Episode 6

Debating and Queerbaiting

In this episode of The Lipsticks Podcast, the girls welcome in the new year by getting down to the nitty gritty of...queerbaiting.

Queerbaiting is essentially a marketing technique which creators use to hint at but then do not represent a queer romance, in order to appeal to an LGBTQ+ audience. Here we give our two cents on the subject.

We then discuss the Netflix hit show Bridgerton which has recently come under fire for it’s queer-baiting and explain why this is a bad move. Spoiler alert! The only gay action you’ll see in this series, is in the trailer.

If you haven’t gotten flustered with excitement already, then hold onto your hats, because our Gay Glossary gets to house a new word this week AND one of your hosts has actually been described as this word…

We also shout about a wonderful, talented gay poet in this weeks spotlight section, to stick around to the end to find out who it is and where you can check out their lovely words!

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

Links to resources discussed in the podcast:

The Independent’s Coverage of Queerbaiting in Bridgerton - https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/bridgerton-gay-benedict-netflix-b1780244.html 

Digital Spy’s Coverage of Queerbaiting in Bridgerton - https://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/a34961935/bridgerton-lgbtq-queer-gay-sex/  

Spotlight: Poetry created by - https://www.instagram.com/charlottelunnpoet 

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

Why Didn’t You Tell Me Podcast - https://linktr.ee/whydidntyoutellme 

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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!