Like a Virgin

A new pop culture podcast with a mix of news, cultural criticism, and comedy through a queer-trans lens, hosted by Fran Tirado and Rose Dommu. Though they are best friends now, Fran and Rose grew up very differently. Fran was a cult-ish, sheltered Christian camp counselor and Rose had a penchant for writing deranged fanfiction. Now they’re both godless heathens taking a look back at the formative classics that popped their cherries and made them who they are. Each week, the show starts off with a breakdown of the week’s pop culture news, then does a deep dive into one cultural object that one of them might be experiencing for the first time. They’ll also invite writers, comedians, activists, and entertainers to help them break it down.  Follow @rosedommu and @fransquishco on Instagram and Twitter.

01:00:02 2022-06-30
Pornstar and writer Ty Mitchell joins Fran & Rose to talk about Ryan Murphy’s Obama-era hit musical TV series Glee, which none of them have watched in its entirety Plus: new MUNA, Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis, the latest season of Love, Victor, Madame Web cas...
00:31:33 2022-06-28
As a gift to the Virgins this Pride 🌈 Fran & Rose are releasing an extra episode every week in June where they catch up about personal things from opposite coasts and tell each other secrets. tag our finsta @likeavirgin42069 See omnystudio.com/listen...
01:20:28 2022-06-23
Comedian and TV writer Nori Reed joins Fran & Rose to discuss the acclaimed 2006 film turned most important movie of all time for the gay community: The Devil Wears Prada Can't talk about TDWP without sharing horrifying real-life tales from the trenches o...
00:28:19 2022-06-21
As a gift to the Virgins this Pride 🌈 Fran & Rose are releasing an extra episode every week in June where they catch up about personal things from opposite coasts and tell each other secrets. tag our finsta @likeavirgin42069 See omnystudio.com/listen...
01:01:15 2022-06-16
At long last, the Housewives episode. Fran & Rose's favorite franchises, seasons, housewives, iconic quotes and taglines What they've been watching: the new Star Wars show, more Ewan McGregor movies, The Sex Lives of College Girls, The Staircase (plus a q...
00:29:39 2022-06-14
As a gift to the Virgins this Pride 🌈 Fran & Rose are releasing an extra episode every week in June where they catch up about personal things from opposite coasts and tell each other secrets. tag our finsta @likeavirgin42069 See omnystudio.com/listen...
01:02:52 2022-06-09
Comedian, writer & actor Caleb Hearon joins Fran & Rose to talk about his favorite murderer John Wayne Gacy and other fictional and real gay killers This opens the door to tangents about everything from Garth Brooks' Sasha Fierce-esque alter ego to Lorena...
00:34:01 2022-06-07
As a gift to the Virgins this Pride 🌈 Fran & Rose are releasing an extra episode every week in June where they catch up about personal things from opposite coasts and tell each other secrets. tag our finsta @likeavirgin42069   See omnystudio.com/li...
01:05:47 2022-06-02
Comedian Sydnee Washington of Peak 2000s podcast joins Fran & Rose to talk about Paris Hilton and her groundbreaking show The Simple Life (with Nicole Richie, who was not Paris's first choice) It takes a turn into other leading ladies & chaos agents of 20...
01:19:56 2022-05-26
Matt Rogers guest stars in an iconic mashup of the Las Culturistas and Like A Virgin cinematic universes  To talk about: theme parks! Disney! Six Flags! Universal! Dollywood! All of them! Matt’s secret tip for skipping the lines at Universal Studios Or...
01:08:29 2022-05-19
Today we’re giving the Virgins what they really want by finally speaking on allll things Lord of The Rings Fran & Rose’s Middle Earth alter egos J.R.R. Tolkien & C.S. Lewis’s gay romance Elf dick + Hobbit hole? Is it Surreal or So Real? Dance Fever,...
00:56:24 2022-05-12
🚨 There are Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness spoilers in this episode! 🚨 Watching WandaVision together sealed Fran & Rose's friendship, so they saw Doctor Strange for Wanda and Wanda only  Multiverses in pop culture: Russian Doll, Every...
00:58:50 2022-05-05
Fran & Rose are Nicole Kidman stans. Fran was in love from the moment their atheist bisexual bad girl neighbor showed him Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! and Rose’s love for the redheaded witch aesthetic has its origins in Practical Magic. Today’s epis...
