetess, Sappho, exploring how male and female scholars’ perspectives of the ambiguous figure differ and analyse verses that became the reason why the queer term ‘sapphic’ was derived from her name.


Movies

  • Don’t Worry Darling - a new psychological thriller starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles, and directed by Olivia Wilde

  • Twilight - a young adult vampire romance saga adapted from the books of the same name by Stephanie Meyer

  • The Greatest Showman - a musical surrounding the circus and the life of P.T. Barnum


TV Shows

  • Bridgerton - A regency romance series adapted from Julia Quinn’s novels


Podcasts

  • Dungeons and Daddies - not a BDSM podcast about Dungeons and Dragons surrounding four dads who are on a quest to find their sons


Musicals

  • Hamilton - a Broadway musical surrounding founding father, Alexander Hamilton



Books

  • Lightlark by Alex Aster

  • Stung With Love: Poems and Fragments by Sappho, edited by Aaron Poochigian with an introduction by Carol Ann Duffy

  • Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

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