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Behind the Scenes with Casting Director Shannon McCarty

There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes in the making of our favourite movies and TV shows, and this week we got to talk to someone who fills a very important role: casting director! Shannon McCarty has worked in the industry for 17 years, mainly in the unscripted/reality show aspect, working on such shows as The Real World, Supernanny, Best Ink, The Biggest Loser, and most recently on Netflix’s Nailed it! Emily and Elisabeth get a chance to ask her what all goes into casting, what the...


The Pokesode!

We wanna catch ‘em all! Since Pokemon’s introduction in the 90’s, between the games, the cards, and the anime, it has remained a cultural mainstay. With the new game announcement of Sword and Shield - due to release later this year - and the impending Detective Pikachu movie, Elisabeth and Lindsay take a moment to talk about their own introduction to the franchise, their thoughts on the various media through the years, and even their favorite - and not so favorite - Pokemon, along with a...


Live Action vs Animated: Cinderella

In 1950, Disney released its second installment in its Disney Princess series, Cinderella, and it became an instant classic, much like its predecessor, Snow White. However, because of the time it was written and produced in, some of the themes and the messages are a little outdated. Disney took a second stab at the fairytale in 2015 as they made it live action and also updated the take home message, teaching the audience that being brave and kind is more important than finding a prince to...


Lindsay's Anime Milwaukee Experience

Lindsay went to Anime MKE this past weekend as a member of the press representing Beauties and Headcanons for the first time, where in the past she’s been a volunteer there, as well as a parent con-goer. This week she talks with Emily about the experience of going to a convention, and the unique experiences it brings. There was a charity ball she was fortunate enough to be a part of which proceeds went to Generations Against Bullying in Milwaukee, which helps young people go from being a...


Love stinks: Ships that shouldn't have sailed

Relationships abound in just about every fandom, but not all of them are appealing to everyone. Maybe they fall under an unfortunate trope, maybe since the time of publication it’s run its course, or maybe they just don’t have chemistry together. No matter what the reason, Emily and Elisabeth tackle some of these pairings that just don’t work for them and explain why. After all, just because it’s Valentine’s Day, it doesn’t mean that things stay happily ever after forever, and maybe these...


Of love and hate and string theory

We all have characters that we love and ones that we love to hate, but has an actor ever influenced your feelings on the character? Did they do such a good job that you couldn’t help but feel strongly about them one way or the other - depending on if you’re supposed to love or hate the character! - or did their performance fall flat and leave you feeling deflated? In this week’s episode, Emily, Elisabeth, and Lindsay discuss the actors that sealed the deal on the characters they love and who...


A Series of Unfortunate Events: Book, Movie, or Netflix?

If you've grown up reading books, it's likely that you have certain authors or series that are near and dear to your heart. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (AKA Daniel Handler) is one such series, and has been adapted into both a movie and Netflix series! With all 13 books of the series complete for a few years now, Emily, Lindsay, and Lindsay's daugher Aurelia share their love of this series in this week’s episode! They cover the books, the early 2000s movie adaptation, and...


Nerd News For The New Year!

Because of the holidays at the end of last month, we didn’t get a chance for our Nerd News segment, and with everything that’s coming out this new year, we wanted to make sure to catch everyone up on what’s going on! Between movie releases, games, TV series, and other nerdy happenings, we do our best to cover what’s going down in 2019. While our list is pretty long, if we missed any you’d like us to talk about, be sure to let us know! Also, we have brand new merch in our teepublic store, and...


Mary Poppins in the Spider Verse

In the wake of Aquaman, Mary Poppins Returns and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse drew in fans from those respective fandoms. Lindsay gives us the run-down on Mary Poppins Returns, while Emily takes us into Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse! Will the Mary Poppins reprise live up to the original? Does the Spider-Verse make the Peter Parker purists revolt? Does Stan Lee make an appearance? Give a listen to see if the ladies are more or less interested in seeing the other's movie! Be sure to...


From Baywatch to Aquaman: Jason Momoa on the rise

Last month, Aquaman took theaters by storm and it’s become pretty apparent that its lead actor, Jason Momoa, is here to stay in Hollywood. But where did he come from? And what roles has he taken on previous to the King of the Sea? Emily, Elisabeth, and Lindsay tackle his history, talking about his background, his initial roles, and a few iconic appearances he’s had on the way, like Ronon Dex and Khal Drogo. He may have started small time as a Lifeguard on Baywatch, but he’s now firmly on top...


