We are Lavender Lit Club, a queer book review podcast hosted by Julie Arhelger and Jillian Kurashima. Every month we discuss a book written by queer authors or that takes on LGBT+ themes and features queer and diverse characters. We'll delve into it all: scifi and speculative fiction, thrillers and mystery, poetry and nonfiction, classic novels and emerging writers. Welcome to the club!
In the third episode of Lavender Lit Club we review the cult classic Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown. Despite this novel being one of the first of it's kind, a landmark lesbian coming of age novel, it is full of touchy topics and difficult to accept racist and TERF sentiments. We follow a judgmental Molly Bolt through her youth, the discovery of her sexuality, and her struggle to make it as a filmmaker in New York City. Full of promise and possibility, Rubyfruit Jungle let us down, but we found a lot to chew on with this one and enjoyed diving into it all with this review.
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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 69.21MB - Duration: 37:48 m (256 kbps 44100 Hz)