1985 film by Susan Seidelman
This week the ghouls watch new wave sci fi classic, Liquid Sky. And what's more, they're joined by a very special guest, Breanna Whipple of Heavy Horror (https://www.heavyhorror.com/). From wiki: “Liquid Sky is a 1982 American independent science fiction film directed by Slava Tsukerman and starring Anne Carlisle and Paula E. Sheppard. It debuted at the Montreal Film festival in August 1982 and was well-received at several film festivals thereafter. It was produced with a budget of $500,000. It became the most successful independent film of 1983, grossing $1.7 million worldwide.The film is seen as heavily influencing a club scene that emerged in the early 2000s in Brooklyn, Berlin, Paris, and London called electroclash.” Also! Jimmy Carter tried the metric system. Josh and Breanna will both be at Salem Horror Fest the weekend of April 20th. Drusilla watched some Michelle Yeoh movies like the Heroic trio, also Bride of Reanimator, Desperately Seeking Susan, Times Square, Shock Treatment, After Hours, Repo The Genetic Opera, Veronica, Danzig, Henry Rollins, Henry and Glenn, Drusilla's Fred Armisen impression, Video Hound's Complete Guild to Cult Flicks and Trash Pics, Grease 2, Cannibal Hookers, I Shot Andy Warhol, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Alice Sweet Alice, Richard Kern, Ms .45, I Spit on Your Grave, Gregg Araki's “Nowhere”, Earth Girls Are Easy NEXT WEEK: The Alchemist's Cookbook (2016) Website: http://www.bloodhauspod.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/BloodhausPod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloodhauspod/ Email: email@example.com Drusilla's art: https://www.sisterhydedesign.com/ Drusilla's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hydesister/ Drusilla's Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/drew_phillips/ Joshua's website: https://www.joshuaconkel.com/ Joshua's Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoshuaConkel Joshua's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joshua_conkel/ Joshua's Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/joshuaconkel
We are sitting down with Gregg, and he is doing his 104 80s Movies tournament. Check out this episode to see who he think is the best 80s Movie. If you want to do your tournament, please contact us, and we will set it up. Here are all the songs in the tournament: TOP GUN (1986)Harlem Nights (1989)DIRTY DANCING (1987)CADDYSHACK (1980)THE LOST BOYS (1987)BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985)Coming to America (1988)E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)Wall Street 1987GHOSTBUSTERS (1984)REVENGE OF THE NERDS (1984)STAR WARS: EPISODE V -- THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980)SPACEBALLS (1987)SIXTEEN CANDLES (1984)THE LAND BEFORE TIME (1988)THE SHINING (1980)ST. ELMO'S FIRE (1985)RAGING BULL (1980)LABYRINTH (1986)RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)DEAD POETS SOCIETY (1989)DO THE RIGHT THING (1989)COMMANDO (1985)THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987)FIELD OF DREAMS (1989)THE THING (1982)THE NAKED GUN (1988)DIE HARD (1988)THE KARATE KID (1984)THE TERMINATOR (1984)police academy (1984)BLADE RUNNER (1982)less than zero (1987)RAISING ARIZONA (1987)TOOTSIE (1982)EVIL DEAD 2 (1987)THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD (1985)AIRPLANE! (1980)WHEN HARRY MET SALLY... (1989)PREDATOR (1987)TIME BANDITS (1981)STAND BY ME (1986)LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1986)SAY ANYTHING... (1989)THE LITTLE MERMAID (1989)THE GOONIES (1985)PURPLE RAIN (1984)PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES (1987)WARGAMES (1983)SHORT CIRCUIT (1986)DRAGONSLAYER (1981)THE NEVERENDING STORY (1984)STEEL MAGNOLIAS (1989)BEVERLY HILLS COP (1984)FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980)THE BREAKFAST CLUB (1985)A FISH CALLED WANDA (1988)FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF (1986)FOOTLOOSE (1984)HEATHERS (1989)Breakin' (1984)A CHRISTMAS STORY (1983)INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (1984)RISKY BUSINESS (1983)Rain Man (1988)A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984)REAL GENIUS (1985)ROBOCOP (1987)BIG (1988)BEETLEJUICE (1988)BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE (1989)THIS IS SPINAL TAP (1984)THE COLOR PURPLE (1985)THE BLUES BROTHERS (1980)WEIRD SCIENCE (1985)GREMLINS (1984)TRON (1982)DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN (1985)TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A. (1985)STAR WARS: EPISODE VI -- RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983)MYSTIC PIZZA (1988)FULL METAL JACKET (1987)PRETTY IN PINK (1986)BATMAN (1989)the last dragon (1985)TRADING PLACES (1983)FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982)NATIONAL LAMPOON'S Christmas VACATION (1989)ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981)PLATOON (1986)THE UNTOUCHABLES (1987)MAD MAX 2 (1981)REPO MAN (1984)AFTER HOURS (1985)BROADCAST NEWS (1987)WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (1988)THEY LIVE (1988)VALLEY GIRL (1983)SID & NANCY (1986)INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1989)LETHAL WEAPON (1987)SCARFACE (1983)POLTERGEIST (1982)BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (1986) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mass-debaters/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mass-debaters/support
From 1985, Desperately Seeking Susan is an kooky 80s romp featuring the likes of Madonna, and who doesn't love a movie with Madonna in it? Madonna plays Susan, a sassy bitch living the vagabond lifestyle in NYC, who communicates to her once in awhile boyfriend Jimmy through the personal ads of the newspaper. Roberta Glass is your classic bored housewife, looking for something more than laundry and coke fueled cocktail parties and she finds it stalking the personal ads and the messages left for for a "Deseprately Seeking Susan". Mix in some stolen Neferitti earrings, a cool jacket worn by Jimi Hendricks, a case of amnesia, and some really bad magic tricks and you got what is essentially the plot of this movie. Make sense? Yeah, we didn't think so! This move is REALLY 80s. Lots of bad hair, scary New York City, massive amount of jewelry, outlandish headbands, and of course Tab. We'll talk about how much we love Lori Metcalf (and totally forgot she was also Marcy in Uncle Buck), wax nostalgic about how you used to get everything in the paper, and talk about Madonna, Madonna, Madonna!
