SBG 85: Dawson's Creek with Samantha Aucoin

Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) hang out with actor and singer Samantha Aucoin (@samanthaaucoin) to talk about why the iconic teen drama Dawson’s Creek Should’ve Been Gay. We couldn’t do an episode with Samantha without first chatting about one of our current favorite shows, Syfy’s Astrid and Lilly Save the World! We talk about Sam’s breakout role as Lilly and what she hopes to see in the future for Lilly and Candace’s enemies to lovers storyline. Then, we dive back in time to 1998 to talk about Dawson’s Creek. We all agree on Dawson being the absolute worst and quickly push him out of any love triangles. We take a look at what was actually gay, like the first kiss between two men on tv, and then lament over the disappointing refusal to acknowledge any lesbian characters. You can’t name a character after legendary lesbian Joe March and try to pretend she’s straight, but Dawson’s Creek sure tried to. We talk about how different the show would’ve been if Jen had been allowed to be a lesbian- Abby would’ve lived! We have a lot of ships, even more than the Dawson’s Creek fan website. A world of possibility opens up with the college years episodes, when we get into shipping roommates and reflecting on our own gay college experiences. We know one thing for sure, Dawson’s Creek Should’ve Been Gay. Follow along on Twitter: Lez Hang Out (@lezhangoutpod) and answer our Q & Gay at the end of every episode. Leigh Holmes Foster (@lshfoster) and Ellie Brigida (@elliebrigida). You can also join us on and follow along on Instagram (@lezhangoutpod).

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