Episode 55: Here's Looking at You

Hello and welcome to This Week in Ladies!

Here's what we've got on tap for you this week:

  • This Week in Comics
    Squirrel Girl #7, A-Force #2, Saga #30, A-Babies vs. X-Babies #2, We Stand on Guard #1, and Papergirls preview | Our two biggest comics this week both came from Brian K. Vaughan -- Saga, which just wrapped up another arc and got Allison thinking about how parenthood changes people or doesn't, and We Stand on Guard, which got Becca thinking about how great Canada is. We also talk very briefly about Friday night's Eisner Awards and give a quick update about Rat Queens.
  • This Week in the Book Report
    Self-Published Kindle Erotica | We each read niche self-published Kindle erotica and report back for your listening pleasure. Let's just say it was character building. If you're interested in self-published erotica (even with an author who's somewhat condescending toward his audience), check out this fascinating Cracked article on how the sausage is made. (That pun was unintentional, but I feel like I can't take it back now. ~B) 
  • Magic Mike XXL and the Female Gaze
    So, typically we'd spend this episode talking about Real Ladies, but we had some grown-up woman shit to discuss this week. Magic Mike XXL was everything we hoped Magic Mike would be and more. Forget Mad Max: Fury Road, this might be the most feminist movie of the year. Check out this interview with the movie's choreographer ("You really have not seen a dolphin dive until you've seen Joe Manganiello do one"), read a feminist argument for Twilight, Mo Ryan on being a "sexual scavenger," and, though we didn't mention it in the show, read Mallory Ortberg on what she knows about female desire, which is pretty much everything.
  • This Week in Ladies Recommends
    A: The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton
    B: Catastrophe starring Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan

Thanks for listening!