It's a Stoner Movie Book Club week and we watched Desperately Seeking Susan! After the movie discussion we talk about our pop culture icons and Stephani gives us a very special reading
This episode looks at the 1984 debut novel by Bret Easton Ellis, and its 1987 film adaptation. ----more---- Hello, and welcome to The 80s Movies Podcast. I am your host, Edward Havens. Thank you for listening today. On this episode, we're going to talk about 80s author Bret Easton Ellis and his 1985 novel Less Than Zero, the literal polar opposite of last week's subjects, Jay McInerney and his 1984 novel Bright Lights, Big City. As I mentioned last week, McInerney was twenty-nine when he published Bright Lights, Big City. What I forgot to mention was that he was born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut, halfway between Boston and New York City, and he would a part of that elite East Coast community that befits the upper class child of a corporate executive. Bret Easton Ellis was born and raised in Los Angeles. His father was a property developer, and his parents would divorce when he was 18. He would attend high school at The Buckley School, a college prep school in nearby Sherman Oaks, whose other famous alumni include a who's who of modern pop culture history, including Paul Thomas Anderson, Tucker Carlson, Laura Dern, Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, Alyssa Milano, Matthew Perry, and Nicole Richie. So they both grew up fairly well off. And they both would attend tony colleges in New England. Ellis would attend Bennington College in Vermont, a private liberal arts college whose alumni include fellow writers Jonathan Lethem and Donna Tartt, who would both graduate from Bennington the same year as Ellis, 1986. While still attending The Buckley School, the then sixteen year old Ellis would start writing the book he would call Less Than Zero, after the Elvis Costello song. The story would follow a protagonist not unlike Bret Easton Ellis and his adventures through a high school not unlike Buckley. Unlike the final product, Ellis's first draft of Less Than Zero wore its heart on its sleeve, and was written in the third person. Ellis would do a couple of rewrites of the novel during his final years at Buckley and his first years at Bennington, until his creative writing professor, true crime novelist Joe McGinness, suggested to the young writer that he revert his story back to the first person, which Ellis was at first hesitant to do. But once he did start to rewrite the story as a traditional novel, everything seemed to click. Ellis would have his book finished by the end of the year, and McGinniss was so impressed with the final product that he would submit it to his own agent to send out to publishers. Bret Easton Ellis was only a second year student at the time. And because timing is everything in life, Less Than Zero was being submitted to publishers just as Bright Lights, Big City was tearing up the best seller charts, and the publisher Simon and Schuster would purchase the rights to the book for $5,000. When the book was published in June 1985, Ellis just finished his third year at Bennington. He was only twenty-one years and three months old. Oh… also… before the book was published, the film producer Marvin Worth, whose credits included Bob Fosse's 1974 doc-drama about Lenny Bruce starring Dustin Hoffman, 1979's musical drama The Rose, Bette Midler's breakthrough film as an actress, and the 1983 Dudley Moore comedy Unfaithfully Yours, would purchase the rights to make the novel into a movie, for $7,500. The film would be produced at Twentieth Century-Fox, under the supervision of the studio's then vice president of production, Scott Rudin. The book would become a success upon its release, with young readers gravitating towards Clay and his aimless, meandering tour of the rich and decadent young adults in Los Angeles circa Christmas 1984, bouncing through parties and conversations and sex and drugs and shopping malls. One of those readers who became obsessed with the book was a then-seventeen year old Los Angeles native who had just returned to the city after three years of high school in Northern California. Me. I read Less Than Zero easily three times that summer, enraptured not only with Ellis's minimalist prose but with Clay specifically. Although I was neither bisexual nor a user of drugs, Clay was the closest thing I had ever seen to myself in a book before. I had kept in touch with my school friends from junior high while I lived in Santa Cruz, and I found myself to have drifted far away from them during my time away from them. And then when I went back to Santa Cruz shortly after Christmas in 1985, I had a similar feeling of isolation from a number of my friends there, not six months after leaving high school. I also loved how Ellis threw in a number of then-current Los Angeles-specific references, including two mentions of KROQ DJ Richard Blade, who was the coolest guy in radio on the planet. And thanks to Sirius XM and its First Wave channel, I can still listen to Richard Blade almost daily, but now from wherever I might be in the world. But I digress. My bond with Less Than Zero only deepened the next time I read it in early 1986. One of the things I used to do as a young would-be screenwriter living in Los Angeles was to try and write adaptation of novels when I wasn't going to school, going to movies, or working as a file clerk at a law firm. But one book I couldn't adapt for the life of me was Less Than Zero. Sure, there was a story there, but its episodic nature made it difficult to create a coherent storyline. Fox felt the same way, so they would hire Michael Cristofer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, to do the first draft of the script. Cristofer had just finished writing the adaptation of John Updike's The Witches of Eastwick that Mad Max director George Miller was about to direct, and he would do a literal adaptation of Ellis's book, with all the drugs and sex and violence, except for a slight rehabilitation of the lead character's sexuality. Although it was still the 1980s, with one part of the nation dramatically shifting its perspective on many types of sexuality, it was still Ronald Reagan's 1980s America, and maybe it wasn't a good idea to have the lead character be openly bisexual in a major studio motion picture. Cristofer would complete his first draft of the script in just one month, and producer Marvin Worth really loved it. Problem was, the Fox executives hated it. In a November 18th, 1987, New York Times article about the adaptation, Worth would tell writer Allen Harmetz that he thought Cristofer's script was highly commercial, because “it had something gripping to say about the dilemma of a generation to whom nothing matters.” Which, as someone who had just turned twenty years old eight days after the movie's release and four days before this article came out, I absolutely disagree with. My generation cared about a great many things. We cared about human rights. We cared about ending apartheid. We cared about ending AIDS and what was happening politically and economically. Yeah, we also cared about puffy jean jackets and neon colored clothes and other non-sensical things to take our minds off all the other junk we were dealing with, but it would be typical of a forty something screenwriter and a fiftysomething producer to thing we didn't give a damn about anything. But again, I digress. Worth and the studio would agree on one thing. It wasn't really a drug film, but about young people being destroyed by the privilege of having everything you ever wanted available to you. But the studio would want the movie version of the book to be a bit more sanitized for mainstream consumption. Goodbye, Marvin Worth. Hello, Jon Avnet. In 1986, Jon Avnet was mostly a producer of low-budget films for television, with titles like Between Two Women and Calendar Girl Murders, but he had struck gold in 1983 with a lower-budgeted studio movie with a first-time director and a little known lead actor. That movie was Risky Business, and it made that little known lead actor, Tom Cruise, a bona-fide star. Avnet, wanting to make the move out of television and onto the big screen, would hire Harley Peyton, a former script reader for former Columbia Pictures and MGM/UA head David Begelman, who you might remember from several of our previous episodes, and six-time Oscar nominated producer/screenwriter Ernest Lehman. Peyton would spend weeks in Avnet's office, pouring over every page of the book, deciding what to keep, what to toss, and what to change. Two of the first things to go were the screening of a “snuff” film on the beach, and a scene where a twelve year old girl is tied to a bedpost and raped by one of the main characters. Julian would still hustle himself out to men for money to buy drugs, but Clay would a committed heterosexual. Casting on the film would see many of Hollywood's leading younger male actors looked at for Clay, including a twenty-three year old recent transplant from Oklahoma looking not only for his first leading role, but his first speaking role on screen. Brad Pitt. The producers would instead go with twenty-four year old Andrew McCarthy, an amiable-enough actor who had already made a name for himself with such films as St. Elmo's Fire and Pretty in Pink, and who would have another hit film in Mannequin between being cast as Clay and the start of production. For Blair, they would cast Jami Gertz, who had spent years on the cusp of stardom, between her co-starring role as Muffy Tepperman on the iconic 1982 CBS series Square Pegs, to movies such as Quicksilver and Crossroads that were expected to be bigger than they ended up being. The ace up her sleeve was the upcoming vampire horror/comedy film The Lost Boys, which Warner Brothers was so certain was going to be a huge hit, they would actually move it away from its original Spring 1987 release date to a prime mid-July release. The third point in the triangle, Julian, would see Robert Downey Jr. get cast. Today, it's hard to understand just how not famous Downey was at the time. He had been featured in movies like Weird Science and Tuff Turf, and spent a year as a Not Ready For Prime Time Player on what most people agree was the single worst season of Saturday Night Live, but his star was starting to rise. What the producers did not know, and Downey did not elaborate on, was that, like Julian, Downey was falling down a spiral of drug use, which would make his performance more method-like than anyone could have guessed. