Paid in Puke S3E6: The House of Yes

house of yes episode art copyIn this episode of PiP, we discuss Mark Waters’ (Mean Girls) 1997 indie black comedy, The House of Yes, starring Parker Posey and Tori Spelling.

Among our topics: Was there anything good about the Kennedys? Is it worse to do incest with your twin than a different member of your family? Is Parker Posey tired from running circles around her co-stars?

In our Lunchtime Poll, we reminisce about the era-defining news stories that shaped us, and try very hard to think of a positive news story from the last twenty years.

Paid in Puke S3E5: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

what-ever-happened-to-baby-jane-watching-recommendation-videoSixteenByNineJumbo1600On this episode of Paid in Puke, we say “I love you,” to Robert Aldrich’s 1962 “Hag Horror” camp classic, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford as two washed up performers cloistered together in their Hollywood dwelling. We discuss Davis’ master class in committing to a role and Crawford’s inability to elicit any sort of sympathy for her character.

The Probs are extra Hot in this one, but extremely entertaining all the same. Check out our Facebook page this week for some pics of Baxter when she dressed as Baby Jane Hudson for Halloween (and nobody got it).

PiP will take a brief mid-season hiatus but we’ll be back with the second half of season 3 on June 23rd. Until then, stay safe and sane.

Paid in Puke S3E4: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains

fabulous-stains-01In today’s episode, we put out for Lou Adler’s 1982 Riot Grrrrl origin story, Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains, starring Diane Lane and Laura Dern as baby punks. We talk about makeup and fashion goals, re-appropriating the attentions of patriarchal assholes, and we somehow tangent our way to St. Elsewhere snow globe endings.

Editor’s note: We experienced many technical difficulties during this episode so the sound quality is worse than usual. (How bad is it?) It’s so bad, we had to make a Max Headroom reference. S-s-s-s-sorry. That’s podcasting during uncertain times for ye.

Paid in Puke S3E3: Tully

tully picOn today’s episode, we’re psychotic for Jason Reitman’s 2018 motherhood dramedy, Tully, written by Diablo Cody, and starring Charlize Theron and Mackenzie Davis. We discuss how motherhood seems to turn women into public property in the eyes of others, and how what a woman really needs (besides a little help with the dishes) is for people to stop judging them for one second.

In our Lunchtime Poll, we reveal what unpleasantness we would gladly hand off to an imaginary friend.

Paid in Puke S3E2: Superstar

superstar imageOn today’s episode, we get in touch with our inner Superstar with Bruce McCulloch’s 1999 comedy staring Molly Shannon as Mary Katherine Gallagher!

It’s a celebration of horny misfits! It’s also Tangent City as we get into what happened with the Switched at Birth families and try to explain Armageddon and Tom Green to modern audiences.

Our Lunchtime Poll is best expressed in a monologue from our favorite made for TV movies.

Paid in Puke S3E1: Terms of Endearment

TermsofEndearment-Watching-videoSixteenByNineJumbo1600-v4On the series three premiere, we celebrate Mother’s Day with some choice words for James L. Brooks’ 1983 drama, Terms of Endearment, starring Deborah Winger and Shirley MacLaine. It’s chock full of Hot Probs, but there are also many, MANY hard relate moments for all of us.

We get also really person in the Lunchtime Poll when we reveal which TV/Film moms most closely resemble our own matriarchs.

Editor’s Note: Series 3 of Paid in Puke is recorded in quarantine via Zoom so our sound quality has taken a slight dip. Our apologies. But the show must go on!

Paid in Puke S2E10: Ghost World

In our final episode of Series Two, we fan girl all over Terry Zwigoff’s 2001 film, Ghost World, based on the graphic novel by Daniel Clowes. Amy shares some personal correspondence with Mr. Enid Coleslaw himself.

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We also have what may be the longest Eskimo segment since Heathers, and our Lunchtime Poll turns into a discussion about problematic favs, but we do our best to end on a high note.

Paid in Puke returns in May with a Mother’s Day episode about Terms of Endearment! In the meantime, stay safe, healthy and try not to puke!

Paid in Puke S2E9: Josie and the Pussycats

In this episode, we let the cats out of the bag with 2001’s Josie and the Pussycats, written and directed by Deb Kaplan and Harry Elfont (Can’t Hardly Wait) and starring Rachel Leigh Cook, Rosario Dawson, and Tara Reid. This one’s a bit tough on us oldsters, as it’s targeting pre-teens and hits you over the head with it’s anti-consumerism message (whist occasionally shooting itself in the foot). It’s also a bit of a throwback to a very specific point in music economic history that requires some unpacking. Still, it promotes body positivity (as long as you’re not above 120 lbs) and chicks in rock and roll. So that’s…something.

2001, JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS

It also inspires some more t-shirts! Check out our store if you like any of the fictional power pop bands we invent in our Lunchtime Poll.

Girl Power! (Wait…wrong movie?)

Paid in Puke S2E8: Alien

In this episode, we’re joined by the brilliant Erin Lavery to discuss one of her favorite films: Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi art house classic, Alien. This is the film that inspired the (Bechdel) test that inspired our podcast but it also contains a textbook example of the male gaze! Erin points out that Alien is basically a workplace drama and Ripley is long-suffering middle management.

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We also introduce a new segment: Patronizing Bunny Rabbits. This is what we’re calling it when directors feel the need to trick their actors into giving them an “honest” reaction. Is it part of the process, or just a dick move?

In the Lunchtime Poll, we reveal which members of the Nostromo crew we would make time with to blow off steam at our space job.

Paid in Puke S2E7: Midsommar/The VVitch

On this episode, we get pagan AF, as we dig deep into Robert Eggers’ 2015 film, The VVitch, and Ari Aster’s 2019 film, Midsommar! Wouldst thou like to live deliciously? Of course thou wouldst! We have a little bit of trouble coming up with a Lunchtime Poll, but we get there eventually.

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Our discussion also spawns our first t-shirt! Get your #WitchLife merch in our new store! Black Phillip-approved!

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