Like a Virgin

Like a Virgin

A new pop culture podcast with a mix of news, cultural criticism, and comedy through a queer-trans lens, hosted by Fran Tirado and Rose Dommu. Though they are best friends now, Fran and Rose grew up very differently. Fran was a cult-ish, sheltered Christian camp counselor and Rose had a penchant for writing deranged fanfiction. Now they’re both godless heathens taking a look back at the formative classics that popped their cherries and made them who they are. Each week, the show starts off with a breakdown of the week’s pop culture news, then does a deep dive into one cultural object that one of them might be experiencing for the first time. They’ll also invite writers, comedians, activists, and entertainers to help them break it down. Follow @rosedommu and @fransquishco on Instagram and Twitter.

Episodes

June 30, 2022 60 min
  • Pornstar and writer Ty Mitchell joins Fran & Rose to talk about Ryan Murphy’s Obama-era hit musical TV series Glee, which none of them have watched in its entirety
  • Plus: new MUNA, Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis, the latest season of Love, Victor, Madame Web casting news and the Buzz Lightyear movie with Pixar’s first completely forgettable “same-sex” kiss 
  • Pride is over (thank god) but you can still tag our finsta @likeavirgin42069

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    As a gift to the Virgins this Pride 🌈 Fran & Rose are releasing an extra episode every week in June where they catch up about personal things from opposite coasts and tell each other secrets.

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    June 23, 2022 80 min
  • Comedian and TV writer Nori Reed joins Fran & Rose to discuss the acclaimed 2006 film turned most important movie of all time for the gay community: The Devil Wears Prada
  • Can't talk about TDWP without sharing horrifying real-life tales from the trenches of internships in the illegitimate industries of media, fashion and art
  • How the fashion industry has changed in a post-TDWP world, and what the 2022 would look like
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    June 21, 2022 28 min

    As a gift to the Virgins this Pride 🌈 Fran & Rose are releasing an extra episode every week in June where they catch up about personal things from opposite coasts and tell each other secrets.

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    June 16, 2022 61 min
  • At long last, the Housewives episode. Fran & Rose's favorite franchises, seasons, housewives, iconic quotes and taglines
  • What they've been watching: the new Star Wars show, more Ewan McGregor movies, The Sex Lives of College Girls, The Staircase (plus a quick herstory of the True Crime genre), Jurassic Park, Legendary's Dolce & Gabbana flop
  • And listening to: Ctrl b-sides, Christina's Spanish language album
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    June 14, 2022 29 min

    As a gift to the Virgins this Pride 🌈 Fran & Rose are releasing an extra episode every week in June where they catch up about personal things from opposite coasts and tell each other secrets.

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  • Comedian, writer & actor Caleb Hearon joins Fran & Rose to talk about his favorite murderer John Wayne Gacy and other fictional and real gay killers
  • This opens the door to tangents about everything from Garth Brooks' Sasha Fierce-esque alter ego to Lorena Bobbitt's ex-husband's porno to The Silence of the Lambs
  • Caleb actually would rather have talked about Julia Roberts 
  • This podcast is hosted by a gay murderer 
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    June 7, 2022 34 min

    As a gift to the Virgins this Pride 🌈 Fran & Rose are releasing an extra episode every week in June where they catch up about personal things from opposite coasts and tell each other secrets.

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  • Comedian Sydnee Washington of Peak 2000s podcast joins Fran & Rose to talk about Paris Hilton and her groundbreaking show The Simple Life (with Nicole Richie, who was not Paris's first choice)
  • It takes a turn into other leading ladies & chaos agents of 2000s culture and the reality TV genre: Jessica Simpson, LiLo, the Kardashians...
  • Fran, Rose & Sydnee's Senior Superlatives
  • Bimbo idiot culture & fighting girls
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    May 26, 2022 79 min
  • Matt Rogers guest stars in an iconic mashup of the Las Culturistas and Like A Virgin cinematic universes 
  • To talk about: theme parks!
  • Disney! Six Flags! Universal! Dollywood! All of them!
  • Matt’s secret tip for skipping the lines at Universal Studios Orlando
  • Lots of singing!
  • A herstory of misguided ally bops 🎶 from Macklemore to Jewel 🎶 on the occasion of Kendrick’s new release
  • Fran’s favorite show Legendary is back
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    May 19, 2022 68 min
  • Today we’re giving the Virgins what they really want by finally speaking on allll things Lord of The Rings
  • Fran & Rose’s Middle Earth alter egos
  • J.R.R. Tolkien & C.S. Lewis’s gay romance
  • Elf dick + Hobbit hole?
  • Is it Surreal or So Real?
  • Dance Fever, obviously
  • An Into the Woods review
  • The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are Back
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    May 12, 2022 56 min
  • 🚨 There are Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness spoilers in this episode! 🚨
  • Watching WandaVision together sealed Fran & Rose's friendship, so they saw Doctor Strange for Wanda and Wanda only 
  • Multiverses in pop culture: Russian Doll, Everything Everywhere All At Once
  • Cheryl Strayed's concept of the ghost ship, and Fran & Rose's personal multiverses
  • She came on this bitch mad as hell
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    May 5, 2022 58 min

