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A monthly podcast featuring two blerdy women who love to watch and read a lot of things!
Every episode Carolyn (@CarrieCnh12) & LaNeysha (@la_ney_sha) come together to review & recommend what they’ve watched and read over the month. From fluffy romance novels and funny romcoms to gritty comics and dark anime. They don't hold back and get into it all.
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So Here's What Happened LaNeysha C. & Carolyn H.

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A monthly podcast featuring two blerdy women who love to watch and read a lot of things!
Every episode Carolyn (@CarrieCnh12) & LaNeysha (@la_ney_sha) come together to review & recommend what they’ve watched and read over the month. From fluffy romance novels and funny romcoms to gritty comics and dark anime. They don't hold back and get into it all.
Subscribe for new episodes and follow us on Twitter @SHWH_Pod to be a part of the #SHWHPod community and share your recs and reviews with us too!
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    Carolyn Talks 'Mass' with Critic Emily Tannenbaum

    Carolyn Talks 'Mass' with Critic Emily Tannenbaum

    Following its premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival fellow film critic Emily Tannenbaum, joined me for this episode of Carolyn Talks..., to discuss Mass, a film that asks and in a sense answers the question of how do you have the most difficult conversation of your life with the people who possibly hate you the most?
    Written and directed by Fran Kranz, Mass is an emotionally intense and at times heartrending film centered around four parents having the most difficult conversation of their life, as they grapple with the why and how of a devastating tragedy that strikes their families. Taking place over the course of one day, set in the conference room of a nondescript protestant in a small suburban American town where Linda (Ann Down), Gail (Martha Plimpton), and their husbands Jay (Jason Issacs) and Richard (Reed Birney) are brought together by a mediator for the couples to find some sort of understanding about the grief, anger and confusion they're each dealing with.
    With just each other to react to and the minimum of props to provide a distraction the cast give extremely impressive performances as their characters go through the ebb and flow of the intense emotions their characters experience in a conversation that seems to go no where. But it's in this apparent cycle that you realize that somethings have no rational explanation. That there will never be satisfactory answers when the lives of children are taken in an instant. That grief is a constant when tragedy is sudden and devastating. With his direction and script Kranz brilliantly shows that life is unpredictable and humanity is fragile, and in order to cherish the memories we have to have to learn how to let go, even when we don't want to.
    Mass was released in theatres on on October 8, 2021.


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    • 53 min
    So Here's What Happened with Vita Ayala Cowriter of Nubia & The Amazons for DC Comics

    So Here's What Happened with Vita Ayala Cowriter of Nubia & The Amazons for DC Comics

    In this new episode of So Here's What Happened!, and the second discussion with members of the Nubia & The Amazons creative team, Carolyn and Neysha chat with author Vita Ayala, about the various avenues aspiring writers and artists can enter the comic industry, how Vita got on their own path into working with mega brand DC and Marvel as well as creating their own original work.
    They of course, got into the ways Vol. 2 of the Fight for Themyscira, Nubia shows that every good leader questions themselves and seeks the wise counsel of their peers, while being able to encourage those who look up to them. In this new issue writer Stephanie Williams, and her creative team show how nuanced and multi-faceted these women are in their speech, leadership and fight styles. But the threat to them grows ever closer as a specter from the past and beyond Doom's Doorway seeks revenge.
     
    Nubia & the Amazons is a mini comic series written by Stephanie Williams and Vita Ayala, with art from artist Alitha Martinez. The creative team for the series also consists of Becca Carey with lettering, Mark Morales with inks, and Emilio Lopez with coloring. Nubia & The Amazons takes place after the thrilling events of Infinite Frontier, Nubia becomes queen of Themyscira, but the new title also brings challenges.
    Check out the links below to follow and learn more about about Vita and their work.
    Website: DefinitelyVita.com
    Twitter: @DefinitelyVita
    Nubia & The Amazons is available wherever comics are sold.

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    Carolyn Talks 'Frimas' with Writer and Director Marianne Farley

    Carolyn Talks 'Frimas' with Writer and Director Marianne Farley

    In an almost chilling and unnerving serendipitous coincidence, Frimas the new short film by writer and director Marianne Farley was released for festival audiences, right at the time politicians in Texas passed a bill banning abortions past 6 weeks.
    Set in Montreal, Canada in the near future, Cara (Karine Gonthier-Hyndman) is a woman who has no choice but to make the extremely dangerous and heartbreaking choice of having an illegal abortion, after the medical procedure has been re-criminalized in the country. In the back of a meat truck, Cara's life forever changes as she comes face-to-face with the stark and grim reality of just how dangerous the abortion ban is. Surrounded by the hanging carcasses of pigs, she's left no choice but to put her trust in Dr. Hubert (Chantal Baril) a complete stranger, whose own fear of being caught and arrested causes friction during their interactions.
    Though set in Canada, the situation is one that too many women around the world are placed in daily as abortion is either still illegal, or allowed under very specific circumstances deemed appropriate by politicians who know nothing about the women's whose lives they want to control. In our discussion, Marianne and I spoke about the ways society continues to place pressure on women to conform to conservative and cruel ideals, the struggle for bodily autonomy, and women's reproductive rights all around the world.
    To learn more about FRIMAS, and Marianne's work visit MarianneFarley.com

