A Simple Podcast features the professional writers and Very Online queer women Alanna Bennett, Christina Tucker, and Jordan Crucchiola in their pursuit to canonize the 2018 Paul Feig film A Simple Favor.
A Screenplay Artiste — The Jessica Sharzer Interview
Continuing their improbable run of getting behind the scenes access to (almost) all things A Simple Favor, Alanna, Christina and Jordan spend this episode of A Simple Podcast talking to screenwriter Jessica Sharzer. She tells us about Blake Lively's heroic role in getting that painting into Emily's house, her desire to see more shades of female intimacy in film, and of course, her process in bringing brotherfucker to life.
Cool & Scary — The Costumes Interview with Renée Ehrlich Kalfus
Oh hi again, moms! You've heard Alanna, Christina, and Jordan go long on the costumes of A Simple Favor before, but now you can go behind the Simple scenes with them as they talk about men's suiting and neoprene tank tops with the movie's costume designer, Renée Ehrlich Kalfus. Get the story behind all the film's power looks, and find out about the crucial costume you didn't see on screen.
The Audacity of This Bitch — The Paul Feig Interview
Alanna, Christina, and Jordan manifested an interview with thee Paul Feig into existence, and in episode four you get to hear how it went down.
Costumes and Queer Thirst
Hi, moms! In the third episode of A Simple Podcast, Alanna, Christina, and Jordan each ascend to the celestial plane as they discuss the immaculate costuming by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus and why it should have won an Academy Award. And don't worry, they devote an entire portion of the episode to That Suit in the graveyard.
In Celebration of The Genre Melange
This time on A Simple Podcast, co-hosts Alanna, Christina, and Jordan examine the array of genres on offer in A Simple Favor — from comedy to noir to lite psychosexual thriller — paying special attention to the way that female kinship and intimacy factor into such films. Also: white feminism, himbos, and director Paul Feig's mastery of the absurdist twist.
Canonizing A Simple Favor
On this episode of A Simple Podcast, Alanna, Christina, and Jordan make the case for why A Simple Favor belongs in the cinema canon, and tease what sorts of very special episodes they have in store for this crucial mini-series. That includes, of course, a very special acknowledgment of "Brotherf*@ker!"