SBG 87: Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen with Hannah Rae Leach

Leigh (@lshfoster) and Ellie (@elliebrigida) hang out with Hannah Rae Leach (@hannahraeleach), audio producer, writer, musician, and podcast co-host of Sleepover Cinema to talk about the 2004 musical comedy Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. What is with Disney giving us the literal gayest movies and then trying to pretend they aren’t gay? Lola is incredibly queer. She chose her own name, is incredibly dramatic, and loves Broadway. When she meets Ella, neither of them seem able to summon a single brain cell to have a conversation with each other and just say “hi” back and forth like fifteen times. All of the outfits in this film are very gay (cargo pants and trucker hats anyone?) and one of the first things said about Ella is that she’s “never had a fella”. It honestly isn’t even a question that these characters are gay. Then when we look at the cast, they all have so many connections to other queer media. Lola’s arch nemesis is literally played by Megan Fox; it doesn’t get much queerer than that. We know one thing for sure, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen 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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