34 episodes

A commentary on media through the ages by two girls, too sad.

Sad Girl Syllabus Bethany Tabor and Mary Thompson

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    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

A commentary on media through the ages by two girls, too sad.

    The Wicker Men

    The Wicker Men

    Welcome to the most wonderful time of the year, listeners! We’re celebrating the best way we know how, by talking about horror movies. But not just any kind of horror, we’re delving into folk horror and exploring what makes the genre so disturbing. This week we’re watching both versions of The Wicker Man (1973 and 2006), the first film that comes to mind when we think of folk horror.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Hostile Hostel Holidays

    Hostile Hostel Holidays

    In the last leg of Sad Girls Abroad, Bethany and Mary discuss the turn to horror in the movies Hostel and Midsommar. What’s an American to do when they run into an ancient European cult? The girls discuss the depiction of American exceptionalism amid horror, ritual, and more.
    Warning: There are discussions of gore and vomit throughout this episode, specifically from 6 min to 46 minute mark, as well as references to violence throughout.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Dickie Greenleaf Must D¡e

    Dickie Greenleaf Must D¡e

    This week the Sad Girls are watching the genre-defining summer holidaze film The Talented Mr. Ripley. Bethany and Mary discuss all the reasons why this is the best expression of “Americans Abroad,” the pillars of the Sad Girl Pantheon (Jude Law, Matt Damon, Philip Seymour Hoffman), how this movie could be defined as Dark Call Me By Your Name, all while doing what we do best: go on tangents.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Dakota Johnson and the Endless European Holiday

    Dakota Johnson and the Endless European Holiday

    The Sad Girls stay in the sun as moods get darker in Luca Guadagnino’s A Bigger Splash. Bethany and Mary discuss the film’s rising (sexual) tensions, refugees and xenophobia, and confronting the villan you’ve become. Plus, pools and Dakota Johnson.

    • 58 min
    The Lost Sad Girls

    The Lost Sad Girls

    Something about the hot sun, the endless hours on the beach that makes the European Holiday take a turn… This week Bethany and Mary discuss Elena Ferrante’s “The Lost Daughter,” an iconic beach read and film directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal. The story uses the summer trip as a backdrop to exploring the darker sides of self and we ponder what it means to be a sad-girl-turned-sad-woman.
    Book discussed:
    The Lost Daughter by Elena Ferrante
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Call Me by Your Pod

    Call Me by Your Pod

    Sad Girl Syllabus is spending their sixth season abroad. Following the trope of Americans abroad in Europe for a summer vacation, the season begins with the sweet and sweaty, and quickly turns into something much darker. In this first episode, Bethany and Mary discuss two romance-centric films of Americans exploring Europe: An American in Paris (1951) and Call Me by Your Name (2017).

    • 1 hr 13 min

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