Blog: Killing Connie Casserole: How Stonewall Vilified ‘The Boys in the Band’

Blog: Killing Connie Casserole: How Stonewall Vilified ‘The Boys in the Band’

Between 1968, when playwright Mart Crowley wrote his off-Broadway hit “The Boys and the Band” and 1970, when William Friedkin turned it into a movie, there were the Stonewall riots.  For the health and well-being of the movie version, this was the worst thing that could have happened. In June of 1969, decades of abuse, […]

| June 12, 2019
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #101: The Boys in the Band (1970)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #101: The Boys in the Band (1970)

This episode, Jerry and Doug kick off Pride Month with William Friedkin’s second film, an adaptation of Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band (1970). That’s right, two cis, straight, white married men are paying tribute to LGBTQIA+ films all month long. It all begins in a nice-ish New York apartment where a birthday party […]

| June 10, 2019
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast Mini Ep. June 10, 2019 – The Mystery of Disney+

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast Mini Ep. June 10, 2019 – The Mystery of Disney+

In this Mini Episode, Jerry and Doug discuss the Disney purchase of Fox Studios and what that could mean for each studio. #disney #disneyland #disneyworld #disneylife #disneygram #mickeymouse #love #waltdisneyworld #marvel #starwars #instadisney #disneyparks #wdw #mickey #art #waltdisney #disneyfan #disneylove #disneyprincess #disneylandparis #cosplay #like #disneymagic #orlando #princess #cute #magickingdom #gay #toystory #avengers #pixar #disneyphotography #disneyaddict […]

| June 10, 2019
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Blog: Did YouTube triumph over ‘Triumph of the Will’

Blog: Did YouTube triumph over ‘Triumph of the Will’

Oh, YouTube!  Your paradoxical shenanigans keep me young. Like anyone else, I am a prime participant in bizarro world of the video sharing website known as YouTube, either browsing or tinkering with my podcast.  But I am never far from being amazed at the ways in which the pendulum swings back and forth over the […]

| June 9, 2019
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Blog: Discovering ‘Citizen Kane’: a film-lover reluctantly indulges The Greatest Movie Ever Made

Blog: Discovering ‘Citizen Kane’: a film-lover reluctantly indulges The Greatest Movie Ever Made

Here’s a shameful confession: I am new to Citizen Kane.  Here I am in my late 40s, I’ve spent a lifetime bathing in the cinema, and yet I have circumvented Orson Welles most famous artistic expression out of fear that I wasn’t going to understand what made it so great.  Oh, I’ve seen it several times.  […]

| June 5, 2019
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Shazam! (2019)

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Shazam! (2019)

A few hours after I saw Shazam!, a friend of mine asked me for my thoughts and I had to answer him honestly, “Well, it is half of a very good movie.”  But then I added, “I’m not entirely sure what the other half is supposed to be.”  I don’t think that I will be […]

| June 4, 2019
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American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story (2017)

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American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story (2017)

Oh, that word.  That strange, naughty, tantalizing word. If you were a kid growing up in the 70s or 80s – or basically any time between the end of World War II and the birth of the internet, “Playboy” was a word you didn’t dare utter.  It fit comfortably on the list of swear words […]

| June 3, 2019
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #100: Citizen Kane (1941)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #100: Citizen Kane (1941)

It’s our 100th episode! With Star Wars Month behind them, Doug and Jerry take a look at Orson Welles’s first film, and first masterpiece, Citizen Kane, regularly cited as the greatest film ever made. It’s Terrific! #citizenkane #podcast #movies @cinema @film @films @TCM @TCMParty#citizenkane #orsonwelles #rosebud #cinema #thethirdman #themagnificentambersons #film #ostron #touchofevil #art #sansimeon #california […]

| June 3, 2019
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