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Sleepover Cinema

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Welcome to Sleepover Cinema, where we analyze the films that created the collective unconscious of the girls and gays of the late 90s and early 2000s. Hosted by sister filmmaking duo Hannah and Audrey Leach, also known as Too Pink Pictures, Sleepover Cinema is an exploration of the movies that first inspired their love for film— classics like Aquamarine, Cheetah Girls, and Cinderella (the one with Brandy in it, obviously)— aimed at answering the question… are these movies actually good? And at the end of the day, is that what really matters?

Welcome to Sleepover Cinema, where we analyze the films that created the collective unconscious of the girls and gays of the late 90s and early 2000s. Hosted by sister filmmaking duo Hannah and Audrey Leach, also known as Too Pink Pictures, Sleepover Cinema is an exploration of the movies that first inspired their love for film— classics like Aquamarine, Cheetah Girls, and Cinderella (the one with Brandy in it, obviously)— aimed at answering the question… are these movies actually good? And at the end of the day, is that what really matters?

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United States

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Welcome to Sleepover Cinema, where we analyze the films that created the collective unconscious of the girls and gays of the late 90s and early 2000s. Hosted by sister filmmaking duo Hannah and Audrey Leach, also known as Too Pink Pictures, Sleepover Cinema is an exploration of the movies that first inspired their love for film— classics like Aquamarine, Cheetah Girls, and Cinderella (the one with Brandy in it, obviously)— aimed at answering the question… are these movies actually good? And at the end of the day, is that what really matters?

Language:

English


Episodes

Barbie as The Princess and The Pauper

5/13/2021
2004’s direct-to-video classic “Barbie as The Princess and the Pauper” is the sort of movie that was part gripping cinema, part ubiquitous basement background noise for a generation of girls and gays. In celebration of this truth, sister-cousins of Hannah and Audrey, Erin and Julia, join the pod today to relive their youth. For more details on this episode, go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cinema! Follow Sleepover Cinema on Instagram here! Follow Hannah and Audrey on Instagram here!...

Duration:01:06:51

Jump In!

5/6/2021
2007’s Jump In!, starring wholesome hunk Corbin Bleu and everyone’s BFF Keke Palmer, was THEEEE MOVIE that made it through the Leach sisters’ staunch anti-sports movie filter. Double dutch, wildly unsubtle use of stunt doubles, and rated-G discussions toxic masculinity in tact… what do we think? For more details on this episode, go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cinema! Blavity's "The 12 best 'black' Disney Channel Original movies" Follow Sleepover Cinema on Instagram here! Follow...

Duration:00:52:38

School of Rock ft. Rivkah Reyes

4/29/2021
2003’s “School of Rock” may be the most ubiquitously adored film of our generation. With an ensemble cast of almost-too-realistic kid musicians, a consciousness-forming soundtrack, AND the performance of King Jack Black, there isn’t much left to ask for. PLUS… star Rivkah Reyes (AKA Katie the bass player!!!!!) joins us to unpack the legacy of everyone’s favorite movie. For more details on this episode, go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cinema! Follow Rivkah on Twitter and IG here!...

Duration:01:18:04

Get A Clue

4/22/2021
Relentlessly flawless fashion, the magic of a tween Lindsay Lohan, AND Y2K proto-video chats? 2002’s “Get A Clue” has all that AND MORE, a mystery set in NYC fantasia. Does it hold up tho? Let’s find out! For more details on this episode, go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cinema! Follow Sleepover Cinema on Instagram here! Follow Hannah and Audrey on Instagram here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:40

Bring It On

4/15/2021
Hate them cause they’re beautiful? Well, they don’t like you either. How has THE original cheerleading movie held up in the twenty years since its release? Sleepover Cinema invites a lovely panel of experts and fans to deliberate on how “Bring it On” impacted their childhoods, self-images, and attitudes as they move through the world. You can follow Darren (and his pod), Dezhawn, Kirk, and Conshea on Instagram here! For more details on this episode, go to...

Duration:01:26:42

New York Minute

4/8/2021
Mary-Kate and Ashley take New York City with diametrically-opposed personalities and personal styles… this should be the coming of age movie of a generation, no? Even with Avril Lavigne references and the inexplicable presence of Eugene Levy… 2004’s “New York Minute” raises some serious questions. Support New York City's Chinatown here, here, or here! We also highly recommend reading this list of the characteristics of white supremacy culture. For more details on this episode, go to...

Duration:01:06:30

Twilight ft. Megan & Liz

4/1/2021
Close your eyes and imagine: it’s November 2009. You’re standing in a suburban movie theatre with “Team Edward” emblazoned across your chest. You were recently acknowledged by both Oprah AND Taylor Swift on national television. Life is good. The life you’re imagining is that of Megan & Liz, early-YouTube sensations turned indie musicians, who join us this week to unpack their favorite franchise, Twilight. For more details on this episode, go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cinema!...

Duration:01:07:46

The Cheetah Girls 2

3/25/2021
A critical influence on basic girls’ study abroad trips fo generations to come, The Cheetah Girls 2 is a blazer-and-tank-tops-filled romp through Barcelona. Relatively unimpressive a cappella sections, stale beef, and bland love interests aside, this movie brought SO much to the table in the summer of 2006. Let’s explore. For more details on this episode, go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cinema! Follow Sleepover Cinema on Instagram here! Follow Hannah and Audrey on Instagram here!...

