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People often use the term “guilty pleasures” to talk about media they enjoy even though they feel it has little redeeming value. But what does it mean to be a feminist media critic who sometimes finds herself enjoying media that she believes is outright harmful? On this week’s FFR, we have a frank conversation about what guilty pleasures mean to us, and our own relationship to media that we may appreciate or admire on some level, even while believing that it perpetuates harmful myths or values.

SEGMENT TIMESTAMPS:

1:25 Guilty Pleasures
35:50 What’s Your Deal?

Relevant Links:

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This week we dive into Always Be My Maybe, Netflix’s latest romcom staring Ali Wong, Randall Park (and of course) Keanu Reeves. Because we are rapidly turning into a Keanu Reeves podcast. Ebony and Anita had very different opinions on this movie. Anita tried to opt-out of this episode because she feels bad about her opinions. Carolyn still refuses to bring us any positive entertainment news but does talk about some news in games.

Time Stamps:
* 03:15 - Entertainment News: Death Stranding, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Ma
* 13:12 - Main Segment: Always Be My Maybe
* 45:17 - What’s Your FREQ Outs: Fleabag, Fleabag, Therapy for Black Girls

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Links Mentioned:
* Therapy for Black Girls - https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/

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On this FFR, we’re talkin’ ‘bout the wonderful new animated series Tuca and Bertie! Created by Bojack Horseman producer and production designer Lisa Hanawalt, Tuca and Bertie stars Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong as best friends whose friendship must evolve when Bertie moves in with her boyfriend Speckle. Oh, and also they’re all birds. Our conversation covers the way in which the show explores numerous experiences and issues with honesty, compassion, and humor, as well as its avoidance of certain harmful stereotypes, and the (sadly) rare and refreshing way in which it treats female sexuality.

Also, our reactions to fan reactions to the end of Game of Thrones, and the latest from KeanuWatch 2019.

Segment Timestamps:

3:15 Entertainment News (GoT finale, Kea-news)
15:00 Tuca and Bertie
43:50 What's Your FREQ-Out? (Fleabag, Chelsea Manning, Dead Like Me)

Relevant Links:

Trailer for Always Be My Maybe: https://youtu.be/iHBcWHY9lN4

Keanu answers questions while playing with puppies: https://youtu.be/rOqUiXhECos

The impressive cast of Tuca and Bertie: https://www.indiewire.com/2019/05/tuca-and-bertie-voice-cast-netflix-season-1-1202131008/

How to make crunts and other Tuca and Bertie pastries: https://www.latimes.com/food/la-fo-tuca-bertie-netflix-crunts-chouquettis-pastries-20190507-story.html

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Hey, Feminist Frequency Listeners! We had a fantastic discussion about the new Netflix documentary Knock Down the House, which documents the thrilling challenges posed to the political establishment by the record numbers of women and people of color looking to unseat long-time incumbents in 2018. In addition to Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez of New York, the film introduces viewers to candidates navigating the murky political waters of West Virginia, St. Louis, MO, and Las Vegas, NV.

0:00 Welcome to the incredibly high-energy goodness of episode #76
3:21 Pop Culture News/ Corporate News (Sonic the Hedgehog, Caster Semenya, "acceptable" trash talk, Ebony's reaction/non-reaction to the new royal baby, Find Me release date revealed)
16:39 Knock Down the House
46:02 What's Your Freq Out [Deal]?
On the Channel: The Criterion Collection
r/hobbydrama: the clam chowder fracas! Little Simz, Lemonade, Street Food
Listener Freq Out from Mandy: Does the Dog Die

Relevant links: https://www.criterion.com/current/category/19-on-the-channel
https://www.reddit.com/r/HobbyDrama/comments/8zrrqo/clamchowdering_an_update_to_the_drama_that_is_a/
http://stillnessinwonderland.com/
https://www.beyonce.com/album/lemonade-visual-album/songs/
https://www.vox.com/culture/2019/4/27/18144738/street-food-netflix-streaming-competitive
https://www.doesthedogdie.com/

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On this week’s FFR, our 75th episode, it’s a spoilerific conversation about the latest MCU crossover epic, Avengers: Endgame. First we talk about whether or not the film worked for us purely on the level of being an enjoyable superhero film that offers a satisfying conclusion to the cliffhanger of Infinity War, before delving into deeper discussions of fat-shaming, queer representation, and the film’s one ostensibly “feminist” moment.

