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What the Fangirl
102 minutes | Jan 19, 2016
What the Fangirl #9: Carol, 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 1:41:00 Contact us on whatthefangirl.com and support us at Patreon.com We have launched a Patreon, so that we can make our podcasts and website better AND begin paying our contributors! Please visit us to learn more, at https://www.patreon.com/whatthefangirl?ty=h This podcast is part of the What the Fangirl podcast network - visit at http://whatthefangirl.com
59 minutes | Sep 8, 2015
What the Fangirl # 8 – Goodbye Summer of 2015: Wayward Pines, Bojack Horseman, Another Period, Spy, Prez and More!
What the Fangirl # 8 – Goodbye Summer of 2015: Wayward Pines, Bojack Horseman, Another Period, Spy, Prez and More! September is here and so is our summer wrap-up! Discussing our summer TV guilty pleasures, including Wayward Pines, The Astronaut Wives Club, Bojack Horseman, Another Period and Lifetime's A Deadly Adoption. In movies, we review Melissa McCarthey's Spy, discuss the offbeat career choices of Kristen Wiig and chat about the Ghostbusters reboot. And we review TV Land's newest show, Impastor, which we hated. We also recommend DC's Prez (comic), Meg Wollitzer's The Interestings, The Madman's Daughter, No Mercy (comic) and Invasion of the Tearling, and share our opinions about all the upcoming Live Action Disney movies. All this and a special welcome from Once Upon a Time's Ursula, Merrin Dungey, as we bring on the fall!
78 minutes | Jul 21, 2015
What the Fangirl # 7 - The Unbreakable Lois Lane, Interview With Gwenda Bond
In this episode we are talking about Lois Lane and Kimmy Schmidt. We talk with Gwenda Bond, author of Lois Lane Fallout, about her new young adult novel, Lois Lane: Fallout. (Only mild spoilers!) We discuss the book, CBS' Supergirl, and what Gwenda is reading and watching. And we talk with Rebecca Johnson about the modern heroine that is Kimmy Schmidt and what makes the Netflix show funny. (Many spoilers!) Rebecca is also one of the hosts of the podcast Supergirl Radio,which explores the mythos behind Supergirl on the page, big screen and TV. Time Stamps 01:46 Interview With Gwenda Bond about Lois Lane: Fallout 29:52 Interview with Rebecca Johnson about The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 1:17:00 Emmy discussion Notes: We discussed the following great books on this episode. Buy them today through our affiliate links and help support this podcast! By Gwenda Bond Blackwood The Woken Gods Girl on a Wire Lois Lane: Fallout By Margaret Stohl Black Widow: Forever Red By Laura Ruby Bone Gap By Martha Brockenbrough The Game of Love and Death By Nova Ren Suma The Walls Around Us
79 minutes | Jun 11, 2015
What the Fangirl #6 - Remakes, Revivals and Reading
This week we are talking about remakes, reboots and sequels in TV and film. We debate the reasons behind the trend and discuss whether there is any hope for the movie industry. (Alex says no, Bri thinks there might be!) Then we turn our attention to television, where we briefly discuss Glee's series finale and spot some new trends in series-enders. We revisit the ending of How I Met Your Mother and examine how we feel about it one year later. Finally, Bri updates us on the state of Young Adult fiction and Alex talks about what she is reading. See topics and specifics below! Time Stamps 30s-2:39 NBC's reboot of Coach 2:40-3:40 X-Files 3:40-4:58 Twin Peaks 4:58–5:20 What We Want Revived 5:30-8:30 Fast and Furious: why are there 7 sequels and plans for 4 more (caution, Alex has lots of opinions!) 8:30 -10:35 Bri explains movie marketing in the 21st century to Alex, using Furious 7 and Paul Blart Part 2 10:35-12:50 How franchises transfer power from movie stars and back to studios and producers 12:50-17:00 Biopics and indies like American Sniper and Foxcatcher still exist but... 17:00-20:00 Do not remake classic movies ever! 20:00-22:35 Disney live-action adaptations of their animated features 22:35-24:00 NBC's The Wiz 24:00-25:35 Jurassic Park 5 25:35-33:30 Ghostbusters, The Last Unicorn, Star Wars 33:00-34:45 “I want my soaps revived!” 34:45-36:45 Do indie movies have a future? 36:45-38:20 Vacation 38:20-47:00 Following Up on Glee's Demise and Wish Fulfillment Finales (Also includes discussion of Parks & Rec, Sopranos, Parks & Recreation, St. Elsewhere, Seinfeld, Friends and more) 47:00-:11:00:44 Revisiting the end of How I Met Your Mother 1:00:45s -1:16:00 Books! Including Rival (Sarah Bennett Whealer), Fangirl (Rainbow Rowell), American Wife (Curtis Sittenfeld) and trends in Young Adult lit. 1:16:00 to End - We recommend Hulu's Mascots and the movie Camp Takota, now streaming on Netflix.
