Not Your Final Girl Podcast: ‘Gayliens!’

by Brendan M. Allen

Content Warning: This episode’s movies heavily feature themes of sexual assault, and while they are mostly figurative, there is a thorough discussion of those themes.

They’re back, and Candace and Ariel have a Quadruple Feature for you this time. It’s Pride Month, ghouls, and they’ve been dying to talk about all the queer stuff in the Alien franchise.

‘Come along on a journey of gender nonconformity, mommy issues, hyper-capitalism, found family, and of course, penis-headed monsters. If you aren’t already a Ripley 8 x Call shipper, you will be once we’re done here, and you’ll be pleased to know there are 91 tagged fanfics on Ao3.’

P.S. The Stephen King movie whose name escaped both Candace and Ariel is Sleepwalkers (1992).

Movies discussed: Alien (1979), Aliens (1986), Alien3 (1992), Alien: Resurrection (1997)

Song used during the series recap: Hypersleep by Jerry Goldsmith from Alien: Original Motion Picture Score

Show music by Ariel Dyer –

Show art by Brian Demarest:

Comicon thanks Not Your Final Girl for allowing us to premiere episodes of their podcast. The full Not Your Final Girl podcast archive can be found on Morbidly Beautiful’s official website,

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