Matt Baume Presents The Enduring Queer Joy of the Golden Girls @ Elliott Bay Book Company 


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📆 Friday, June 21st
7 pm – 8 pm
🎟 Free to attend
📍 Elliott Bay Book Company: 1521 10th Ave, Seattle

It wouldn’t be Pride month without an homage to the four patron queer saints Rose, Blanche, Sophia, and Dorothy, aka The Golden Girls. This year, Elliott Bay Book Company will have local author and queer pop culture aficionado Matt Baume in store for a special Golden Girls-focused Pride month conversation. Baume is a writer, podcaster, YouTuber, and total sweetheart based in Seattle whose work focuses on pop culture history from a queer perspective. 

Last year, Baume wrote the illuminating book Hi Honey, I’m Homo! : Sitcoms, Specials, and the Queering of American Culturechronicling the queer storylines and characters that transformed the American sitcom forever. Vulture named it one of the year’s best comedy books. It also landed a spot on NPR’s Books We Love 2023 list. 

Baume’s Golden Girls-focused talk at Elliott Bay will feature memorable scenes from the cult classic show as he guides the audience through the ways the Golden Girls affirmed queer people, decades ahead of its time. 

The event is free! But BYOC. (Bring Your Own Cheesecake.)

Copies of Hi Honey, I’m Homo! : Sitcoms, Specials, and the Queering of American Culture are available to purchase at Elliott Bay Book Company during the event.

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Sandra Woolf

Sandra is a writer and film programmer currently haunting the PNW. Fueled by iced coffee and love of all things pink (don’t tell the other goths). She’s most interested in finding the sexy dark corners of Seattle.