A pop-culture podcast exploring sci-fi, fantasy and horror through a feminist lens! Intersectional, somewhat irreverent, occasionally salty. Romance positive. Pitch in a dollar (or two) for more discussions at http://Ko-fi.com/metamashina
Episode 061: Ophelia Goes to a Nunnery
Religious panic, plagues, and fractured families are all the rage again, so Metamashina decided to get with the times and discuss the 2018 film 'Ophelia,' which ironically is not an adaptation of a Shakespearean play. In this episode we talk about nunneries, bad tropes, and complex character motivations.
(Un)happy pandemic anniversary, everyone. Show notes are here: https://metamashina.com/2021/04/01/episode-061-ophelia-2018-movie/
Episode 060: Nos Ex Machina
We’re back with another previously unreleased (archived) episode, this time from Spring 2020… since March never ended, apparently.
Join us for a continuation of our ‘Women as Robots’ series, as we discuss the hit indie film 'Ex Machina.' Topics include killer toys, adaptations of the bluebeard myth, Silicon Valley bros, and our dissatisfaction over the gendering/exploitation of AI in media. Show notes are here: https://metamashina.com/2021/03/01/episode-060-nos-ex-machina-2014/
Episode 059: Flowers in the Attic (Yes, That Flowers)
Your early Valentine’s Day episode is a trip to Foxworth Hall as we explore VC Andrew’s 1979 FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC, along with the 1987 and 2014 movie adaptations. Covering risqué questions like “what do you think of bad mothers,” we also dive deep into the ethics of bold writing and heap high praise on the Lifetime sequel ‘Petals on the Wind,’ a movie so bad it’s good.
CW: Discussions of incest between siblings, SA/dubious consent, child abuse, and child death. Show notes are available here: https://metamashina.com/2021/02/01/episode-059-flowers-in-the-attic-yes-that-flowers/
Episode 058: Mexican Gothic
Joined by first-time guest Daniela, we ring in the new year with a retrospective look on being stuck indoors, the family drama that comes with it, and insidious respiratory pathogens—and no, we’re not talking about COVID-19. Today’s episode will cover MEXICAN GOTHIC, AKA Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s new hit novel. Tune in for a discussion on colonialism, generational trauma, and femme fatales.
CW: Discussions of incest and sexual assault in relation to the book.
Show notes are here: https://metamashina.com/2021/01/02/episode-058-mexican-gothic/
Episode 057: Little Women, Big Liberalism
Have a slice of an Americana “classic” this holiday season. Today, we explore Louisa May Alcott’s LITTLE WOMEN, along with the 2019 Greta Gerwig film adaptation.
Episode Highlights: A discussion on liberal feminism as an extension of American Protestantism, Team Laurie VS Team Friedrich, and speculations on whether Alcott would be into spite-shipping. Show notes are here: https://metamashina.com/2020/12/01/episode-057-little-women-big-liberalism/
Episode 056: Dracula Is Here To Steal Your Girl
Is Gary Oldman dressed as a vampire the aesthetic to end all aesthetics? Who is more seductive: Lucy in her red lingerie, or the Count with his luscious locks? In this rather silly discussion of Bram Stoker’s DRACULA, we examine the original 1897 novel and the 1992 film adaptation by Francis Ford Coppola, to get to the heart of these burning questions. Show notes are here: https://metamashina.com/2020/10/31/episode-056-dracula-is-here-to-steal-your-girl/
Before I got into the realm of podcasts. I always felt like my tastes in fiction were always seen as less then as a woman. When I started listening to this podcast I was just a teenager now that I’m 20 I can see how formative and important it was for me listen to the three amazing intelligent women who host it. I sincerely hope you guys read this so you know how great you are and how you have really opened my eyes to so many great stories. How listening to your podcast has really felt like a safe space for me and I’ve just learned so much. I highly recommended Metamashina. A thousand thank you’s harpies☺️☺️☺️
10 Miles of Peach Blossoms
You know Mia Wasikowska does play opposite Adam Driver in Tracks... also are you going to do an episode about 10 miles of peach blossoms??????? Love the show! Always get good recommendations and discover something new.
Thank you from a fellow crone.
I’m love with this podcast because I pretty much share the same tastes in Fiction as you ladies. I never thought much about the concept of the feminine gaze and now I can’t help but examine every piece of media through that lens.
Since I’ve started listening to your podcast I’ve realized just how long I’ve been fascinated by Monster husbands (and enemies-lovers tropes) and now my poor TBR is suffering because it’s all I want to read about now.
I love you crones so much and I hope to soon donate for the enlightenment you’ve given me.