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Join Betsy, Kelly, and Jessica, three best friends from elementary school who are living across the globe from one another as they reminisce, worship, and dissect all the most iconic films of our upbringing during the 90’s and early 2000’s.

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    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

Join Betsy, Kelly, and Jessica, three best friends from elementary school who are living across the globe from one another as they reminisce, worship, and dissect all the most iconic films of our upbringing during the 90’s and early 2000’s.

    Practical Magic (1998)

    Practical Magic (1998)

    Starring: Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Stockard Channing 


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    • 1 hr 34 min
    The Craft (1996)

    The Craft (1996)

    We kick off our Spooky Scary season with a 90’s cult classic! A movie that dare we say inspired the likes of Charmed, Buffy, and Sabrina, bringing the occult into the mainstream in a way that shaped us all! Because let’s be honest, witches and vampire slayers are bad AF and were basically the millennial teen's intro to feminism. There was a lot to cover in this one including some pretty dark themes, but we certainly entered our podcast circle with perfect love and perfect trust. We also collectively agreed that the pencil spinning scene is still the coolest sh*t ever. 


    We hope you missed us because this is our longest episode to date :)


    Enjoy, and blessed be! 


    Trigger warning: Self harm is a theme in this film and we discuss it (briefly) on the ep around 1:59:00. 


    Starring: Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Rachel True, Neve Campbell


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    • 2 hr 20 min
    Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)

    Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)

    Well, well well, we have reached the end of our extensive Boss Bitches season and we can safely say that was SPECTACULAR. Don’t you love how we can just say that to each other and know we’re not being conceited? 13 episodes, 13 great films, endless great times! Thanks for sticking with us throughout, we hope you had as much fun as we did on this wild ride! We end this glorious season with an age-old favorite from our childhood and hopefully yours too, the one and only Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion! If you’ve never seen it, watch it, and know that we are jealous that you are about to experience the joy of watching it for the first time. Tune in to hear us discuss this epic cult film at length as well as Jessica’s spot-on Mira Sorvino impression. Other topics include Romy and Michele fashion, the unparalleled  excellence of Janeane Garofalo as Heather Mooney, and the story of our very own ten-year high school reunion (that none of us attended, lolz), you don’t wanna miss this one. In other news….SEASON FOUR is coming soon biotches!!!


    Stay safe and have a Romy and Michele day! 


     


    Starring: Lisa Kudrow, Mira Sorvino, Janeane Garofalo


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    • 1 hr 52 min
    Set It Off (1996)

    Set It Off (1996)

    Throughout our Boss Bitch-themed season, we have discussed badass women in many forms and narratives. However, the women in this movie went so beyond the call of duty that they put the other so called “boss bitches” to shame.  Set It Off manages to display female characters who exist in a whole other realm of power, bravado, and fearlessness, while also managing to be loyal, vulnerable, tender, and often HILARIOUS, sending the three of us through the FULL range of emotion while watching. This along with its incredible story telling, iconic scenes, and star-studded-as-hell cast are just pieces of what makes this film legendary. If you haven’t seen Set It Off, treat yourself and watch it TODAY, and tune into our ep to hear us discuss this unforgettable film at length. Other subjects covered in this ep include our own experiences with petty crime, our thoughts on rich men in movies picking out clothes for women, unruly puppies, and the most recent Eurocup! 


    Starring: Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox, Kimberly Elise, Blair Underwood 


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    • 1 hr 49 min
    Now and Then (1995)

    Now and Then (1995)

    This movie has such a special place in our hearts. From the fashun to the timeless hotness of Devon Sawa, this movie gives us such a warm fuzzy feeling of nostalgia. In fact, this may be the most we have ever reminisced in a single episode! We also luv the classic songs on the soundtrack - Knock three times on the ceiling if you want me!!! Other topics discussed: lesbian erasure, surprise dicks, the purgatory of junior high…and a special cameo from Michael aka Mr. Kelly to explain a Simpson’s reference! Check it out!


    Starring: Christina Ricci, Rosie O’Donnell, Thora Birch, Melanie Griffith, Gaby Hoffman, Demi Moore, Rita Wilson


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    • 1 hr 59 min
    Crossroads (2002)

    Crossroads (2002)

    Wowzers, what a doozy this one is. First of all, #FreeBritney forever (obviously) - but also....*should* Britney be acting??? The consensus here is...this may be best left to the professionals, especially for a plot this melodramatic. We wished there were more fun dancing in this movie and less, uh, traumatic sexual violence that's just casually thrown in there. We did learn a few things along the way, like how much a cracked radiator repair cost in 2002 (as well as how ripped Justin Long was). We also enjoyed the Dan Aykroyd and Kim Cattrall cameos, even if both of them played the opposite of how we usually see them (helicopter single dad and suburban mother-of-two in Tucson, AZ). Anyway, chalk this one up to "we rewatched so you didn't have to" and enjoy the episode!  

    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

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It’s like eavesdropping on someone else’s sleepover in a good way

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Love this podcast!

What’s not to enjoy? Rad women discussing rad movies from my childhood. It’s great to see 90s movies get some love again (and critiques, where it’s now needed). Such a fun time!

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