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A podcast about dangerous women and women in danger, inspired by Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects.

Wild Pretty Things Jarret Green

    • Film Reviews
    • 4.3, 29 Ratings

A podcast about dangerous women and women in danger, inspired by Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects.

    Unorthodox; plus McMillions, Dickenson, Mrs. America, Ozark, Akram Khan's Giselle, and Pandemic Podcasts

    Unorthodox; plus McMillions, Dickenson, Mrs. America, Ozark, Akram Khan's Giselle, and Pandemic Podcasts

    This episode, we’re discussing Unorthodox on Netflix, as well as some other things we’re watching during the pandemic. We’ll have a short spoiler-free discussion, then spoil the entire season.
    WPT is a podcast for adults, and we use adult language and discuss topics that some listeners may find objectionable. 
    This is a very special episode because for the first time ever we have a guest, my friend and bandmate in Tape History, Chris Naes from Watchers On The Couch: Castle Rock. 
    https://www.watchersonthecouch.com/
    https://www.watchersonthecouch.com/television/castle-rock/
    https://twitter.com/chrisnaesdrums
     
    You can email us at wildprettyanimals@gmail.com. On Twitter we’re @WildPrettyPod, Instagram is wildprettythingspod.
    https://wildprettythings.podbean.com/
    McMillions (HBO)
    Dickenson (Apple TV)
    Tiger King podcasts: https://www.saucepodcast.com/episode-104-tiger-king/
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/09/podcasts/still-processing-tiger-king.html
    https://wondery.com/shows/joe-exotic/
    https://play.acast.com/s/poppsych101/35c9d3cd-5f7b-4a8f-a024-8f01ae54172e
    http://www.popcultureleftovers.com/tag/tiger-king/
    Mrs. America (FX on Hulu)
    Ozark (Netflix)
    Black Monday & House Of Lies (Showtime)
    Doctor Sleep & IT (VOD)
     
    0:31:00
    Marquee TV and Akram Khan’s Giselle
    https://www.marquee.tv/ 
    *It seems like the promo may have changed since recording.
    https://www.ballet.org.uk/production/akram-khan-giselle/
     
    0:35:26 Misc shows:
    #blackAF (Netflix), Kenya Barris (Blackish)’s new show
    What We Do In The Shadows (FX/Hulu) 
    Killing Eve (AMC)
    The Mist (2007 film - VOD)
    The Mist (2017 Spike series - Netflix)

    0:43:00
    Main topic: Unorthodox
    The series is loosely based on Deborah Feldman's 2012 autobiography Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots.
    Written by Anna Winger, Alexa Karolinski (Jewish German), and Daniel Hendler; Directed by Maria Schrader (previous work as actress, mainly on German TV).
    Ramy (Hulu)
    The novel Jarret couldn’t remember is The Fixer: https://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/book/the-fixer
    Cast
    Shira Haas as Esther "Esty" Shapiro
    Jeff Wilbusch as Moishe Lefkovitch (Esty’s brother-in-law)
    Amit Rahav as Yanky Shapiro (Esty’s husband)
    Alex Reid as Leah Mandelbaum (Esty’s mother)
    Ronit Asheri as Malka Schwartz
    Gera Sandler as Mordechai Schwartz
    Dina Doron as Esty's grandmother ("Bubbe")
    Aaron Altaras as Robert
    Tamar Amit-Joseph as Yael Roubeni
    Aziz Deyab as Salim
    David Mandelbaum as Zeidy
    Delia Mayer as Miriam Shapiro
    Feliz Mayr as Mike
    Eli Rosen as Rabbi Yossele (Yiddish consultant on set) 
    Safinaz Sattar as Dasia
    Langston Uibel as Axmed
    Isabel Schosnig as Nina Decker
    Laura Beckner as Vivian Dropkin
    Harvey Friedman as Symcha Shapiro
    Lenn Kudrjawizki as Igor
    Yousef 'Joe' Sweid as Karim Nuri
     
    John Turturro is the actor Jarret couldn’t remember.
    Trumpcast episode mentioned: https://slate.com/podcasts/trumpcast/2020/04/surviving-abusers-during-coronavirus-quarantine
     
    Spoiler Discussion begins 1:24:15
     
    Sawbones episode on the HPV vaccine: https://maximumfun.org/episodes/sawbones/the-hpv-vaccine/ 
    DJ Kahled story: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/krystieyandoli/dj-khaled-oral-sex-double-standard
    T.I. story: https://www.vox.com/2019/12/3/20993734/ti-virginity-test-hymen-new-york-daughter
    book Jarret’s wife recommends about Judaism: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/286530/the-jewish-book-of-why-by-alfred-j-kolatch/
    Disobedience (VOD) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disobedience_(2017_film)
    One Of Us (Netflix) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_of_Us_(2017_film)
    Shira Hass filmography: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6024635/
     