00:57:22 2022-04-28
This podcast loves a 4 girls trying to find love and make it in the city show, and Girls — despite gestures wildly everything — is no exception. 10 years after its premiere, the girls are rewatching Girls, and Fran & Rose have 2022 takes on everything...
01:02:47 2022-04-21
The last time queers had real fun watching TV was in 2019, when Gay God gave us Are You The One? Season 8, known officially as the Sexually Fluid season and colloquially as the bisexual chⒶos slut takeover of an otherwise meh reality dating competition....
01:05:12 2022-04-14
Like many queer children, Fran & Rose wanted nothing more than to be Dorothy, famously played by Judy Garland in the 1939 hit musical movie, The Wizard of Oz. Like many queer adults, they've figured out that The Tin Man, The Scarecrow and The Cowardly Lio...
01:00:41 2022-04-07
The Like A Virgin confessional (323-PENANCE) had b2b callers waxing poetic about the early 2000s hit movie reboots of the classic '70s TV series Charlie's Angels starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu. Fran & Rose agree that Charlie's Angels (...
01:02:38 2022-03-31
You came to the confessional booth (aka rang the Like A Virgin hotline @ (323)PENANCE) and now Fran & Rose absolve you with their takes on Showgirls, James Cameron's Avatar, The X Files, Ugly Betty, Twin Peaks & High School Musical. Plus, Krisbians lost ...
01:20:18 2022-03-24
In 2003, reality television — and the world — changed forever when model, actress and now-mogul Tyra Banks launched America's Next Top Model (ANTM). This week, Fran & Rose are joined by journalist, social curator & ANTM devotee Tre'vell Anderson to di...
01:01:15 2022-03-17
Fran & Rose deliver an oral herstory of the iconic actresses from the 1999 beauty pageant mockumentary Drop Dead Gorgeous, including: the original manic pixie dream girl Kirsten Dunst, the biggest movie star who is also a Housewife Denise Richards, politi...
01:06:41 2022-03-10
Fran & Rose's IRL viewing of The Batman not only inspires takes on Zoe Kravitz's stiletto parkour and Robert Pattinson's emo vibes, but sends them into their feelings about Bat-thems and Catwomen of yesteryears. Plus, Lexi's play, the agony of a double s...
01:03:45 2022-03-03
"The only thing gayer than gay sex is the anticipation of gay sex." -Fran Tirado, 2022 With gay sex in mind, Fran, Rose & our special guest and anime expert JP Brammer delve into the world of anime — from Neon Genesis Evangelion to Naruto to everyone's...
01:05:06 2022-02-24
Rose flexes her virginity as a person who hadn't until recently seen the 2009 psychological thriller Obsessed starring Beyoncé Knowles, Ali Larter and Idris Elba. Seasoned viewer Fran expands the conversation to talk about wtf was happening in other erot...
01:03:52 2022-02-17
A quarter of a century ago, an album was released and the world was never the same. That album is Alanis Morissette's yodel-packed Jagged Little Pill, and on this episode, Fran & Rose get into its wrath, lyrical genius and importance in the gay canon with...
01:11:42 2022-02-10
Like A Virgin celebrates Valentine’s Day with Rose forcing Fran to watch a movie not about love or romance, but about a meek woman being coerced into a quasi-kinky relationship by a very rich man that she loves for no apparent reason. Of course we are t...
01:15:24 2022-02-03
In every generation there is a Virgin — the kind who hasn't until very recently seen turn of the millenium hit TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer. This week, That Virgin is Fran, and this week, Fran gets inducted into Buffy fandom by superstans Rose and...
01:12:46 2022-01-27
There are numerous ways to rank the numerous, painstakingly-intertwined movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and on today's show, Fran & Rose bravely tackle many such hierarchies with comic book nerd and comedian Joel Kim Booster. Including: whi...
01:09:05 2022-01-20
Fran & Rose are musical theater girls. They're in recovery, but that doesn't mean they won't still passionately debate who is responsible for a lapse in believability in the latest movie adaptation of West Side Story. Is it the director Steven Spielberg? ...
00:58:52 2022-01-13
If you’re a regular listener of this podcast, you might be able to guess that Rose has always liked scary movies and Fran has embraced them gradually after decades of being terrified of anything with a whiff of brujería. Now, both love the seminal 1996...
01:15:20 2022-01-06
At its purest, this podcast trafficks in the kind of art that requires sustained evangelizing to ensnare a new fan. Works of art so maligned, so… memed that it’s difficult to tell on first watch if true fans like it earnestly or ironically. Rose has b...
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