77 episodes

Melissa and Jarret analyze TV, movies, and other media, often looking at the gender politics and cultural context.

Wild Pretty Things WPT Media

    • TV & Film
    • 4.4 • 32 Ratings

Melissa and Jarret analyze TV, movies, and other media, often looking at the gender politics and cultural context.

    KATE and Mary Elizabeth Winstead Performance Draft

    KATE and Mary Elizabeth Winstead Performance Draft

    This episode we’re discussing Kate, the new Yakuza assassin revenge flick on Netflix.


    We’re joined by Elyse


    twitter/letterboxd: elyse_tendi


    The Pod-Wraiths twitter/instagram: podwraiths


     


    https://wildprettythings.podbean.com/


    email: wildprettyanimals@gmail.com


    YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCeb-r1oOdLwhyRGl_QVWyA 


    instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wildprettythingspod/


    twitter: @WildPrettyPod https://twitter.com/WildPrettyPod 


    Jarret: https://letterboxd.com/GrrNoise/ ; https://twitter.com/GrrNoise and on Instagram


    Melissa: @mellooyellow on Twitter; mmsloter on Instagram;  https://letterboxd.com/mellooyellow/ 


    Melissa’s other show: Still Great, Bob? http://stillgreatpod.com/ a Mad Men rewatch podcast


    https://www.patreon.com/wildprettythingspod 


    new and upcoming content: BoP commentary, Blockers


     


    0:04:40 lists 


    https://letterboxd.com/tobiasandersen2/list/random-movie-roulette/ 


    0:08:35 Bond movies


    Monkey Off My Backlog


    BIT (Hoopla, VOD)


    0:16:30  Voyeurs (Prime)


    0:22:00 LuLaRich documentary (Amazon Prime) 
    0:31:00 The Night House starring Rebecca Hall
    0:34:10 Nine Perfect Strangers (Hulu)
    But I’m A Cheerleader (Hoopla, Blu-ray)


    0:42:00  KATE Spoiler-free Evaluations
    0:52:40  KATE Crew
    Director: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan (The Huntsman, viz on Snow White &, The Ring, Pirates)


    DP: Lyle Vincent (Bad Batch and A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, Bad Education and Thoroughbreds)


    score: Nathan Barr (The Great, Hollywood, Carnival Row, The Turning, Hemlock Grove)


    editors: Sandra Montiel (Brooklyn 99) and Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir (Shang Chi, DP2, John Wick, Atomic Blonde)


    costumes: Audrey Fisher (Destroyer, Barry, True Blood)


    makeup team includes Miho Suzuki (Zoe Kravitz, BoP, Ghost in the Shell, 28 Days Later, Little Women) and Lauren Thomas (Terminator Genisys)


    MEW's stunt double Hayley Wright https://collider.com/mary-elizabeth-winstead-interview-kate-stunts/ 


    1:03:39  KATE Cast
    Ani - Miku Patricia Martineau


    Woody Harrelson - Varrick


    Tadanobu Asano (Hogun in Thor movies) - Renji


    Jun Kunimura (Kill Bill, Audition) - Kijima


    Michiel Huisman (Flight Attendant, Haunting Of Hill House)


    Amelia Crouch (Hunstman, young Anne Hathaway in Alice In Wonderland) - young Kate


    1:08:00  Mary Elizabeth Winstead Performance Draft
    1:31:30  Kate Plot Recap & Analysis
    The Villainess (Hoopla, VOD)


    2:23:50   Kate Trivia & Random Thoughts
    https://www.thefocus.news/movies/boom-boom-lemon/ 


    2:27:30  Oiwa myth


    Upcoming Episodes: Y the Last Man, Halloween Kills, Scream, The Others, Mulholland Drive
    https://letterboxd.com/grrnoise/list/wild-pretty-things-2021/ 


     


    songs:


    https://www.tunefind.com/movie/kate-2021


    H a l s e y - honey


     

    • 2 hr 33 min
    Ever After (A Cinderella Story)

    Ever After (A Cinderella Story)

    This episode we’re having a spoiler-filled discussion about the 1998 Cinderella reimagining Ever After, starring Drew Barrymore. 


    https://wildprettythings.podbean.com/


    https://www.patreon.com/wildprettythingspod 


    new and upcoming content: Birds Of Prey commentary, Blockers review


    Venmo: WPGrrNoise


    email: wildprettyanimals@gmail.com


    YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCeb-r1oOdLwhyRGl_QVWyA 


    instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wildprettythingspod/


    twitter: @WildPrettyPod https://twitter.com/WildPrettyPod 


    Jarret: https://letterboxd.com/GrrNoise/ ; https://twitter.com/GrrNoise and on Instagram


