Episode 4

Christmas Special 2020

In this festive edition of The Lipsticks Podcast, Sarah and Jess are on a mission to make the Yuletide gay!

We chat about the new film, the Happiest Season, a festive romcom which features a lesbian couple as the main characters. We talk about our expectations of the film vs what we actually thought after watching.

Following complaints against James Corden’s performance in the Netflix film, The Prom, the topic up for debate this week is all about gay representation on screen. We give our thoughts on stereotyping and ask the question, “Should straight actors play gay characters?”

Plus we have a few nice words to dish out during our weekly Spotlight, where we give a shoutout to someone doing awesome things for the LGBTQ+ community - from artists and charities, to businesses and bloggers.

We're wishing you all a wonderful Christmas. Stay safe, be kind, and thank you for listening x

Spoiler alert! This podcast may contact traces of giggling, northern accents, sarcasm and gay references.

Links to resources discussed in the podcast:

The Independent coverage on The Prom - https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/james-corden-the-prom-gay-straight-b1764965.html 

If you’re looking for LGBTQ+ Christmas movies - https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/christmas-ideas/g34904564/lgbtq-christmas-movies/

If you’re looking for LGBTQ+ Christmas songs (there are a few here) - https://www.nme.com/en_asia/features/the-best-new-christmas-songs-of-2020-robbie-williams-liam-payne-2832548 

Lipsticks Podcast Spotify Playlist - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/68fPuoYOxaPqr71ZLiWrbE?si=PxaBx0yfTHaXOASzLnvB7g 

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Jess Peace

Ey up 👋

My name is Jess and I co-host The Lipsticks podcast. Incase you were wondering, I am attracted to men and women. Bi-five, anyone?

I'm a proud Yorkshire lass who loves the countryside and a brew. I'm also fond of books, music, pasta, travelling, whiskey and writing (not necessarily in that order!)

Thanks to my background in Journalism, I'm used to being the one who gets to ask the questions, not answer them! So this should be interesting...
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Sarah McDowell

Hello! What do I say about myself? Never know what to write on these things, here goes nothing...

So, my name is Sarah and I am one of the co-hosts of this podcast! I also co host another podcast, called SEO SAS - for anyone who enjoys SEO?

Anyway, I would identify myself as a lesbian and I suppose would say I was late to the 'gay game' - so to speak. I didn't realise I was gay until I was around 23, wasted time at Uni I know!

I enjoy discussing all things LGBTQ+ and just chatting in general to be honest. Apart from that I enjoy all the normal things like coffee, gin, travel, live music, going on walks... sounding like my Tinder profile, so I am gonna stop!