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The Bechdel Cast is a podcast about the portrayal of women in movies hosted by Caitlin Durante and Jamie Loftus.
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On this episode, Jamie, Caitlin, and special guest Nancy Wang Yuen explore their in-yun and chat about Past Lives. Check out Nancy at nancywyuen.com and grab her book, Reel Inequality: Hollywood Actors and Racism. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005)

Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005)

2024-05-1601:37:11

This week, we're celebrating Caitlin's birthday with an episode on Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005)! And don't forget, our SHREKTANIC TOUR kicks off NEXT WEEK in London, Oxford, Edinburgh, Manchester, and Dublin, so grab tickets now at linktr.ee/bechdelcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ingrid Goes West

Ingrid Goes West

2024-05-0901:39:361

Caitlin and Jamie *log on* to chat about Ingrid Goes West! Check out Jamie's new podcast, Sixteenth Minute on Cool Zone Media, and grab tickets to our Shrektanic Tour at linktr.ee/bechdelcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week, Jamie, Caitlin, and special guest Pireh Moosa chat about Polite Society! Check out our tour dates at linktr.ee/bechdelcast   Follow Pireh at @conspirehcies on Instagram, and check out her piece on the movie at https://images.dawn.com/news/1191845 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this episode, Caitlin, Jamie, and special guest Clarkisha Kent are getting their hair done and chatting about Beauty Shop! Follow Clarkisha on Instagram at @clarkishakent and on Twitter at @IWriteAllDay_   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We're celebrating having covered 500 movies between main feed and Matreon episodes! Thanks so much for listening, and here's to 500 more!!! Tickets to our upcoming Shrektanic shows, Movie Request Form, Letterboxd, and more can be found at linktr.ee/bechdelcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week, Jamie, Caitlin, and special guest Susan Zalkind ship up to Boston to chat about The Departed.  Check out Susan at zalkind.info for more on Susan's reporting, book, social media, etc!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week, poor things Jamie, Caitlin, and special guest Amanda Montell discuss Poor Things! Here's the link to the Polygon piece "The book Poor Things is based on is even stranger than the film" -- https://www.polygon.com/24093718/poor-things-hulu-oscars-book-differences   Follow Amanda on Instagram at @amanda_montell and @soundslikeacultpod, and order her book here: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Age-of-Magical-Overthinking/Amanda-Montell/9781668007976 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The hills are alive with the sound of the Bechdel Cast! Special guest Nelini Stamp joins Caitlin and Jamie for an episode on The Sound of Music! Follow Nelini on Instagram at @nelstamp and follow @workingfamilies across all platforms!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Barbie

Barbie

2024-03-2101:59:45

It's the Barbie episode from our Barbie Tour! Thanks to everyone who came out to see us live! Special shout out to STAB! Comedy Theater, SF Sketchfest, Stomping Ground Comedy Theater, and Austin Film Society! And grab tickets to the Bechdel Cast *Shrektanic Tour* this May at linktr.ee/bechdelcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this episode, Jamie, Caitlin, and special guest Summer Farah finally pass the Béchamel Test while discussing Julie & Julia.  Check out Summer's website at summerfarah.com and buy her book, I could die today & live again, at https://www.gameoverbooks.com/store/p/i-could-die-today-and-live-againSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week, Caitlin, Jamie, and special guest Emily Heller discreetly go to their colleague's apartment to discuss... The Apartment.  Follow Emily at @mremilyheller on Instagram, and check out What Is...? A Jeopardy Podcast!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
BAPS with Bridget Todd

BAPS with Bridget Todd

2024-02-2901:27:36

On this episode, Jamie, Caitlin, and special guest Bridget Todd gather at the local hair salon restaurant and discuss B*A*P*S! Follow Bridget at @bridgetmarieindc on Instagram and @BridgetMarie on Twitter, and learn more about the Bernie Mac Sarcoidosis Translational Advanced Research (STAR) Center at https://hospital.uillinois.edu/primary-and-specialty-care/rheumatology/sarcoidosis See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week, Caitlin, Jamie, and special guest Shelli Nicole go to a graduation party and discuss Can't Hardly Wait! Don't forget to check out linktr.ee/bechdelcast for details + tickets for our Shrektanic Tour in the UK this May! Follow Shelli on IG at @ayoshelli and Substack at www.hishelli.net See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Attention UK listeners! We're going on tour this spring in London, Manchester, Oxford, Edinburgh, and more to be announced... with iconic Bechdel Cast favorites, SHREK and TITANIC! Tickets are going fast, get em now! Tickets here: https://linktr.ee/bechdelcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Valentine's Day (2010)

Valentine's Day (2010)

