March 16, 2022
It’s the season finale and we’re talking about the wind beneath our wings: FRIENDSHIP. Possibly some tears were shed, and not just about this week’s film BEACHES, starring Better Midler as, well, basically Bette Midler, and prissy Barbara Hershey as her BFF Hillary who dies in a series of large hats and deep breaths on a beach because otherwise how would we explore the depths of their friendship??? Come for our off-key singing and stay for a discussion about how a good friend can change your whole entire life. CW: viral cardiomyopathy ...
March 02, 2022
WE LOVE DIRTY DANCING
Nobody puts Dirty Dancing in the corner. OR DO THEY? This week we have THE TIME OF OUR LIVES discussing everything Baby and Johnny with transgender actress and activist Delia Kropp, but don’t worry, it’s unanimous, Dirty Dancing totally rules. Our kingdom for a summer gyrating around with Patrick Swayze! Join us as we break down the surprisingly woke depiction of class and privilege, white lady activism, abortion, and, le sigh, FIRST LOVE. CW: abortion, gyrating teens ...
February 23, 2022
WOW, DATING WAS ALSO TERRIBLE IN THE 90s!
Take a deep breath and hold it because it’s time for Waiting to Exhale! This movie has the best of everything the 90s had to offer: Whitney Houston! Angela Bassett! Oversized suits! A soundtrack by Babyface! It’s all about Black female friendship and what women talk about when they talk about love. To helps up unpack the fuckbois, this week we’ve got Karen Hawkins (@chiefrebelle), Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Chicago Reader, founder and head rebelle at Rebellious Magazine, and podcaster at Of Course I’m Not OK and Feminist Erotica. CW: drug use, abortion ...
February 15, 2022
RUN, FORREST GUMP APOLOGIST, RUN!
When did it become cool to hate Forrest Gump?? Because way back in 1994 this film won all the Oscars and had people sobbing into their popcorn over Forrest’s love story with the one and only JENNNNNAAAAYYYY. But is the film actually racist? A flippant take on disability? Emotionally manipulative? It’s maybe all of those things and our girl Adrienne is so scared you’re gonna cancel her because she still loves it. CW: war, death, AIDS, drugs use ...
February 09, 2022
CARPE DEEZ NUTZ
Dead Poets Society, a teen drama about conformity versus creativity and the poems of many, many, many, many, many, many long-dead white guys. For a movie this white and this male, we knew we’d need to bring in an expert mansplainer to make sure we understood it all, so today we welcome James Beard Award winner and Chicago Reader food critic, Mike Sula, to talk about the creative life, inspiration, and most importantly, the feelings of white men. Apparently, they have them! CW: suicide Listen on Amazon Prime / Audible Listen on Youtube ...
February 02, 2022
MEN DOING THE VERY LEAST
Who doesn’t want to watch a couple of middle-aged guys get high all day and muck up everything they touch? Well, Adrienne Gunn for one. But Elizabeth promises that the stoner classic CHEECH AND CHONG’S UP IN SMOKE is gonna teach us all about the power of friendship and give us a peek into why she’s our fav fun-loving, wild AF, enneagram 7 bae. This week we welcome Chicago comedian Soli Santos to talk about making comedy while female, party culture, and Cheech Marin’s 100% hot bod. CW: drug use Listen on Amazon Prime / Audible Listen on Youtube ...