73 – Why you should watch The Premise

OH NO WHITE MAN PRIVILEGE ALERT!

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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Welcome to the Future – 2020

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.

In a Hole – vimeo.com/360785765
Doll’s House –www.amazon.co.uk/Dolls-House-Sara…=gateway&sr=8-10

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Best of the Decade (Part 2)

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.

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