Fanfiction, A History

With the advent of the internet, fanfiction authors are able to more easily share their works than ever before. But what about before the days of Archive of our Own and Or even before Yahoo e-mail groups and livejournal and personal archive sites? Fanfiction is a tradition that stretches back far beyond what you may think, and Lindsay and Elisabeth discuss its history, how it has evolved over time, how attitudes toward it have changed, and even why writers are motivated to...


Movie Magic with Special Guest LeeAnn from Marvel!

When watching a movie in the theater it’s easy forget how many amazing and diverse people work behind the scenes. This week, Emily and Lindsay talk with guest LeeAnn who does just that. LeeAnn is a post production assistant, who has been working with a major movie company and they got to talk to her about what she and her colleagues do behind the scenes. It takes a lot of people to make movie production run smoothly, from planning meals and running errands, to scheduling filming and...


Holiday Greetings from your nerdy gals!

A special holiday greeting from Beauties and Headcanons hosts Emily, Elisabeth and, Lindsay.


Avengers: Endgame trailer reaction

The first trailer for Avengers: Endgame has dropped, and the ladies of Beauties & Headcanons have plenty of thoughts! Whether it’s regarding the timeline, the possibilities of how this movie may go down, and even who may go down with it, you can be sure that Lindsay and Elisabeth have plenty to say. We also got a chance to discuss Captain Marvel, Spiderman, overpowered characters, and the potential future of the MCU now that it seems Endgame is bringing the franchise full circle. If you’re a...


An Interview with The Batman

This week on Beauties & Headcanons, Emily and Elisabeth get to sit down and have a talk with Batman, himself! Matt is a cosplayer from the Seattle area that exclusively cosplays as Michael Keaton’s take on the Dark Knight, and he was gracious enough to join us in this episode to talk about where he got started, why he sticks to one version of Batman, what he does in his time as the caped crusader, and why he does what he does. If you’d like to see him in action, he has one last event this...


Take me home, Bethesda

The last time Fallout 76 has come up in Beauties and Headcanons was during one of our Nerd News segments before the game was launched. Since the release of the game, it has been plagued with issues, both in the game and outside of it with the company who produced it, Bethesda. As a gamer in general - and a Bethesda and Fallout fan specifically - Elisabeth takes a look at the issues surrounding this game, the missteps Bethesda has taken, and exactly what’s “wrong” with Fallout 76. We hope you...


Excelsior! Remembering Stan Lee

We lost Stan Lee a little less than a month ago and Lindsay and Emily wanted to reflect on the contributions he made to the comic book world and the changes he made to it in his career. Sharing quotes and anecdotes from his life, his myth, his legends, and even touching on the beauties and headcanons episode about his cameos from last year, they talk about his contributions and what made his life, its very own great American novel. Always remember, ‘Excelsior!’, ever upward, and listen in as...


Fantastic Beasts 2

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is out, and Lindsay, Emily, and Elisabeth give you the skinny on the movie, with TONS OF SPOILERS! They did not hold back on anything! Does your Hogwarts house have something to do with whether or not you liked it? Hear about their houses, and how that played into their thoughts on the movie! (and check out this quiz that shows you what percentage of each house you are! What about the theories floating around...


sci-fi tech - how close are we?

Technology is a huge part of many of our lives today, but how close are we to creating some of the tech we come across in science fiction? Listen to Elisabeth, Emily, Lindsay, and special guest Dave Bobke discuss their favorite sci-fi tech! Hope you told us which tech you hope will be made in the near future! If you guessed one of our techs correctly we will be in touch about a Beauties & Headcanons sticker!!


Skyrim: The arrow to our memes

The origin of that line that birthed a thousand reblogs, the arrow to our memes! With the seventh anniversary of the release of Bethesda’s Skyrim just around the corner, Elisabeth and Emily take this chance to dive into the lore surrounding it. From the Aedric deities involved in creation to the infamous dragons of old, they examine the backstory behind the lore and Elisabeth also steps Emily through the main questline, as well as some possible theories for Elder Scrolls 6. And don’t miss...