What the Fangirl
About This Show
What the Fangirl is a weekly podcast about the best and worst in pop culture. We discuss books, TV, movies, film, video games and more, all from the perspective of the average fangirl. Bri and Alex are two ladies who also host The Other Side of the Mirror, a Once Upon a Time podcast, and The Litch Line, a podcast for Orange is the New Black. Official podcast for WhatTheFangirl.Com. Visit our website at WhattheFangirl.com for the accompanying blog, featuring a talented selection of contributors. To contribute, suggest a topic for discussion, or get in touch, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet us @wtfangirlblog and like us on Facebook.com/whatthefangirl.
Most Recent Episode
What the Fangirl #9: CAROL MOVIE: The Big Snub & Oscar Retrospective
01:29 CAROL Introduction – CAUTION, SPOILERS!
04:51 What makes CAROL brilliant as art
15:45 The lesbian content of CAROL contrasted with LGBTQ content of other movies
Essential importance of living your own truth & how the characters do that
30:34 critical reception of CAROL and the ridiculous charge that the movie is “cold”
34:15 Why CAROL was better than FREEHELD, which also had lesbian subject matter
The controversy ignited when Ron Nyswander, who wrote FREEHELD, criticized his own movie
The other 2015 lesbian movie, JENNY'S WEDDING
The struggle to show female & LGBTQ sexuality on screen
42:45 Todd Haynes' FAR FROM HEAVEN & his commentary on the concept of “women's movies” & the repression of the 1950s.
45:15 MASSIVE FAR FROM HEAVEN SPOILERS!!
46:45 FAR FROM HEAVEN & CAROL Oscar snubs demonstrate how “women's movies” and novels are undervalued
48:15 CAROL snubbed. WTF happened??
The LGBTQ connection with ROOM.
56:00 Retrospective on Academy Awards since 1977
56:00 to 1:19:00 From STAR WARS in 1977 to SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE in 1998
1:20:00 to 1:40:00 Starting with AMERICAN BEAUTY in 1999 and ending with 2015 with Oscar's middle finger to CAROL
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