This week we’re talking Cats, the #ButtholeCut, and the recent revelations that director Tom Hooper, apparently, has never seen a real cat. We also check in on celebrities in quarantine and who’s thriving and who should really stop posting on social media. Finally, we have some soft quarantine recs for you, for a relaxing time in lockdown.
As we enter the fourth week of lockdown, one question is on our minds: you’re bored, but are you bored enough for Quibi? This week marks the debut of the much-touted Quibi streaming platform, developed for short-form entertainment. After discussing the latest in coronavirus updates, including Disney’s optimistic reset for their 2020 slate, we break down Quibi’s debut shows, and ponder whether or not anyone is bored enough to watch any of it.
The self-quarantine continues and this week we’re talking Tiger King, the latest Netflix true crime phenomenon. We also discuss Netflix’s true crime domination and the ongoing and everlasting interest in true crime that we as a society have. The interest is not new but the lack of shame in that interest is, so join us as we try to understand the human impulse to consume true crime and how that intersects with increasingly exploitative narratives.
As we’re all still locked inside, we’re discussing more binge recs for your self-quarantine, the latest cancellations, including the Cannes Film Festival, and how we are staving off boredom with varying degrees of success. Join us as we try not to lose our minds and ponder whether this is all happening because we saw Cats.
This week, we’re updating the latest developments facing the film industry in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, and then we talk about Meghan Markle’s revenge fashion during her last week of appearances as part of the royal family. We also have some binge-watching recs for your self-quarantine.
Kayleigh on Duchess Meghan’s revenge fashion: https://www.pajiba.com/celebrities_are_better_than_you/how-meghan-markle-dressed-for-revenge.php
Meghan O’Keefe’s Newsletter: https://namedropper.substack.com/
As coronavirus spreads around the globe, we talk about the least important aspect of the story: how it’s affecting the film industry. SXSW has been cancelled, No Time to Die shifted its release date by six months, and more upheaval is yet expected. We dig into the possibility of a pop culture year in which major events are cancelled, movies don’t come out, and maybe streaming services will finally kill movie theaters. Wash your hands and don’t go on cruises!
It was a busy week in pop culture as Harvey Weinstein was convicted of some, if not all, of the charges against him; French actress Adele Haenel walked out of the Cesar Awards in protest after Roman Polanski was awarded Best Director; in a surprise move, Bob Iger stepped down as the CEO of Disney; and Caity Weaver opened a forensic investigation into a royal Instagram mystery. Join us as we dig into these stories and try to solve Caity Weaver’s Insta mystery.
Caity Weaver’s royal Insta investigation: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/27/style/meghan-markle-instagram.html