WHEN WE WERE YOUNG takes a look back at different beloved parts of pop culture from our formative years (1980-2000) and decides if they hold up today. On twitter, facebook, and themfp.org WWWYshow.
“It Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin, Or Else It Gets The Hose Again” - The Silence Of The Lambs
We follow last episode’s discussion of the Best Actress nominees of 1991 with a look at the night’s big winner, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. Get a nice bottle of Chianti ready, because this podcast is going all the way to the FBI. Bon appétit!
89: “You Watch Your Mouth, Buddy” – Thelma & Louise
When it comes to leading ladies, you’d have a hard time finding a more powerhouse lineup than 1991’s THELMA & LOUISE, which saw both of its stars nominated for Best Actress at the Oscars that year. Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon play BFFs whose road trip goes seriously south when they shoot a rapist and end up as unlikely outlaws bound for Mexico — via the Grand Canyon, of course.
Callie Khouri’s original screenplay was so groundbreaking and audacious, it attracted the attention of nearly every actress in Hollywood — and was passed on by nearly every studio executive at the time, who pushed Khouri to make her characters more “ladylike” and change the controversial (and now totally legendary) ending.
In this episode, our hosts discuss a film that had the odds stacked against it ever getting a greenlight, which has since become one of the most iconic and beloved films of the 90s. We also dust off the two other runners-up from the 1991 Best Actress race, seeing how For The Boys’ Bette Midler and Rambling Rose’s Laura Dern stack up against Sarandon and Davis.
Does Thelma & Louise still feel as fresh as it did 30 years ago? Would the film still ruffle as many patriarchal feathers if it were made today? And what ever became of that handsome newcomer who plays the drifter? Climb in your Thunderbird, lock a cop up in the trunk, and leave your sex hair as is, because we’re in hot pursuit of the ultimate female buddy movie — and we think we have it in our sights!
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"I Don't Need You Anymore" - #1 Pop Singles Of The 90s
The Billboard charts of the 90s watched America go through a diverse range of musical moods, from mourning the death of British royals to celebrating barely-contained boners on the dancefloor - plus more Costner than a decade could hold.
"Let Me Hear Your Body Talk" - #1 Pop Singles Of The 80s
Put on your best aerobics attire and join us as we whisper carelessly about the #1 Pop Singles of the 1980s - the ones we still have plenty of “Faith” in, those we’re desperate to “Look Away” from, and everything in between.
“Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.” - The Fly
We’ve been afraid… VERY afraid… for most of 2020. And to kiss off the year the way it deserves, we’re buzzing about another horror maestro’s take on 50s sci-fi: David Cronenberg’s THE FLY remake.
“The Chameleon Strikes In The Dark” - The Thing
We’re celebrating the holidays a little differently for 2020 by revisiting John Carpenter's horror staple THE THING. Zip up your parka, secure your blood bags, and prepare for a not-so-silent night: this story of immaculate reproduction isn’t so blessed.
Just started listening to this gem. I was in my 20’s and 30’s when all these movies, TV shows and music came out but I love revisiting them through your eyes.
I love the way you play off each other. I can’t believe the amount of research you all do. I love your humor. You are the best.
If I had the time I would binge listen to the three of you for hours. Keep making these. Absolutely love them.
I Love it as much as Kel loved Orange soda
Huge fans here, I was born and grew up and England so there are a few episode that went over my head as we didn’t get them there but even they were enjoyable. I now live in Boston MA and my parents blame me loving on watching so many American TV show and movies growing up
The TV and Film geek in me gets so excited when a new episode come out, I especially loved the Jurassic Park episode (I have seen all 5 movies opening day) Scream, saved by the bell, back to the future
Even though sometimes your opinions drive me crazy I still love you guys, back to the future and ace Ventura come to mind
I would love to see a freaks and geeks episode
Love when you talk about things you love. (Justice for spice girls)