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, who were hot in the Los Angeles music scene but were still a couple years from the release of their breakout album, 1989's Mothers Milk, were cast to play a band in one of the party scenes, and additional cast members would include James Spader and Lisanne Falk, who would become semi-famous two years later as one of the Heathers. Impressed with a 1984 British historical drama called Another Country featuring Colin Firth, Cary Elwes and Rupert Everett, Avnet would hire that film's 35 year old director, Marek Kanievska, to make his American directing debut. But Kanievska would be in for a major culture shock when he learned just how different the American studio system was to the British production system. Shooting on the film was set to begin in Los Angeles on May 6th, 1987, and the film was already scheduled to open in theatres barely six months later. One major element that would help keep the movie moving along was cinematographer Ed Lachman. Lachman had been working as a cinematographer for nearly 15 years, and had shot movies like Jonathan Demme's Last Embrace, Susan Sideman's Desperately Seeking Susan, and David Byrne's True Stories. Lachman knew how to keep things on track for lower budgeted movies, and at only $8m, Less Than Zero was the second lowest budgeted film for Twentieth Century-Fox for the entire year. Not that having a lower budget was going to stop Kanievska and Lachman from trying make the best film they could. They would stage the film in the garish neon lighting the 80s would be best known for, with cool flairs like lighting a poolside discussion between Clay and Julian where the ripples of the water and the underwater lights create an effect on the characters' faces that highlight Julian's literal drowning in his problems. There's also one very awesome shot where Clay's convertible, parked in the middle of a street with its top down, as we see Clay and Blair making out while scores of motorcycles loudly pass by them on either side. And there's a Steadicam shot during the party scene featuring the Chili Peppers which is supposed to be out of this world, but it's likely we'll never see it. Once the film was finished shooting and Kanievska turned in his assembly cut, the studio was not happy with the film. It was edgier than they wanted, and they had a problem with the party scene with the Peppers. Specifically, that the band was jumping around on screen, extremely sweaty, without their shirts on. It also didn't help that Larry Gordon, the President of Fox who had approved the purchase of the book, had been let go before production on the film began, and his replacement, Alan Horn, who did give the final go-ahead on the film, had also been summarily dismissed. His replacement, Leonard Goldberg, really hated the material, thought it was distasteful, but Barry Diller, the chairman of the studio, was still a supporter of the project. During all this infighting, the director, Kanievska, had been released from the film. Before any test screenings. Test screenings had really become a part of the studio modus operandi in the 1980s, and Fox would often hold their test screenings on the Fox Studio Lot in Century City. There are several screenings rooms on the Fox lot, from the 53 seat William Fox Theatre, to the 476 seat Darryl Zanuck Theatre. Most of the Less Than Zero test screenings would be held in the 120 seat Little Theatre, so that audience reactions would be easier to gauge, and should they want to keep some of the audience over for a post-screening Q&A, it would be easier to recruit eight or ten audience members. That first test screening did not go over well. Even though the screening room was filled with young people between the ages of 15 and 24, and many of them were recruited from nearby malls like the Century City Mall and the Beverly Center based off a stated liking of Andrew McCarthy, they really didn't like Jami Hertz's character, and they really hated Robert Downey Jr's. Several of the harder scenes of drug use with their characters would be toned down, either through judicious editing, or new scenes were shot, such as when Blair is seen dumping her cocaine into a bathroom sink, which was filmed without a director by the cinematographer, Ed Lachman. They'd also shoot a flashback scene to the trio's high school graduation, meant to show them in happier times. The film would be completed three weeks before its November 6th release date, and Fox would book the film into 871 theatres., going up against no less than seven other new movies, including a Shelley Long comedy, Hello Again, the fourth entry in the Death Wish series, yet another Jon Cryer high school movie, Hiding Out, a weird Patrick Swayze sci-fi movie called Steel Dawn, a relatively tame fantasy romance film from Alan Rudolph called Made in Heaven, and a movie called Ruskies which starred a very young Joaquin Phoenix when he was still known as Leaf Phoenix, while also contending with movies like Fatal Attraction, Baby Boom and Dirty Dancing, which were all still doing very well two to four months in theatres. The reviews for the film were mostly bad. If there was any saving grace critically, it would be the praise heaped upon Downey for his raw performance as a drug addict, but of course, no one knew he actually was a drug addict at that time. The film would open in fourth place with $3.01m in ticket sales, less than half of what Fatal Attraction grossed that weekend, in its eighth week of release. And the following weeks' drops would be swift and merciless. Down 36% in its second week, another 41% in its third, and had one of the worst drops in its fourth week, the four day Thanksgiving holiday weekend, when many movies were up in ticket sales. By early December, the film was mostly playing in dollar houses, and by the first of the year, Fox had already stopped tracking it, with slightly less than $12.4m in tickets sold. As of the writing of this episode, at the end of November 2022, you cannot find Less Than Zero streaming anywhere, although if you do want to see it online, it's not that hard to find. But it has been available for streaming in the past on sites like Amazon Prime and The Roku Channel, so hopefully it will find its way back to streaming in the future. Or you can find a copy of the 21 year old DVD on Amazon. Thank you for listening. We'll talk again real soon, when our final episode of 2022, Episode 96, on Michael Jackson's Thriller, is released. Remember to visit this episode's page on our website, The80sMoviePodcast.com, for extra materials about Less Than Zero the movie and the novel, and its author, Bret Easton Ellis. The 80s Movies Podcast has been researched, written, narrated and edited by Edward Havens for Idiosyncratic Entertainment. Thank you again. Good night.
Some may say that football and politics don't go together but anyone watching yesterday's matches might think otherwise. The Iranian team declined to sing their anthem & Wales fans showed their support for LGBTQ+ rights last night by wearing rainbow bucket hats. So how useful are these shows of solidarity? Laura McAllister, the ex-Wales footballer & Beth Fisher, freelance sports reporter & ambassador for the LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall discuss. Why is it that we so often struggle or fail in long term relationships? We're not talking about major marriage infractions such as infidelity, domestic abuse or gambling away the family's savings. We're talking instead about unremarkable everyday behaviours that help to end a marriage. Guests are Joanna Harrison, author of Five Arguments All Couples (Need to) Have and why the washing up matters and Matthew Fray, author of This is how your marriage ends: A hopeful approach to saving relationships. Yesterday Radio 4's Brain of Britain saw its first ever all-women final. 2022 champion Sarah Trevarthen joins Emma Barnett to discuss her victory, as well as her experiences undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer while taking part in the show. Becky Howell, the co-founder of feminist quiz zine Quizogyny, also joins us to talk about the rise of women in quizzing. Susan Seidelman is an American film director, whose ground-breaking feature film Desperately Seeking Susan is considered one of the 100 greatest films directed by a woman. Susan joins Emma to discuss why the film is still relevant today, how she witnessed Madonna's rise to success and her long career as a female director. Presenter: Emma Barnett Producer: Lucinda Montefiore Studio Manager: Tim Heffer
We are sitting down with Harvey, and he is doing his very own 104 80s Movies tournament. Check out this episode to see what he think is the best movie from the 80s movie. If you want to do your own tournament, please contact us, and we will set it up. Here are all the movies in the tournament: TOP GUN (1986)Harlem Nights (1989)DIRTY DANCING (1987)CADDYSHACK (1980)THE LOST BOYS (1987)BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985)Coming to America (1988)E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)Wall Street 1987GHOSTBUSTERS (1984)REVENGE OF THE NERDS (1984)STAR WARS: EPISODE V -- THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980)SPACEBALLS (1987)SIXTEEN CANDLES (1984)THE LAND BEFORE TIME (1988)THE SHINING (1980)ST. ELMO'S FIRE (1985)RAGING BULL (1980)LABYRINTH (1986)RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)DEAD POETS SOCIETY (1989)DO THE RIGHT THING (1989)COMMANDO (1985)THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987)FIELD OF DREAMS (1989)THE THING (1982)THE NAKED GUN (1988)DIE HARD (1988)THE KARATE KID (1984)THE TERMINATOR (1984)police academy (1984)BLADE RUNNER (1982)less than zero (1987)RAISING ARIZONA (1987)TOOTSIE (1982)EVIL DEAD 2 (1987)THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD (1985)AIRPLANE! (1980)WHEN HARRY MET SALLY... (1989)PREDATOR (1987)TIME BANDITS (1981)STAND BY ME (1986)LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1986)SAY ANYTHING... (1989)THE LITTLE MERMAID (1989)THE GOONIES (1985)PURPLE RAIN (1984)PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES (1987)WARGAMES (1983)SHORT CIRCUIT (1986)DRAGONSLAYER (1981)THE NEVERENDING STORY (1984)STEEL MAGNOLIAS (1989)BEVERLY HILLS COP (1984)FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980)THE BREAKFAST CLUB (1985)A FISH CALLED WANDA (1988)FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF (1986)FOOTLOOSE (1984)HEATHERS (1989)Breakin' (1984)A CHRISTMAS STORY (1983)INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (1984)RISKY BUSINESS (1983)Rain Man (1988)A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984)REAL GENIUS (1985)ROBOCOP (1987)BIG (1988)BEETLEJUICE (1988)BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE (1989)THIS IS SPINAL TAP (1984)THE COLOR PURPLE (1985)THE BLUES BROTHERS (1980)WEIRD SCIENCE (1985)GREMLINS (1984)TRON (1982)DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN (1985)TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A. (1985)STAR WARS: EPISODE VI -- RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983)MYSTIC PIZZA (1988)FULL METAL JACKET (1987)PRETTY IN PINK (1986)BATMAN (1989)the last dragon (1985)TRADING PLACES (1983)FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982)NATIONAL LAMPOON'S Christmas VACATION (1989)ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981)PLATOON (1986)THE UNTOUCHABLES (1987)MAD MAX 2 (1981)REPO MAN (1984)AFTER HOURS (1985)BROADCAST NEWS (1987)WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (1988)THEY LIVE (1988)VALLEY GIRL (1983)SID & NANCY (1986)INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1989)LETHAL WEAPON (1987)SCARFACE (1983)POLTERGEIST (1982)BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (1986) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mass-debaters/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mass-debaters/support
On Series 8, Episode 3 of Paid in Puke, we have a blast discussing Susan Seidelman's 1985 genre-bender, Desperately Seeking Susan, starring Rosanna Arquette, Laurie Metcalf, and friggin' MADONNA, as well as a bevy of 1980s NYC character actors and hipsters. Baxter falls in love with Ann Magnuson from her 15 seconds of screen time alone. A movie this punk, ACAB, and sex positive is light on the Hot Probs. Apart from having to explain land lines and newspaper personal ads to younger viewers, this movie holds the hell up. Special guest, Denise Rodriguez joins us to gush about this diamond in the rough and do a live deep dive into Seidelman's criminally underrated career.
