Fangirls, let me tell you all about a little show that has come to mean a lot to me. You won’t find it on any prime time slot, on any fancy network, or any television for that matter. This Just Out with Liz Feldman is a web show that came to be a huge source of knowledge & entertainment for little 14-year-old me. Now, it’s back at it to entertain the 21-year-old me. I’m welcoming This Just Out back with wide open arms.
Last month, just about the best thing happened to me. But first, I have to go back and explain some things. In the spring of 2008, I was 14 and on the verge of coming out of the closet. I turned to the internet for support, information, and a sense of comfort when it came to my budding sexuality. In my search for the community I knew I was now a part of, I found Liz Feldman, and her show This Just Out. TJO offered so much that was able to get me comfortable and let me laugh about my sexuality. Plus, I was taught all the inside jokes and information about lesbian counter culture. It helped tremendously in making me feel like I was part of a community. Sadly, the show ended after one hell of a run, and This Just Out was gone from my life all too soon. Until just this past month. This Just Out has returned with a roar, somehow being even better than it was. Episodes are nearly 20 minutes longer, so we’ve got more time for all of our favorite segments, which have all remained in tact. Pretty much, the only thing that has changed about this show, is that the people on it (and in the kitchen) are just a bit older. Feldman’s humor is still as sharp as a tack, with her witty rhetoric regarding lesbians & the gay lifestyle. The best part of the show, of course, is the guests. A lot of the guests in the last 6 weeks of the show’s return have been people who were on in the show’s beginning. It would seem repetitive, but I’m loving it. When those reoccurring guests are people like Sara Quin, Kate Moennig, Leisha Hailey, and Camila Grey, who can complain? However, some new faces have appeared, like stars of Feldman’s new show One Big Happy, and Lauren Morelli, a writer from Orange is the New Black. The new This Just Out has perfectly married old with the new.Whether you’re an old time fan or a new comer, This Just Out is the perfect entertainment. It keeps you up on culture, shows, music, and most importantly, makes you laugh. Really, really fucking hard. Sure, maybe this show has a slim demographic for who it appeals to and who will get the jokes. Sorry, straight people. If you’re a lesbian, though, there is no better show to tune into than This Just Out.
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