2024-02-1401:48:16

We're releasing an episode a day early this week because it's Valentine's Day (the day) and it's Valentine's Day (the movie). Next Bechdel Cast Tour is in the UK in May! Grab tickets at linktr.ee/bechdelcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this episode, Jamie, Caitlin, and special guest Khadija Mbowe learn some new dance moves and discuss Save the Last Dance. Follow Khadija at @khadija.mbowe on IG and TikTok, @KhadijaMbowe on YouTube, and check out @operatikaevents on IG  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Caitlin, Jamie, and special guest Maya Williams take a break from the flashing lights and paparazzi to discuss Beyond the Lights. Follow Maya at @emmdubb16 on IG and Twitter, visit eir website at https://www.mayawilliamspoet.com, and buy their new book, Refused a Second Date, at https://www.smallharborpublishing.com/books/refused-a-second-date  We're doing live shows in early February in San Francisco, Sacramento, Dallas, Austin, and San Diego! Grab tickets at linktr.ee/bechdelcast!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week, Gone Jamie and Gone Caitlin chat with special gone guest Princess Weekes to discuss Gone Girl! Check out Princess's video essay we mentioned, "True Crime & The Theater of Safety" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec7o2uJeFDE&t=1s | "Survivors of Vallejo 'Gone Girl' case respond after police apologize for calling them liars" - https://abc7news.com/gone-girl-kidnapping-aaron-quinn-denise-huskins-vallejo-police-department/10759218/ | "who's afraid of amber heard?" - https://internetprincess.substack.com/p/whos-afraid-of-amber-heard Follow Princess on Instagram and YouTube at @Princess_Weekes and on TikTok at @princesspendulumSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this episode, we chat with special guest Kiran Deol about May December. Follow Kiran on Instagram and Twitter at @shitfromkiran  We're doing live shows in early February in San Francisco, Sacramento, Dallas, Austin, and San Diego! Grab tickets at linktr.ee/bechdelcast!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Aldo Ojeda

Amanda Montell in The Bechdel Cast is the greatest crossover.

Apr 25th
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Laura Bogart

for the first few minutes, I was mixing up The Apartment with The Room, and was deeply confused

Mar 8th
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Laura Bogart

1 hour 37 minutes : Khadija would like "Camp Damascus " by Chuck Tingle

Feb 16th
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Laura Bogart

In the early 90s or late 80s, there was an animated series for children called "Cities of Gold." My sister and I watched it religiously. We've never found another living being who remembers it existed. I imagine it probably aged very poorly. If anyone else remembers this show, I'd appreciate confirmation that we didn't just hallucinate it.

Jul 21st
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Laura Bogart

on the name Crystal, it is currently treated as a very feminine name but has waxed and waned over time as a name for boys, too. (I'm non binary and I love names that do that). It also has increased recently as a name given to baby boys, which I credit more awareness of binary gender being an illusion

Jun 9th
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ID24445522

I so loved this ep because I’ve had no one to talk to about this movie, put I particularly love how Cate says ‘het’rosexual’, as it explicitly reminds me of being in a situation where I’m on my best straight behavior because I don’t know how the room feels about queers.

Feb 7th
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The Motley Fool

don't do my boy like this. Edward G Robinson never named names to huac. he was brought before the committee and said he wasn't a communist, but he never named names

Dec 24th
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The Motley Fool

I don't know if the Maltins were quite the right people to talk to about this one

Oct 12th
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dok dicer

wow. tough listen. why even do an episode if you don't want to engage with the text?

Aug 26th
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Ashes

Prop was the right guest for this episode. I loved it.

May 7th
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Daphne Babcock

My movie I love, but can’t bare to watch again is Melancholia. The overwhelming, increasing dread is so real.

Apr 28th
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Raheleh Abbasinejad

Have you talked about Seperation by Asghar Farhadi? Or The Salesman?

Apr 11th
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mant

...Alan Cumming

Dec 14th
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Rachel Ilana

I grew up in an orthodox jewish environment and Saved! exposed all the hypocrisy of religious fundamentalism. It was awesome that you covered this and fleshed out all the truth in this movie... the good and bad truth (fuck fatphobia)

Dec 6th
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lazySJW

I see Elsa as ace representation. with a son who is asexual I like to see representations of those who are as well.

Oct 31st
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user

The hosts' inability to disagree with their guest, who clearly has a totally different opinion about the Seymore character was embarrassing to listen to.

Sep 11th
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Boudicca

Subtitle: Leonard Maltin mansplains & talks over the hosts.

Jul 20th
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Kailey Ziebarth

this is one of my favorite episodes ever! I've listened to it multiple times because it makes me so happy!

Jun 30th
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Eddy Soto

Will be joining the matreon after this fun episode.

Jun 1st
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Ashes

What if: Ghost world was done, maybe?

Apr 22nd
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