Hello and welcome to This Week in Ladies!
Here's what we've got on tap for you this week:
- This Week in Comics
Original Sins #5, Ms. Marvel #7 and Captain Marvel #6 | "Original Sins" opens the door for a new Young Avengers series (yes, please!), "Ms. Marvel" brings back a TWiL favorite trope with Wolverine reluctantly mentoring a teenage lady hero, and "Captain Marvel" "turn[s] the white savior complex on its ear." We also discuss the upcoming Spider-Woman solo title, which we want to be excited about, but... (See what I did there? Butt/but pun. Classy.)
- This Week in the Book Report
In keeping with the adaptation theme of our last couple of episodes, Becca reviews the new adaptation of If I Stay by Gayle Forman, which she had the opportunity to see early, courtesy of Penguin Teen and Forever Young Adult. Have tissues handy.
- I Would Never (Have Sex With You): Mixed Gender Friendships
In our main segment this week, we talk about mixed gender friendships in popular culture. We air some of our grievances about the portrayal of the male-female friend dynamic and cite some of our favorite examples of this relationship. Tell us: who do you think is a better opposite sex friend for Harry: Hermione or Luna?
- This Week in Shit You Should Be Listening To
Last night, we had the pleasure of seeing comedy duo Garfunkel & Oates live at the House of Blues in Houston, TX. (Check out the video evidence.) We recommend their entire discography, but in particular "Pregnant Women are Smug" (Becca's pick) and "Go Kart Racing" (Allison's pick).
Thanks for listening!