We also cover the tragic death of director John Singleton, an infuriating draft pick by the San Francisco 49ers, and more.

SEGMENT TIMESTAMPS:

2:45 Entertainment News (John Singleton, Nick Bosa, Notch)

11:30 Avengers: Endgame

41:45 What’s Your FREQ-Out? (Veep, Steven Yeun and John Cho on The Twilight Zone, looking past the surface of Las Vegas, The Reluctant Royals novels by Alyssa Cole)

RELEVANT LINKS: More on Alyssa Cole’s Reluctant Royals books: https://alyssacole.com/

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The season two finale is upon us and Ebony and Anita prepare for all the emotional hurdles this show throws our way. But let’s be real, a season finale on the scale that only Discovery can provide begs A LOT OF QUESTIONS. We have so many questions that we will never have answers for. But Ebony does get a resolution to the one question that has been haunting her for years.

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We're so close to the end of Star Trek Discovery's second season, but before we press the self-destruct button on the Recap FREQcast, let's race through some space corridors and figure out what happened in this week's episode! Anita is off taking time suit flying lessons, so Ebony was joined in the Keanu Reeves Memorial Studio by psychologist and Star Trek cheerleader, Ali Mattu for a rundown of all the fist-pumping moments "Such Sweet Sorrow" gave us.

Check out Dr. Mattu's efforts to make psychology fun and easy to understand --and listen to him break down the psychology of science fiction at his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/thepsychshowdotcom

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In this week's episode, Anita and Ebony are joined by comedian, correspondent, and host of The Bitchuation Room Podcast, Francesca Fiorentini. The topic under discussion in this episode is the 2-part HBO documentary Leaving Neverland, about the decades-long child sexual abuse alleged against Michael Jackson by two survivors, Wade Robson and James Safechuck. We talk about living through a moment of increased cultural reckoning with horrific crimes like these, as well as the responsibility to honor the courage of people who come forward to tell their stories.

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE,online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country.

Timestamps

2:53: Pop Culture News (gamers being awful, Cowboy BeBop casting)

10:34 Leaving Neverland (CW: abuse and sexual assault)

41:25: What's Your FREQ Out? (Ramona Quimby, "culture smashed" yoga, Anita talks class dynamics in media)

Relevant Links:
@franifio
https://www.francescafiorentini.com/bitchuation

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As your intrepid hosts race ever closer to the end of Star Trek Discovery's second season and an explanation for the source of the mysterious seven signals, they take a moment to enjoy the growing closeness of Michael and Spock; the peek into Captain Pike's future; and those amazing Disco space suits. Joining Anita and Ebony on the bridge again is video producer, podcaster, and all-around great guy Steve Shives. Listen, rate, and review and keep the Star Trek malarkey coming!

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Everyone is talking about Us. And for good reason. This week we dive into the hotly anticipated new horror movie from the mind of Jordan Peele.

SEGMENT TIMESTAMPS:
1:27 - Intro baner
1:44 - Entertainment News: Zach Snyder said some dumb things, Jussie Smollett and the Chicago PD, Alanis Morissette critique
14:10 - Main Topic: Us
45:02 - What’s Your FREQ Outs
50:28 - Guest FREQ out from Katie

RELEVANT LINKS:
* Manohla Dargis on Us - https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/20/movies/us-movie-review.html?referrer=google_kp

* New York Post story on Lupita Nyong’o’s voice in Us: https://nypost.com/2019/03/25/why-lupita-nyongos-creepy-us-voice-is-inciting-online-outrage/

* Carolyn’s new video on Diablo: https://youtu.be/GaIHWN0LEIU

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Anita manages to overcome sickness and adversity this week to lounge in the captain's chair for a rip-roaring* discussion of the latest episode of Star Trek Discovery! This week we discuss the resilience of the powerful mother trope; the developing sibling relationship between Spock and Burnham; and when to just stop asking questions about the technobabble and embrace the timey-wimey loopiness.

