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Ladies First Looks Back at Buffy: the Vampire Slayer

In this episode, Elizabeth, Gretchen, and Kori discuss all of the ships, plots, and everything else that went into shaping Buffy’s enduring legacy in wlw history.

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  • Lizi

    This episode isn’t showing up in iTunes. I’ve been wondering if it’s just my phone, for the last few days but if not could you please upload it there please cause I can’t wait to listen to this episode.

    And ladies, I really love this podcast. Thanks for taking the time to talk about all things femslash. It’s truly a joy to listen to your discussions.

    • TrickyNicky

      It’s not just you. It’s not showing up on my iTunes feed either. Sometimes Apple is stupid about podcast episodes though.

    • Sarah Grace Zabel

      I had a similar problem. The icon on my podcast had changed to the Fandomentalist film reel logo, and iTunes was considering it a separate feed.

      I fixed it by searching iTunes for the Ladies First podcast, and downloaded the episode from the feed with the purple Ladies First icon.

      • therainbowhub

        Sorry for the confusion! We recently switched to a different host for our podcasts and have been migrating over to that service. iTunes should have (finally) updated to reflect the new source link, so let us know if you’re still having an issue!

  • Lisa Powell

    Fuffy is wonderful. Loved this episode and can’t wait to hear the Xena one, I have many feels about Xena too!

    For Gretchen, here is a Joniss Fuffy au that you might enjoy. 🙂 http://archiveofourown.org/works/2445797/chapters/5419241

  • shannonRP

    I just discovered this podcast and I’m binge listening my way through the episodes, and AAAAHHHH a podcast about femslash is just everything I want and need on my very long commute.
    I’m commenting here because I’m a Fandom Old – like, Buffy started the year that I graduated from college – and I wanted to add some context to Tara’s death.
    It definitely had an impact on the Bury Your Gays trope that followed it. As you noted, Lexa’s death felt very familiar to Buffy viewers for a reason. However, Tara was not the early days of this trope.
    The Dead Lesbian Syndrome trope (which kind of more accurately describes what we usually are experiencing in what we now call BYG) goes all the way back to lesbian pulp novels of the 50’s. Lesbian romances at the time always ended in death, as a matter of censorship, because no character was permitted to be homosexual and happy at the end of a novel or else it was seen as gay propaganda. Lesbian films that came later continued this trope – if a lesbian had sex, she would die, as punishment for her “sin”.
    At the time that Tara’s death occurred, Joss Whedon did get major push back from fans who linked it (rightly) to the trope, and wanted to have a conversation about how harmful it was and how it so directly linked to the trope considering she died immediately after sex.
    So yeah. It was an extremely controversial episode, even upon originally airing.