Thank you to all our patrons for being so patient with us! As your reward, this month’s bonus is an extra-stuffed (nearly two hour) episode about a widely reviled mondo slavery documentary. Jen and Tim are joined by T. of the great Champagne Sharks podcast and we all tackle one tough-to-watch but necessary film.
Jen welcomes special guest Julia Schiwal to discuss a wonderful Thai biopic about a trans woman who becomes a fighter in order to forge her own path.
The movie Julia recommends at the end of the show is Adam barfi (1995)
We’ve unlocked this previously patrons-only episode because abortion access in the US is arguably even more precarious now than it was in 1984, and we believe the dishonesty of media like The Silent Scream needs to be discussed today.
Jen is joined by reproductive justice activist Mellie Macker (@eponawest on Twitter) to dissect the mendacious thinking behind a notorious piece of pro-life propaganda.
Jen and Tim look at a slapdash TV movie with roots in moral panic. Oh and it was also the first feature role for Tom Hanks, wow.
Josh Lewis of the Sleazoids podcast guests to discuss evangelical nightmare propaganda The Burning Hell.
Jen and Tim talk with animal expert Emma Bowers about Roar, which stars 50 or 60 mostly wild animals and a handful of terrified humans.
Jen and Tim welcome back visionary documentary filmmaker Felix Biederman to discuss the most successful Turkish movie of 2006. No, it’s not Turkish E.T.
Jen and Tim welcome a mysterious podcast newbie to praise this magnificent work of queer cinema to the skies. We’re not kidding, you need to watch this movie, and how fortuitous that it’s on YouTube!
Jen and Tim are completely confounded by a lackadaisical sci-fi (kinda?) TV series from the most cursed decade, the 1970s.
Jen and guest Mike Rosen finally get back around to silent classic Häxan, a topic for which Mike is perfectly suited due to his expertise in witch-hunting manuals, proto-MGTOW inquisitors, and torture devices of the early modern period (not joking).