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Category Archives: The Oral Tradition

Jordy and David venture through Queer Film History! Balancing intellectualism and silliness, these hams are on a quest to educate themselves and entertain you along the way. If you want to talk queer (lgbt+) movies and have fun, you’ve come to the right podcast.

Hiatus – The Oral Tradition #9

Hope you enjoyed the run! See you in other projects. (For audio only, search “The Oral Tradition” on your podcatcher.) Remember to review us on iTunes if you enjoyed the show! episode list on itunes / youtube contact tweet / email

Love, Simon – The Oral Tradition #8

Love, Simon is a 2018 romantic dramedy directed by Greg Berlanti (based on the book by Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda) distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the first major Hollywood film focusing on a gay teenage romance, and was a runaway hit upon release. The film has very positive intentions, […]

Grey Gardens – The Oral Tradition #7

Grey Gardens is a 1975 documentary by Albert and David Maysles. The subjects of the doc are a reclusive mother and daughter: “Big Edith” Bouvier Beale and “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale, two distant relatives of Jacqueline Onassis (AKA Jackie Kennedy, widow of JFK). Despite having no explicitly queer content, Grey Gardens has picked up a […]

Kiki – The Oral Tradition #6

Kiki is a 2016 documentary by Sara Jordenö and Twiggy Pucci Garçon. The film covers the drag/vogueing ball culture in New York City at the time of filming, and focuses on the lives of LGBT+ youth of color. Overall the film is very grounded and allows its subjects to speak for themselves. In this episode […]

The Watermelon Woman – The Oral Tradition #5

This first feature film (ever) directed by a black lesbian is equally groundbreaking and fascinating! 0:00 Intro 3:55 The Premise 5:58 Overview 14:00 So Meta 20:57 Optics & Budgets 25:03 Back to the Present 28:10 Outro Silliness episode list on itunes / youtube contact tweet / email  

Angels in America – The Oral Tradition #4

If you haven’t seen it, remedy that immediately. 0:00 Intro 1:30 When Jordy Saw Angels 5:44 Admiration of the play 11:35 Evolution of perception 16:55 Community in the play 22:25 Agoraphobia 24:33 ‘Night Flight To San Francisco’ episode list on itunes / youtube contact tweet / email  

Maurice – The Oral Tradition #3

We like Maurice! 0:00 – Intro 1:19 – Juicy Comments 4:38 – I. If you liked ‘Call Me’ you’ll love ‘Maurice’ 9:08 – II. Consequences 14:09 – III. Honourable Mentions 16:58 – IV. Merchant Ivory 19:18 – Verdict episode list on itunes / youtube contact tweet / email    

Call Me By Your Name – The Oral Tradition #2

We had a lot to talk about! 0:00 – Intro 3:16 – Premise 5:37 – I. Bias 9:55 – II. Praise 15:24 – III. On Pastorals 25:23 – IV. Language 31:29 – V. Specificity 35:26 – VI. Conclusion episode list on itunes / youtube contact tweet / email    

Rogue One – The Oral Tradition #1 (Beta)

Yeah the audio is muddy and we aren’t even talking about queer film. WHOOPS! Think of this as the beta test episode and leave it at that. episode list on itunes / youtube contact tweet / email