Denise Rodriguez came on Paid in Puke to discuss "Desperately Seeking Susan" on the day that Angela Lansbury died. After we finished discussing the film, she enlightened us with encyclopedic knowledge of Lansbury's career and, in particular, Murder She Wrote. It was too good to leave on the proverbial cutting room floor. So please enjoy our little tribute to Dame Angela Lansbury. October 16th, 1925 to October 11th, 2022.
The angels bring forth calming centering energies for you to help you come into a state of relaxation and rest. Then Laurel takes you for a meander through her memories of 1980's fashion including Norma Kamali's iconic shoulder pads, shopping at The Limited, the fashion influence of the movie Desperately Seeking Susan, a fashion-related compliment from Tom Hanks and much more. The story begins at 20:30You can learn more about Laurel and the angels at illuminatingsouls.comFind daily inspirational messages on the Illuminating Souls Facebook page
DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley
Dennis is joined via Zoom by author and blogger Matthew Rettenmund to talk about the brand new revised edition of his book Encyclopedia Madonnica, which is just like it sounds, a 700+ page guidebook for all things Madonna. He talks about the starting work on the first edition of the book back in 1995, what makes this new edition special, the process of choosing the photos and why he chose to make a hardcover edition for the first time. He also recalls his first exposure to Madonna, his massive collection of Madonna memorabilia, the multiple times he's encountered her in person and the time he finally got to get a photo with her and the sassy thing she said to him. Dennis shares his own Madonna touchstone moments, like the failed Blond Ambition dance audition that started his writing career and getting to interview her for Bedtime Stories and asking her if she ever had sex to her own music. Other topics include: getting to interview Madonna's longtime publicist Liz Rosenberg and Desperately Seeking Susan director Susan Seidelman for the new edition, the Madonna biopic that may or may not ever happen, what it'll be like when she passes, why we want some of our divas to be rude and what working on the book and being a Madonna fan generally has meant to him in his life. https://www.boyculture.com/
Q4Q: Queer Personal Ads Podcast
Jump on into the Wayback Machine, we're talking to Steve about Asynchronous Communication. Not to be confused with simultaneous communication, or face to face conversation. So what is it like to date asynchronously? Many of us know! How frustrating is it to send a chat to someone in an app and they leave you on read? But sometimes, just sometimes, you hit up someone who has the same communication style as you and everything falls into place. Do you want to hear more from Steve? Follow him on Twitter @SKleinedler And listen to his 2019 podcast Fiat Lex: A Dictionary Podcast.Listen to us on Spotify, Stitcher, Apple Podcast, or wherever you listen to your tunes!Interested in being on the show? Contact us at Q4QPodcast@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @Queerpersonals and Instagram @Queerpersonalspodcast.Music strummed by Omar Nassar. Cover art by Bekah Rich. Sources:Gretchen McCulloch, Because Internet, 2019. Desperately Seeking Susan, 1985On Our Backs (California)Camp Ink (Australia), Australia Gay and Lesbian ArchivesSan Antonio Community News (Texas), April 30, 1999.G Street (Eau Claire, Wisconsin), March 2001Support the show
Episode Notes Please rate, review, and/or subscribe on Apple Podcasts to help promote this show... You can explore both public and patron episodes of this podcast here: https://www.lostinthemovies.com/p/twin-peaks-cinema.html OTHER LINKS Bigger Than Life (1956) and Its Influence on Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) by Tony Dayoub (Cinema Viewfinder) http://www.cinemaviewfinder.com/2010/03/bigger-than-life-1956-and-its-influence.html My most recent Twin Peaks Conversations - Horror & Melodrama in Fire Walk With Me w/ author Lindsay Hallam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fqi0SB3W_Vo discusses Bigger Than Life & Part 2 is available to $5/month patrons at https://www.patreon.com/posts/patreon-part-2-w-70575254 The film also comes up in Finding the Missing Pages, an earlier interview w/ Lindsay Hallam about her Fire Walk With Me book: https://www.lostinthemovies.com/2018/11/finding-missing-pages-interview-w.html Breaking Bad - "Pilot" (season 1, episode 1) from my viewing diary https://www.lostinthemovies.com/2018/03/breaking-bad-pilot-season-1-episode-1.html My first review of Bigger Than Life, written after initial viewing in 2008https://www.lostinthemovies.com/2008/09/bigger-than-life.html MY OTHER WORK ON TWIN PEAKS https://www.lostinthemovies.com/p/twin-peaks.html MY OTHER RECENT PODCASTS Lost in the Movies - Melodrama, Crime, Fantasy, and War: 17 Classic Capsules ... brief reflections on Ah Wilderness!, A Letter to Three Wives, Invitation, Morning Glory, Parnell, Little Caesar, Dick Tracy, Nightmare Alley, Gilda, The Woman in White, It Came From Outer Space, Pinocchio, The Devil and Daniel Webster, The Enchanted Cottage, The White Cliffs of Dover, The Fallen Sparrow & The Angel Wore Red https://www.lostinthemovies.com/2022/09/melodrama-crime-fantasy-and-war-17.html Lost in the Movies on Patreon ($1/month) - The 80s in August... Desperately Seeking Susan & Top Gun (capsules on Stranger Things, Poltergeist, Beverly Hills Cop, Witness, The Breakfast Club, Wall Street, Twins, The Hunger, archive reading of Fast Times at Ridgemont High + feedback/media/work updates including Captain America: Civil War & more) https://www.patreon.com/posts/episode-94-80s-71329778 & (FREE to the public) Opening the Archive - The 80s Imagination https://www.patreon.com/posts/episode-94-bonus-71226358 This episode's home page on my site will be at https://www.lostinthemovies.com/2022/09/bigger-than-life-as-twin-peaks-cinema.html tomorrow, September 22 at 8am Browse my other podcasts: Lost in the Movies https://www.lostinthemovies.com/p/patreon-podcast.html Lost in Twin Peaks https://www.lostinthemovies.com/p/lost-in-twin-peaks.html This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
Episode Notes Please rate, review, and/or subscribe on Apple Podcasts to help promote this show! You can explore all of my podcasts, including over 200 hours of Patreon content, on my website https://www.lostinthemovies.com/p/film-in-focus.html & https://www.lostinthemovies.com/p/film-capsule.html 0:00 INTRO 6:02 AH, WILDERNESS! (1935) *the Our Town comparison to Twin Peaks is here: https://www.lostinthemovies.com/2022/02/our-town-as-twin-peaks-cinema-10-podcast.html 10:50 A LETTER TO THREE WIVES (1949) 14:57 INVITATION (1952) 17:37 MORNING GLORY (1933) 18:58 PARNELL (1937) 20:49 LITTLE CAESAR (1931) 22:13 DICK TRACY (1945) 24:37 NIGHTMARE ALLEY (1947) 26:19 GILDA (1946) 28:11 THE WOMAN IN WHITE (1948) 29:30 IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE (1953) 31:21 PINOCCHIO (1940) *this inspired a visual tribute to Pinocchio's "little worlds": https://www.lostinthemovies.com/2020/07/four-worlds-in-pinocchio-visual-tribute.html 34:07 THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER (1941) 36:05 THE ENCHANGED COTTAGE (1945) 38:57 THE WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER (1944) 41:38 THE FALLEN SPARROW (1943) 45:03 THE ANGEL WORE RED (1960) OTHER LINKS My tweet about the "capitalism" speech in Ah, Wilderness! https://twitter.com/LostInTheMovies/status/1163621435711131648 My other Twin Peaks Cinema - "Small Town Blues" episodes: Kings Row https://www.lostinthemovies.com/2022/01/kings-row-as-twin-peaks-cinema-9-podcast.html & Peyton Place https://www.lostinthemovies.com/2022/03/peyton-place-as-twin-peaks-cinema-11.html My Patreon podcast w/ a capsule on Midsommar (mentioned w/ Invitation)https://www.patreon.com/posts/episode-63c-in-33489777 My video essay "The Full Cinepoem" (including Pinocchio clips) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8wDMyO7NI4 My review of Inside Out https://www.lostinthemovies.com/2019/12/inside-out-unseen-2015.html My review of Affliction (referenced alongside The Sweet Hereafter in The Devil & Daniel Webster capsule)https://www.lostinthemovies.com/2008/07/affliction-1998-was-good-year-for_31.html My Twin Peaks Cinema podcast on The Sweet Hereafter (actually takes place in New York in the book, and Canada in the