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Three film grads (, , ) analyze the Hades out of Xena: Warrior Princess.

The power, the passion, the podcast!


Aug 14, 2017

This week on XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST, we’re here to protect wimps and kick the crap out of jerks! Vera, Katie, and Livy are talking about the sweet, thematically rich post-Rift episode 3x14 “Forgiven,” in which baby Shiri Appleby sports a horrible mullet and bites off Gabrielle’s ear and yet still somehow manages to be lovable. We discuss whether young sidekicks are important audience surrogates or just plain annoying, Gabs as the bad cop, Xena’s mysterious punk phase, the difference between telling and showing, and the many paths to forgiveness. Speaking of forgiveness, 3x15 “King Con” needs a lot of it, because it is very bad and very heterosexual. We chat about the Bechdel Test, Gabrielle’s hobbling, how much punishment does it take for us to care about Joxer, and Lucy Lawless’s open-mouthed kissing style. (Hey, It’s still better than “Ulysses.”)

The power, the passion, the podcast!





Vera: (@hollywoodgrrl)

Katie: (@katetocci)

Livy: (@PonderousLivy)