    2:16:00
    unplanned pandemic chatting
    recommended podcasts:
    https://gimletmedia.com/shows/science-vs
    https://www.npr.org/about-npr/817187224/nprs-coronavirus-daily-podcast-follows-how-the-pandemic-affects-our-daily-lives
    https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510325/the-

    • 2 hr 23 min
    Petals: DEVS (Episodes 1 - 7)

    Petals: DEVS (Episodes 1 - 7)

    This episode, we’re discussing Devs on Hulu. We’ll have a short spoiler-free discussion, then spoil the entire season.
    WPT is a podcast for adults, and we use adult language and discuss topics that some listeners may find objectionable. 
    Cast
    Sonoya Mizuno as Lily Chan, a computer engineer at Amaya
    Nick Offerman as Forest, CEO of Amaya
    Jin Ha as Jamie, a cybersecurity specialist and Lily's ex-boyfriend
    Zach Grenier as Kenton, head of security at Amaya
    Stephen McKinley Henderson as Stewart, a member of the Devs team at Amaya
    Cailee Spaeny as Lyndon, a member of the Devs team specializing in work on sound waves. Although the character is played by a female actor, the character is male.[6]
    Karl Glusman as Sergei, Lily's boyfriend and co-worker at Amaya
    Alison Pill as Katie, the chief designer of the Devs systemDo you buy her character? She seems robotic?
    Linnea Berthelsen as Jen, Lily's coworker and good friend
    Aimee Mullins as Anya, Lily's coworker
    Jefferson Hall as Pete, a homeless man who sleeps outside Lily's apartment
    Brian d'Arcy James as Anton
    Janet Mock as Senator Laine
    David Tse as Lily's father
    Amaya Mizuno-André as Amaya, Forest’s daughter
     
    *Spoiler Discussion begins at 26:40
     
    links: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devs_(miniseries)#Cast_and_characters
    https://www.pajiba.com/podcasts_1/this-week-on-podjiba-are-devs-and-the-outsider-worth-watching.php
    https://www.glamour.com/story/devs-sonoya-mizuno-sisters
     
    songs:
    Nico - Evening Of Light & No One Is There

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Petals: Westworld Season 3: The Mother Of Exiles

    Petals: Westworld Season 3: The Mother Of Exiles

    This episode, we’re discussing Westworld season 3, up to episode 4. We’ll spoil everything that’s aired so far, and may get into predictions for the future of the series. Also, minor spoilers for Devs, Orphan Black, and Altered Carbon.
    WPT is a podcast for adults, and we use adult language and discuss topics that some listeners may find objectionable.
     
    links: https://www.hbo.com/westworld/cast-and-crew
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10011152/?ref_=ttep_ep4
    https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/film-tv/a31822923/westworld-season-3-filming-shooting-locations/
    Oz Perkins was the director who talked about giving audiences something familiar to hang on to.
    email: wildprettyanimals@gmail.com
    instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wildprettythingspod/
    twitter: @WildPrettyPod https://twitter.com/WildPrettyPod 
     
    Melissa: @mellooyellow on Twitter; mmsloter on Instagram 
     
     

    • 54 min
    Swallow plus Westworld, The Outsider, Saint Frances, Falling for a Killer

    Swallow plus Westworld, The Outsider, Saint Frances, Falling for a Killer

    This episode we’re covering Swallow, now available streaming on demand. This is a long one; we’ve got a lot to talk about and not many people to talk to.
     
    DISCLAIMER
    WPT is a podcast for adults; we use adult language and discuss mature topics with a focus on feminism.
     
    SPOILER DETAILS
    General warning for details about Sharp Objects. Spoiler section for Swallow, and a short one for Westworld
     
    Wind Gap Gazette
    Personal catch up
     
    0:12:40
    Movies that are streaming early, postponed, etc.
    https://www.tapevirtualpremiere.com/
    https://www.indiewire.com/2020/03/coronavirus-cancellations-hollywood-entertainment-covid19-1202215596/
    https://deadline.com/2020/03/coronavirus-canceled-postponed-hollywood-sports-entertainment-1202870762/
     
    0:24:15
    https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mobile-office-helps-rural-missouri-women-escape-abusers#stream/0
    https://www.genesisshelter.org/
    All Among Us St. Louis women’s shelter allamong.us
     
    0:28:26
    https://www.allvoices.co/ New app anonymously reports sexual harassment for companies that don’t have HR, etc., even if the company doesn’t buy services from All Voices.
     
