Paid in Puke Podcast S8E5: Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion

In Series 8Episode 5 of Paid in Puke Podcast, we’re revisiting the 1997 hit comedy, Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, starring Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow. It was directed by David Mirkin (Get a LifeHeartbreakers), and written by Robin Schiff, based on her play “The Ladies Room“. We discuss what doesn’t hold up (some problematic body image messages, casual cruelty as comedy) and what does (pretty much everything else)! 

Baxter’s 12-year-old, Lula, joins us to give her tween perspective on this sweet tale of enduring friendship, standing up to bullies, and being true to yourself.

On the Lunchtime Poll, we reveal the songs to which we’d choreograph a little dance.

Listen to the episode here!

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Paid in Puke S3E8: Reality Bites

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On today’s episode, we pay a visit to the GenX saturated year 1994 with Ben Stiller’s directorial debut, Reality Bites, starring pod fav Winona Ryder and Janeane Garofalo. It doesn’t hold up quite as well as we’d hoped as we learn in what is perhaps our longest Hot Probs segment to date. Is Troy Dire the shittiest love interest of all time? Just how bad is it that Helen Childress’ script sidelined the one gay character and made the AIDS crisis all about white women?

Still, Keggers With Kids reveals that the youth of today can find some things to like about this film even if they will never understand what Lelaina sees in Troy.