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This week on FFR, we’re talking about the new film from Neil Jordan, director of The Crying Game, Interview With a Vampire and others: Greta. Greta is a psychologically terrifying tale of an innocent young woman named Frances (Chloe Grace Moretz) who befriends a lonely, older French woman named Greta (Isabelle Huppert), only to discover that she’s gotten much more than she’s bargained for as Greta’s obsession with her begins intruding on every aspect of her life. Our conversation explores the film’s place in Ebony’s beloved psychobiddy genre, its concerns with loneliness and isolation, and its focus on women. Also, Google Stadia, game preservation efforts and more in our entertainment news and FREQ-outs!

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SEGMENT TIMESTAMPS:

2:20 Entertainment News
13:50 Greta
42:40 What’s Your FREQ-Out?

RELEVANT LINKS:

Matthew Yeager’s thread about Stadia: https://twitter.com/AmazingThew/status/1108425334498705410

Carolyn’s thread about Frank Cifaldi’s talk: https://twitter.com/carolynmichelle/status/1109190165992357888

The Writing Excuses podcast https://writingexcuses.com/

A Gamasutra story on Patrick LeMieux’s Octopad: https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/337322/AltCtrlGDC_Showcase_Octopad.php

More information on Naila and the Uprising: https://www.justvision.org/nailaandtheuprising

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This week’s episode is a wild hayride of emotion for your two intrepid hosts (just kidding, we keep it pretty chill)! Joining us on the pod is writer, video producer, and Star Trek fan Steve Shives, who does a pretty good job of keeping things rational and coherent. Tune in and listen to Anita introduce a new segment (“The Costume Corner”); nod along as Ebony vibes to Spock and Burnham’s sibling snark; and clap vigorously as Steve confirms that DS9 is amazing, the end, no arguments.

Check out Steve’s work on his YouTube channel, where he tackles politics, social issues, Star Trek, pop culture, and general smartassery and tomfoolery: https://www.youtube.com/user/stevelikes2curse/videos. Or take a listen to his great podcast work at Lemme Listen: https://www.lemmelistenpodcasts.com/the-ensign-s-log

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This week, the crew hosts writer, designer, and founder of Sweet Baby Inc, Kim Belair for a hilarious discussion of the 1992 cinematic classic Batman Returns! Before that, though, Caro serves up a heapin' helpin' of cringeworthy Pop Culture News (this week's topics included info about James Gunn's rehiring for Guardians of the Galaxy 3; Operation Varsity Blues; and Dean Cain confirming why he was the worst Superman). The show wraps with some freq'in out about Spelunky 2, anxiety management, and Nils Frahm.

If you want keep the good times going, stay tuned for the FREQ'in After Party -- which you can have access to by becoming a backer at www.patreon.com/femfreq.

We want to hear from you, so head on over to feministfrequency.com/freqout and send us your FREQ-Out today!And watch our brand new miniseries, Queer Tropes in Video Games!

All three episodes are available right now at youtube.com/feministfrequency

SEGMENT TIMESTAMPS
:0:00 The fun begins
1:53 Anita pulls back the curtain on edibles
5:07 Pop Culture News15:35 Batman Returns
48:03 What's Your FREQ Out

RELEVANT LINKS
The experience o seeing Nils Frahm: https://twitter.com/anitasarkeesian/status/1106811053344591872
56:12 Listener FREQ Out from Amanda!

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On this week's episode, Anita and Ebony spend about 47 minutes marveling at some absolutely stunning fan art: https://www.flickr.com/photos/femfreq/47334419082/. With the time they have left, they discuss their joy at FINALLY getting some backstory on Airiam, only to have her **spoiler**. Fuzzy Spock is growing on both of us (just like his beard is taking over his face) and Captain Pike reminds us all that he can be talked into absolutely anything.

Shout out to @barez_mardukhi for his artistic vision!

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Feminist Frequency is an ongoing series of video commentaries exploring gender representations, myths and messages in popular culture media. Created and hosted by Anita Sarkeesian.

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