Live from Molcajete Dominguero studios is the creator and star of Undocumented Tales. Armando Ibañez joined us to talk about growing up in Mexico, where he first recognized colorism in the media, and his long journey to becoming a proud, queer filmmaker, which was thanks in large part to the activists of the Undocuqueer movement.
CyC with Lys Perez and Daniel Luna of Functional Series
Myte, Manolo Caro, and Ana Claudia Talancon
Live from Molcajete Dominguero Studios are the stars and creator of FUNCTIONAL the upcoming queer & Latinx webseries! Daniel Luna created a semi-autobiographical series and found his perfect co-star in the talented Lys Perez. Both of these lovely people joined us for an episode about creating the representation you want to see onscreen and the complexities of Latinidad. We also feature a quick but important interview with Manolo Caro, creator of La Casa de las Flores, and Ana Claudia Talancon, who stars in his upcoming film Perfectos Desconocidos! Watch this dramedy starting on January 11th in the U.S.
We are joined in Dallas by the one and only PAT, aka Library Bae. We could think of no one better to accompany our discussion on Alfonso Cuaron's Roma and Children of Men. We discuss the controversies and realities of these films, as well as Cuaron's auteurship and privilege.
Welcome to our long awaited Disney episode! We get into the problematic nature of the queer-coded Disney villain, Brave, colonizers in Pocahontas, and our all time favorite Mulan. Part 2 of this episode will be up on Patreon.com/cycpodcast
On today's episode we talk about our favorite bisexual, Desiree Akhavan the creator and star of The Bisexual! FriedPapita talks about the critically acclaimed The Favourite, and why it maybe shouldn't be? Before all of that we banter about holiday traditions, Myte's feelings about Vox Lux, FriedPapita's future subject Roma, Kevin Hart, and the Golden Globes nominations.
We're kicking off a series of interviews with Henry Barajas, a Tucsonian comic creator and author of La Voz de M.A.Y.O. Tata Rambo. After a fascinating history lesson on the Yaqui tribe, the inventor of abortions, and more, Henry talks about how his interest in comics was spiked and what representation means to him.
On this episode, Myte and FriedPapita recap their busy weekend in LA! Heavily focusing on the short films they viewed at the 4th Annual Central American Film Festival and the screening of Rafiki (2018) at AFI Film Festival. Hear about those experiences and the rough start that Rafiki had in its home country, Kenya.
We are joined in the studio by the queer Latina director of our dreams, Aurora Guerrero! Creator of Mosquita y Mari (the very first film we ever covered) and activist from the Bay, Aurora gives us an insight to her upbringing, inspirations, and filming as an activist with respect and authenticity. She's inspired us for years through her art and now on this episode, which is jam packed with golden advice for POC creators!
On this week's episode we discuss labor! In Bajo La Misma Luna (Under the Same Moon), a mother and son fight (and labor) to be together once more. In Superstore, hilarity ensues as an ensemble of employees deal with workplace drama and wild customers. What do these things have in common? America Ferrera, labor, and Latinx representation!
Happy Halloween! We're a little early to the festivities but our halloween episode is officially an annual event now. This week we're covering the relevant Jennifer's of horror, Jennifer's Body (2009) and J-lo in The Cell (2000). We also give our 2 cents on Charmed (pre-viewing it), cancel culture, and Birds of Prey.
September was a wild month for films and we decided to take a moment and catch up! FriedPapita watched the indie films Lizzie and Colette, which certainly need the boost in attention. Myte covered the blockbusters A Simple Favor and Predator, with a side of Smallfoot (Gina, please get it together.)
Check out NALIP's Latino Media Fest at AMC Century City from October 3rd-5th (Myte is rolling through on this episodes release day!)
Four chapters worth of films and a television series have come of the Purge concept. FriedPapita and Myte get into these horrific and political pieces of media, somehow finding common ground in the b-horror film madness. Their brief and very special guests also discuss gay presidents in this late release of an episode!
This episode is all about the profound and emotional film We The Animals, starring the iconic Raul Castillo. Myte and FriedPapita discuss everything from production and casting to scenes from the book that were altered and cut. The extra long introduction features Myte's hot take on Netflix's Atypical, feelings about Mac Miller's passing, Nike, and more.
