This week we talk about what every straight woman apparently wants: a gay best friend. But why?

Why do straight women seem to love gay men? Online slash communities tell us that women can fetishize gay relationships to the point of contacting real people associated with the characters they so desperately ship. Real person slash, anyone?

There’s implications and some real backlash to shipping real people, which we dig into, along with why poorly written female characters might be the driving force behind m/m.

Could slash be a fantasy of equality in a relationship? Just a fantasy of the “taboo”? You decide and we discuss on this shippy, maybe squicky episode of The Coven podcast.

Hosts: Daley Wilhelm, Sarah James, Matthew Yapp

Logo by: Meghan Duffy and Daley Wilhelm

Music by: Jack McGinnis

Edited by: Daley Wilhelm

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