Episode 5: Nowhere (1997)

Nowhere, the final installment in Gregg Araki’s Teenage Apocalypse trilogy, provides the perfect framework for a conversation about the rise of teen media in the 90s, valley girl linguistics, Baudrillard’s simulacra and hyperreality, and the rich vitality of queer coming-of-age cinema. Plus, Bonnie divulges some personal inspirations from Araki’s filmmaking philosophy. 

Episode 2: Armageddon (1998)

Whether you love it or hate it, Armageddon evokes strong opinions. Join us as we talk about this Michael Bay classic, and discuss the mass appeal of disaster movies, the history of NASA, toxic masculinity, and how this mess got into the coveted Criterion Collection.

Episode 1: Gattaca (1997)

In the premiere episode of Check Your Threading, your hosts, Bonnie and Lauren, discuss the 1997 classic sci-fi, neo-noir thriller Gattaca. An exploration of the themes of human “validity,” genetics, architecture, and the futility of reaching for the stars.