film) https://www.lostinthemovies.com/2022/05/the-sweet-hereafter-as-twin-peaks.html My Patreon podcast w/ a capsule on The Silence of Others, a documentary about Franco's Spain https://www.patreon.com/posts/36042992 MY RECENT WORK OTHER PODCASTS Twin Peaks Cinema: Rebel Without a Cause (Ray's Haunted Fifties #2) https://www.lostinthemovies.com/2022/08/rebel-without-cause-as-twin-peaks.html & Twin Peaks Conversations w/ Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me book author Lindsay Hallam, part 1 on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fqi0SB3W_Vo PATREON ($5/month): Part 2 of Twin Peaks Conversations w/ Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me book author Lindsay Hallam https://www.patreon.com/posts/patreon-part-2-w-70575254 ($1/month) Episode 94 podcast: The 80s in August... Desperately Seeking Susan & Top Gun (capsules on Stranger Things, Poltergeist, Beverly Hills Cop, Witness, The Breakfast Club, Wall Street, Twins, The Hunger, archive reading of Fast Times at Ridgemont High + feedback/media/work updates including Captain America: Civil War & more) https://www.patreon.com/posts/episode-94-80s-71329778 / EXCLUSIVE advances: TWIN PEAKS Character Series #77 - 75 https://www.patreon.com/posts/exclusive-twin-71063594 (FREE for the public) Episode 94 bonus - Opening the Archive: The 80s Imagination (readings of The Brave Little Toaster, The Secret of NIMH, The Last Unicorn, An American Tail, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial & another essay) https://www.patreon.com/posts/episode-94-bonus-71226358 PREVIOUSLY ON THIS PODCAST Monkey Business https://www.lostinthemovies.com/2022/08/monkey-business-lost-in-movies-podcast.html This episode's home page on my site is https://www.lostinthemovies.com/2022/09/melodrama-crime-fantasy-and-war-17.html This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
Playing On Air: A Theater Podcast
Anything can happen when you leave your window open on a warm night. Tony, Oscar and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley (Doubt, Moonstruck, Outside Mullingar) wrote and directed this week's summer re-release about a curious banshee, a fantastical Irish spirit, who pays an ailing teacher a visit and makes him an otherworldly proposal. The mystical comedy features Geraldine Hughes (THE MANDELA EFFECT, TWO CROWS APART, Jerusalem, Gran Torino) and Aidan Quinn (“Elementary,” Michael Collins, Desperately Seeking Susan). Stay tuned after the performance for a conversation between the playwright, actors, and founder and consulting director Claudia Catania that includes a few delightfully surprising responses.
Supervising Sound and ADR Editor Bobbi Banks' extensive career working in post-production in the entertainment industry has spanned 3 decades and her credits include over 120 films and series, like The Batman, Women of the Movement, Coming 2 America (2021), Coming to America (1998), Men in Black: International, The Best Man Holiday, The Incredible Hulk and Ghost Rider. For her work on “When They See Us,” Bobbi was Emmy-nominated in 2019 and she's also the past president of the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE). On this episode of Post In Black, we discuss the technical side of ADR (automatic dialogue replacement). Bobbi also shares how her journey started as an assistant to the executive assistant at Sound One in New York and how a subsequent series of experiences and opportunities led her to where she is today. While she credits the film Desperately Seeking Susan as her introduction into sound, she also talks about how the motivation for what she does lies heavily in wanting the audience to feel what they're watching through sound. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/postinblack/support
A Year in Film: A Hollywood Suite Podcast
The Madonna Get Together Podcast
This episode is dedicated to 80s classic film, Desperately Seeking Susan. We speak with returning guest, Michael, and put his love to the test by quizzing him on what he really knows about Susan, Roberta, Dez, and Jimmy Jimmy. Live out your fantasies here with us, or live them out in 80s New York City, or even Ft. Lee, New Jersey where the Spa King can make all your fantasies come true. Guest Co-Host: Michael Rosano IG: @x_staticpoet Music Credits: "Glamorous Etoile" by Kinemesis Music
We are talking about the results of the fan-voted top 104 80s movies. We asked people to vote round by round and reseeded each round so the high seed will always play the low seed. The 104 lists came from a Rotten Tomatoes list, with other movies sprinkled in that we thought should be in. I hope you enjoy this, and here are the 104 80s movies in this tournament: TOP GUN (1986)Harlem Nights (1989)DIRTY DANCING (1987)CADDYSHACK (1980)THE LOST BOYS (1987)BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985)Coming to America (1988)E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)Wall Street 1987GHOSTBUSTERS (1984)REVENGE OF THE NERDS (1984)STAR WARS: EPISODE V -- THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980)SPACEBALLS (1987)SIXTEEN CANDLES (1984)THE LAND BEFORE TIME (1988)THE SHINING (1980)ST. ELMO'S FIRE (1985)RAGING BULL (1980)LABYRINTH (1986)RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)DEAD POETS SOCIETY (1989)DO THE RIGHT THING (1989)COMMANDO (1985)THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987)FIELD OF DREAMS (1989)THE THING (1982)THE NAKED GUN (1988)DIE HARD (1988)THE KARATE KID (1984)THE TERMINATOR (1984)police academy (1984)BLADE RUNNER (1982)less than zero (1987)RAISING ARIZONA (1987)TOOTSIE (1982)EVIL DEAD 2 (1987)THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD (1985)AIRPLANE! (1980)WHEN HARRY MET SALLY... (1989)PREDATOR (1987)TIME BANDITS (1981)STAND BY ME (1986)LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1986)SAY ANYTHING... (1989)THE LITTLE MERMAID (1989)THE GOONIES (1985)PURPLE RAIN (1984)PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES (1987)WARGAMES (1983)SHORT CIRCUIT (1986)DRAGONSLAYER (1981)THE NEVERENDING STORY (1984)STEEL MAGNOLIAS (1989)BEVERLY HILLS COP (1984)FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980)THE BREAKFAST CLUB (1985)A FISH CALLED WANDA (1988)FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF (1986)FOOTLOOSE (1984)HEATHERS (1989)Breakin' (1984)A CHRISTMAS STORY (1983)INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (1984)RISKY BUSINESS (1983)Rain Man (1988)A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984)REAL GENIUS (1985)ROBOCOP (1987)BIG (1988)BEETLEJUICE (1988)BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE (1989)THIS IS SPINAL TAP (1984)THE COLOR PURPLE (1985)THE BLUES BROTHERS (1980)WEIRD SCIENCE (1985)GREMLINS (1984)TRON (1982)DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN (1985)TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A. (1985)STAR WARS: EPISODE VI -- RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983)MYSTIC PIZZA (1988)FULL METAL JACKET (1987)PRETTY IN PINK (1986)BATMAN (1989)the last dragon (1985)TRADING PLACES (1983)FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982)NATIONAL LAMPOON'S Christmas VACATION (1989)ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981)PLATOON (1986)THE UNTOUCHABLES (1987)MAD MAX 2 (1981)REPO MAN (1984)AFTER HOURS (1985)BROADCAST NEWS (1987)WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (1988)THEY LIVE (1988)VALLEY GIRL (1983)SID & NANCY (1986)INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1989)LETHAL WEAPON (1987)SCARFACE (1983)POLTERGEIST (1982)BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (1986) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mass-debaters/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mass-debaters/support
Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 498, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: Johnny Gilbert, This Is Your Life 1: Johnny was born in this Southern state, as were 8 U.S. presidents. Virginia. 2: Johnny lent his skills to both the 1950s version and the current Bob Barker version of this show. The Price Is Right. 3: Johnny played a nightclub emcee in the 1961 film where this title female teenager "Goes Hawaiian". Gidget. 4: In 1995 Johnny appeared as himself in an episode of this drama series with a zip code in its name. Beverly Hills, 90210. 5: The Dayton, Ohio TV studio used for "The Johnny Gilbert Show" was taken over in 1970 by this daytime talk show host. Phil Donahue. Round 2. Category: Mov"Ing" Pictures 1: Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah! It's the sequel to "Saturday Night Fever". Staying Alive. 2: Director Susan Seidelman followed this Madonna-Rosanna Arquette comedy with "Making Mr. Right". Desperately Seeking Susan. 3: 1988 film based on the 1964 disappearance of 3 civil rights workers in the South. Mississippi Burning. 4: Thriller director Costa-Gavras went for some quieter moments in this 1982 film. Missing. 5: Fred and Ginger do the carioca in this, their first movie together. Flying Down to Rio. Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 498, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: Canadian Potpourri 1: If you studied Latin, you'll know that Nova Scotia's name is Latin for this. New Scotland. 2: Afternoon tea at the Empress Hotel is a treasured tradition in this "regal" British Columbia city. Victoria. 3: This world-famous Montreal comedy festival is known in French as "Juste Pour Rire". "Just For Laughs". 4: Wawa is Ojibwa for this wild bird and the town of Wawa, Ontario, a migration stop, boasts a giant statue of one. (Canada) Goose. 5: When the province of Saskatchewan was created in 1905, this city became its capital. Regina. Round 2. Category: Pbs' Electric Company 1: He played Easy Reader and Mel Mound the DJ; in 2003 he was God "Almighty". Morgan Freeman. 2: "Hey you guys!" Born Rosita Dolores Alverio, her acting resume goes from "West Side Story" to "E.C." to HBO's "Oz". Rita Moreno. 3: He played Al the Milkman in 1972 and 14 years later had the No. 1 TV show in America. Bill Cosby. 4: This composer of "Poisoning Pigeons In The Park" penned the songs "Silent E" and "L-Y" for the show. Tom Lehrer. 5: She's gonna live forever as an "E.C." short circus member and an Oscar winner for a song from "Flashdance". (Irene) Cara. Round 3. Category: "I" Mean It 1: This is it--actually, it's Latin for "it", and 1/3 of your psyche. the id. 2: In October 2005 this country's historic new constitution was adopted by voters. Iraq. 3: It's a narrow strip of land, with water on both sides, that connects 2 larger bodies of land. an isthmus. 4: Addressing Congress, FDR referred to December 7, 1941 as "a date which will live in" this. infamy. 5: In mythology, this goddess of the rainbow sometimes delivered messages for Hera. Iris. Round 4. Category: Starts With "J" 1: It's a shade of green or a green gemstone that's often carved. Jade. 2: A metallic sound made by a sleigh bell, or a catchy tune in a commercial. a jingle. 3: Swing was the most popu
We kick off our "Madonna Summer Movie Series" with THE definitive Madonna movie: Desperately Seeking Susan! We do a deep dive into all things DSS with a look at the cast, the fashion, the music and of course, the quotes! Grab your pyramid jacket, Nefertiti earrings and a bag of cheese puffs and take a stroll down St Marks Place in 1985 with us, Susan and Roberta! Follow MLVC on Instagram and Twitter: @mlvcpodcast Donate to the podcast: https://venmo.com/mlvcpodcast or on our Crowdfunding page: https://patron.podbean.com/mlvcpodcast Listen to more episodes on Spotify/Apple/Amazon/Google Play or here: https://mlvc.podbean.com/
This week Joe and Suz discuss the Queen of Pop, Madonna, and her work in Who's That Girl and Desperately Seeking Susan. We'd love to hear from you! Write to us at 3FunnyLadies@gmail.com
Welcome to the Badass Babes of Entertainment! On our sixth episode of season 2, we chat with Risa Bramon Garcia, CSA, has directed countless films and episodics including the feature film, 200 cigarettes, for Paramount Pictures. The movie stars Ben Affleck, Kate Hudson, Paul Rudd, and Christina Ricci. Risa also directed Life Stories: A Deadly Secret for HBO as part of a successful limited series and was nominated for an ACE award. Risa has cast over 65 movies including Fatal Attraction, Desperately Seeking Susan, and Speed. She has casts numerous television shows including Roseanne, The Connors, CSI: NY, and Masters of Sex!! ABOUT THE PODCAST: Brenda Fisher and Meghan Ketz of Badass Babes of Entertainment bring you all the guest interviews, casting tips, and industry news in one captivating podcast. Brought to you this week by Roasted Luxury and Rogue Matter - Download the app ►Join the Movement. Sponsored by: https://roastedluxury.com/ Promo Code BABES15 for a discount on your entire order! Find Risa Bramon Garcia at https://www.bramongarciabraun.com/ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬Listen to the podcast in audio form on every major podcasting app.▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬Spotify ► https://open.spotify.com/show/2VRABRKopxehGDfiymXFwOApple ► https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/badass-babes-of-entertainment/id1547723790Google Podcasts ► https://tinyurl.com/4s3v9zksiHeart ► TBD ⇩ Follow the Rogue Matter network ⇩Website ► https://www.roguematter.com/Twitter ► https://twitter.com/rogue_matterFacebook ► https://www.facebook.com/weareroguematterSoundcloud ► https://soundcloud.com/roguematterYouTube ► https://youtube.com/roguematter Twitch ► https://twitch.tv/weareroguematter
Even '80s films can occasionally be entertaining. This episode is also available as a blog post at https://tashpix.wordpress.com/2022/04/10/desperately-seeking-susan/
In this episode, Katie (@katieofthelake) tells Ada-Rhodes (@the_ada_rhodes) and Henry Giardina (@punkgroucho) why she thinks the movie Desperately Seeking Susan is Totally Trans.Follow us on Twitter @totallytranspodGet bonus content on https://www.patreon.com/totallytransBuy our merch RedBubbleSupport the show
We're baaaack! Winter break is OVER.One thing leads to another in this epochal mid 80s maze. Madonna in her prime, Rosanna Arquette in hot pursuit, Aidan Quinn showing us that supporting roles do not have to appear as such. And you can dance! For inspiration! I mean, we're talking cola war conspiracy theories, 3 identical strangers, the Commodore 64 and personal ads! If you don't act now, you will be forever trailing us in a parallel universe.This is a movie made by women, about women, at a time when man-made action and machismo motion pictures largely governed our theatrical intake. We're talking Thelma and Louise with style to spare, not to mention the skelevan!
Welcome back to the Horror. Cult. Trash. Other. Podcast! This week we're discussing the highs and lows of gay icon and the queen of pop herself, Madonna's acting career including the likes of Who's That Girl, Desperately Seeking Susan, Evita, Swept Away, Shanghai Surprise and more. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and check us out on Social Media at the following links www.facebook.com/horrorculttrashother Twitter - @horrorculttrash Instagram - @horror.cult.trash.other Theme song is Stick Around by Gary's old band, One Week Stand. Check them out on Spotify, iTunes and many other digital distributors!
With special guest Sarah Schroeder, Anna and Derek talk about the success of Madonna as an actress and its relationship to her celebrity, if women today can still relate to Roberta's 1980s housewife malaise and much more during their discussion of Desperately Seeking Susan (1985).Connect with '80s Movie Montage on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram! It's the same handle for all three... @80smontagepod.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/80sMontagePodTwitter: https://twitter.com/80sMontagePodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/80smontagepod/Anna Keizer and Derek Dehanke are the co-hosts of ‘80s Movie Montage. The idea for the podcast came when they realized just how much they talk – a lot – when watching films from their favorite cinematic era. Their wedding theme was “a light nod to the ‘80s,” so there's that, too. Both hail from the Midwest but have called Los Angeles home for several years now. Anna is a writer who received her B.A. in Film/Video from Columbia College Chicago and M.A. in Film Studies from Chapman University. Her dark comedy short She Had It Coming was an Official Selection of 25 film festivals with several awards won for it among them. Derek is an attorney who also likes movies. It is a point of pride that most of their podcast episodes are longer than the movies they cover. Sarah Schroeder has called Los Angeles home for 22 years. She is a mother to a toddler and a pit mix, wife to a dude, lover of animals and television, friend to all. Professionally, she is the Director of Alumni Engagement for Columbia College Chicago. You can find her on Twitter (@Soignee) and LinkedIn (linkedin.com/in/sarahschroeder).
