The Geeks OUT Podcast: American Bondage Stories

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this week’s episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by Bobby Hankinson, as they discuss the queer start to American Horror Stories, enter the ring in the new trailer for Heelz, and celebrate Michaela Cole joining Black Panther: Wakanda Forever as our Strong Female Character of the Week.

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN: All of the Hollywood studios/guilds to require vaccination in COVID protocols, but Sean Penn wants more for his new show
BOBBY: New trailer for Heelz

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: Old, Snake Eyes, American Horror Stories, MOTU: Revelations
BOBBY: Behind the Attraction, Shark Beach, 100 ft. Wave

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

Michaela Cole joins Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

Netflix’s The Mitchells vs. The Machines their most watched animated movie

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

New trailer for The Harper House

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

• Leslie Grace announced as new Batgirl
• A new mini-studio for animation is being added to Marvel’s production wing
• New trailer for Dune reboot
• New trailer for Malignant
• New trailer for Demonic

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TV

• New trailer for Clickbait
• Amazon releasing lesbian reality series Tampa Baes this fall 
• New trailer for Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life 
• Disney’s The Owl House introducing non-binary character
• The Charmed reboot is losing a sister
• New trailer for Star Trek: Prodigy & Star Trek: Lower Decks
• Hulu’s PEN15 releasing animated special
• New trailer for Nine Perfect Strangers

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COMIC BOOKS

• Marvel announces Marvel’s Voices: Comunidades celebrating Latinx characters/creators
• Archie Comics announces the return of Sabrina in two comics

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SHILF

• KEVIN: Idris Elba
• BOBBY: John Cena

The Geeks OUT Podcast: GLAAD to be Queer

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this week’s episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by Geeks OUT President, Nic Gitau, as they discuss MJ Rodriguez’s historic Emmy nomination, GLAAD’s report on representation, and celebrate Meghan Markle’s new animated series Pearl for our Strong Female Character of the Week. 

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN: Disney made $60mil opening weekend of Black Widow in Premier Access
NIC: In historic nomination, Mj Rodriguez is recognized for the final season of Pose

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: Escape Room 2, Space Jam 2, Barb & Star, Loki, Gossip Girl
NIC: Gunpowder Milkshake, witches (Motherland: Fort Salem, Fear Street trilogy) and dramatic baby geighs (genera+tion, betty)

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

Meghan Markle creating/producing animated series Pearl for Netflix

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

New GLAAD report shows lack of trans rep in major movies for last 4 years

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

New teaser for Y: The Last Man

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

• New trailer for Free Guy teases Deadpool’s entry into the MCU
• New trailer for Pixar’s Turning Red
• WandaVision director signs on to direct new Star Trek movie
• Not satisfied with the current streaming wars, Netflix is getting into gaming
• New trailer for the documentary Pray Away

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TV

• Paramount+ renews revival of iCarly for second season
• Paramount+ orders Grease prequel series following the Pink Ladies 
• New trailer for season 3 of Titans 
• Cartoon Network teams with Matthew Cherry for Battu animated series
• Disney+ officially renews Loki for season 2 but without director/EP Kate Herron
• New trailer for Disney+’s Behind the Attraction
• New teaser for Chucky series

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COMIC BOOKS

• DC announces big celebration for 80th anniversary of Wonder Woman
• The 2021 Mad Cave Studios talent search is happening now

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SHILF

• KEVIN: Edgar (Barb & Star)
• NIC: Ava (Gunpowder Milkshake)

The Geeks OUT Podcast: What If…the MCU was Queer?

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this week’s episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by Mel Cone, from NYCGaymers, as they wonder What If…? Marvel’s latest statement about LGBTQ+ representation in the MCU was enough to tide us over until they actually come through, and get excited for the introduction of Renee Montoya in season 3 of Batwoman in This Week in Queer. 

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN: In a new “community outreach” effort the NYPD introduced a new Game Truck
MEL: The exec-VP of production at Marvel Studios promises more LGBTQ rep

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: Fear Street: 1978, Sweet Tooth, X-Men
MEL: Black Widow, Loki, Otome games

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

Black Widow subverts with even more female representation

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

Renee Montoya is coming to season 3 of Batwoman

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

New trailer for Marvel’s What If…?

