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Episode 21: Home for the Holidays & Addams Family Values

They're creepy and they're kooky, they're altogether spooky, they're everyone's family! And on this special Thanksgiving episode of A Piece of Pie, we're tackling two very different, but very queer-adjacent families in Jodie Foster's Home for the Holidays, and Addams Family Values as James, Brian and contributor Max break down these queer Thanksgiving classics. The men in these movies are repulsive (Uncle Fester, Dylan McDermott) and the women (Holly Hunter, Angelica Huston, Christina Ricci...


Episode 19 and 20: Zodiac & Insomnia

We're pitting two modern filmmaking masters against each other, David Fincher's "Zodiac" and Christopher Nolan's "Insomnia." We ask the important questions: Who shoots a confrontation better? How long has Christopher Nolan been pining for IMAX screens? Who taught Hilary Swank how to act? and Who's your favorite Ninja Turtle? And we call for justice for under-used film actresses Ashley Judd, Barbara Hershey and Mira Sorvino! Because they deserve it.


Episode 18: One Night Stand #3

We wrap up our Halloween horror film coverage with a look at some of our favorite horror tales from the small screen! Max joins us once again as we discuss classic Treehouse of Terror episodes and the unlikely costumes of television characters. We talk our favorite episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Parks and Recreation, and of course, because it's us, 30 Rock. Spooky, scary!


Episode 17: Halloween (1978/1998/2018)

Continuing our look at horror films in October, Brian and Max went to see the brand new Halloween, starring Jamie Lee Curtis and directed by David Gordon Green, and paired it with two movies! The original 1978 John Carpenter classic and 1998's Halloween H20 starring Curtis, LL Cool J and Josh Hartnett. But which sequel's Laurie is more Laurie? The gun-toting Midwestern prepper or the college professor in Northern California? How does the trauma of the first film influence the Strode women in...


Episode 16: The Witch & Hereditary

What's more horrifying, a witch in seventeenth century America, or a 21st century family with secrets? Are talking goats scary or funny? Is Toni Collette the greatest actor alive? For the first time ever, hosts Brian and James are joined by both Max and Kyle to get to the bottom of these questions and more! They discuss two new horror classics on a special October edition of A Piece of Pie!


Episode 15: Romy and Michele's High School Reunion & Never Been Kissed

We go back to high school with Drew, Lisa and Mira as we revisit two classic 90's comedies, Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion and Never Been Kissed! What do Romy and Michelle have in common with Bart and Lisa? How many bumpits does Jessica Alba wear in her small role? And we finally find John C. Reilly's worst film performance. All this and more in A Piece of Pie Episode 15!


Episode 14: The Sandlot & A League of Their Own

Our friend Rob joins us for a special baseball themed episode as we cover two classics about America's pastime, The Sandlot & A League of Their Own! Why doesn't Benny 'the Jet' Rodriguez get to tell his own story? Are there any lesbians on the Rockford Peaches? And why are three queers talking baseball, anyway? These answers and more on A Piece of Pie!


A Piece of Pie Presents: One Night Stand #2

Our friend Rob joins us for our One Night Stand series! He joins James and Brian as they discuss the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Less, the box-office hit Crazy Rich Asians, and the unfortunate passing of one of Hollywood's most masc for masc leading men, Burt Reynolds.


Episode 13: The Happytime Murders & Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Is puppet sex subversive? Is it even remotely funny? Does Kathleen Turner still have the sexiest voice in showbiz? How does this contemporary train wreck hold up to a modern classic? Brian and James answer these questions and more on this week's episode of A Piece of Pie


Episode 12: Jaws & The Meg

It's giant shark vs giant shark as we dissect Steven Spielberg's classic "Jaws" in, uh, celebration of this week's #1 movie in the box office ,"The Meg." Why isn't Jason Statham versus a shark any fun? Are the guys in Jaws masculinity more threatened by the shark or each other? Our friend Max Bever returns to help us ask all these questions and more!


Episode 11: One Night Stand #1

Every gay man has a one-night stand at some point and this podcast is no exception! As the name implies, our new feature, "One Night Stands" will be brief and inconsequential flings where we'll talk about whatever's on our minds. This time it was Hulu's "Castle Rock," HBO's "Sharp Object" as well as Janelle Monae, The Golden Girls and the hit podcast "Alice Isn't Dead." So unlock those face pics and come on over for a quickie with your Piece of Pie hosts Brian and James and don't worry; If...


Episode 10: Carrie & The Craft

Special guest Roman Harrington brings one of his favorites, Carrie (1974),and we pair it with the, ahem, cult classic The Craft (1996) ! Two tales of female empowerment? Or men channeling their fear of women into the supernatural? Has John Travolta ever been attractive? Was Carrie's mom once an atheist? A Piece of Pie answers these questions, and more, and still find time to talk about butts!


Episode 09: Brokeback Mountain & Happy Together

This week we cover two queer classics: Ang Lee's 2005 masterpiece and Academy Award also-ran, "Brokeback Mountain" and Wong Kar-Wai's seminal 1997 Chinese film, "Happy Together." Join us as we discuss repressed homosexuals, violent relationships, bad wigs and how much lube is not-enough-lube. With special guest Max Bever!


Episode 08: The Handmaiden & Crimson Peak

We wrap up Pride Month with a look at Chan-wook Park's lesbian drama The Handmaiden and we pair it with Guillermo Del Toro's lush Crimson Peak starring Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain!


Episode 07: Love, Simon & Weekend

We are back! Just in time for Pride Month 2018, we're covering two recent gay-themed films, and asking the important questions: Do high school students really drink coffee? Do they know who Elliot Smith is? And what does Josh Duhamel do between Transformers movies? All this and more on A Piece of Pie!


Bonus Episode 6.5: Avengers: Infinity War Spoilercast!

As we wrap up our MCU coverage enjoy this bonus episode on Avengers: Infinity War! This goes without saying full spoilers ahead!


Episode 06: Gravity & Fearless

Which character in Gravity is also a dog-sledder? When did Jeff Bridges reach peak Jeff Bridges? Why doesn't anyone else know Isabella Rossellini is funny? These answers and more on our special Mother's Day episode! James' Mom's favorite, Fearless and Oscar-winner, Gravity!


Episode 5.5: The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Part 2

Who’s queerer, Hela or Valkyrie? Are Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan showing off their butts in those new posters? Why does Dr. Strange look like Benedict Cumberbatch's Halloween costume? And what does Pitch Perfect 2 have to do with the Guardians of the Galaxy? Join James, Brian and a guest as they look back on ten years of Marvel Studios!


Episode 05: The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Part 1

Can you see Jeremy Renner's potato face from behind? Does Joss Whedon even like Thor? Can we cover all these movies in an hour? Join us as we try! With our friend Rob, we take a deep dive into the Marvel Cinematic Universe!


Episode 04: Ready Player One & Minority Report (W/Max Bever)

How many films does it take for Spielberg to get a queer character right? Should Lois Smith cameo in every film? Can we dig our way out from under the weight of too many licensing opportunities? These answers and more on this week's episode of A Piece of Pie: The Queer Film Podcast. (With special guest Max Bever)