71 minutes | Mar 22, 2015
What the Fangirl #5 - What's in a Name? Dr. Seuss, Harper Lee, and Arthur Conan Doyle and Bad TV Titles
This week we are talking about what's in a name. First it's book talk, as we delve into new books by Harper Lee and Dr. Seuss as well as a new story featuring Sherlock Holmes. Bri analyzes the enduring popularity of the Seuss name. We talk about the issues surrounding publication of Go Set a Watchman and the mysteries and myths about Harper Lee. Finally, we have some fun with a previously unknown “fanfic” from the early 20th century that purports to be written by Arthur Conan Doyle. In television, we talk about how series names can make or break TV shows. Several networks, particularly ABC, have hurt their shows by using irony or jokes that turn off viewers. We go through some of the worst offenders and talk about how they do or do not live up to their names. We finish by identifying some of the best titles on TV. Time Stamps 01:15 What Pet Should I Get 06:00 To Kill a Mockingbird 17:00 The Mockingbirds YA Novel 19:30 Shirley Jackson's The Lottery 21:30 Sherlock Holmes 28:00 Bad Name / Fresh Off the Boat 33:30 Trophy Wife 38:00 The Good Wife 40:30 Don't Trust the B 41:20 Cougar Town 42:00 Blackish 46:00 Happy Endings 49:00 Bunheads 52:00 Younger 58:40 Playmakers 01:00:00 Shows with great titles: Orange is the New Black, Once Upon a Time, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Mad Men and Kittens in a Cage Notes These books and documentary are recommended during this episode: To Kill a Mockingbird What Pet Should I Get One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Dr. Seuss Goes to War The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney Documentary - Hey Boo
47 minutes | Mar 17, 2015
What the Fangirl #4 - Sherlock Holmes and 221B Con
What the Fangirl correspondent Hope Mullinax inerviews Liz and Crystal from the popular fan convention 221B Con, a fan convention about ALL things Sherlock Holmes. Show Notes: Visit 221B Con April 10-12, 2015! http://221bcon.com/ https://twitter.com/221bcon http://221bcon.tumblr.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/221B-Con/ Have a Con Report to share? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
45 minutes | Mar 5, 2015
What the Fangirl #3 - Drinks at the Dal
What the Fangirl # 3 – Interview with the Ladies from Drinks at the Dal What's to love about Lost Girl? We tell you, courtesy of Stephanie and Chris, two of the hosts of the podcast Drinks at the Dal. Our topics include how podcastating a show changes the way we engage with the shows we podcast, shippers in the Lost Girl fandom, favorite episodes, and hopes and dreams for the series finale. Time Stamps 05:40 How approach to show changed or if it did. 14:45 Lost Girl season 5 spoilers! 15:30 Warehouse 13, end of series spoilers! 16:25 Speculating about the end of Lost Girl 18:20 How Bo's character has shifted from the beginning of the series, i.e. redemption-oriented to evolving as a person. 22:00 What's going on with Once Upon a Time? 24:00 Xena and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 25:10 Gateway episodes for Lost Girl. 28:00 Favorite episodes of Lost Girl. 29:22 Future of Drinks at the Dal. 31:30 Other TV shows! Agent Carter, The Good Wife, Empire, Sleepy Hollow, Glee, How to Get Away With Murder, Bob's Burgers, Brooklyn 99, Parks & Recreation and more! Show Notes: Thanks to Stephanie, Chris and Annie. Check out their shows at www.drinksatthedal.com and www.tatianaiseveryone.com
69 minutes | Feb 15, 2015
What the Fangirl #2 - Live From New York and Other Funny Business
We welcome Rebecca Johnson from SuperGirlRadio.Com to discuss Saturday Night Live's 40th Anniversary. Listen to her experience of winning the SNL ticket lottery and watching the Andy Saberg-hosted 39th season finale. We dish on our favorite hosts, favorite era, favorite cast members and felings about current cast. If we could have dinner with just three cast members, who would it be? (Who would yours be?) Also discussed are 30 Rock, Parks & Recreation, Brooklyn 99, and the Flash. TIME STAMPS 00:00 Intro! 2:00 The Rebecca Report: 40:00 30 Rock. 41:00 Parks & Rec. 50:00 NBC's A to Z. 52: How to Get Away with Murder. 53:00 DC, Marvel and The Flash. 57:30 Brooklyn 99. 1:03 SuperGirlRadio.Com... gearing up for CBS's Supergirl. 1:07 Playing House. SHOW NOTES Video about Rebecca's experience at SNL. Saturday Night Live App Chelsea Perretti Podcast SupergirlRadio.com DuckMilkProd (YouTube) Panels from Dragon Con, Travel Videos
46 minutes | Feb 15, 2015
What the Fangirl #1 - Beginnings and Endings
On our inaugural podcast we go over some basic ground rules (there will be spoilers!) and then we discuss what's ending and beginning on this season of television. Glee, Parenthood, Parks & Recreation and Lost Girl are ending, and we invite your comments on the demise of these four shows. We talk about three of our new favorite shows, Jane the Virgin, Empire and the Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. Also this week: Alex rants about NBC and Bri obsesses over HGTV's Flea Market Flip. TIME STAMPS 00:00 to 3:00 Ground rules! 3:30 Glee is crazy... but it has a place in history. 9:50 Parenthood. 11:45 Parks & Recreation... Leslie Knope is our superhero. 19:00 Let's rant about NBC! 24:00 Lost Girl.... we invite your feedback. 26:00 Our policy on reality shows and all Bri's feelings about and HGTV's Flee Market Flip. 31:00 Jane the Virgin. 34:00 Empire. 40:00 The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore. 45:00 How to get in touch with us.
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