    0:30:00
    RUN (HBO) Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9gnW8TAP2U
    Not to be confused with the Sarah Paulson horror movie by the Searching writer/director with the same name
    https://www.indiewire.com/2020/03/run-trailer-phoebe-waller-bridge-hbo-merritt-wever-domhnall-gleeson-1202219335/   
     
    0:35:25
    Emelia Clark talks about GoT ending in new The Sunday Times interview (paywall) https://www.indiewire.com/2020/03/emilia-clarke-game-of-thrones-ending-annoyed-1202218667/
     
    0:37:10
    Sports Corner
     
    Head Of U.S. Soccer Federation Resigns Amid Equal Pay Controversy  https://one.npr.org/i/815546860:815546861
    also recent ESPN Daily episode
    Simone Biles claps back at USA Gymnastics and its lack of accountability https://es.pn/2SNBKEc
    Cam Newton’s infamous comment https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2736926-cam-newton-says-its-funny-hearing-female-reporter-talk-about-routes
     
    0:43:20
    shownotes: https://wildprettythings.podbean.com/
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5Wyt6AQOF1iVmIZfmcSneO 
    We want to hear from you, the listener. We read Apple reviews; if you post about us on social media, use the hashtags #wildprettythings and #podcast. 
    email: wildprettyanimals@gmail.com
    instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wildprettythingspod/
    twitter: @WildPrettyPod https://twitter.com/WildPrettyPod 
    Melissa: @mellooyellow on Twitter; mmsloter on Instagram 
     
    0:44:10
    The Outsider (HBO) - mild spoilers
     
    0:52:45
    Doctor Sleep (Blu-ray, etc.)
     
    0:55:50
    Saint Frances (rental) https://store.oscilloscope.net/products/support-a-perture-see-saint-frances?G1y6RCHrRiqCSJFjnovawg 
    *The 2018 Joan Jett documentary is called Bad Reputation
    2010’s The Runaways is currently streaming on Crackle
     
    1:05:30
    A Simple Favor (Prime, etc.)
     
    1:07:35
    Ted Bundy: Falling For A Killer (Prime)
     
    1:13:10
    Westworld Season 3: 1-2
    SPOILERS!
    Decoding Westworld Podcast https://decodingwestworld.com/
     
    1:20:15
    Orphan Black (Prime)
     
    1:23:05
    Now, we can be friends.
    Still Great, Bob? http://stillgreatpod.com/ 
     
    Slate’s What Next? “We Still Have To Talk About Elizabeth Warren”
    March 17 episode on Elizabeth Warren dropping out of Democratic primary.
    https://slate.com/podcasts/what-next/2020/03/did-sexism-kill-warrens-2020-campaign-for-the-presidency
     
    1:24:22
    Upcoming Episodes
    topics: Blow The Man Down? Tape? Run recaps?
     
    Tip Us! https://paypal.me/pools/c/8b7s7tN1CN
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    If you give the podcast $15, at once, or over time, you can pick the topic for an episode!
     
    1:26:00
    Main Topic: Swallow (VOD)
    from wikipedia: When Hunter, a newly pregnant housewife, finds herself consuming dangerous objects, she must confront the dark secret behind her new obsession. She finds herself trapped in a relationship, ready to escape.
    Director:

    • 3 hr
    The Invisible Man, I Am Not Okay With This, My Valentine, CAoSabrina, The Photograph

    The Invisible Man, I Am Not Okay With This, My Valentine, CAoSabrina, The Photograph

    This episode we’re covering The Invisible Man, as well as catching up shows and movies we’ve been watching and anticipating. 
     
    DISCLAIMER
    WPT is a podcast for adults; we use adult language and discuss mature topics with a focus on feminism.
     
    SPOILER DETAILS
    We will also have a Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina Season 3 spoiler segment, as well as The Invisible Man
     
    0:02:00
    New releases: 
    I Am Not Okay With This (Netflix) starring Sophia Lillis
    Good Girls season 3 (Hulu)
    Altered Carbon season 2 (Netflix)
    Seberg in theaters now (Amazon)
     
    0:05:30
    [Potential spoilers] Candyman trailer
     
    0:08:00
    Emma (in theaters)
    The Sinner season 3 (USA)
    Devs (Hulu)
     
    shownotes: https://wildprettythings.podbean.com/
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5Wyt6AQOF1iVmIZfmcSneO 
     