    Fran & Rose are Nicole Kidman stans. Fran was in love from the moment their atheist bisexual bad girl neighbor showed him Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! and Rose’s love for the redheaded witch aesthetic has its origins in Practical Magic. Today’s episode is dedicated to Nicole’s wigs, noses, and iconic performances, her very few flops, and her legacy of representation for beautiful, depressed women everywhere.

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    April 28, 2022 57 min

    This podcast loves a 4 girls trying to find love and make it in the city show, and Girls — despite gestures wildly everything — is no exception. 10 years after its premiere, the girls are rewatching Girls, and Fran & Rose have 2022 takes on everything from Adam & Hannah's role plays to Jezebel's virulent fatphobia. And of course they argue about which Girl each other is.

    Plus, Fran & Rose hadn't watched the ...

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    April 21, 2022 62 min

    The last time queers had real fun watching TV was in 2019, when Gay God gave us Are You The One? Season 8, known officially as the Sexually Fluid season and colloquially as the bisexual chⒶos slut takeover of an otherwise meh reality dating competition. Comedian Honey Pluton joins Fran & Rose to talk about all the cumming, advanced math and ✨growth✨ that occurred on this one-of-a-kind season of unhinged television. 

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    April 14, 2022 65 min

    Like many queer children, Fran & Rose wanted nothing more than to be Dorothy, famously played by Judy Garland in the 1939 hit musical movie, The Wizard of Oz. Like many queer adults, they've figured out that The Tin Man, The Scarecrow and The Cowardly Lion were definitely fucking & sucking while Dorothy was asleep on the Yellow Brick Road. This episode contains many more Wizard of Oz theories, plus takes on everything W...

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    April 7, 2022 60 min

    The Like A Virgin confessional (323-PENANCE) had b2b callers waxing poetic about the early 2000s hit movie reboots of the classic '70s TV series Charlie's Angels starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu. Fran & Rose agree that Charlie's Angels (2000) and its sequel, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), completely changed the world and all art created henceforth. Listen to find out why these movies w...

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    March 31, 2022 62 min

    You came to the confessional booth (aka rang the Like A Virgin hotline @ (323)PENANCE) and now Fran & Rose absolve you with their takes on Showgirls, James Cameron's Avatar, The X Files, Ugly Betty, Twin Peaks & High School Musical.

    Plus, Krisbians lost the Oscars, a post mortem on the Gilded Age, seeing Lost City IRL and how is this season of Drag Race still going?!

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    March 24, 2022 80 min

    In 2003, reality television — and the world — changed forever when model, actress and now-mogul Tyra Banks launched America's Next Top Model (ANTM). This week, Fran & Rose are joined by journalist, social curator & ANTM devotee Tre'vell Anderson to discuss everything ANTM: the good (Miss J <3), the bad (Janice Dickinson), the extreme cringe (Tyra's racism, transphobia, homophobia, colorism, classism, etc.) &a...

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    March 17, 2022 61 min

    Fran & Rose deliver an oral herstory of the iconic actresses from the 1999 beauty pageant mockumentary Drop Dead Gorgeous, including: the original manic pixie dream girl Kirsten Dunst, the biggest movie star who is also a Housewife Denise Richards, politically woebegone Kirstie Alley, Amy Adams, Brittany Murphy, Allison Janney, and more.

    Plus, Grimes' secret baby and new reason to put anti=imperialist back in her bio, a ...

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