A lot is happening this week, from the continuing roll out of Tenet, to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announcing a major Netflix development deal, to John Boyega calling out the crap development for his character in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Join us as we dive into the issues around increasing representation beyond the entry-level approach of just casting more people of color without considering how to tell compelling stories with them.
This week we talk about Finding Freedom, the largely anti-climactic tell-all about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. We break down how the book portrays the divisions and competition within the royal family, why driving out Harry and Meghan was probably a fatal error for the British monarchy, and how ongoing scandals could impact the royal family. Join us as we low key call for revolution!
It’s been a horrible week and it’s only Tuesday! Here is a seventy minute breather full of entertainment stories, like the latest in DC Films and HBOMax, and dumb royal gossip. And when you’re done listening–or before you listen, or while you’re listening, we don’t know your life–here are a few links to check out to take action to support protesters and activists around the country.
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/
We’re discussing the latest developments as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Sussexit the royal family. And then we turn our attention to the Academy Award nominations, which are mostly good and only a little bit embarrassing. What is a lot embarrassing is the ongoing struggle within the Academy to overcome biases regarding films by women and people of color. Join us as we break down the nominations and pitch some ideas for new Oscar categories that could address some the Academy’s issues with diverse filmmaking.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle dropped a bombshell on the royal family, and we are swimming in premium, grade-A gossip. We dive into the Sussex bombshell, the timeline, the rumors, and the potential ramifications. Then, we pivot to talk pop culture resolutions for 2020 and all the things we hope we have time for this year. Join us as we break down the latest royal gossip!
Ellie Hall on the horrible tabloid headlines about Meghan Markle: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ellievhall/meghan-markle-kate-middleton-double-standards-royal?utm_source=dynamic&bftwnews&utm_term=4ldqpgc#4ldqpgc
This week we catch up with Harry and Meghan after the documentary about their recent royal tour aired, giving us more insight into their states of mind as they throw down with the British press. We also discuss Jared Leto’s apparent hurt feelings over being pushed out as the Joker. And finally, because it is Halloween week, we share our recommendations for scary movies to watch on the spookiest night of the year.
Here’s Kim Masters on Jared Leto’s Joker upset: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/youve-got-stop-jared-leto-fumed-new-joker-movie-1247699
Kayleigh twitter: @Ceilidhann
Sarah twitter: @Cinesnark