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Twice a month, your hosts, Bonnie and Lauren, watch a movie, do some homework, and create Check Your Threading, a podcast that serves up history, psychology, and perspective on that film. IG: checkyourthreading / Twitter: checkthreading

Twice a month, your hosts, Bonnie and Lauren, watch a movie, do some homework, and create Check Your Threading, a podcast that serves up history, psychology, and perspective on that film. IG: checkyourthreading / Twitter: checkthreading
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United States

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Twice a month, your hosts, Bonnie and Lauren, watch a movie, do some homework, and create Check Your Threading, a podcast that serves up history, psychology, and perspective on that film. IG: checkyourthreading / Twitter: checkthreading

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English


Episodes

Episode 10: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

9/4/2019
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Our first requested-by-listeners selection, Hedwig is our tour guide through the history of LGBT culture in Eastern Germany, jungian psychology, the many iterations of “Hedwig” as a production. Plus, Hedwig’s genderqueer legacy, the rich conversation around binary the film creates, and the concept of gender as a performance.

Duration:00:33:15

Episode 9: Short Term 12 (2013)

8/21/2019
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Short Term 12 gives us a look at the troubling state of Group Homes, how we deal with and heal from trauma, when to break rules and push boundaries, and the crucial value of found family. Featuring a cast of not-yet-famous stars, this story about stories is one you can’t miss. CW: non-graphic discussion around suicide, child abuse, sexual assault.

Duration:00:29:08

Episode 8: Spring Breakers (2012)

8/8/2019
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We’ve got the history of spring break. We’ve got race and privilege dynamics. We’ve got the American dream and the twistiness of metafictional storytelling. We’ve got shorts, of every color. We’ve got Scarface on repeat. Scarface, on repeat. LOOK AT ALL OUR SHIT, in this very special episode that discusses the psychedelic fever dream that is Spring Breakers.

Duration:00:31:32

Episode 7: The Purge (2013)

7/24/2019
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The Purge is the second film in our America-themed movies for July! Directed by James DeMonaco, this 2013 movie gives us the framework to talk about wealth inequality in the US, gun control analogies, the emptiness of “supporting the troops,” flower symbolism, the distressing nature of the Emergency Broadcast System, and our personal obsession with dystopian/philosophical storytelling.

Duration:00:25:42

Episode 6: George Washington (2000)

7/10/2019
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In July, our movies are centered around AMERICA! What better way to start than George Washington (2000) by David Gordon Green, a Malick-ian inspired poetic drama, which is part of the Criterion Collection. We talk about the dynamics of race, economics, and youth of rural South Carolina at the turn of the millennia. Plus: the symbolism of superheroes, growing up, and gross public bathrooms.

Duration:00:25:25

Episode 5: Nowhere (1997)

6/26/2019
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Nowhere, the final installment in Gregg Araki's Teenage Apocalypse trilogy, provides the perfect framework for a conversation about the rise of teen media in the 90s, valley girl linguistics, Baudrillard's simulacra and hyperreality, and the rich vitality of queer coming-of-age cinema. Plus, Bonnie divulges some personal inspirations from Araki's filmmaking philosophy. P.S. while we don't endorse piracy, and Nowhere isn't currently available for rent in the US, you can do a search for it...

Duration:00:32:33

Episode 4: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

6/12/2019
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With the first of this month's Pride-themed films, we discuss The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, including Australia's LGBT history, queer cinema, and the importance of camp (hello MET Gala theme!), toxic masculinity, and the queering of the road movie genre.

Duration:00:25:31

Episode 3: Attack the Block (2011)

5/29/2019
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Attack the Block broke genre conventions in 2011, and becomes the basis for our discussion of public housing in Britain (what it means, and why it matters), the tradition of alien invasion in film, the value of genre, and the importance of choosing your weapon.

Duration:00:28:21

Episode 2: Armageddon (1998)

5/15/2019
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Whether you love it or hate it, Armageddon evokes strong opinions. Join us as we talk about this Michael Bay classic, and discuss the mass appeal of disaster movies, the history of NASA, toxic masculinity, and how this mess got into the coveted Criterion Collection.

Duration:00:21:21

Episode 1: Gattaca (1997)

5/1/2019
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In the premiere episode of Check Your Threading, your hosts, Bonnie and Lauren, discuss the 1997 classic sci-fi, neo-noir thriller Gattaca. An exploration of the themes of human "validity," genetics, architecture, and the futility of reaching for the stars. Every two weeks, your hosts watch a movie, do some homework, and create Check Your Threading, a podcast that serves up history, psychology, and perspective on that film.

Duration:00:21:33