Joined by first-time guest Daniela, we ring in the new year with a retrospective look on being stuck indoors, the family drama that comes with it, and insidious respiratory pathogens—and no, we’re not talking about COVID-19. Today’s episode will cover MEXICAN GOTHIC, AKA Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s new hit novel. Tune in for a discussion on colonialism, generational trauma, and femme fatales.
CW: Discussions of incest and sexual assault in relation to the book.
Have a slice of an Americana “classic” this holiday season. Today, we explore Louisa May Alcott’s LITTLE WOMEN, along with the 2019 Greta Gerwig film adaptation. Episode Highlights: A discussion on liberal feminism as an extension of American Protestantism, Team Laurie VS Team Friedrich, and speculations on whether Alcott would be into spite-shipping.
Is Gary Oldman dressed as a vampire the aesthetic to end all aesthetics? Who is more seductive: Lucy in her red lingerie, or the Count with his luscious locks? In this rather silly discussion of Bram Stoker’s DRACULA, we examine the original 1897 novel and the 1992 film adaptation by Francis Ford Coppola, to get to the heart of these burning questions.
Our first NEW recording of 2020 is all about stopping impending doom via the power of love. On today’s episode, we debut our revamped podcast with 1997’s ‘The Fifth Element.’ Discussion highlights include figuring out who is a Zorg fan (or really just a Gary Oldman fan), and a debate on modern sci-fi aesthetics depicting true evil in fiction.
With our last unreleased episode from the 2019 archives, we’re exploring an essential work in the kink and BDSM oeuvre: 2002’s ‘Secretary,’ featuring the only Mr. Gray we would like to see dom. Our focus? The psychosexual nature of Lee’s emotional acceptance, Edward’s control issues, and harassment in the workplace—with a diversion into the quirky, fantastical nature of early 2000s films.
CW: Sexual content, questionable consent, BDSM, self-harm.
It’s Southern-Fried Sapphics hour as we take a waltz back to a late 80’s/early 90’s classic of “just gals being pals.” In 1991’s ‘Fried Green Tomatoes,’ our exploration of the slow decline of American rural communities—and our critique of white liberal feminism—is balanced by our appreciation for food fights as stand-in sex scenes. Bonus highlights include a discussion on fried okra, chicken-fried chicken, and Shi, our resident Canadian, calling LA “the south.”
We’re BACK after a very long hiatus, with a massive discussion on Holly Black’s ‘The Folk of the Air’ series, recorded in late 2019. Local YA experts/return guests Shannon (@McCarterShanon) and Chel (@destiniesfic) help us determine the best use for a snake husband, AKA a “snusband,” plus how many brain cells are shared between Jude and Cardan (the answer is one). Bonus discussion: Pearls are clutched over Taryn.
The Season of the Witch returns, as does our special guest Dr. Hazel Monforton. This week, we talk about the cult horror classic ‘Suspiria’ and its 2018 remake. We also take a blood-soaked dive into its feminine aesthetic and the interpersonal relationships at play in both films.
Bonus Content: Long discussions on ancient witch goddesses, along with a deep, abiding love for Tilda Swinton.
For our 2-year anniversary (and 50th episode) we journey off the well-worn path to cover the much-requested ‘The Company of Wolves’ by Angela Carter—both in short story and film format.
This week, our thirst for unibrowed werewolves knows no bounds. We also dig deep into a discussion on the deeply feminine mythos, modernization, and aesthetic of Red Riding Hood.
Sarah Sahim (@SarahSahim) joins us for our debut Bollywood episode with our coverage of 2004’s ‘Bride & Prejudice’ and 2014’s ‘Khoobsurat.’ Tune in for a celebration of Indian filmmaking, an explanation on how to make a kiss work without showing it, kitchen party lyrics, and how to dance the Garba.