On today's episode, FriedPapita covers the 2015 film Viva and all the problems with it that made her turn to Fresa y Chocolate. Myte covers the latest Mexican Netflix original, La Casa de las Flores! Nothing is perfect, but even problematic media can move us forward.
On this episode, sponsored by our Patreon supporter Aaron, we are covering HBO's short-lived series Looking and the film God's Own Country! FriedPapita is joined by Richard, who talks about what Richie and other characters in Looking meant to him. They get into the complexity of gender and problematic views of femininity in the queer community. Follow Richard on Twitter @pontelaspilasss and Instagram @gooodenufff!
Today's lecture is guided by the one and only Babelito of Latinos Who Lunch podcast! Get to know about the inspiration behind the professor's studies and how our world revolves around the colonial period. Then take inspiration from Juana Inés, whose life and story was dramatized on the Netflix series of the same name.
This week is about choices and the power to disobey the rules! FriedPapita covers Disobedience, starring Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz, and Myte covers Faking It, a former MTV show. They get into dealing with religion growing up and their different experiences. Get ready for an episode of non-stop disagreements!
On this episode, FriedPapita covers Hearts Beat Loud starring Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemmons. Myte talks about the new-age novela Mi Familia Perfecta. The cabrona y chingona also get into dealing with the rough news that seems to be coming in on the daily, as well as shows that have helped them see the light as of late.
This week we're highlighting the severely underrated, QWOC writer and director, Dee Rees! FriedPapita covers the 2011 film Pariah, a film that holds a very special place in her heart. Myte covers the critically acclaimed Mudbound, the story of two very distinct families who are bound by shared land. They also discuss QPOC pain in the media and whether or not it still has a place there.
This week FriedPapita covers Atomic Blonde, the queer, lady 007 we've all been waiting for! Myte gets into the AMC series Into the Badlands and all the dystopian greatness that comes with it. Stay tuned for rants on the current state of action movies and more.
On this week's episode we talk to our local webseries and YouTube expert, Cierra Caballero of PopNerdTV! We go into depth on Twenty, The Other Love Story, and the lesbian YouTuber dating drama we've come across.
We're throwing it back just a bit to Myte's time at ClexaCon, where she met Nafessa Williams and attended her panel! Myte talks about how impressed she was with Black Lightning (available to stream on Netflix and officially renewed for season 2, she called it!) FriedPapita talks about her love for Lena Waithe'sThe Chi and why we should all give it a chance.
This very special episode features FriedPapita's amazing mother! They talk about everything from identity, colorism in Mexico and the U.S., and an immigrants experience, to learning English by watching TV and what representation means to a different generation. Myte and FriedPapita catch up on Childish Gambino's This Is America and the Brooklyn Nine Nine renewal!
Myte is joined by John Arrow of TGI Femslash, a gal pals convention, to talk about the Freeform series The Fosters! Myte takes the opportunity to talk about her favorite character, Ximena Sinfuego, and John talks about the amazing representation that Elliot Fletcher, or Aaron, provides for the transgender community. They also discuss ClexaCon and TGI Femslash, two queer as hell conventions. Myte and FriedPapita catch up on Janelle Monae and rant about Dirty Computer for wayyy too long :)
Follow John Arrow on Twitter @Jarrow272 and @TGIFemslash, or go to tgifemslash.com to check out their convention!
We're throwing it back to when Myte and FriedPapita were inhabiting the same space! This week we discussed the impact that Cristela Alonzo had on us while watching her short-lived television series, as well as her amazing Netflix stand up special, Lower Classy. We get really into how classism has affected us and talk about our career feels!
Lady Bird (2017) and Real Women Have Curves (2002)
FriedPapita and Myte go into investiGAYtion mode! Did Lady Bird rip off Real Women Have Curves, are they completely different films, or was it about the lessons we learned along the way? Hang out with Myte at ClexaCon in Las Vegas this weekend! We're on Spotify, now! Don't forget to leave us a review, it really makes our day.
