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Alison Bechdel

Leah talks about the cartoonist who took her lesbian life and turned it into a New York Times Bestseller, a Tony award-winning musical, and a famous movie test. There is much more to Alison Bechdel than the Bechdel test. 

Show Notes & Extras

  • We’re recording in the library!!!!
  • The gal-pals this month are Dr. Leah Leah, Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris and Kerra Wagener.
  • Kerra has already talked about “The Alphabet Soup” and Bonnie already talked about Hannah Gadsby, and Katie talked about Glennon Doyle
  • Get to know you question: favorite gay couple?
  • BOOKS Charity & Sylvia (Gal’s Guide Library) Eleanor and Hick (Gal’s Guide Library)
  • Leah’s 1 Cool LGBTQ+ Thing is Alison Bechdel
  • Awards won
  • She was on The Simpsons! (link in the videos section)
  • College Life
  • Comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For
  • Fun Home: A Family Tragic Comic
  • Broadway!
  • Winner of 5 Tonys
  • Are You My Mother? (Gal’s Guide Library)
  • Bechdel Test: Does the film have two named women who talk to each other about something other than a man? Pass or Fail. (
  • 2020 Oscar Quiz
  • Backlash
  • Is Alison proud of the test?
  • Warner Brothers problem
  • Next month is Cartoon month!



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What if you could only share 1 cool thing about a topic? Would it be about ancient history? Would it be breaking news? Would it be safe for work? A group of gals gathers to present to you one cool thing on topics like painting, gaming, movies, music and more.

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