MK217: She’s a Natural Memer (Super Bowl: Commercials, Shakira/JLo, Jay-Z & Beyonce, NFL, Major League Out Sports Stars, Black Queer Music Trailblazers, Lil Nas X, Documentaries: Taylor Swift & Aaron Hernandez)

Episode 217

7th February 2020

We break down everything Super Bowl: J-Lo & Shakeria’s shows topping halftime routine, the queer baited rainbow capitalist commercials, Jay-Z and Beyonce participating in the problematic NFL yet sitting out the national anthem. Taylor Swift’s documentary may have us recounting our ‘basic’ statements thrown her way. Our own half time show looks at Queer Black music trailblazers. Back to sports we look into major league out gay sports stars. Plus Lil Nax X, Aaron Hernandez documentary, Kylie vs. Madonna.

Episode notes

Comedian Cole Steffensen of Sports for Gays and Curious Straights is here to help us understand all things Super Bowl! Especially that halftime routine! OMG JLO and Shakira shut it down, they got a little political, but was it enough? Speaking of getting political, Taylor Swift’s documentary may have James walking back some of his ‘basic’ comments thrown in her direction in past episodes. The Super Bowl commercials catered, once again, to rainbow capitalism- but isn’t it nice just to be included? And were these commercials directed by M. Night Shaymalan because they were: WEIRD. We unpack the problematic nature of the NFL (and there’s a lot to unpack here between the Colin Kaepernick, the PSA with mothers who lost kids to police violence, Jay-Z’s involvement,  but then again he and Bey sat out the national anthem. The generational divide is shown where Cole has to explain to James who grammy award winner Lil Nas X is. 

We have our own Super Bowl halftime show where James walks us through Influential Queer musician trailblazers that have influenced modern day music- from Sylvester toMa Rainey and more! 

Did a gay athlete invent the hi-five? The tables turn as Cole Puts James in the hot seat Quiz Korner as it’s back to SPORTS! Cole learns us about out gay sports stars in major league American sports, and right in line with Black History month they happen to be Black! (Don’t worry it’ll get really gay again as we take a break to debate Kylie vs. Madonna). Also, the Netflix Documentary ‘Inside the Mind of Aaron Hernadez’. Side bar: can we just stop with football and all drool over Rugby? 

 

LINKS:

8 Black Queer Musical Trailblazers 

Minority Korner Black Queer Music Trailblazers Playlist

Sign the Equality Act Petition courtesy of T-Swift

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IG: @coleorwhatever, TW: @colesteffenson

Sports for Gays: @sportsforgays

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Are you easily confused by terms like cultural appropriation, cisgender, toxic masculinity, twunk, queer, black girl magic, and woke? Or maybe you’re tired of explaining terms like these and you need a community that gets you! Welcome to Minority Korner, where we take an introspective look at the world. through an intersectional lens. Join James: a queer, political, comedian, self proclaimed, sexy blerd (that’s Black Nerd) and each week he’s joined in the Korner by another fabulous minority tackling pop culture, the news, media, and history all with a little self care, and self love sprinkled throughout! It’s time to Learn, Laugh, and Play, right here at Minority Korner- because together: we’re the majority!

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