    0:12:00
    Wild Pretty Dispatches
    We want to hear from you, the listener. We read Apple reviews; if you post about us on social media, use the hashtags #wildprettythings and #podcast. 
     
    email: wildprettyanimals@gmail.com
    instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wildprettythingspod/
    twitter: @WildPrettyPod https://twitter.com/WildPrettyPod 
    Melissa: @mellooyellow on Twitter; mmsloter on Instagram 
     
    0:15:20
    Sharp Objects
     
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B8BtrVyAhED/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link 
    via my spouse and The Dance Union (podcast and ig @thedanceunion)
     
    I Am Not Okay With This (Netflix) 
     
    Impulse: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgLQkRAZsFN6fhqxFyx8qhQ 
     
    0:24:00
    Blumhouse Into The Dark: My Valentine (Hulu)
     
    https://www.rainn.org
     
    0:33:45
    SPOILERS!
    CAOS season 3 revisited 
     
    0:43:25
    Jessica Jones: Blind Spot, a new mini series written by the very busy Kelly Thompson (Marvel Comics)
     
    0:46:30
    The Photograph 
    , “On the Unbearable Weight of Representation” https://variety.com/2020/artisans/opinion/stella-meghie-photograph-1203517074/ 
    Issa did an interview with Vox in 2015 about Insecure https://www.vox.com/culture/2016/10/7/13176104/issa-rae-insecure-hbo-interview 
     
    0:51:00
    Perfume (Netflix)
     
    0:55:15
    Now, we can be friends.
    We recommend podcasts.
     
    Still Great, Bob? http://stillgreatpod.com/ 
     
    Blank Check Birds Of Prey review: https://audioboom.com/posts/7505330-birds-of-prey-with-ang-ferraguto-emma-stefansky-ashleigh-heaton-and-preeti-chhibber
     
    The Next Picture Show https://www.filmspotting.net/nextpictureshow
     
    The Daily Knightley - Emma http://thedailyknightley.com/
     
    Upcoming Episodes
    Swallow (on demand now; in select theaters soon)
     
    Tip Us! https://paypal.me/pools/c/8b7s7tN1CN
    Venmo: WPGrrNoise
    If you give the podcast $15, at once, or over time, you can pick the topic for an episode!
     
    0:59:00
    Main Topic: The Invisible Man
     
    director Leigh Whannell (Upgrade)
    cast
    Elisabeth Moss as Cecilia "Cee" Kass
    Oliver Jackson-Cohen as Adrian Griffin
    Aldis Hodge as James Lanier
    Storm Reid as Sydney Lanier, James' daughter
    Harriet Dyer as Emily Kass, Cecilia's sister
    Michael Dorman as Tom Griffin
     
    Vanity Fair Elisabeth Moss Addresses Scientology and Perceived Handmaid’s Tale Similarities
    https://news.avclub.com/at-the-drive-ins-cedric-bixler-zavala-accuses-church-of-1841194933
    https://www.aetv.com/shows/leah-remini-scientology-and-the-aftermath
    https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2017/08/168810/elisabeth-moss-defends-scientology-comment-instagram
     
    Abuse and mental health warning
    Trypophobia trigger warning
     
    1:23:30
    SPOILERS for The Invisible Man

    Songs: 
    Hayley Williams - Simmer https://hayleywilliams.lnk.to/PetalsForArmorIWE
    Waxahatchee - Fire https://www.mergerecords.com/saint-cloud
    Akira Yamaoka & Mary Elizabeth McGlynn - You’re Not Here (from Silent Hill 3) http://www.akirayamaoka.jp/
    The Dixie Chicks - Gaslighter http://www.dixiechicks.com/ 
    Nicki Minaj - Yikes https://www.mypinkfriday.com/
    Carly Rae Jepsen - Let’s Be Friends https://www.carlyraemusic.com/

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Harley Quinn: Birds Of Prey; plus Color Out Of Space, The Assistant, & Oscars

    Harley Quinn: Birds Of Prey; plus Color Out Of Space, The Assistant, & Oscars

    This episode we’re covering Birds Of Prey: something something Harley Quinn. 
    DISCLAIMER
    WPT is a podcast for adults; we use adult language and discuss mature topics with a focus on feminism.
    SPOILER DETAILS
    We will have a spoiler section for BoP.
     
