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29
May

As Good As It Gets | Episode 13

What do you get when you combine Will, Jeremy and an eloquent cosmopolite named Justin Stanwix and ask them to plumb the depths of the late 1990’s? You get gorgeous new turns of phrase like “the maybe camp” of course! And heretical interpretations of Jack Nicholson’s sexuality! And ribald tales of the private lives of moviegoers in fin-de-siecle Southampton, NY!

Can you live without the wisecracks? We can’t. We can’t even live without reason, but we can live without accountability.

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22
May

Wild Things | Episode 12

What’s that, you say? The only thing you remember about this movie is that two girls make out in a swimming pool? Humbug! In this canonical piece of late 90’s camp you’ve got Bill Murray, you’ve got quadruple star-cross’d lovers, and you’ve even got solitary everglades fan-boating!

According to one Great Debasers, the 90’s hasn’t had its nostalgia moment yet. Join us and our brilliant guest Irin Carmon as we cruise back a decade and a half to visit a world in which people aren’t always what they appear to be.

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15
May

Edward Scissorhands | Episode 11

Have you ever wondered what death has to do with true love? Ever been curious where snow comes from? Ever wondered if you can buy the necessities of life with cookies?

Today The Great Debasers will lend you a hand with these and other existentialist quandaries. We have the privilege of welcoming The Order of the Good Death’s Caitlin Doughty to the show. She confronts death every day like a bawse.

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08
May

Romeo + Juliet | Episode 10

In eager anticipation of Mr Baz Luhrmann’s THE GREAT GATSBY, the dangerous game of rewatching takes a nostalgic turn toward the Nineties, when men kissed by the book and women played logic games with their nurses. That’s right, bro, we’re talking about the 1590’s!

15 years after first watching this flashy production capable of breaking a teen’s heart faster than you can say “O true apothecary!” The Great Debasers ask the obvious questions (does the original language thing work still?) and non-obvious questions (is there a catchier pop track than Lovefool-Say That You Love Me)?

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01
May

Do The Right Thing | Episode 9

It ain’t never too hot or never too cold for talking about this masterpiece. Dutch angles? Autochthony? The Great Debasers channel their inner Walter Benjamins and offer you a fresh take on this controversial 1989 depiction of racial tension in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.

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