It's another #supportbrownpodcasts crossover! Richard of Songmess podcast joined FriedPapita while in Dallas for an extraordinary episode covering music, identity, campy films, and more! Tune in until the end for a quick update from the cabrona y chingona! Catch FriedPapita at 214 Selena and Myte at ClexaCon in Las Vegas! Watch our Instagram Live on Sunday April 1st around 1-2pm PST.
The Fabrona y Chingona discuss Guillermo del Toro's Cronos and The Devil's Backbone! They talk about how GDT has progressed into auteurship and developed an affinity for sexy monsters. Fidel Murillo is an artist based in Dallas. Find him on Instagram @FidelMurilloArt and on Facebook. If you'd like to listen to our original episode on Guillermo del Toro, become a Cabronas y Chingonas patron at Patreon.com/cycpodcast! Side Note: Find Myte at ClexaCon in Las Vegas to get a sticker and say hi!
Myte had the privilege of having Viva La Round Girls on the show! They talk about the lack of representation for round girls and the sprinkles that they've found throughout the media. FriedPapita calls in for a speed-round of questions.
Myte and FriedPapita are joined by Cordarian to talk about some of their favorite queer heroes that started out on the pages of a comic book. We mainly discuss the Hulu series Marvel's Runaways, but we also get into Black Lightning, The Legend of Korra, X-men, and more. Find out how we feel about changing a character's canonical sexuality, social media, and how television is adapting comics into series'.
It's a #supportbrownpodcasts crossover! De Colores Radio joined Myte and FriedPapita to talk about representation, colorism, the sexuality spectrum, and most importantly - how Myte met Eva. Listen to the iconic Rafa gunshots, Pat opening up about being weird, and FriedPapita's major jealousy! This is the Dallas tea you've been waiting for.
Myte interviewed two more queer and Latinx artists!
First up is Chucha, an Oakland based artist who talks to Myte about struggling to find yourself in the media and how digital media has helped. Chucha can be found on Instagram @La_Chucha and on lachucha.tumblr.com.
Second is Pamela Chavez, a queer, Costa Rican illustrator who is working on her first animated short! They talk extensively about her project, her love for "Viernes Girl" by Aurora Guerrero, and more. Pamela's work can be found on Pamelachavez.com. Both artists were commissioned by GLAAD to create graphics for their Inclusive Screens or Pantalla Inclusiva campaign.
Myte had the pleasure of interviewing Julio Salgado, a queer, Latinx artist living in L.A. They talk about being undocumented and using art as a form of activism, his web series Undocumented and Awkward, and finding himself represented in the media. From Will and Grace to One Day at a Time, we talk about the shows and films that have shaped who we are today.
The sequel to episode 2, "Anything for Elenas" is here! One Day at a Time has stolen out hearts with it's second season. FriedPapita tells us what exactly got the tears flowing and Myte talks about how the second binge made her feel. FYI: we start the episode off spoiler-free and formally apologize for the pronoun struggle.
This week we are covering family! FriedPapita talks about re-watching a childhood favorite, Mi Familia, and what it means to her now. Myte covers the short-lived television series American Family (also known as American Family: Journey of Dreams) and the vast amount of topics it covered in just a few episodes. Of course, we had to bring in some of our own family's experiences, too.
We finally get to say Happy New Year! Kind of. Back in Dallas, FriedPapita and Myte watched the Golden Globe nominated Call Me By Your Name and are now taking the time to review it! Myte pairs this with the long-running show Shameless. This is our second long distance recording (a few pre-recorded eps are coming your way) and we hope it's as enjoyable as it usually is.
This week is about Las Feministas! While talking about the Dolores Huerta documentary and The CW's Jane the Virgin, Myte and FriedPapita get into the complicated nature of non-diverse people creating diverse media. They also discuss having to unlearn anti-feminist values and the struggle of getting a decent education in Texas.
FriedPapita renews her hood card by watching and reviewing the Queen Latifah classic, Set It Off! Myte pairs this with the TNT show Claws, starring Niecy Nash. They also find the value in watching trashy reality television!
