‘Drama Queens Podcast’ Already Feels Like a Safe Space

Cover art for new Drama Queens podcast starring One Tree Hill's Hilarie Burton Morgan, Sophia Bush, and Bethany Joy Lenz
Source: Drama Queens Podcast Twitter

Drama Queens podcast is everything I didn’t know I needed. Oh, ravens. I don’t even know. I don’t know. If you had told me years ago that the One Tree Hill ladies would team up for a podcast, I wouldn’t have believed you.

And the reality is, as of late I kept wanting to write Character and Relationship Deep Dives for these characters, but I thought to myself, I don’t want to do this, I don’t want to support anything Mark Schwann did. I don’t want our page to have new pieces of that show that has hurt these actors I care about.

But the thing is, Drama Queens podcast is reminding us of the fact that these characters belong to the actors, and the fans who loved them. These characters don’t belong to him and they never have. If they’re ready to look back, so are we.

This show shouldn’t be tied to his terrible name. This show should be celebrated for what the actors brought to the table, and the life they have breathed into these characters.

Drama Queens podcast is hosted by Hilarie Burton Morgan (Peyton Sawyer), Bethany Joy Lenz (Haley Scott), and Sophia Bush (Brooke Davis), and it’s already such a damn delight that in an unsurprising turn of events, I’m crying about it.

The leading ladies will be looking back on the show with a rewatch of all 187 episodes, and they’ll be featuring other actors from the show as well. The first episode digs into their audition processes, their friendship, and leaves us with a quote that led me to burst into tears.

“We’re not each other’s competition, we’re each other’s greatest champions.”

Sophia Bush

When I started watching One Tree Hill, I was a 12-year-old watching the series sneakily because I wasn’t allowed to. Now, I’m old enough to look back on how much these characters shaped my teenage years.

And we’re all going to be doing it together with the articles that have been sitting in my drafts.

On a show where women were pitted together, where drama was at the forefront of storytelling, the leading ladies of One Tree Hill are taking back the crown that’s always rightfully belonged to them and reminding us all of the fact that women should always be each other’s champions.

Nothing should ever be a competition with other women, it should be a celebration. In uplifting each other in our respective communities, we grow and thrive into the best versions of ourselves, and I’m so glad we have this moment to look back on alongside them.

Listen to Drama Queen podcasts wherever you get your pod fix, and let’s cry about it together.

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