    Melissa: @mellooyellow on Twitter; mmsloter on Instagram;  https://letterboxd.com/mellooyellow/ 


    Melissa’s other show: Still Great, Bob? http://stillgreatpod.com/ a Mad Men rewatch podcast


    0:02:30 Ever After (1998)


    available on Disney+ in the US


    0:06:10 Spoiler-free Evaluations


    0:14:10 Cinematographer Andrew Dunn (Practical Magic, Hot Rod, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, What A Girl Wants) and Amanda Bynes


    0:16:45 Crew


    Directed and co-written by Andy Tennant (It Takes Two, Sweet Home Alabama) 


    Screenplay also by Rick Parks and Susannah Grant (Erin Brokavich, In Her Shoes, and 28 Days)


    Produced by Mireille Soria (Dreamworks animation) & Tracey Trench (Herbie reboot with LL)


    Costume head: Jenny Beavan - Fury Road, Cruella, Sense & Sensibility (1995)


    0:22:42 Cast & the Baz Lurhmann influence


    Drew Barrymore as Danielle de Barbarac


    Dougray Scott as Prince Henry (Batwoman)


    Anjelica Huston as Baroness Rodmilla de Ghent (The Witches, Addams Family, John Wick 3)


    Megan Dodds as Marguerite de Ghent (For All Mankind) 


    Melanie Lynskey as Jacqueline de Ghent (Castle Rock, Coyote Ugly, Perks, 2 1/2 men)


    Patrick Godfrey as Leonardo da Vinci


    Lee Ingleby as Gustave


    Richard O'Brien as Pierre Le Pieu (w - Rocky Horror Picture Show)


    Timothy West as King Francis


    Judy Parfitt as Queen Marie


    Toby Jones as Royal Page (First Cow, Atomic Blonde, Hunger Games)


    0:36:00 Cinderella as a meme


    0:43:15 Plot synopsis 


    1:18:00 Jarret’s observations


    1:30:00 Role Around


    Remake, reboot, sequelize the main topic and pick female cast separately and see how many roles match.


    1:37:30 Other Cinderella Adaptations - Disney TV musical 


    starring Brandy, Whitney Houston, Bernadette Peters as Stepmother, Veanne Cox and Natalie Desselle as sisters


    Falling in Love with Love added for Peters form 30s Rodgers musical


    choreographer directing the Halle Bailey Little Mermaid LA remake


    Disney’s 2015 adaptation


    2021 musical adaptation


    now available on Prime


    directed by Kay Cannon (Blockers)


    A Cinderella Story


    1:46:00 Game - Soundtracking 


    Melissa picks a movie related to any Cinderella adaptation for Jarret to guess based on the soundtrack and a few other clues as needed.


    1:54:45 Game - Tags and Rags


    Jarret gives Melissa keywords and quotes from reviews or comments from a movie related to an upcoming topic. Melissa tries to guess the movie. 


     


    Upcoming Episodes: Y the Last Man, Kate (Netflix), Halloween sequel(s), Scream


    https://letterboxd.com/grrnoise/list/wild-pretty-things-2021/ 

    • 2 hr 8 min
    Harley Quinn

    Harley Quinn

    This episode we’re discussing the mythopoeia of one Harley Quinn, from her origins as a cartoon character to her current status as a cartoon character, with some comics and live-action movies in between.


    wildprettythings.podbean.com 


    https://www.patreon.com/wildprettythingspod 


    new and upcoming content: Rogue One, 10 Cloverfield Lane, The Green Knight essay, Birds Of Prey!


    Tip Us at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8b7s7tN1CN or Venmo: WPGrrNoise


    email: wildprettyanimals@gmail.com


    instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wildprettythingspod/


    twitter: https://twitter.com/WildPrettyPod 


    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCeb-r1oOdLwhyRGl_QVWyA 


    Jarret: GrrNoise on Letterboxd, Twitter, and Instagram


    Melissa: @mellooyellow on Twitter; mmsloter on Instagram 


    Melissa’s other show: Still Great, Bob? http://stillgreatpod.com/ a Mad Men rewatch podcast


    Harley Quinn


    aka Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel


    name (and meaning of Harlequin)


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlequin 


    Baudelaire's “The Venus and the Fool” 


    Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series


     


    0:11:00 - Batman: The Animated Series


    (HBO Max)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5L8A0QXtcw 


    Joker’s Favor (1:8)


    Harley’s Holiday (2:11)


