Welcome to the first of an experimental format here on the podcast, where a topic is chosen and one of your hosts takes a swing at it.
Today... we need to talk about Mike Hanlon and the new adaptation of Stephen King's It. How a brilliant and vital part of the Losers Club was reduced to a shadow of his former self, and how that may have happened.
So buckle in as we wind up the speculation machine and try to figure this all out, shall we?
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There were a lot of inspirations and sources for this episode so here we go:
La Melle (BlackGirlNerds.com) "Mike Who? Mike Hanlon. The New Magical Negro of Derry, Maine." Zak Cheney-Rice (Mic.com) "Mike Hanlon, the black kid in Stephen King’s ‘It,’ has a remarkable backstory. The movie erased it." Jason Alston (Medium.com) "The Tragic Fall of Mike Hanlon: One of American Fiction’s Only Black Male Librarians is Re-Imagined… As a Drug Addict" Travis Johnson (FilmInk.com.au) "Mike Hanlon: It‘s Invisible Loser" Lindsay Ellis (YouTube.com/LindsayEllis) "The Hobbit: Battle of Five Studios (Part 2/2)" Intro Music: "Have You Met Sir Belmont" Nostalvania (via OCRemix)
Outro Music: "Kindle the Soul" RoeTaKa (via OCRemix)