In this episode of The Web of Queer, we review the Torchwood episode Greeks Bearing Gifts, and discuss experiences outside of one’s own orientations.
(Content warning: The review and discussion include mature themes and isn’t appropriate for younger listeners. If Torchwood isn’t suitable for you, then you should probably skip this week’s podcast.)
In our review of Greeks Bearing Gifts, we talk about Tosh and Mary’s relationship, and how unhealthy it is. Given the original plan for Mary to be a male character, how might the relationship have been perceived differently? We also discuss how Jack's description of a previous friendship is transphobic.
(Content warning: This includes some mention of sexual abuse. To avoid this at 1 hour 14 minutes skip forwards 60 seconds.)
In our discussion, we talk about experiences outside of one’s personal orientations. How these experiences might be perceived, and why they don’t change who a person is. How might a short term or long term relationship include such experiences, and why people may be afraid to discuss them?
00:00 Intro and content warning
01:21 Greeks Bearing Gifts review
51:35 Experiences Outside Your Own Sexuality discussion
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Doctor Who In Dub 2010 by Smerins Anti-Social Club