Movies vs. Capitalism [DEAD FEED]

Rivka and Frank are joined by Devon Young, organizer and founder of the performance venue Little Secret LA, for a mind-altering conversation about the 2000s stoner comedy Dude, Where’s My Car?

The group discusses the concept of “male amnesia” and how the film’s protagonists, Jesse and Chester, progress through their bizarre adventure as unbiased lumps of clay. While the film remains immensely offensive upon a rewatch, the group considers a thesis by queer theorist Jack Halberstam that dissects an on-screen kiss by Jesse and Chester and explores the characters’ latent heteroflexibility. Devon also regales Rivka and Frank with the story of the time she went on a date with the ’90s supermodel Fabio. 

A rough transcript of the episode is available here.
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What is Movies vs. Capitalism [DEAD FEED]?

MOVIES VS. CAPITALISM explores the politics of your favorite films through an anti-capitalist lens. Each episode, hosts Rivka and Frank are joined by a guest for a critical discussion about a film and how it’s obviously a scathing indictment of late-stage capitalism.

MVC examines the crucial intersection between pop culture and politics — unpacking the ideological messages baked into some of your favorite movies.