002: Xena: A Cultural Icon for LGBTQ+


Airdate: May 2, 2020.

Xenites around the world know the power her yell wielded & the effect the show had on us all. In this episode, Kimberly and Sheila discuss Xena: Warrior Princess and what the show meant to them. The character was only supposed to last three episodes on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. However, once Xena graced the small screen, it was clear she was meant greater things. The spinoff eclipsed Hercules to become a cult favorite that continues to garner fans to this very day. In a time when representation was controlled by corporations, politicians and fear – Xena pushed boundaries and gave us something to hold on to.

If you want to watch the episodes Kimberly & Sheila refer to:

Remember Nothing: Season 2, Episode 2

A Day in the Life: Season 2, Episode 15

The Bitter Suite: Season 3, Episode 12

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Trivia Question:

What oddball genre movie – also with a female lead – became a cult classic TV series on the WB?

Tune in next episode for the answer!