Hell Bent For Metal

#87 – The Queer Metalhead Guide To Brookyn Nine-Nine

Episode Summary

The LGBTQ+ heavy metal podcast takes a look at NYPD-based sitcom 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' to discuss its queer representation and how it depicts metal; Blind Guardian epic "And Then There Was Silence" is viewed from a queer angle; and albums from Ithaca, Black Magnet, Funeral Chic, Chat Pile and Yatra go in the HCGB jukebox.

Episode Notes

Hell Bent For Metal takes a look at Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the US sitcom based in the 99th precinct of the New York Police Department, to analyse how the show handles queer representation and LGBTQ+ issues, and also discusses how being a metal fan can affect the way someone could view it – including how metal is represented in the show itself. Plus there's an origin story for one of HBFM's [stolen] running gags.

This week's Camp Classic is 'And Then There Was Silence', the epic song about the fall of Troy by legendary German power metallers Blind Guardian. And while there's the entirely predictable chat about how the song's camp as tits (which you already guessed), there's some rather more deep-and-meaningful reasons it's relatable to from a queer perspective.

Plus the Hate Crew Gaybar has no less than five albums for the jukebox this week, as They Fear Us by Ithaca, Body Prophecy by Black Magnet, Roman Candle by Funeral Chic, God's Country by Chat Pile, and Born Into Chaos by Yatra all going in. It's a bumper crop, but a more streamlined way of discussing them to go with it.

All in all, it's a far more cheerful show than #86.