    Girl’s Night Out (3:20)


    Holiday Knights (3:1)


    Mad Love (3:24)


     


    0:24:20 - comics 


    collections (all available on Hoopla) 


    Batman Adventures: Mad Love (1994)


    Batman: Harley Quinn 


    Harley Quinn: Vengeance Unlimited (2003) 


    written by A.J. Lieberman


    Mike Huddleston’s art


    #33-37 “Behind Blue Eyes” (https://www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu/pollock-events/script-to-screen-birds-of-prey/)  


    Gotham City Sirens (2009-2011) by Paul Dini


    Harley Quinn: Hot in the City (2014)


    w - Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti; art - Chard Hardin + Alex Sinclair


    Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy (2019-20)


    w - Judy Houser; art - Adriana Melo + Mark Morales


    current series is by Stephanie Nicole Phillips (Author), Riley Rossmo (Art). First collection is due out December.




    1:00:00  how HQ is drawn (by mostly men)


    Escher girls https://eschergirls.tumblr.com/ https://eschergirls.com/ https://eschergirls.com/tag/harley-quinn 


     


    1:09:50  film & TV


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harley_Quinn#In_other_media 


    Played by Mia Sara (Legend, Ferris Bueller) in the ‘02-’03 Birds Of Prey show


    Batman: Assault On Arkham (2014 - animated) 


    voiced by Hynden Walch (Teen Titans Starfire, lots of DC animation)


    Amanda Waller (CCH Pounder) captures a SS (HQ, Killer Frost, King Shark, Black Spider, Captain Boomerang, Deadshot) to break into Arkham to kill Riddler


    Lego Batman (2017) - Jenny Slate


    Batman & Harley Quinn (2017) - Melissa Rauch (Big Bang Theory)


    DC Superhero Girls (2019) Netflix kids series, voiced by Tara Strong (Loki)


    current animated series


    2 seasons on HBO; season 3 coming “next year”


    Developed by Justin Halpern (Shit My Dad Says), Patrick Schumacker, Dean Lorey (iZombie)


     


    1::28:45  Margot Robbie


    Suicide Squad (2016)


    Bird Of Prey (2020)


    The Suicide Squad (2021)


     


    1:56:15  final thoughts


    Upcoming Episodes:


    Y the Last Man, Kate, Ever After

    • 2 hr
    MAY (2002) with Tori Potenza (Movie Jawn, Killer Bs)

    MAY (2002) with Tori Potenza (Movie Jawn, Killer Bs)

    This episode we’re assembling the dissected pieces the 2002 indie daaaarrrrk comedy May with Tori Potenza


    https://wildprettythings.podbean.com/


    https://www.patreon.com/wildprettythingspod 


    new and upcoming content: Blockers, BoP commentary


    Tip Us at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8b7s7tN1CN or Venmo: WPGrrNoise


    email: wildprettyanimals@gmail.com


    YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCeb-r1oOdLwhyRGl_QVWyA 


    instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wildprettythingspod/


    twitter: @WildPrettyPod https://twitter.com/WildPrettyPod 


    Jarret: https://letterboxd.com/GrrNoise/ ; https://twitter.com/GrrNoise and on Instagram


    Melissa: @mellooyellow on Twitter; mmsloter on Instagram;  https://letterboxd.com/mellooyellow/ 


    Melissa’s other show: Still Great, Bob? http://stillgreatpod.com/ a Mad Men rewatch podcast


    scene-it cast: http://sceneitcast.com/ 


     


    Tori’s links:


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/toripotenza/?hl=en


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/KillerBsPodcast


    Moviejawn: http://www.moviejawn.com/home/category/victoria+potenza 


    http://www.moviejawn.com/home/2021/8/2/women-who-kill-3-may 


     


    Gunpowder Milkshake (Netflix)


     


    0:12:00  Fear Street 1666 (Netflix)


     


    Panic (Prime)


    Act YA Age https://www.actyaage.com/ 


     


    0:20:00   Megan Fox - Till Death and Midnight in the Switchgrass


    Tori's Review: http://www.moviejawn.com/home/2021/7/2/till-death-megan-fox-review


    Gerald’s Game (Netflix)


    Oculus (Starz)


     


    0:35:20  Crash (1997)


    https://letterboxd.com/film/crash/ 


    The Crash Controversy


     


    0:46:40  Blood Diner (1987) Dir. Jackie Kong (Tubi)


    https://letterboxd.com/showdown/under-the-skin/ 


     


    0:49:20  Never Have I Ever S2 (Netflix)


     


    0:50:20   MAY
    https://letterboxd.com/film/may/ 


    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0303361/ 


     


    written & directed by Lucky McKee (All Cheerleaders Die)


    editors: Rian Johnson!, Chris Sivertson (d. I Know Who Killed Me)


    DP: Steve Yedlin (RJ, 2013 Carrie)


    Costumes: Mariano Diaz (concept artist for Jungle Cruise)


     


    May played festivals (including Sundance and Cannes) in 2002, had a limited release in June 2003 and then a DVD release July 2003.


