Let’s talk “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.” Actually - let’s not. Because Bryan and Erin hated it so much that they weep for the future. Where my gay and lady characters at? At least we know there’s one new lady character in this crazy, messed up world: Thor! She’s taking care of business and not listening to the haters. Plus singer-songwriter LP stops by to whistle the theme song from Friends and sing us a song! If you ever wanted to see Erin cry behind a dog, you gotta watch.
Ghost the Musical is happening, everyone. So take your Advil and start warning your childhood secretaries that you’ll need a ride. At least, that’s how Bryan and Erin will be enjoying it. Plus, famous soprano Tamar Iveri got herself booted from Opera Australia by being homophobic. Luckily, Jack and Rachel Antonoff are on the show to turn the “Shade or No Shade” tables on Bryan and Erin. What a week!
Summer is here and you know what that means - It’s time for Bryan to trick a bunch of old women into going down the rides at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. And hold on to your hats, because the Pope got caught saying some dumb stuff about women, prompting Erin’s soon to be classic segment: "Dude, C’mon Man You Don’t Get It." Plus, the fantastic Sharon Van Etten is here to conduct a rousing rendition of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat.” You have to hear to believe!
Diana Ross and the Supreme Court have really outdone themselves this time. America’s most crafty “family” business no longer has to pay for employees’ birth control. Congrats, nobody! But it all gets temporarily better because the incredibly handsome and talented Rhett Miller (@rhettmiller) of the Old 97s stops by to talk about how he saw Axl Rose wear a mumu while getting a foot massage and also to serenade us with a song. Check out his album here!
Well, the World Cup is coming to a middle which is very exciting. What’s not exciting are the homophobic slurs being screamed onto the field. But who cares? Not FIFA. Also, Adam Richman from Man vs. Food has lost a lot of weight and even more perspective. Plus, Erin’s an alcoholic and Bryan’s a drug addict. Great week!
This week, Throwing Shade doesn’t make any sense! First of all, Rick Perry compares homosexuality to alcoholism. Then Erin takes a look at how the makers of the video game Assassin’s Creed have the worst and most confusing explanations as to why they don’t include female characters. And finally, the hilarious and smart Sara Benincasa talks to us about Uber, coming out as bisexual, and agoraphobia. Oh, and which Banger Sister are you?
We finally find out why Bryan’s electric bill is so high. Hint: Think “The Banger Sisters” and 85 remotes. Plus Rick Perry throws his ten gallon hat into the ring to defend the Texas GOP’s position on conversion therapy, and the makers of Assassin’s Creed just don’t have time to make a female character. Buckle up, kiddos!
Throwing Shade has gone Global. Kind of. We have the incredible musical stylings of Danish singer MØ, who’s just coming off a sold-out US tour. And Bryan is fresh back from a trip to Mexico! Meanwhile, Erin worked all weekend and found paintings in her bushes. She also goes to Brazil and takes a look at the World Cup’s ridiculous and sexist ads, while Bryan looks at the Texas GOP’s new party platform, which includes a sentence endorsing gay conversion therapy. Turns out, Texas is the most foreign place of all.
Well, Bryan is back from Mexico and he brought with him his best friend Ruth and an army of feral cats. Plus the Texas GOP is taking one step forward, two steps back (MC Skat Kat style) in their party platform language. Luckily guest Mø is here to sing and make everything right again.