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

• The full schedule is released for SDCC @ Home
• New teaser trailer for Disney’s Encanto
• New trailer for The Addams Family 2

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TV

• New trailer for new EPIX series Chapelwaite based on Stephen King story
• New teaser for American Horror Stories 
• New trailer for The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf 
• New teaser for season 2 of The Witcher
• Netflix is developing a series based on Something is Killing the Children comic

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VIDEO GAMES

• Playstation makes a number of announcements in their State of Play showcase
• After much teasing Nintendo unveils a new Switch

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SHILF

• KEVIN: Red Guardian
• MEL: Yelena

The Geeks OUT Podcast: Queer Street – 1994

Geeks OUT Podcast: Queer Street – 1994

In this week’s episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin (@Gilligan_McJew) is joined by writer Daniel Stalter (@danielstalter) as they discuss the new horror movie with queer leads, Fear Street: 1994, mourn the loss of a second season of Lovecraft Country, and celebrate the new year long queer comic initiative

In this week’s episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by writer Daniel Stalter, as they discuss the new horror movie with queer leads, Fear Street: 1994, mourn the loss of a second season of Lovecraft Country, and celebrate the new year long queer comic initiative from Vault Comics in This Week in Queer. 

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN: HBO cancels Lovecraft Country though season 2 would’ve changed the country
DAN: New Fear Street: 1994 movie features queer leads

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: The Tomorrow War, Monster Hunter, Batwoman, Dragging the Classics
DAN: Fear Street: 1994, Drag Race All-Stars, Mare of Easttown

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

Sequel to The Old Guard with original cast begins filming in 2022

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

Pride will continue through the year with new Vault Comics initiative

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

New trailer for Foundation

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

• New trailer for Amazon Prime’s Cinderella musical
• WB is releasing an animated remake of Night of the Living Dead

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TV

• New trailer for Masters of the Universe: Revelation
• Disney+ announces a Loki/Simpsons animated short 
• Pride continues with Disney+’s This Is Me Pride Celebration on YouTube 
• FX’s new Alien series to be set on Earth
• New teaser for the Fantasy Island reboot

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COMIC BOOKS

• Marvel reveals the reason for The Trial of Magneto in the divisive final X-Factor

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SHILF

• KEVIN: Doctor Aphra
• DAN: Jason Solo/Darth Caedus

The Geeks OUT Podcast: Halloween Slaps

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this week’s episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by J.W. Crump, as they discuss the new trailers for Halloween Kills & Shang-Ch and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and celebrate Pride with Loki and the queens of Dragging the Classics: The Brady Bunch in This Week in Queer. 

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN: Image comics ignores #MeToo and give Warren Ellis another shot
J.W.: New trailer for Halloween Kills

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: Battlestar Galactica, Kevin Can Fuck Himself, Marvel Voices: Pride
J.W.: Sailor Moon: Eternal, Tuca and Bertie

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

HBO Max developing Madame Xanadu series

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

Paramount+ announces Dragging the Classics: The Brady Bunch

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

New trailer for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

• First look at the Shazam family in their new costumes
• New trailer for The Suicide Squad 
• New trailer for Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins
• Disney casts Rachel Zegler as title character in live action Snow White
• New trailer for Candyman remake
• New trailer for Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog

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TV

• Latest episode of Loki confirms the character’s bisexuality
• New teaser for American Horror Stories 
• New teaser for Q-Force  
• First look at season 3 of Sex Education
• Hulu renews Solar Opposites for 4th season  
• New trailer for Only Murders in the Building 
• AMC officially orders Interview With the Vampire series
• New trailer for Jellystone

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COMIC BOOKS

• First look at queer horror comic Party & Prey from Steve Orlando & Steve Fox

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SHILF

• KEVIN: Shang-Chi
• J.W.: The Shazam Family

The Geeks OUT Podcast: NYCGaymers Pride School Special

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this special extended edition of the Geeks OUT Podcast taped live during the NYCGaymer’s Pride School Festival, Kevin is joined by Raffy Regulus, as they talk about the significance of hosting a Pride event during Juneteenth, the queer themes of Pixar’s Luca, and celebrate gay parents being introduced on Sesame Street in This Week in Queer.

