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The Fandomentalist talks Supergirl and Subtext

Kylie

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Julia, Kylie, and Gretchen sit down with Leah from TGIFemslash to chat about the upcoming season of Supergirl (is there hope?) and the interesting penchant for subtext over explicit queer ships within some areas of fandom.

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Episode Breakdown:

  • 0:00 – Introduction & fandom news 9/10/17
  • 17:00 – Supergirl‘s past and future
  • 44:35 – Subtext vs. sub-par text with queer ships

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Kylie is a Managing Editor at The Fandomentals on a mission to slay all the tropes. She has a penchant for complex familial dynamics and is easily pleased when authors include in-depth business details.

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Re-thinking Femininity in Film

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Jeremiah and Thad re-examine stereotypically masculine and feminine traits as portrayed in media. Movies discussed include Johnny Guitar, Thor: Ragnarok, and more. Spoiler alert: Valkyrie might possibly be the new Ultra Critic favorite.

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Ladies First Talks About Our Favorite Ships

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It was a close one. We battled internet issues, finicky software, and the backdrop of Los Angeles and a neighborhood wanting to get their Selena on (we don’t blame them!) to bring you this episode. With Elizabeth on vacation, Kori is joined by Shahar this episode as discussion ranges from the need for a queer Hallmark channel, the recently released Carmilla movie, to favorite interracial wlw relationships. Tune in to see which ships made the cut, and why Kori is so excited for Black Lightning to premiere.

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Let’s Generalize about Good Writing on The Fandomentalist

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GretchenJulia, and Kylie catch up on the distressing Hollywood news, gush about Crazy Ex Girlfriend, break down the economics of politics, and close off with some fallacies regarding good writing seen in the dreaded Discourse™.

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Episode Breakdown:

  • 0:00 – Intro and fandom news 11/6/17
  • 23:00 – Rebecca Bunch is important
  • 35:00 – Star Wars prequels vs. GoT, political complexity boogaloo
  • 59:30 – Some “good writing” fallacies

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