In this episode, Kaylia and Cynthia talk about the joys and dramas of puberty and growing up… going through it and then watching your own tween go through it. We discuss this classic book and film adaptation that hits all the right notes.
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77. Women Talking
Kaylia and Chris talk about institutionalized abuse, power dynamics, and how this very evocative book and beautiful movie find a way to be optimistic in the face of some of the worst parts of humanity.
Trigger Warning for rape, sexual abuse, (against both children and adults) and domesitc violence etc.
76. Death on the Nile
Matthew and Kaylia talk racism, colonialism, American vs British views on the “crime novels” and their purposes, the amazing contributions of queer musical icon Rosetta Tharpe, Gone With the Wind, Looney Tunes, censorship, and so much more!
75. A Man Called Ove/Otto
In this episode Kaylia and Cynthia chat about this funny book/film about suicide. Also, was Sonja an angel, a cat, a long suffering woman trapped in a (borderline) abusive relationship, a manic pixie dream saint? Maybe all of the above? Listen now as Kaylia mangles Swedish names and Cynthia channels her inner Ove/Otto.
74. The Dig
In this episode, Kaylia is joined by real-life archeologist Matthew to discuss this real-life event that was heavily changed to be a novel that was then heavily changed to be a movie. Join us for a discussion of archeology, history, badly inserted queer plotlines, and what Kaylia deems as an unforgivable literary sin.
73. My Policeman
Kaylia and Chris talk about this book turned movie that attempts to tell the tragic love story of two gay men through the lens of a (some would say unlikeable) straight woman. Is this all styles or is there substance in this book and movie combo?
72. The Quiet Boy / Antlers
Kaylia and Sarah discuss The Quiet Boy (short story) and Antlers (movie adaptation) in the newest episode of Pages and Popcorn. When you base a feature-length film on an 8,000-word short story, you have to add some stuff. But some of the things they added were truly scary. We talk about the stories behind the plots, the people behind the monsters, and the big sins behind the padding. Plus a tease about a future PPP episode!
71. The Exorcist (Crossover Episode w/ Ghosthropology)
In this special crossover episode, Kaylia (Pages and Popcorn) and Matt (Ghosthropology) talk about that 1970s classic: The Exorcist. We discuss the “true story” that inspired the novel, the novel that inspired the movie, and the movie that has inspired fear for almost 50 years.
S011: The “What Happened?” Episode
Hey there, remember me? Yeah… it’s been a while. Here’s a quick update as to why I went away, when I’m coming back, and what you can expect for the future of the Pages and Popcorn Podcast.
70. Dream Story / Eyes Wide Shut
Fantasy, lust, envy, nighttime wanderings, masks, and the most boring male-gaze-y orgy of all time. That’s right! It’s time for Jennifer and Kaylia to talk sex, love, and dreams aka Dream Story (1926) and its film adaptation Eyes Wide Shut (1999).