    Indie Spirit Awards
    Booksmart, The Farewell win
     
    0:03:00
    Oscars
    https://oscar.go.com/news/winners/oscar-winners-2020-see-the-full-list
    Portman dress controversy: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/feb/12/rose-mcgowan-natalie-portman-oscars-dress-protest-female-directors 
    Atlantics is available on Netflix in the US
     
    0:10:40
    Thor: Love & Thunder
    ‘Thor’ Sequel Writing Staff Recruits ‘Someone Great’s’ Jennifer Kaytin Robinson: 
     
    0:12:30
    Swimming With Sharks
    Kiernan Shipka cast
    https://www.slashfilm.com/swimming-with-sharks-remake-cast/
     
    0:16:00
    The Hunt 
    Written by Nick Cuse (The Leftovers) and Damon Lindelof (+ Watchmen, LOST). Cast includes Betty Gilbin (GLOW), Emma Roberts, Hillary Swank, Glenn Howerton. Directed by Craig Zobel, who also directed, Compliance
    https://www.vulture.com/2020/02/is-the-hunt-about-deplorables-what-is-the-hunt-about.html
    bonus story from Kimmel of Betty Gilbin being healed by a Witch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ1txAiC8p0
     
    shownotes: https://wildprettythings.podbean.com/
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5Wyt6AQOF1iVmIZfmcSneO 
     
    Wild Pretty Dispatches
    We want to hear from you, the listener. We read Apple reviews; if you post about us on social media, use the hashtags #wildprettythings and #podcast. 
    email: wildprettyanimals@gmail.com
    instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wildprettythingspod/
    twitter: @WildPrettyPod https://twitter.com/WildPrettyPod 
    Melissa: @mellooyellow on Twitter; mmsloter on Instagram 
     
    Sharp Objects
     
    0:26:00
    Mad Max: Fury Road
     
    0:29:00
    The Assistant (in theaters)
    Julia Garner
     
    0:35:00
    Color Out Of Space (in theaters)
    Madeline Arthor, Nick Cage, Joely Richardson, Eliot Knight
     
    0:43:50
    SPOILERS FOR COOS BEGIN
     
    0:49:30
    Now, we can be friends.
     
    Still Great, Bob? http://stillgreatpod.com/ 
     
    Watchers on the Couch: The Outsider https://www.watchersonthecouch.com/winter-sk-news-and-the-outsider-episodes-1-5-castle-rock/
     
    Switchblade Sisters: BoP director Cathy Yan on Mad Max: Fury Road https://maximumfun.org/episodes/switchblade-sisters/episode-118-mad-max-fury-road-with-birds-of-prey-director-cathy-yan/
     
    Upcoming Episodes
    The Invisible Man (2/28)
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    0:51:00
    Main Topic: Birds Of Prey
    dir Cathy Yan (Dead Pigs, next project is an adaptation of Sour Hearts by Jenny Zhang)
    wir Christina Hodson (Bumblebee)
    cin Matthew Libatique (Darren Aronofsky & A Star Is Born)
    pd K.K. Barrett (Marie Antionette)
     
    SPOILERS begin at 1:15:00
     
    cast
    Margot Robbie (also producer credit) - Harley Quinn
    Ewan McGregor - Black Mask/Roman Sionis
    Chris Messina (Sharp Objects)
    Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Lovecraft Country) - Dinah Lance / Black Canary
    Hair: https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/jurnee-smollett-bell-black-hairstylist-birds-of-prey-47180430 
    Rosie Perez - Renee Montoya
    Ali Wong - Ellen Yee
    Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Ramona Flowers, Death Proof, 10 Cloverfield Lane) - Helena Bertinelli / The Huntress
    Ella Jay Basco - Cassandra Cain
     
    1:54:00
    themes and ideas
     
    203:50
    random thoughts
     
    music from Birds Of Prey: The Album, and Harley Quinn: Birds Of Prey
    https://store.warnermusic.com.au/products/birds-of-prey-the-album
     

    • 2 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

JamesC06 ,

Love the breakdowns!

I’m slowly working my way back, but I really love the podcast! I met Melissa through the SoS slack and was very happy to be introduced to WPT pod. Jarrett and Melissa have a great discussions around pop culture and I hope they continue to dive into other movies and shows.

DanQPublic ,

Great Podcast

I came for Sharp Objects coverage and stayed for all of the other excellent content they throw our way. Melissa and Jarret are great together and I enjoy listening to their thoughts on film, feminism, music, etc. I have to say that Melissa is a force to be reckoned with. Her podcasting chops and information gathering are fully on point. Give this show a listen, folks. It’s the goods.

chloeclo579 ,

In depth & insightful

Wonderful podcast bringing many more rich layers of ideas and context above and beyond what i have come up with on my own. Enriches my viewing experience (of particularly shaper objects) and a very enjoyable listen every time overall. Thanks & keep it up!

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