Queer as Fact
Maryam Khatoon Molkara

Maryam Khatoon Molkara

April 15, 2021

Today we're talking about the life of trans activist Maryam Khatoon Molkara. Join us to hear about Tehran's 1970s queer scene, an amazing velvet suit, and almost 40 years spent advocating for trans people in Iran.

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Interview with Roland Betancourt

Interview with Roland Betancourt

April 8, 2021

Join Irene and Alice in this bonus episode for an interview with Roland Betancourt Professor of Art History at the University of California, Irvine, about his new book, Byzantine Intersectionality: Sexuality, Gender & Race in the Middle Ages.

Amongst other things, we discuss transgender Byzantine saints, the future of queer scholarship, and how to sneak queer history into everything you write.

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The World Well Lost (1953)

The World Well Lost (1953)

April 1, 2021

Today's episode of Queer as Fiction takes us back...to the future! Join us for a brief, light-hearted romp through Theodore Sturgeon's 1953 science fiction short story, The World Well Lost. Look out for appearances from gay aliens, Kurt Vonnegut and Kirk/Spock shipping! 

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Frida Kahlo: Part 2

Frida Kahlo: Part 2

March 23, 2021

Today we're bringing you part 2 of our discussion on the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Join us as we figure out exactly what surrealism is, discuss Frida's relationships with women, and provide a thorough list of her pets.

 

Note: If you're really just here for our discussion of Frida's sexuality, that begins at 1:03:23.

 

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Frida Kahlo: Part 1

Frida Kahlo: Part 1

March 15, 2021

Today's long-awaited episode is on the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Join us for the first of two episodes on Frida, while we discuss pyrotechnic pranks, the first of many self-portraits, and the complicated politics behind Frida's famous style of dress.

 

Note: We are aware of and apologise for the audio issue at 41:23. It continues only until 41:31.

 

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Sexuality in Pompeii

Sexuality in Pompeii

March 1, 2021

Today we're looking at sexuality in Pompeii through the lens of the so called "Two Maidens", found embracing in their final moments. Join us as we discuss how toxic masculinity skews our views of the past, read some sexy graffiti, and discover what may be the only surviving piece of female-female love poetry in ancient Rome. 

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Part 2

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Part 2

February 15, 2021

Welcome back to our two-part mini-series on the 19th-century Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. In this episode, we'll be talking about how to score yourself a wealthy patron, the rumours surrounding Pyotr's death, and understanding sexuality through the metaphor of asparagus.

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Part 1

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Part 1

February 1, 2021

Today's episode is the first of our two-part series on Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, 19th century Russian composer and the most handsome boy at his high school. Join us to learn about abandoning your public service job for a career in the arts, and scolding your dog through song.

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The Boys in the Band

The Boys in the Band

January 15, 2021

It's back to back episodes featuring recent Netflix films as we discuss Mart Crowley's 1968 play, twice adapted into film, The Boys in the Band.

Join us for a discussion of "turning on" and other 60s language, mining the death of your parents for dialogue and the controversial place the play has held in gay culture throughout the 52 years of its existence. 

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Ma Rainey

Ma Rainey

January 1, 2021

Happy New Year! 2021's first Queer as Fact is on the Mother of the Blues, Ma Rainey. We'll be talking about the blues and Black identity in the Great Migration, the new Netflix film Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, and a possible lesbian orgy.

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