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  1. Oof - once Cameron and Teresa agreed that "bisexual" only follows the binary this became a hard listen. I so appreciated Teresa's story and her tales of polyamory, but I think it's incredibly reductive to paint bisexuality with such a broad brush. The term was created far before the ideas of the gender binary, and even before the term "transgender" as well. To say that modern bisexual people have not evolved with the ideas of gender is a harmful stereotype that is used to erase bisexuality completely.

    "Bi" may be a prefix that means "two" but no actual bisexual that I know of uses that to actually mean only two genders are acknowledged. For example, I say that 1. I love my same gender and 2. I love all other genders as well. Thus the "two" in my brain.

    Oddly enough, I've had more pansexual people give me shit about this than anyone else. When that term first became part of the lexicon it was explained to me as someone who felt attraction to the person inside rather than the actual body. I couldn't relate to this because I very much feel attraction to people without ever getting to know them - so it becomes definitely a surface level "oh they have a rockin bod" kind of attraction. And yet over the last 11 years since I first heard that term magically pansexual people have evolved their meaning and yet bisexuals haven't been granted that same privilege.

    I don't put any of this down to do a "call out" but rather open a dialogue about this, because it is hurtful that those of us in the community keep feeling policed and gatekeeped about our own feelings and sexuality.

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  2. On 2/6/2020 at 6:34 AM, LTL said:

    This was a disappointing interview...Sarah clearly wanted to have a real conversation but was only interested in doing bits. 

    I agree and disagree. I don't think he did any more bits than he's done with any of his other guests, and he got serious when they talked about Gary Shandling and Sarah's mom, but I also could tell this is how their friendship actually works because I think he gets giddy about making her believe something is real when he's doing a bit. But it would have been nice for him to follow her lead and take what she wanted to talk about a little more seriously.

  3. I have to agree with Amy that the main reason I want to keep Some Like It Hot is for the Marilyn representation. But if we could replace it with the obviously better Gentlemen Prefer Blondes then I'm all for dropping SLIH.

  4. On 2/10/2020 at 12:32 AM, sycasey 2.0 said:

    When the actual best movie wins I think it must be some kind of mistake. Outstanding!

    And like bleary, I picked 1917 to win Picture and Director, but very happy to be wrong. When Parasite took the screenplay award, I should have known something was up.

    See, I usually take them putting something for Best Screenplay as what was their actual top picks of the year. With the new system of voting someone in Hollywood mentioned to me once that the last few years the winners has been everyone's second picks and because of some kind of points system it pushes those over. I don't totally understand it all, but it definitely makes sense for why Green Book would win over literally anything else last year. And I heard Moshe Kasher say that if you want to watch the actual Best Pictures then you need to watch everything that won for Best Screenplay. All of this to say that I thought this was basically them saying that actually Jojo Rabbit and Parasite were their favorites but they wouldn't win anything else (beyond best International for Parasite of course). It's a pleasant surprise to see it get switched up!!!

  5. I also had 1917 down for Best Picture/Director and also very happy to have been wrong!!!

    I only got 3 wrong the entire night. Also missed Ford v Ferrari getting Best Sound Editing, but I'm terrible at figuring out what will win Editing vs Mixing so I usually just put the same movie for both - this year my pick was 1917 for sound so I at least got it half right lol.

  6. If my memory is correct, someone else pulls the comments for him to read. I know he's incredibly busy these days so I'm not sure how much he gets on the forums anymore (if you see this Paul - you're always welcome here with open arms). So, I believe that he is truly reacting to things he reads this way because he has no idea that entire things have been omitted. Can't explain how he could forget an entire quote from Spirit of Christmas tho 😜

    Also found out today that he does receive gifs on his text app so I have in fact been sending him Family gifs throughout the day lol. This is my contribution to the greater good.

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  7. On 1/25/2020 at 3:20 PM, gigi-tastic said:

    Apparently in North Carolina there is a bank robber that the FBI has dubbed " The Bad Wig Bandit "



    It looks like SOMEONE couldn't " become another person". 

    Also I personally feel that June could stop him based on his shoddy wig work as the reigning Queen of Wig Talk

    You'll probably find the story of "Cowboy Bob" aka Peggy Jo Tallis to be VERY interesting then!

    This woman here literally convinced everyone she was legitimately a man and robbed banks in this perfect fuckin disguise.

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  8. 17 hours ago, gigi-tastic said:

    Just out of curiosity based on that truly upsetting Second Opinion, what is your comfort movie/s? I don't know if it counts but I rewatch John Mulaney , Maria Bamford and a few other comics stand ups specials . I also really love the movie Clue and What We Do In The Shadows. 

    Clueless, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and For a Good Time, Call... are definitely mine. I also love watching cooking shows despite my lack of cooking.