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN & RAFFY: Pride School Festival & Juneteenth

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: Luca, Genera+ion, DC Pride, Static Shock, DC Represent!
RAFFY: Genshin Impact, Pose, Hellfire Gala/Planet size X-Men!!!

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

New revelations from Harley Quinn EP blow up DC’s stance on Batman’s sex life

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

For Family Day, Sesame Street introduces a married gay couple and their kid

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

New trailer for The Patrick Star Show

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

• New trailer for The Tomorrow War
• A reboot of Blacula is coming
• New Juneteenth message from Nia DaCosta about Candyman

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TV

• New trailer for season 2 of Central Park 
• Disney+ officially orders prequel Beauty & The Beast series 
• HBO Max renews Legendary for season 3

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VIDEO GAMES

• E3 announcements for Nintendo, Xbox, (WarioWare, Super Monkey Ball Anniversary, Smash Character Kazuya from Takken) 
• New Breath of the Wild 2 teaser
• Creator of Five Nights at Freddy’s tries to explain why he gives money to homophobes/transphobes before retiring from development

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SHILF

• KEVIN: Jackson Hyde
• RAFFY: Static

The Geeks OUT Podcast: Be Gay Do Fashion Crimes

Geeks OUT Podcast: Be Gay Do Fashion Crimes

In this week’s super-sized return of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin (@Gilligan_McJew) is joined by Tea Berry-Blue (@teaberryblue) as they discuss Cruella and it’s potential sequel, get excited for an Okoye series coming to Disney+, and get ready for queer wrath month with Marvel’s upcoming Inferno series in This Week in Queer.

In this week’s super-sized return of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by Tea Berry-Blue, as they discuss Cruella and it’s potential sequel, get excited for an Okoye series coming to Disney+, and get ready for queer wrath month with Marvel’s upcoming Inferno series in This Week in Queer.

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN:  The Eisner nominations were announced and disappointing in a number of areas
TEA: First episode from Disney+ confirms Loki is gender fluid

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: The Quiet Place part 2, The Conjuring 3, Cruella, Legendary, Pose
TEA: Cozy Grove, Raya is now free on Disney+

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

Disney+ announces Black Panther spinoff series following Okoye

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

Marvel announces Krakoa will burn in queer rage in Inferno limited series

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

New trailer for Space Jam: A New Legacy

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

• The voice cast for DC’s League of Super-Pets announced
• WB decides Blue Beetle movie & others to premiere exclusively on HBO Max
• New trailer for the Fear Street trilogy coming to Netflix
• New trailer for Free Guy
• New trailer for Reminiscence
• Disney is developing a sequel to Cruella
• Issa Rae cast as Spider-Woman in Spider-Verse sequel

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TV

• New teaser for Masters of the Universe: Revelation 
• First sneak peak at The Sandman
• New trailer for the Gossip Girl reboot/revival
• First look at Batwing in the Batwoman season finale
• Jameela Jamil cast as Titania in She-Hulk
• New trailer for Monsters at Work
• FX announces that Y: The Last Man will premiere Sept. 13
• First trailer for Cuphead
• Teaser for season 2 of The Witcher

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COMIC BOOKS

• DC announces Aquaman: The Beginning limited series starring Jackson Hyde 
• In the first time in 48 years, the Pulitzer refuses to issue an award for Editorial Cartoon

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SHILF

• KEVIN: Loki
• TEA: Hunter B-15 (Wunmi Mosaku)

The Geeks OUT Podcast: Lego My Pride Set

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this week’s episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by Chris Lam, as they discuss the new Pride set being released by Lego, the new trailer for season 2 of Love, Victor and celebrate the return of Tuca & Bertie as our Strong Female Characters of the Week. 

