Totally Trans: Searching for the Trans Canon

Totally Trans: Searching for the Trans Canon

Hosts Ada-Rhodes Short (activist,engineering academic, trans woman. She/her @the_ada_rhodes) and Henry Giardina (write, critic, trans guy. He/they @punkgroucho) discuss finding trans representation in film, tv, and literature. Twitter & Instagram: @totallytranspod

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May 16, 2021 70 min

In this episode, Henry (@punkgroucho) tells Ada  (@the_ada_rhodes)  why he thinks that Shakespeares Hamlet is totally trans.

You can watch the 1921 Version of Hamlet here (you can turn on English subtitles)

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In this episode, Ada  (@the_ada_rhodes)  tells Henry (@punkgroucho) why she thinks that Andrew Martin from Bicentennial Man is totally trans.

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In this episode, special guest Julian K. Jarboe (@JulianKJarboe) tells Henry (@punkgroucho) and Ada (@the_ada_rhodes) why they think Cameron from Ferris Bueller's day off is totally trans and then they all got really off-topic and talked about teen movies and gender for two hours.

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In this episode, special guest Mx Dee Twenty (@mxdeetwenty + @adcreeps) tells Henry (@punkgroucho) and Ada (@the_ada_rhodes) why they think the party executive and dean of partyology Spuds MacKenzie is totally trans.

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The Dick Clark Interview
The Other Media we Reviewed and Discussed
The AdCreeps Episode about Spuds MacKenzie

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April 18, 2021 59 min

In this episode, Henry (@punkgroucho) tells and Ada (@the_ada_rhodes) why he thinks that Ludo from the 1997 film Ma Vie En Rose is totally trans.

Ma Vie En Rose is currently available to rent digitally in various places and potentially available from your public library!

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April 12, 2021 1 min

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In this episode, special guest Jay Edidin (@NotLasers + @XPlaintheXmen) tells Henry (@punkgroucho) and Ada (@the_ada_rhodes) why he thinks Speed Racer from the Wachowski Sister's 2008 Speed Racer is totally trans.

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Notes Towards a Trans Speed Racer
Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men

Order Jay's "Marvel Snapshots Cyclops" from Books with Pictures or your local comic book shop.

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CN: This book deals with transmisogynistic violence, suicide, miscarriages, and all sorts of heavy shit

In this episode,  Henry (@punkgroucho) and Ada (@the_ada_rhodes) talk about Torrey Peters' new book Detransition, Baby. We start with a relatively short review and then have a very in-depth discussion. 

 
Detransition, Baby is currently available from your local book store.

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In this episode, special guest Mia Moore Marchant (@stoptweetingmia + @CoolestTrans) tells Henry (@punkgroucho) and Ada (@the_ada_rhodes) why she thinks Marceline the Vampire Queen from Cartoon Network's Adventure Time is totally trans.

Check out our annotated watchlist here

Adventure Time is currently on HBO Max.

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Susan Styker's My Words to Victor Frankenstein above the Village of Chamounix
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CN: This episode discusses a LOT of transmisogyny

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In this episode, Ada (@the_ada_rhodes) tells Henry (@punkgroucho) about Phyl Petrillo from the Golden Girls and the episode where she realized the Golden Girls would probably hate her.

You can find The Golden Girls on Hulu

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In this episode, Henry (@punkgroucho) tells and Ada (@the_ada_rhodes) why he thinks that Ratigan from the 1986 Disney film The Great Mouse Detective is totally trans.

The Great Mouse Detective is currently available on Disney+

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In the first episode of season 2, special guest Julia Ftacek (@JuliaFtacek) tells Henry (@punkgroucho) and Ada (@the_ada_rhodes) why she thinks that Jonathan Swift's 1726 book Gulliver's Travels is totally trans.

Gulliver's Travels can be found at your local library.

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March 8, 2021 110 min

Totally Trans Co-Host Henry Giardina goes on Gayest Episode Ever with Drew G Mackie and Glen Lakin

The Golden Girls is beloved by many in the queer community, and for good reason, but the series is not batting a thousand when it comes to LGBT representation. This third season episode features a character who may just be the first trans man character on American TV. It’s… not great, but not wholly a disaster, and writer Henry Giardin...

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March 1, 2021 59 min
In this season break episode, Ada (@the_ada_rhodes) tells co-host Henry (@punkgroucho) about her life and work.

We return for Season 2 on March 22nd.

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February 22, 2021 54 min

In this season break episode, Henry (@punkgroucho) tells co-host Ada (@the_ada_rhodes) about their life and work.

We return for Season 2 on March 22nd.

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In this episode, Henry (@punkgroucho) tells and Ada (@the_ada_rhodes) and special guest Ava Smartt (Instagram @msavasmartt) why he thinks that Alicia from the 1959 Twilight Zone Episode "The Lonely" is totally trans.

Content Notice this episode contains discusses violence towards trans women and domestic violence.

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In this episode, Henry (@punkgroucho) tell Ada (@the_ada_rhodes) why they thinks that The Narrator from Fight Club is totally trans.

You can currently find Fight Club wherever Movies are Sold

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CN: This episode discusses a LOT of transmisogyny 

In this episode, Ada (@the_ada_rhodes) tells Henry (@punkgroucho) about Phyl Petrillo from the Golden Girls and the episode where she realized the Golden Girls would probably hate her.

You can find The Golden Girls on Hulu

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In this episode special guest Ava Smartt (Instagram @msavasmartt) tells Henry (@punkgroucho) and Ada (@the_ada_rhodes) why they think that Lance from the 2008 raunchy teen comedy Sex Drive is totally trans.

Content Notice this episode contains a lot of profanity and lots of older queer people casually using the words D*ke and F*gg*t and contains some really inappropriate clips from Sex Drive.

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January 18, 2021 56 min

In this episode, Henry (@punkgroucho) tell Ada (@the_ada_rhodes) why they thinks that the Anshel/Yentl from Yentl the Yeshiva Boy by Isaac Bashevis Singer is totally trans.

You can find Yentle the Yeshiva Boy on the website for Commentary Magazine where is was originally published in 1962 or at used bookstores or library's if you are lucky

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