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Episode #51: Pearl and X (2022)



EPISODE SYNOPSIS:


In this episode we are covering both Pearl and X from 2022 a massive year for a favorite director of ours, Ti West. We will be discussing the harm of resentment, the dangers of romanticism, aging and of course sex, sex and SEX.


Enjoy and welcome to our dark side…


Intro/Outro Music: Kiss of the Creature by Dance with the Dead

Artwork by: Jess Hrycyk

Editing work by: Jessica


LINKS TO PODCAST APPS/WHERE CAN LISTEN:



THE SPINSTER’S LIBRARY


Shapera, Emma. “How ‘Pearl’ Solidifies the Themes in ‘V’” Collider Oct 1 2022.https://collider.com/pearl-solidifies-themes-in-x-ti-west/


Drew, “Pearl: A Dark Social Commentary on America” Movie Web Oct 13 2022. https://movieweb.com/pearl-a-dark-social-commentary-on-america/


Stosny, Steve. Phd. “The Function of Anger and Resentment” Psychology Today December 19 2018 https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/anger-in-the-age-entitlement/201812/the-function-anger-and-resentment


Gelman, Sisel. “The Dangers of Romanticization” Medium February 2 2019 https://medium.com/@siselgelman/the-dangers-of-romanticization-33510c12a95e


Z, Mason. “Why the “Romanticize Your Life” Notion is Harmful to Teen Mental Health” The Range Dec 34 2021


Caron, Christina. “The Mundane Thrill of ‘Romanticizing Your Life’” New York Times May 11 2022. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/11/well/mind/romanticize-your-life-tiktok.html -


Bilodeau, Matthew. “ The Adult Film in Pearl is Real Movie From the Era, Says Director Ti West” SlashFilm September 16 2022


Bergeson, Samantha. “A24 Releases Pornographic ‘Pearl’ Footage Featuring Mia Goth and Vintage NSFW Adult Film” Indie Wire September 16 2022


Blakemore, Erin. “The Scandalous Sex Parties that Made Americans Hate Flappers” History July 21 2019


Shellie, Clark. “The Sexual Revolution of the “Roaring Twenties”: Practice or Perception?” SUNY Education https://soar.suny.edu/bitstream/handle/20.500.12648/2671/hashtaghistory/vol1/iss1/7/fulltext%20%281%29.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y


Castleman, Michael. M.A. “What Antique Porn (1899- 1960s) Reveal about Sex” Psychology Today May 1 2014


Tidman, Hanne Elisabeth. “Watching porn in public” The rise and fall of adult movie house” Timeline August 12 2016


Walker, Billie. “Hagsploitation: Horror’s Repulsion of The Aging Woman” Refinery29 March 29 2022 https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/hagsploitation-horror-ageing-woman


Crow, David. “X: Ti West Finds Link Between Horror and Porn” Den of Geek March 18 2022 https://www.denofgeek.com/movies/x-ti-west-link-between-horror-porn/


Buhalis, Konstantina. “‘X’ and the Horror of Pornography” FilmDaze June 29 2022 https://filmdaze.net/x-and-the-horror-of-pornography/


Gagne, Emily. “The Preacher’s Daughter: The Power of Sexual Expression in Ti West’s ‘X’” Dread Central April 8 2022


Cheadle,Tanya. Dr. “The Sexual Revolution of the 1960s and ‘70s “ FutureLearn https://www.futurelearn.com/info/courses/a-global-history-of-sex-and-gender/0/steps/163496


Morterud, Alyssa. “The Unethical History of ‘70s Porn” Sexual Health Alliance August 14 2021


“Golden Age of Porn” Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Age_of_Porn



NEXT MONTH’S EPISODE ANNOUNCEMENT:


Next month we are going where we boldly haven’t gone before and touching upon the taboo subject of necrophilia talking about the two films Kissed (1996) and Nekromantik 2 (1991).


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