Pop Style Opinionfest: The Right and Wrong Way to Talk About Pete Buttigieg

Posted on April 12, 2019


Oh yes, kittens. We went there this week.

Don’t worry. We’re not gonna get all political on your asses. We’re not here to discuss partisan politics or our favored policies. But the candidacy of Pete Buttigieg is historic and as we saw with previous historic campaigns like Barack Obama’s and Hillary Clinton’s, the press and the public are struggling with how to talk about it. We talk about our complicated feelings surrounding the first viable openly gay candidate for President; what it means to us to hear him talk about his perfectly middle-of-the-road gay life, and how annoyed we are with those who would seek to dismiss or disparage his gayness as unimportant or not of the correct kind.

Then, it’s off to the reviewing races! First up: Fosse/Verdon.




This is near and dear to us because we each have a film in our top ten from the Fosse/Verdon oeuvre. We talk about some of the criticisms of the series and we bat around what really worked for us in the first episode and what the show needs to correct if it wants to make the point that Gwen Verdon was a fully equal co-artist with Bob Fosse.

And of course, we have PUH-LENTY to say about last night’s Project Runway and RuPaul’s Drag Race (especially that super-messy Untucked) as a supplement to the reviews of each we posted this morning.

And finally, Tom took 2 hours off from book-writing to go catch SHAZAM!





All the laughter, all the tears, all the opinions we could muster up in the space of an hour (plus). Thank you for all your support, darlings!


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