Paid in Puke S7E3: ACS Impeachment – Not to be Believed

On Series 7 of Paid in Puke, we’re discussing every episode of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story mini-series, Impeachment, starring Beanie FeldsteinSarah Paulson, and Annaleigh Ashford. Episode 3 is “Not to be Believed”, written by show runner Sarah Burgess and directed by Michael Uppendahl

Billy Eichner makes his first appearance as Internet journalism Founding Father, Matt Drudge. We remember when you weren’t permitted to site the world wide web in a research paper because it wasn’t considered credible enough. 

We also dive deeper in Linda and Monica’s toxic friendship and what happens when you listen to good advice given for nefarious reasons. 

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Paid in Puke S7E2: ACS Impeachment – The President Kissed Me

On Series 7 of Paid in Puke, we’re discussing every episode of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story mini-series, Impeachment, starring Beanie FeldsteinSarah Paulson, and Annaleigh Ashford. Episode 2 is “The President Kissed Me”, written by show runner Sarah Burgess and directed by Michael Uppendahl

On this episode, we talk more about how D.C. is Hollywood disguised as government, what constitutes “legit” harassment in a bi-partisan conflict, the ineffable magnetism of certain predators, and what it’s like when you’re “Down Bad” for someone. 

Trigger warning: we touch lightly on sexual harassment and power imbalances in seemingly consensual relationships. 

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Paid in Puke S7E1: ACS Impeachment- Exiles

Paid in Puke is back with a very special season! We’re discussing every episode of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story mini-series: Impeachment, starring Beanie Feldstein and Sarah Paulson as well as a bevy of character actors portraying the big players in this monumental 90s scandal that blew up so many lives. 

The first episode, “Exiles”, introduces the audience to Monica and Linda, and gets them into position for the biggest bestie betrayal since Judas. It also brings up so many issues for us to explore, including power imbalances, bi-partisan sexual harassment double standards, shitty boyfriends, office dynamics, diet culture, body images, the immorality of the press, and how Washington D.C. is basically a more insidious and dishonest version of Hollywood.

We unwind with a fun Lunchtime Poll, wherein we reveal what other entertainment-adjacent debacle we’d like to see portrayed in a mini series or movie.

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Paid in Puke S6E10: A Star is Born

On the series 6 finale, we’re hate-watching Bradley Cooper’s 2018 abuse-masquerading-as-romance remake, “A Star is Born”, starring Lady Gaga and no other women. It’s a tough hang in every sense of the phrase, but hopefully you’ll enjoy hanging with us and making fun of it. Who does the best Jackson Maine as Sling Blade impression? Which is the worst song? What’s the best part of the brownie? What happened to the Bradley Cooper who was in Wet Hot American Summer? All this and more will be revealed! 

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Paid in Puke S6E9: Dirty Dancing

On today’s episode, we’re carrying a watermelon for Emile Ardolino’s 1987 romantic drama, “Dirty Dancing”, starring Jennifer Grey, Cynthia Rhodes, and Jane Brucker. It’s a slumber party classic for women of a certain age. We reminisce about how much of the plot we understood when it first came out, Johnny’s chaotic energy, and the short-shrifting of Lisa Houseman. 

On the Lunchtime Poll, we discuss memorable moments from our youth that resulted in our radicalization. 

Paid in Puke S6E8: Annihilation

On today’s episode, we get existential AF with Alex Garland’s 2018 surreal sci-fi film, “Annihilation”, starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, and Tuva Novotny. 

This is a heady one, but it’s a lot of fun if you can stomach some pretty intense body horror and a trippy synth score. It’s basically John Carpenter’s The Thing on acid but with WOMEN. 

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Paid in Puke S6E7: Fatal Attraction

On today’s episode, we’re talking about a film that won’t be ignored: Adrienne Lynne’s 1987 problematic as-HELL thriller, “Fatal Attraction”. This film was a box office smash that starred Glenn Close, Anne Archer, and we guess a little bit Michael Douglas. It tells the story of woman named Alex, a 34-year-old NYC book editor who becomes impregnated after sleeping with a married man she meets through work. When she expresses an interest in having a relationship with him, he becomes violent and irrational, eventually coercing his wife into murdering her. 

What a piece of work is man!

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Paid in Puke S6E6: Mulholland Dr

Baxter’s in her dream place talking about David Lynch’s 2001 surreal Hollywood Noir, Mulholland Dr, starring Naomi Watts and Laura Elena Harring. We do our best to explain what it all means, and marvel at Naomi Watt’s myriad acting talents.

On the Lunchtime Poll, we tell of dreams that bled into our waking lives. 

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PS: This seems as good as time as any to mention that Baxter and Annie have a Twin Peaks podcast called Really Weird Stuff, available on our website and wherever you get your podcasts!

Paid in Puke S5E10: Fast Times/The Anniversary Party

On our series 5 finale, we’re doing a double shot of Jennifer Jason Leigh and Phoebe Cates, with Amy Heckerling’s 1982 comedy debut, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, written by Cameron Crowe, and 2001’s Mumblecore template drama, The Anniversary Party, written and directed by Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Alan Cumming. These two films are spiritual sequels, linked by JJL and Cates’ twenty year friendship. Fast Times is also Amy’s favorite movie of all time! Both of these films find a perfect balance between the realistic struggles of women in these respective places in their lives, and belly-laugh comedy. Plus hella abortions.

Two movies means we double your pleasure on Meaningful Passages and Lunchtime Polls!

Paid in Puke is taking a break but we’ll return soon with Series 6!

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Paid in Puke S5E9.5: Oscars Special 2021!

It’s Oscar Season!! Join the Paid-in-Pukettes for lamenting snubs, ragging on Aaron Sorkin, loving on Lakeith, and worrying that people will get the wrong message from Nomadland. Stay for some very opinionated commentary on movies we didn’t see and equally opinionated commentary on the ones that we did see!

Plus! 

Hot Props: Who will be the In Memoriam Hammer photo? Who will bring their mom as a date?

Fun Facts: Which Best Picture winner is the lowest rated on IMDb?

Hosts: Is the non-problematic host a myth?

And the funniest description of David Fincher’s Seven that you’ve ever heard!

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