Correct, this is an episode about a TV show produced by a white, straight, male showrunner, BUT it’s different, we promise. The Premise is a new comedy anthology on Disney+ (shocking) looking at our pre-conceived ideas about gender, morality, race and sex and turning them on their heads to hopefully bring empathy, education and thought to our polarised times.
Contrarah was blown away at the quality of the writing, directing and star power involved, but, even with a huge array of female talent on board, it doesn’t seem to have hit the collective consciousness. Shout out to Jia Tolentino, Darya Zhuk, Lillian Yu, Josie Duffy Rice, Alexandra Ruddy, Dina Hashem and more!
Come for the recommendations and laughs, stay for the…butt plugs?
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We invite back the delightful and witty Courtney Hodgkiss (@Courtneyishere) to talk movies that are so awe-inspiring, breathtaking, maddening and emotional that you can’t stop yourself shouting about them to anyone who’ll listen.
We came up with ten, count em, TEN movies that fit the bill – using various weird sub-categories and went to town talking about the joy and pain of the stories these movies tell. Let us know what we missed.
Because visual-storytelling is what makes us human.
2020 – sounds good doesn’t it? We predict great things for filmmaking in this new decade! Contrarah asked some previous pod guests what they are most looking forward to. She and Nick also finish their discussion on the best films of the last ten years.
The last decade saw some fantastic movies and some big steps forward for women in film, but no one told Nick that, he just loves himself some MAN movies full of MEN. Thank goodness Contrarah weighs in with some big time, money-making, award-winning female films.