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  9. 30 minutes ago, G0AT HER0 said:

    Comedian Jamie Loftus tells a story about a friend of hers that worked on the set of Master of Disguise. Apparently, parts of the turtle scene were filmed on September 11, 2001. Despite the fact that America had just suffered the worst terrorist attack in its history the director didn’t let anyone go home and the entire cast and crew had to work a full day. Imagine trying to process a national tragedy of that magnitude while holding a boom mic over Dana Carvey in a turtle suit. That director should be brought up on war crimes.

    Fellow listener of The Bechdel Cast!?

  10. On 1/12/2020 at 1:05 AM, bleary said:

    I don't recall this "one film per director" line of thinking being bandied around as heavily during any of the Spielberg episodes.  And in my mind, asking which belongs between Jaws, Schindler's List, and E.T. is just as silly as considering only one Kubrick film.  For my money, I'd also put The Shining on the list.  I'm in agreement with Amy that I could leave off Clockwork Orange and Spartacus (particularly since I had Clockwork ranked much lower on my list than Amy did on her's), but Dr. Strangelove2001, and The Shining are all vastly different types of films, and all are among the best examples of their respective genres, so I'd go with those three Kubricks on the list.

    I couldn't agree more. I don't think there's more influential, and just overall great movies, than Dr. Strangelove, 2001, and The Shining. I'm still shocked every time I look at the list again that The Shining isn't represented.

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  11. I think some of the songs are maybe "b-sides" which I would just as a catchall term for "lesser known" but I wouldn't say that about Eleanor Rigby or All You Need is Love. Maybe I'm just naive since I think those songs are hits but if you think about it terms of their actual hits then yeah maybe they aren't the ones people expected to be thrown in a movie.

    Also is it just me or is Eleanor Rigby a really depressing way to start an animated movie?

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  12. 4 minutes ago, Cam Bert said:

    Also, is it just me or is it odd Ford v Ferrari is best picture nominated? I haven't seen it yet (just opened here) but it has no directing, writing or acting nominations. Normally best picture nominees are represented in the main categories.

    I don't know a single person that saw it.

  13. 3 minutes ago, grudlian. said:

    Every single one of the best actress and best supporting actress nominees are women!!!!! What more do you want?!?!?!?!?

    Harriet was directed by a woman as well but it was merely nominated for acting.

    Ah I haven't seen Harret yet so I genuinely had no idea.

    I wanted Awkwafina and JLo to get acting nominations this year, and they were both directed by women as well. In fact I'm FLOORED that The Farewell didn't receive A SINGLE FUCKING NOMINATION!

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  14. I'm gonna start with how this movie was actually my introduction to the Beatles as a child.

    So my aunt and uncle were babysitting me, my aunt being legitimately like 9 months pregnant (may not seem relevant but it is later). I do not remember how the conversation started but I believe they made a reference that I didn't get (I was only 9 years old at the time) and when they asked me if I had heard of the Beatles I shrugged and said no. Of course they were livid with my mom and sat me down on the couch and said that the first thing to do was watch Yellow Submarine. I was petty much hooked and delighted of course by the colors and the music, but the blue meanies genuinely did scare the shit out of me. Because my aunt was so pregnant my uncle continuously called her a blue meanie because one of them looked like this.


    After that they played the music in their house and I was properly introduced to the wonderful catalog of The Beatles, and I never looked back.

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  15. Just now, grudlian. said:

    I really thought we might get a woman nominated for best director.

    Oh I knew we wouldn't. I'm just shocked that Little Women is the only female directed movie recognized at all.

    ETA: Oh oops I did accidentally overlook Tom Hanks who was in a female directed movie, but that is the only other one to be recognized this year.

  16. 2 minutes ago, grudlian. said:

    I'm too lazy to look up what else came out in 2010, but looks like that was another year without a standout lead actor (in my opinion). But the Academy also thought King's Speech was the best picture. So, maybe they just went crazy that year? I agree that it's definitely not what I'd say is Firth's most award deserving performance.

    Retroactively, I'd give it to Jesse Eisenberg probably but I don't think I would have done it in 2010.

    People in my movie loving circle usually suggest 2010 was a better year for Jeff Bridges, but I disagree with that because I didn't actually enjoy True Grit as much as everyone else did... although I had a terrible movie going experience when I went to see that movie so it could have heavily effected my thoughts.

    Despite the fact that Christian Bale probably still would've won (another giant transformation win for him that year) I am still angry that Andrew Garfield was denied even a nomination for The Social Network. His performance was truly the stand out in my opinion.

  17. 1 minute ago, grudlian. said:

    Leo gets dirty and ate meat despite being a vegetarian is about as ugly as I expect he's willing to let himself get.

    I think he got the Oscar because it was a kind of weak year for lead actors and the whole "can u believe leo never won an oscar!?!?!?!?!?!?!"

    Couldn't agree more. I think the Academy has a habit of celebrating an actor they've realized they should have celebrated in the past for a better performance (see also Colin Firth winning for The King's Speech when it's obvious he should have won for A Single Man instead).

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