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN:  Breaking a 14 year silence, Billy Porter reveals he’s HIV+
CHRIS: Sara Ramirez has joined the Sex and the City revival

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: Army of the Dead, Pride, Home
CHRIS: Castlevania, Love Death + Robots, Sailor Moon Movie Netflix, Mass Effect Legendary Edition

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

New trailer for season 2 of Tuca & Bertie

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

Lego releases “Everyone is Awesome” Pride set

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

New trailer for season 2 of Love, Victor

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

• New trailer for Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins
• New trailer for Dear Evan Hansen
• New teaser for Fear Street trilogy
• Kevin Feige regrets whitewashing the Ancient One in Dr. Strange
• Disney+ announces Hocus Pocus 2 will premiere next year

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TV

• AT&T merges WarnerMedia with Discovery 
• HBO Max orders My Adventures with Superman & Batman: Caped Crusader
• HBO Max is reviving Project Greenlight with Issa Rae
• New teaser for The Hot Zone: Anthrax
• Disney Channel renews The Owl House for season 3
• Disney announces launching of Onyx Collective

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VIDEO GAMES

• Thot tub streams on Twitch demonitized and then remonitized 
• Katy Perry costars with Pikachu in new music video

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SHILF

• KEVIN: Alucard
• CHRIS: Trevor Belmont

The Geeks OUT Podcast: Bear Week with The Proud Family

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this week’s super-sized episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by Aaron Porchia, as they discuss reliving our childhood with Legends of the Hidden Temple revival, new trailer for Venom: Let There be Carnage, and celebrate Zachary Quinto & Billy Porter voicing gay dads in the revival of The Proud Family: Louder & Prouder in This Week in Queer. 

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN:  Marvel announces a new queer character Somnus
AARON: The CW orders a revival of Legends of the Hidden Temple

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: Greenland, Those Who Wish Me Dead, Snowpiercer, Pride
AARON: Legendary, How I Met Your Mother

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

New trailer for season 2 of Why Women Kill

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

Zachary Quinto & Billy Porter to play gay dads in Proud Family revival

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

New trailer for Venom: Let There Be Carnage

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

• New trailer for Wish Dragon
• Netflix announces sequel to Enola Holmes
• New trailer for The Green Knight
• Regina King will direct an adaptation of Bitter Root comic
• New trailer for The Forever Purge
• Disney announces Jungle Cruise to premiere in theaters & Disney+

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TV

• NBC announces Annie Live!
• NBC cancels The Golden Globes next year
• New trailer for Amazon Prime’s Panic
• New trailer for Solos
• The Ellen DeGeneres Show to end next year
• ABC renews Grey’s Anatomy for season 18
• The CW will expand programming to 7 days this fall
• New trailer for Lisey’s Story
• First look at Masters of the Universe: Revelation

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COMIC BOOKS

• The X-Men Hellfire Gala to lead into the Trial of Magneto
• Sequel to the queer graphic novel Bloom coming 2023

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SHILF

• KEVIN: Shatterstar
• AARON: The Immortal

The Geeks OUT Podcast: MCU Phase 4 the Memories

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this week’s episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by Will Choy, as they discuss Marvel announcing dates and titles for Phase 4, DC’s new Progressive Pride logo, and get excited for #LokiWednesdays in our Clip of the Week. 

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN:  Marvel releases announcing Phase 4 movies and dates
WILL: New trailer for Fast & Furious 9 looks back at the saga

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: Tenet, Pose, Legendary
WILL: Together Together, Infinity Train, Destiny 2

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

Adult Swim announces Tuca & Bertie’s return June 13

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

DC Comics unveils new Progressive DC Pride logo

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

New teaser for Loki which will now premiere Wednesdays starting 6/9

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

• Warner Bros. states that their Black Superman won’t be part of DCEU
• New trailer for Awake
• New trailer for A Quiet Place Part II
• The movie Infinite will now stream exclusively on Paramount+ in June
• ViacomCBS announces Paramount+ will debut a new movie a week in 2022

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TV

• Two regulars won’t be joining The Flash next season
• The CW renews Stargirl & Kung Fu
• New trailer for Halston
• New teaser for season 4 of Stranger Things
• New teaser for Heels
• ABC renews Big Sky for another season
• NBC orders another spinoff of Law & Order: For the Defense
• New trailer for season 5 of Rick & Morty
• New teaser for Pause with Sam Jay
• New teaser for the Rugrats revival
• Ali Wong joins the cast of Paper Girls

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VIDEO GAMES

• CEO’s at CD Projekt behind Cyberpunk 2077 still got huge bonuses

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SHILF

• KEVIN: The Utopian
• WILL: Colossus