We start by discussing this year's Oscars, particularly the winners, the snubs, and our overall thoughts on the program. Then Dave and Evan review the Roshan Sethi's rom-com 7 DAYS (11:49), about a mismatched Indian-American couple (Karan Soni and Geraldine Viswanathan) who start out on a traditional pre-arranged date and have to shelter in place together once COVID spreads. Next, we all tackle the latest SCREAM movie (21:55), a meta horror flick that has us split. After that we cover Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of the Agatha Christie murder mystery DEATH ON THE NILE (42:19), another film that has us divided. And in this week's Patreon exclusive audio, we talk about the winner of our women-directed films poll, Susan Seidelman's 1985 dramedy, DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN, starring Rosanna Arquette and Madonna!
Spring Break State of Emergency 2022, Phil Mickelson v. The Masters, Sarah Lawrence University sex cult, LA's Tesla stunt jump, Oscars' whiner wins, racist Google, and we vet an alleged Mazawey resume. It's pronounced ma·kuh·fee.Phil Mickelson will not play at The Masters for the first time since the 90s. Maybe he'll get enough signatures to return to Michigan by 2051.We list very famous left-handed quarterbacks.Chode, red a$$, and dips#!t are words that need to be said more.We remember great movies of the past including Vision Quest, Over the Top, Desperately Seeking Susan and Reality Bites.Some people are trying to show that Maz never claimed to be a Saint Peter's alumni. Some people are saying this is fake news.The China plane crash gives John Nance an opportunity to pop off on television using fancy aviation words.Spring break 2022 is off the hook! So much so that a curfew is in place in Miami. We check in with a 50-year-old rando on Spring Break. This will be stuck in your head.Drew Crime: Blonde's vocal coach has been murdered in NYC. The Department of Justice 'accidentally' released the names of Larry Ray's sex cult clients. Oops.The latest hot new doc is HBO's Gaming Wall Street, but it's not very good.Events: Metallica, Green Day and Jane's Addiction are the only good bands at Lollapalooza. Louder Than Life is about to rock Kentucky. Dana Nessel will be at Hash Bash so Drew & Marc declare it 'played out'.Rachel Zegler complained herself into appearing at the Academy Awards, but now she's not so sure she can make the show.Google is being sued for being racist.Disney employees are going to stage a walkout over the "Don't Say Gay" bill.March Madness: ESPN paused for 2 minutes to recognize LGBTQIA+ rights. The men's tournament = women's tournament. The National College Players Association want to get paid right NOW. Urban Meyer has landed on his feet back at OSU.Durte Dom flew his Tesla for TikTok clout.Please use our Amazon portal when you buy your stuff.Social media is dumb, but we're on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (Drew and Mike Show, Marc Fellhauer, Trudi Daniels and BranDon).
Songs for the Struggling Artist
I guess I never imagined a dystopia would be so dull. Dystopian novels are full of marauding bands and dramatic battles. This is like sitting in the waiting room of a corporate marketing agency, waiting to join a focus group you really don't want to join but are hoping they're going to pay you enough to make the trip worthwhile. Just sitting here. Waiting for someone boring to call your name. In a mask. When the pandemic hit NYC in March of 2020 – and all of the performing arts shut down, when nearly everyone I know here lost work, when everyone fled to the country or back to their parents' houses in other states, I imagined this decimated arts landscape might be radically reconfigured when we got back to it. I thought we might experience the good parts of the post-pandemic life, like in the novel, Station Eleven, with fewer horse drawn carts. I thought – oh – maybe the city will return to its kind of dirty, gritty, scrappy, sort of affordable form like in the 80s. Sure, there might be a parallel crime surge or something – but I did start imagining a future like in After Hours or Madonna's life in Desperately Seeking Susan – but in theatre, of course. Downtown would rise again. We'd put on wild buffoon shows or cartoon craziness like we used to. It wouldn't cost a year's tuition to just put on a little something, so we'd get out there and make some old fashioned passionate cheap art. To keep reading This Reboot Sucks visit the Songs for the Struggling Artist blog. This is Episode 295 Song: Into the Groove Image by Picography via Pixabay To support this podcast: Give it 5 stars in Apple Podcasts. Write a nice review! Rate it wherever you listen or via: https://ratethispodcast.com/strugglingartist Join my mailing list: www.emilyrainbowdavis.com/ Like the blog/show on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SongsfortheStrugglingArtist/ Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/emilyrdavis Or buy me a coffee on Kofi: http://ko-fi.com/emilyrainbowdavis or PayPal me: https://www.paypal.me/strugglingartist Follow me on Twitter @erainbowd Instagram and Pinterest Tell a friend! Listen to The Dragoning here (it's my audio drama) and support via Ko-fi here: https://ko-fi.com/messengertheatrecompany As ever, I am yours, Emily Rainbow Davis
Carl Tart and Lamar Woods discuss Season 1, Episode 15 ("Desperately Seeking Susan") of Gossip Girl (2007) and continue their 121-episode rewatch of the entire original series. Like the show? Rate XOXO Gossip Kings 5-Stars on Apple Podcasts Follow XOXO Gossip Kings: Instagram: @xoxogossipkings_podcast Follow Carl Tart: Instagram: @dammitcarl Follow Lamar Woods: Instagram: @prophmatic Advertise on XOXO Gossip Kings via Gumball.fm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ruthie Wyatt, Producer, joins Susan and Ben to discuss Desperately Seeking Susan, a 1985 comedy. Ruthie shares what it's like having a career as a producer for Team Coco's social media and live events. She discusses getting her foot in the door at NBC, creating Team Coco House at the 2019 San Diego Comic Con, and winning an Emmy for Conan Without Borders. We also learn the connection between Desperately Seeking Susan and Conan O'Brien! Ruthie plays our “Cinema Swap Meet” game. Follow Ruthie on Instagram @ruthiewyatt or IMDB. Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts to help us reach more listeners. Find out about our guests and upcoming events by following us at Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, contribute to our Patreon, or shop at lifeinthecredits.com. Life in Our Credits Hosts: Susan Swarner and Ben Blohm Executive Producer: Michelle Levin Logo Art: Melissa Durkin Music Composer and Performer: Steve Trowbridge
Comedian, Actor, Author, Singer, and Alumni of "In Living Color" Tommy Davidson joins the show. He hears his song on the radio for the first time, and we discuss his novel, his future Sammy Davis Jr biopic, and Jamie Foxx constantly breaking character in "In Loving Color" skits.Actor Aidan Quinn from "Desperately Seeking Susan", "Benny & Joon", and "Practical Magic" stops by to talk about his new movie "Blacklight" that he co-stars in with Liam Neeson. We also discuss his portrayal of President Teddy Roosevelt in "The American Guest" on HBOmax. Local New Orleans Figure Sonny Lee, the founder of the outreach group "Son of a Saint" talks about his work in the community and his recent team up with the WWE at their facility. Later chat with WWE Superstars Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, Apollo Crews, and Shelton Benjamin. A lot of great info and insight into what service means to the men and women of the WWE.All that and more on The Week in Geek with D Squared. Sunday nights at 7pm on WRNO.com and the Free iHeart Radio App. Make sure you Click the SUBSCRIBE button so you never miss a new episode. Follow us on Twitter @TWIGradio and The Week in Geek on Instagram. 2/13/22
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Continuing Pop Holidiva Month, we're watching Desperately Seeking Susan featuring the great Madonna. This 1985 American comedy-drama movie, directed by Susan Seidelman, stars Madonna and Rosanna Arquette and revolves around the intersection of the lives of a free spirit and a bored housewife in 80's New York City. Find out how it holds up and more importantly, the far superior alternate ending that got scrapped in favor of a tidier Hollywood finale. Más Fanbyte: Fanbyte Podcast Network (We have other channels with equally incredible shows. We promise.) Follow us on Twitter (Yell at us on Twitter in good ways.) Talk to us on Discord (Talk to us and our loving community. Also we have a pets channel that is very good so like...) Twitch Live Streams (Hang out with us live and yell good things at us.) Rate and review our show (Please show us your support by rating and telling Paul how much you love his work to make his heart feel good or we keep him in the podcast dungeon forever, never to see the sun again.) Get in touch if you want to advertise with us -- email@example.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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We're doing a Madonna movie! No, come back! This week, Graham and Sarah go back to the Material Girl's breakthrough moment, when her Nile Rogers-produced sophomore album Like a Virgin proved she wasn't a fluke, and Desperately Seeking Susan became one of the top five highest grossing films of 1985. But don't think this is a safe choice for a young pop star: it's a screwball comedy, a tough genre to get right, by Susan Seidelman, a director with only one, punk-inflected, previous film. And wait until you find out what film inspired Seidelman... It was, in short, a huge gamble that paid off. On this week's show, Graham and Sarah discuss the home-made appeal of Madonna's early image, and why the desperately sought Susan was a better fit for Madonna than most of her later roles. We also discuss her directorial effort W.E., an early indicator that Oscar Isaac's talent and charisma would strongly outpace his ability to choose a good script. If you've recently received a windfall from going through the pockets of your dead gangster boyfriend, you might consider donating to our Patreon, where you can get access to a monthly bonus episode of Pop Screen, Graham's Doctor Who reviews, a whole exclusive movie podcast - Director's Lottery - and more. Stay tuned to our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to find out what we've got planned for the future! #popscreen #moviereview #desperatelyseekingsusan #madonna #rosannaarquette #johnturturro #giancarloesposito #susanseidelman
For a decade starting in 1984, all film critics, late night talk shows and entertainment news could talk about was Madonna's film career. There were hits like “Desperately Seeking Susan” and “A League of their Own” but there were plenty of misses like “Shanghai Surprise” and “Who's That Girl.” So how could she get it so right and so wrong all at the same time? For all the good and all the ugly, we're going to talk about Madonna's hit and mostly miss film career.