In this episode we talk about our Podcasterio Fest experience and try to get into the Christmas spirit. FriedPapita talks about her love/hate relationship with the film Carol and Myte gives a non-spoilery (for once) review of Coco. Bear with us, for this is our first ever long distance recording!
This episode is all about Guillermo Del Toro, the Mexican screenwriter, director, and producer of films. FriedPapita explores Pacific Rim, a higher budget Hollywood film that Del Toro created just a few years ago. Myte dissects Pan's Labyrinth, a more personal project of his that has maintained it's popularity for over a decade.
This week, FriedPapita and Myte banter about Rebelde, the epic telenovela from the mid-2000's! FriedPapita also discusses Joven y Alocada, a film for your queer millennial soul. Myte talks about the Audience Network show, You Me Her, also known as the first polyamorous comedy. They both get into how sitcoms serve as a stepping stone for progressiveness in the media.
We're not ready for Halloween to be over! FriedPapita and (mostly) Myte decided to cover representation in horror films! Starting with the fantastically latinx Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones. Myte also talked about Hush, a film about a deaf woman who fights off a torturous killer. FriedPapita talks about her struggle watching two older films in her least favorite genre, consisting of Sleepaway Camp and Alucarda. Things weren't always so progressive in the media, especially for queer people.
Cabronas y Chingonas are joined by their sister podcast, Not All Millennials! Madame Lazet and Joe help us talk about the magical Cartoon Network show, Steven Universe, and how it provides representation for youth in regards to gender, sexuality, race, and more.
Aaron joins FriedPapita in explaining the four stories within Cuatro Lunas, a film about identity and facing your fears. Myte tells them about the beautiful relationship of Lafayette and Jesus in the show True Blood. They dive into a bit of their experiences in Mexico and find common ground.
Myte and FriedPapita GO OFF about the American Horror Story: Cult premiere! Myte goes over the representation she found within the Asylum and Hotel seasons of the show. FriedPapita shares what Glee (and Brittana) means to her today. This may or may not be a Ryan Murphy bashing.
The Legend of Korra
FriedPapita talks about La Luciérnaga, or The Firefly, another film that will hit you in the feels with a twist on your normal romantic plot. Myte runs through a brief history on queer women in DC and Marvel comics. They also stray from their topics and into The Legend of Korra, a favorite of theirs.
Myte and FriedPapita dive into bisexual representation in the media! Specifically, the Netflix original Gypsy (which has been officially canceled but they don't know that yet) and the film Appropriate Behavior.
Myte talks about the new ship on the block, Kadena, from Freeform's The Bold Type. FriedPapita runs through the 2011 film Circumstance and why it's so important to this podcast.
8. BONUS: SINA GRACE INTERVIEW FOR POPNERDTV
Myte had the pleasure of interviewing Sina Grace for Popnerdtv.com. Sina Grace is currently writing the Iceman solo series for Marvel. We discuss the first three issues, how he deals with the various opinions of the internet, representing religion, and the upcoming issues for the series. The transcribed version of the interview is here.
FriedPapita and Myte rant about horoscopes, cheerleaders, and crystals before going into their analysis of the Thanksgiving episode in Master of None, starring Lena Waithe. They stray off topic and cover their feelings about pride and the Pulse nightclub, but don't worry, it all leads back to this epic episode.
TonyCBear and Cordarian join us for a discussion on the one, the only, RuPaul's Drag Race! Find out what Valentina means to Tony (yes, this was recorded before the Selena comments) and what disappoints Cordarian in the show.
FriedPapita and Myte switch it up this week! FriedPapita recommends the Amazon Prime show I Love Dick and Myte gushes over the 2005 film Imagine Me and You. The lovely intro is courtesy of the audio engineer and FriedPapita having genuinely good time.
FriedPapita and Myte discuss the relevance of The Handmaid's Tale in the current political climate. They also go into depth on the importance of Elena's character in Netflix's One Day at a Time, as well as the show as a whole.
Myte and Fried Papita, longtime interweb friends who bonded over queer media, have joined forces to create a podcast about their favorite television shows and films. In this episode, we briefly discuss 13 Reasons Why and talk about Wynonna Earp on Syfy and the film Mosquita y Mari.