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This Ends at Prom is a weekly podcast analyzing the staying power of womanhood featured in coming-of-age and teen girl movies from the queer, feminist cisgender and transgender perspectives of wives BJ Colangelo and Harmony Colangelo.

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    • 4.8 • 406 Ratings

This Ends at Prom is a weekly podcast analyzing the staying power of womanhood featured in coming-of-age and teen girl movies from the queer, feminist cisgender and transgender perspectives of wives BJ Colangelo and Harmony Colangelo.

    178: Freeway (1996) w/ Elizabeth Teets

    178: Freeway (1996) w/ Elizabeth Teets

    “Mister, I'm a person!"

    Women in prison! True Crime! Sleaze! Revenge! This week This Ends at Prom getting filthy, sleazy, and seeing a version of Reese Witherspoon that would inspire the real-life Elle Woods to kick ass in court with Matthew Bright's FREEWAY. Joining the Wives Colangelo is comedian, host, and author Elizabeth Teets as the trio dive into one of the edgiest teen films of the 1990s. You'll be shouting "EL SEXO" with a southern accent in no time!
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    Harmony Colangelo — Twitter & Instagram: @Veloci_trap_tor

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    Logo Design: Haley Doodles @HaleyDoodleDo
    Theme Song: The Sonder Bombs 'Title': https://thesonderbombs.bandcamp.com/

    • 1 hr 22 min
    177: To All The Boys I've Loved Before (2018)

    177: To All The Boys I've Loved Before (2018)

    “I write a letter when I have a crush so intense I don't know what else to do."

    You never forget your first love, and for Lara Jean Covey, all of those loves happening at once makes for one hell of an emotional rollercoaster. In honor of Valentine's Day, The Wives Colangelo are discussing TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE and talking about teen romance films that aren't "rom-coms," the wild swing Netflix took in allowing the hot tub tape scene to play out, and BJ reads a love letter from Harmony on air!

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    Harmony Colangelo — Twitter & Instagram: @Veloci_trap_tor

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    Logo Design: Haley Doodles @HaleyDoodleDo
    Theme Song: The Sonder Bombs 'Title': https://thesonderbombs.bandcamp.com/

    • 1 hr 13 min
    176: Jennifer's Body, 15 Years Later

    176: Jennifer's Body, 15 Years Later

    “Hell is a teenage girl."

    15 years ago, Diablo Cody and Karyn Kusama joined forces to create one of the best teen girl films of all time, JENNIFER'S BODY. Critics didn't understand it, it was marketed for an audience that was never going to love it, but the die-hard fans who knew the truth kept it alive. Now, reclaimed 15 years later, we're revisiting the film and talking about the journey it went on from cult-hit to bonafide teen classic, and embracing the return of Diablo Cody to teen girl horror comedy with LISA FRANKENSTEIN. 

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    Article Referenced
    Vulture: Megan Fox and Karyn Kusama Revisit the Jennifer’s Body Backlash (https://www.vulture.com/2019/10/megan-fox-karyn-kusama-talk-jennifers-body-at-beyond-fest.html)

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    BJ Colangelo —Twitter & Instagram: @BJColangelo
    Harmony Colangelo — Twitter & Instagram: @Veloci_trap_tor

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    Logo Design: Haley Doodles @HaleyDoodleDo
    Theme Song: The Sonder Bombs 'Title': https://thesonderbombs.bandcamp.com/

    • 1 hr 31 min
    175: Persepolis (2007)

    175: Persepolis (2007)

    “Life isn't absurd! Some people give their lives for freedom."

    The coming-of-age experience can be an especially terrifying time, but when you're navigating your teenage years against the backdrop of political unrest and revolution, every decision you make becomes a political one. This week The Wives Colangelo are talking about Marjane Satrapi's PERSEPOLIS and discussing what it means to be punk in the face of oppression, having an identity crisis, and the importance of consuming international media as a means of unlearning propaganda.

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    Article Referenced

    What's On: 'Persepolis' depicts a world in which the personal is always political

https://www.sbs.com.au/whats-on/article/persepolis-depicts-a-world-in-which-the-personal-is-always-political/545ns8nq0?fbclid=IwAR13NQU40-VfM5OpooWRyVDrVb0LkqLYZcOv8by1dR7FL5_12WQP9NEDbnU

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    BJ Colangelo —Twitter & Instagram: @BJColangelo
    Harmony Colangelo — Twitter & Instagram: @Veloci_trap_tor

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    Logo Design: Haley Doodles @HaleyDoodleDo
    Theme Song: The Sonder Bombs 'Title': https://thesonderbombs.bandcamp.com/

    • 1 hr 15 min
    174: The Florida Project (2017)

    174: The Florida Project (2017)

    “I can always tell when adults are about to cry."

    Who gets to decide what makes a "good" childhood? This week the Wives Colangelo are talking about one of their favorite filmmakers and one of the most honest looks at the coming-of-age experience for kids often shaped by pity, Sean Baker's THE FLORIDA PROJECT. Let's talk about the ethics of ripping off rich people, independent play, and the impact of having just one adult figure to actually care about your well being.

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    BJ Colangelo —Twitter & Instagram: @BJColangelo
    Harmony Colangelo — Twitter & Instagram: @Veloci_trap_tor

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    Logo Design: Haley Doodles @HaleyDoodleDo
    Theme Song: The Sonder Bombs 'Title': https://thesonderbombs.bandcamp.com/

    • 1 hr 24 min
    173: The Legend of Billie Jean (1985) w/ Bill Bria

    173: The Legend of Billie Jean (1985) w/ Bill Bria

    “FAIR IS FAIR!"

    This week we're traveling back to 1985 and covering one of our most requested titles, THE LEGEND OF BILLIE JEAN. The Wives Colangelo are joined by film critic, podcaster, and pop culture writer Bill Bria to talk about teen exploitation cinema, what it means to become a symbol without your consent, Pat Benatar's killer title track, and debate the ethics in owning fan-made Billie Jean merchandise.

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    Listen to our guest's podcast Bill & Ashley's Terror Theater from the Stranded Panda Network

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    BJ Colangelo —Twitter & Instagram: @BJColangelo
    Harmony Colangelo — Twitter & Instagram: @Veloci_trap_tor

    • 1 hr 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
406 Ratings

406 Ratings

CorieCM ,

So good!

I just discovered this podcast after Harmony was a guest on You’re Wrong About, and I’m so enjoying it! The back and forth between Harmony and BJ is delightful, and I appreciate both of their perspectives. Currently binging the back catalog. :-)

AshleyF1087 ,

Love this!

I love this podcast! I suffer from chronic pain and this is a feel good podcast and is a great distraction!! I love the hosts as well too!! They do a great job!

Tanya Estes ,

Binging it!

I first learned of this podcast from Books in the Freezer, and I have been binge listening ever since! Love the thoughtful analysis, and the guests are always smart. So good!

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