This week, we are joined by comedian Molly Glover, of Geeks Without God and Fearless Comedy fame! Our subject du jour is one near and dear to our hearts: portrayals of mental illness in film. We go big with the dark comedy in this one!
Our wine pairing for this week is Barone Fini Merlot, which certainly loosened our tongues, as this episode runs a bit longer than most. I assure you, I clipped an hour out of our recording session, and still had 78 minutes remaining. We had so many stories!
Show notes behind the cut!
As Good as It Gets
The Snake Pit
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Silver Linings Playbook
Punch Drunk Love
The Boy Who Could Fly
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
A Clockwork Orange
Single White Female
Gilligan’s Island (TV)
The Fisher King
The Bridge (TV)
Matt Allex of Apropos of Nothing
Bret Easton Ellis
H. H. Holmes
Wasted by Marya Hornbacher
Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule
Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Melissa also mentioned an article about Angelina Jolie’s masterful control of the Hollywood spin machine. If you’d like to read it (you really should), here it is!