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.
With the first of this month’s Pride-themed films, we discuss The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, including Australia’s LGBT history, queer cinema, and the importance of camp (hello MET Gala theme!), toxic masculinity, and the queering of the road movie genre.
Attack the Block broke genre conventions in 2011, and becomes the basis for our discussion of public housing in Britain (what it means, and why it matters), the tradition of alien invasion in film, the value of genre, and the importance of choosing your weapon.
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.
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.
Bonnie and I have been friends for more than 10 years, and we lived together for more than seven – and in that time, by my estimate, we’ve probably watched 800 movies together. As storytellers, movies have given us worlds to dissect, characters to study and adore, loathe and mourn for, and a panorama of […]