Beauty And The Creep (feat. Abbey Bender)
Since early fairy tales, the wolf and red riding hood have done battle towards grandmother’s house. Of course in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, this predator/prey relationship continues in our cinema—usually ending in murder.
On this week’s episode, we look at cult classic “Wild Things,” and two recent additions to this genre of teen girls plotting against skeezy older men, “Thoroughbreds” and “Flower.” As we unpack these femme Lolitas, there’s sex, horse murder, some potential breakout performances, and Adam Scott’s weirdly charged bowling lessons.
Plus, film critic Abbey Bender celebrates the 20th anniversary of “Wild Things” with Chance at the 22-minute mark. For Thrillist, Abbey recently argued the 1998 noir film oughta be more than just a guilty pleasure. Read that piece!
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Be Reel is a movie reviewing & reappraising podcast hosted by Chance Solem-Pfeifer and Noah Ballard.
Each time out, we select three movies based around a genre and call up guests ranging from submarine captains to Oscar winners. Then, we rate the movies, weighing both technical quality and entertainment.
Noah and Chance are old friends who mostly respect each other’s opinions. Even though Chance is a fool and a traitor. Find their show presented at ThePlaylist.Net and follow them on Twitter for the latest on Noah’s literary agenting and Chance’s work in the Portland arts scene.