Duration:00:56:27

Heathers vs. The Craft ft. Yhara Zayd

3/18/2021
Pitting two killer teen classics against each other is not a game for the faint of heart— especially 1989’s “Heathers” and 1996’s “The Craft.” We had to call in goddess and resident expert Yhara Zayd to help us deliberate. Subscribe to Yhara Zayd’s INCREDIBLE YOUTUBE CHANNEL here! You can also follow Yhara Zayd on Twitter, Instagram, and Patreon here. For more details on this episode, go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cinema! Follow Sleepover Cinema on Instagram here! Follow Hannah...

Duration:01:04:23

The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea

3/11/2021
2000’s “The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea” is one of a long line of controversial direct-to-video Disney sequels. Despite its being plagued by low-budget animation, plot holes, and critical disdain, Audrey and Hannah may have seen this one even more times than the original. For more details on this episode, go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cinema! Follow Too Pink Pictures on Instagram here! Follow Hannah and Audrey on Instagram here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:57:48

Ella Enchanted

3/4/2021
2004’s “Ella Enchanted,” while a prime byproduct of the Shrek Industrial Complex of the early 2000s, is in retrospect a rare breed: a mid-size fantasy movie starring Anne Hathaway AND the intellectual property of Queen? Say no more. . For more details on this episode, go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cinema! Follow Too Pink Pictures on Instagram here! Follow Hannah and Audrey on Instagram here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:32

She's The Man

2/25/2021
2006’s “She’s The Man” starring Amanda Bynes (and loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night) has all the things we normally look for in a Sleepover Cinema classic: but is this movie the understated exploration of queer identity that we want it to be? For more details on this episode, go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cinema! Follow Too Pink Pictures on Instagram here! Follow Hannah and Audrey on Instagram here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:19

Season Two Premiere: Sleepover

2/18/2021
2004’s “Sleepover” is a movie Hannah and Audrey utterly missed out on as tweens, and what a shame. A critically-misunderstood movie ceaselessly packed with clichés, hijinks, and cute boys, “Sleepover” is, according to the Leach sisters, a loving perspective from the female gaze in a culture stacked against it. For more details on this episode, go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cinema! Follow Too Pink Pictures on Instagram here! Follow Hannah and Audrey on Instagram here! Learn more...

Duration:00:57:10

Evergreen Podcasts presents The Katz Walk

1/20/2021
Evergreen Podcasts is excited to introduce The Katz Walk. Hollywood fashion expert, VIP personal shopper and commentator Joseph "Joe" Katz brings you in-depth interviews with celebrities and influencers about their style and personal experiences. He also shares the best beauty and lifestyle tips and tricks to help you look and feel your best. Available now wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:01:45

Aquamarine: Season One Finalé

1/14/2021
2006’s “Aquamarine.” Where do we begin? While on the surface a simple movie about two best friends and a mermaid, this one is an inspiration. A vision. A fount of creative energy. Starring faves the legendary JoJo and our king Jake McDorman, we saved this one for last for a reason. For more details on this episode, go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cinema! Follow Too Pink Pictures on Instagram here! Follow Hannah and Audrey on Instagram here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:56:42

Josie and the Pussycats ft. Name 3 Songs

1/7/2021
2001’s “Josie and the Pussycats” suffered from a classic case of misaligned marketing— and while this movie was certainly NOT made for kids, the impact that it made on the generation of girls, gays, and theys that DID find this movie is immeasurable. Sara and Jenna of the podcast Name 3 Songs join Hannah and Audrey to unpack how this film inspired their journeys within the music industry. If you want to hear our upcoming episode of Name 3 Songs all about Lana Del Rey on January 17th (and all...

Duration:00:55:55

Bratz vs. The Clique

12/31/2020
2007’s "Bratz” and 2008’s “The Clique” SHOULD have been huge hits, considering that they were products of some of the most popular intellectual properties of our youth. While that was NOT the case, Hannah and Audrey are here to put these two tales of pretty-girl cliques in the ring against each other and DEFINITELY decide which one is still worth watching. For more details on this episode, go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cinema! Follow Too Pink Pictures on Instagram here! Follow...

Duration:01:09:16

The Lizzie McGuire Movie ft. YouthCulture2000

12/17/2020
2003’s “The Lizzie McGuire Movie” was a HUGE deal to tweens all over the world. Who didn’t want to see their favorite everywoman swept into a highly-fantastical scenario involving Italian pop stars, couture, AND being the center of attention… and all at age 14? Melissa and Mia of YouthCulture2000 join us to discuss and dissect a movie that is truly what dreams are made of. For more details on this episode, go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cinema! Follow Too Pink Pictures on...

Duration:00:52:21

Cow Belles vs. Material Girls

12/10/2020
2006 was clearly a time full of growing pains for women in pop culture. Shows like "The Simple Life" and "The Girls Next Door," foundational texts for the bimbos of today, were creating a reactionary wave of "feminist" criticism, and for our purposes, that manifested in the form of two ENTIRELY SEPARATE tween-targeted movies centering around the rich and spoiled sisters getting their comeuppance— "Cow Belles," starring Disney's Aly and AJ, and "Material Girls," starring the decidedly...

Duration:01:12:00

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

12/3/2020
2004’s “The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement” is one of the most polarizing sequels in the tween movie canon— featuring baby Chris Pine, painful jokes about a wooden leg, and an only-somewhat justifiable autotuned duet between Dame Julie Andrews and Raven Symoné, there’s a lot to talk about. Including, importantly... does this movie measure up to the rules of a good sequel? For more details on this episode, go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cinema! Follow Too Pink Pictures on...

Duration:00:55:20