    Other films:


    The Matrix Reloaded (May)


    Wrong Turn (May 30)


    June 2003: 2F2F, Whale Rider, Hulk (Ang Lee), From Justin To Kelly, 28 Days Later (Too Scary podcast)


    Thirteen (limited in August)


    Lost In Translation (limited Sept, wide October)


     


    1:02:00  DVD commentaries


     


    1:08:30  Women Who Kill (And Produce)


    MFA (Prime, etc.)


    Revenge (Shudder)


    Female Killer Scorpion (Shudder)


     


    1:24:00  Cast


    Angela Bettis as May 


    Chandler Riley Hecht as young May


    Jeremy Sisto as Adam 


    Anna Faris as Polly


    Nichole Hiltz as Ambrosia


    James Duval as the punk boy 


    Ken Davitian (Borat) as vet 


    Kevin Gage as father


    Merle Kennedy as mother


    Rachel David as Petey David


    Nora Zehetner as Adam's new girlfriend "Hoop"


    Lucky McKee’s father is May’s eye doctor


    music by Breeders, Kelley Deal


     


    1:38:10  analysis


     


    2:10:00  Argento and Cats


    Cats in Inferno


    Trauma, Argento movie referenced


     


    2:16:00  Lamb, the new A24 horror film in theaters this October


     


    2:18:20 Casting Game (needs a name)


    Remake, reboot, sequelize the main topic and pick female cast separately and see how many roles match.


     


    Upcoming Episodes
    Harley Quinn https://twitter.com/WildPrettyPod/status/1409285203189764096?s=20 


    Y The Last Man


    Halloween Kills


    https://letterboxd.com/grrnoise/list/wild-pretty-things-2021/ 


     


    songs:


    https://campcope.bandcamp.com/track/keep-growing 


    https://dresdendolls.bandcamp.com/album/the-dresden-dolls 

    • 2 hr 28 min
    Black Widow and Scarlett Johansson Performance Draft

    Black Widow and Scarlett Johansson Performance Draft

    This episode we’re  discussing the latest Marvel Studios feature, Black Widow with special guest Annie AK, including a spoiler segment towards the end of the episode.


    https://wildprettythings.podbean.com/


    https://www.patreon.com/wildprettythingspod 


    new and upcoming content:


    Tip Us at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8b7s7tN1CN or Venmo: WPGrrNoise


    email: wildprettyanimals@gmail.com


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    instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wildprettythingspod/


    twitter: @WildPrettyPod https://twitter.com/WildPrettyPod 


    Jarret: https://letterboxd.com/GrrNoise/ ; https://twitter.com/GrrNoise and on Instagram


    Melissa: @mellooyellow on Twitter; mmsloter on Instagram;  https://letterboxd.com/mellooyellow/ 


    Melissa’s other show: Still Great, Bob? http://stillgreatpod.com/ a Mad Men rewatch podcast


    The Daily Knightley https://thedailyknightley.com


    Annie's Instagram: @thedailyknightley


    Cast
    Florence Pugh


    Rachel Weisz


    David Harbour 


    O-T Fagbenle


    Olga Kurylenko (in Quantum Of Solace with Harbour)


    William Hurt


    Ray Winstone


    0:25:00 Scarlett Johansson Film Performance Draft
    ScarJo in interviews: https://youtu.be/LyjbTcKM9og 


    BW in other MCU movies: https://youtu.be/iMWgn3eFDUQ 


    list link: https://letterboxd.com/grrnoise/list/wild-pretty-things-drafts-scarlett-johansson/ 


     


    1:17:00 spoiler-free evaluations


    1:27:35 Crew
    https://www.instagram.com/kella.mcallister/ 





    1:43:00  Plot summary and thoughts


    2:03:30 Games
    2:14:20 SPOILERS START 


    Upcoming Episodes
    The horror movie May (2002)


    Harley Quinn


    https://letterboxd.com/grrnoise/list/wild-pretty-things-2021/ 


     


    songs:


    Bjork - It’s Not Up To You (Live)


    ScarJo - Tom Waits covers


    True Widow https://truewidow.bandcamp.com/music 


    Tori - Smells Like . . .

