The King And Queens Of The Erotic Thriller (feat. Jacob Knight)
With Michael Douglas’ sexy trilogy of FATAL ATTRACTION (1987), BASIC INSTINCT(1992) and DISCLOSURE (1994), American pop noir hit a real hot streak about 25 years back. This week, we discuss the genre hybrid that introduces a flawed Douglas protagonist to his match/demise in the femme fatale’s of Glenn Close, Sharon Stone and Demi Moore.
On an episode that’s necessarily explicit and just as politically interested, we’ve got a guest to boot.
3:35 – FATAL ATTRACTION, and how Glenn Close wins and loses big
20:35 – Can this podcast handle the insanity of BASIC INSTINCT?
28:05 – Writer Jacob Knight guests as our Paul Verhoeven scholar
50:54 – DISCLOSURE won’t let you ignore its reactionary politics
our favorite movies
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.