I jump on with battle-tested warrior and Hearst Media columnist Susan Campbell. She's a significant voice in local media, down to earth and always a good read.I've been trying to get Susan on for a discussion for a while. We talk adjustments to behavior in the Biden-era social media hellscape, Connecticut Twitter and state-level politics. It's a good hour.Host: @edwardodellGuest: @campbellslArt/Media: @connecticuttingEditorial: @HeathcliffGarf1Support the show (HTTPS://www.Patreon.com/Nicepilled )
The wildly talented Terry Castle, Walter A. Hass Professor in the Humanities, has taught literature at Stanford for almost 40 years. She was once described by Susan Sontag as “the most expressive, most enlightening literary critic at large today”, and detailed her friendship with Sontag in the classic essay “Desperately Seeking Susan.” Her many books include The Literature of Lesbianism: A Historical Anthology From Ariosto to Stonewall and The Professor and Other Writings. Laura and Adrian splashed around in Terry's deep well of Patricia Highsmith knowledge for this rousing discussion of class, race, and the queer gaze in THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY (1999).
Visit Erika Gerdes at https://erikagerdes.com. When superstar Madonna stepped off the mic and onto the big screen for “Desperately Seeking Susan,” she had no idea how it would transform her life and career and cement her as a timeless global icon. Meet Erika Gerdes, a business leader formerly from Google who turned herself from outward reflection to internal inspection and found an authentic woman, ready to leap from everything she had built in her career onto a path of independent discovery. A story of career courage not to be missed. Follow our show on http://www.instagram.com/honestfieldguide or at http://www.twitter.com/thehonestfield. Please subscribe and the donate to our show. We would love your dollars to keep going! We can take a donation to support our podcast here and we will shout you our when you do it on an upcoming podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support. Text The Honest Field Guide at (312) 445-0903 Send us a voice message and we will record it on an upcoming episode: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message. The podcast is recorded and produced by benefit corporation Birk Creative: A benefit corporation designing strategies and visual identities to help brands adapt with intelligence to the market. Visit http://www.birkcreative.com. Subscribe to our occasional newsletter https://view.flodesk.com/pages/60662f4dc9533f4419aaa4ba. Music found on this episode is available on Apple here https://music.apple.com/us/artist/utah-carol/137984081 and provided courtesy Utah Carol (ASCAP). All content ©Birkdesign Inc. This podcast represents the personal views of JinJa Birkenbeuel, CEO of Birk Creative and its employees. Story editing for this episode by C.Peter Clough. Production and mastering by Chris Enns, Lemon Productions. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support
Keith watches the Madonna movie and concedes that he is not an Egyptologist. Cory finally watches the present she was given 10 years ago and comes to terms with the panic and dread she feels for murder mysteries with multiple endings. Rent Desperately Seeking Susan and Clue here For pics and extras check out the He Saw She Saw Facebook page. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Who knew this screwball comedy starring Rosanna Arquette, Aiden Quinn, Mark Blum, and most famously Madonna, would turn out to be a real gem of a movie? Definitely not Mary and Dennis, who were pleasantly surprised. Sit back, dream of a different life, get amnesia, and enjoy a trip through a pre-Giuliani New York City. Now updated with new music! For reasons!
We made it to our 1 year anniversary!!! Thank you to everyone who has supported us thus far. We reviewed what is probably Corey's favorite movie that has been reviewed so far! This movie was a Patreon request, if you would like to request your own movie, subscribe to our Patreon! What happens when Madonna and Roseanna Arquette get mistaken for each other? They go on a crazy adventure with Doves, magic, Pimps and Ancient Artifacts. However, Chris and Corey spend half the episode talking about Hair Salons instead. This is Desperately Seeking Susan We have a new theme song and introduction! We hope you like it. Thank you all for a successful season 2. We look forward to bringing you an even bigger season 3. Subscribe to us and rate us on ITunes https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/thats-basically-the-80s/id1501565558 Consider supporting us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/basicallythe80s We have a new website www.thatsbasicallythe80s.com Find us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Basicallythe80s Find us on Instagram @Thatsbasicallythe80s Find us on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbNlR7bZqvsFpuiH-qKNiTg? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thatsbasicallythe80s/support
‘Like A Virgin', ‘Papa Don't Preach', ‘Respect', ‘Vogue', ‘Express Yourself' – yes, music fans, today we're talking about your ‘Material Girl', the woman in a league of her own, the one and only Madonna. Controversial and ground-breaking throughout her career, Madonna remains the most successful female musician of all time. Born in Bay City, Michigan in 1958, Madonna Louise Ciccone was raised in the Detroit suburbs, and tragically lost her mother to breast cancer at a young age. Beginning her career as a dancer, Madonna relocated to New York in 1978, where she became a touring backup dancer and singer, before starting her own bands and eventually going solo. It was a wise decision, as she was signed to Sire records soon after, and her debut selt-titled album released in 1983 went top ten and achieved three top ten singles – ‘Holiday', ‘Borderline' and ‘Lucky Star'. She never looked back. With her mix of edgy hit songs and provocative music videos, MTV proclaimed her as ‘Artist of the Decade'. Her third album True Blue became the best-selling album by a woman of all time, and was followed by Like A Prayer, with video clips full of Catholic symbols, cross burning, and sex with saints. Appearances in films such as Desperately Seeking Susan, Who's That Girl, Dick Tracy, A League of Their Own and Evita, solidified her as a global star, not to mention the successful and highly controversial tour documentary film In Bed With Madonna (or Truth Or Dare if in North America), which chronicled her Blonde Ambition tour. It became the highest-grossing doco of all time.Throughout her career, she has continually broken boundaries and reinvented herself, with albums Ray of Light, Music and even her recent Madame X all proving to be highly successful comebacks. From music, dance, fashion, film, and business, she has proven unstoppable with every move. Put simply, Madonna changed the game by reinventing pop-culture forever, and continues to be an influential reference for emerging artists today. She currently holds the record for the most top 10 hits of all time, and is the highest-charting female musician and highest-grossing female touring musician in history. She was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. She is an icon. She is… Madonna.