    • 2 hr 28 min
    F9, Girlfight, Lost In Translation, Timer, Kevin Can F Himself, Love Is Thicker Than Water

    F9, Girlfight, Lost In Translation, Timer, Kevin Can F Himself, Love Is Thicker Than Water

    https://www.patreon.com/wildprettythingspod 


    Tip Us at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8b7s7tN1CN or Venmo: WPGrrNoise


    https://wildprettythings.podbean.com/


    email: wildprettyanimals@gmail.com


    YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCeb-r1oOdLwhyRGl_QVWyA 


    instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wildprettythingspod/


    twitter: @WildPrettyPod https://twitter.com/WildPrettyPod 


    Jarret: https://letterboxd.com/GrrNoise/ ; https://twitter.com/GrrNoise and on Instagram


    Melissa: @mellooyellow on Twitter; mmsloter on Instagram;  https://letterboxd.com/mellooyellow/ 


    Melissa’s other show: Still Great, Bob? http://stillgreatpod.com/ a Mad Men rewatch podcast


     


    Ryan Silberstein (Movie Jawn, I Saw It In A Movie) https://twitter.com/Silberwhatever 


     


    Too Scary


    28 Days Later (Hulu, Paramount+, VOD, discs)


     


    Near Dark (Shudder)


     


    0:09:55 - Lost In Translation


    https://letterboxd.com/film/lost-in-translation/ 


    Lick The Star: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9EZiT5NuX4 


    The Virgin Suicides podcast: https://wildprettythings.podbean.com/e/the-virgin-suicides-sofia-coppola-2000/ 


     


    0:32:15 - F9


    Melissa’s previous Fast rankings: https://youtu.be/DdxaU38GK0Y 


     


    0:40:29- Girlfight (DVD)


    https://letterboxd.com/film/girlfight/ 


    starring Michelle Rodriguez 


    Kusama features ranked


    Monkey Of My Backlog episode: https://monkeyoffmybacklog.fireside.fm/55 


    Switchblade Sisters: Near Dark https://maximumfun.org/episodes/switchblade-sisters/switchblade-sisters-episode-2-near-dark-karyn-kusama/ 


     


    0:49:00 - TiMER


    https://letterboxd.com/film/timer/ 


    Written & Directed by Jac Schaeffer - 2009 


    Starring: Emma Caufield, ​​John Patrick Amedori (Gossip Girl, Aaron Rose, 2nd Season (2008), Desmond Harrington (Dexter) 


     


    0:59:00 - Karyn Kusama ranked


     


    1:01:00 - Love Is Thicker Than Water 


    (Hoopla)


    https://letterboxd.com/film/love-is-thicker-than-water/ 


     


    1:04:25 - 144


    (ESPN+)


    https://letterboxd.com/film/144-2021/crew/ 


     


    1:06:00 - Kevin Can F**k Himself


    AMC & VOD


    first two episodes on YouTube


     


    Created by Valerie Armstrong (Lodge 49)


    Annie Murphy (Schitts Creek), Eric Petersen, Raymond Lee (Jeff, Made for Love),  Mary Hollis Inboden (Mandy, The Righteous Gemstones)


     


    Physical (Apple TV)


     


    1:16:45 - Games


     


    Upcoming Episodes


    Black Widow w Annie AK - Daily Knightly and SGB


    Harley Quinn


    May (2002) with Victoria Potenza of Movie Jawn, Killer Bs podcast (Pluto, Tubi, VOD, DVD)


    Y the Last Man vol 1 (and maybe 2) collections


     


    https://letterboxd.com/grrnoise/list/wild-pretty-things-2021/ 







    songs:


    music from the Lost In Translation soundtrack 


    Lulu & the Lampshades - Cups https://luluandthelampshades.bandcamp.com/track/cups-youre-gonna-miss-me 


    Laura Marling - Night Terrors https://lnk.to/AlasICannotSwimWE 


    Marika Hackman - Cinnamon https://soundcloud.com/marika-hackman/cinnamon


     

    • 1 hr 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

spareben ,

chock full of fascinating information

Found after a search for The BlackCoat's Daughter, about which I'm a little obessed. This was the only one out of 20 podcast episodes sampled which incorporated information from the director's commentary (thus encouraging my DVD purchase of same despite having bought on a streaming service!). Noticed from episide titles that we share many enthusiasms & downloaded more from the archive - after hearing several, all episodes have been filled with fascinating information, and I have gone on to download almost everything they've done. Also looking forward to taking advantage of their "pay for a topic" feature.

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.

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