Episode 26 – The Love Witch

Why do women in heterosexual relationships go bananas for The Love Witch while lovingly committed lesbians enjoy it from an aesthetic distance? Zoe and Gabby do a deep dive on this total nongeneralization and answer your other burning questions like: is smoking cool? Do we sympathize with Elaine? (Yes!) And was Margaret Atwood right about all those male fantasies? This is a definite strong recommendation from at least one of your hosts so do the right thing a spike lee joint and give it a watch. Gabby needs Anna Biller to have enough money to make 69 more movies. We’ll meet you in the lady’s Victorian tea room in full fabulous costume to continue the discussion afterward. Bright blessings!

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We sing the praises of Thor Ragnorok and Black Panther and point out that hey it’s cool when people who aren’t white men make stuff. Whodda thunk? Spoiler alert we watched them both that night and double spoiler alert SOMEONE cried to Black Panther.

Zoe gives big ups to Keep It, a show about pop culture, politics, and what happens when they smash into each other at alarming speed.

Here’s something Gabby wishes you’d read 

“Male fantasies, male fantasies, is everything run by male fantasies? Up on a pedestal or down on your knees, it’s all a male fantasy: that you’re strong enough to take what they dish out, or else too weak to do anything about it. Even pretending you aren’t catering to male fantasies is a male fantasy: pretending you’re unseen, pretending you have a life of your own, that you can wash your feet and comb your hair unconscious of the ever-present watcher peering through the keyhole, peering through the keyhole in your own head, if nowhere else. You are a woman with a man inside watching a woman. You are your own voyeur.” – Margaret Atwood, The Robber Bride