    Marianne Farley is a director/screenwriter, producer, and actress from Montreal, Canada. Her second critically acclaimed short film MARGUERITE won over forty awards around the globe and earned an Academy Award® nomination for Best Live Action Short Film in 2019. Marianne is in the post production phase of her first feature film NORTH OF ALBANY (co-written with Claude Brie). Through her production company SLYKID & SKYKID she is also developing the feature films LA FAUCHE (written by Camille Trudel) and À DEMI- SOUPIR (co-written with Claude Brie).

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    • 51 min
    Carolyn Talks 'Snakehead' with Actresses Shuya Chang and Jade Wu

    Carolyn Talks 'Snakehead' with Actresses Shuya Chang and Jade Wu

    Snakehead is the crime saga the debut feature film of writer and director by Evan Jackson Leong is as much about the gritty underworld of human trafficking, as it is about the emotional toll being an immigrant takes on the psyche. Through his main female characters Sister Tse (Shuya Chang) and Dai Mah (Jade Wu) audiences see the generational gap of the new and old.
    Desperate to find and reconnect with her daughter after eight years of separation, Sister Tse puts her life in the hands of Snakeheads - Chinese smugglers to traffic illegal immigrants - to the cost of $57,000. Refusing to repay the debt through sex work, Sister Tse works to get in good with the head of the criminal enterprise, Dai Mah , and earn her way out by using her street smarts, keen observational skills and will. As Sister Tse grows closer to Dai Mah she begins to consider whether the woman who has the power to get her killed is worth trusting, and Dai Mah learns that the way she thinks the way the world works, isn't necessarily true. As these two women get into a power struggle, Dia Mah's son Rambo (Sung Kang) begins to make his own moves, that could put everyone and everything in danger with their community and the law.
    In her conversation with Chang and Wu for Carolyn Talks..., they speak about playing their multi-dimensional characters who do what they can to stay on top in a world dominated by men. They also spoke about how being Women of Color and immigrants informed their performances, and helped them to relate to their characters, and working in the North American film industry.
    Snakehead released into theatres, on Digital and On Demand October 29, 2021.

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    • 26 min
    Carolyn Talks 'Hell Hath No Fury' with Director Jesse V. Johnson

    Carolyn Talks 'Hell Hath No Fury' with Director Jesse V. Johnson

    Directed by Jesse. V. Johnson, and written by Katherine Lee McEwan and Roman Serir, Hell Hath No Fury, is a World War II action about the strength and determination of Marie DuJardin (Nina Bergman) to bring some justice for her family, when she's given the ultimatum of helping a small band of U.S. soldier find a hidden cache of gold, or be killed.
    In Hell Hath No Fury, Nina Bergman plays Marie DuJardin a real woman who who single-handedly stood against German forces, the French resistance, and a band of US infantrymen after she was branded a traitor by her countrymen. While the men around her seek to find treasure as their prize for taking part in a war they're tired of fighting, Marie is trying to find a way to bring peace and dignity to the memory of those who were heinously killed for simply being Jews.
    For this episode of Carolyn Talks...she speaks with Jesse about creating an action film where the protagonist, a woman is unable to use her physical strength to fight against her captors, and has to rely on her wits and their desperation to outsmart them, and how Nina does this through her impressive performance. Carolyn and Jesse also get into how war makes monsters out of men, and Jesse's philosophies as a director who give his actors the space to craft their character's stories.

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    • 50 min
    So Here's What Happened with Stephanie Williams, Cowriter of Nubia and The Amazons

    So Here's What Happened with Stephanie Williams, Cowriter of Nubia and The Amazons

    In this new episode of So Here's What Happened! Carolyn and LaNeysha chat with comics writer and creator Stephanie Williams about her latest work, the highly anticipated story of Nubia and the Amazons, for DC Comics. The ladies chat about how Stephanie, co-writer Vita Ayala and their creative team use the story to speak to representation and issues affecting women, as well as the history of Nubia and Themyscria in issue 1 of this new chapter in DC canon.
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    • 41 min

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