Episode #48: Plus-Sized Hero


-Fox sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Chelsea Peretti’s Netflix comedy special One of the Greats

The book Wild by Cheryl Strayed (forthcoming film adaptation starring Reese Witherspoon)

-White lady racism and AAVE appropriation

-Amy Poehler’s memoir Yes, Please.

-Animated feature Big Hero 6

Episode #31: Moonrise Magic

Top: Kara Hayward as Suzy in Moonrise Kingdom. Bottom: Channing Tatum as Mike in Magic Mike

Ugh, I was so slow getting this episode up. It would’ve been more timely if I hadn’t. On the plus side, maybe it’s given you, our audience, more time to actually check out the movies we’re talking about and not have to run screaming away from the prospect of G-string-related spoilers.


Magic Mike: Objectification creates box office bank! And a double standard regarding men and women entertainers with a history in sex work is revealed.

Moonrise Kingdom: Wes Anderson puts Orientalism aside and instead gives us the whimsy we fell in love with him for.

Brave: Pixar delivers a girl hero! A hero who’s also a princess! Some film critics have trouble parsing that (Cynara doesn’t, OF COURSE).

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World: Steve Carell and Kiera Knightley get apocalyptic.

Plus: Menswear-themed TV shows are a thing! What’s next? Shows called Double Breasted, or Cravats, or Tweed and Twill?