For our Romance Gone Wrong series, we're talking about something a little more upbeat. The Ghouls are discussing the quintessential monster of love and sexy sex - the Vampire. We're talking the history of what makes them sexy, alluring and dangerous as well as the different shows that romanticize these literal murderers. The Ghouls watched Only Lovers Left Alive which filled them with yearning and love as well as True Blood which filled them with other desires.
The Tribbles give their take on the Jussie Smollett incident, among other things, before welcoming producer/director SHAMEKA SAWYER and her moviemaking friends to chat the 5th annual FIVE SHORT FILMS PROJECT.
Diversity is complicated. Within a diverse group there can be smaller sub groups that exist and those groups themselves can be forgotten. So we decided to bring together some of them to hash it out. Joining the conversation is historian Thomas E. Delphi, the Executive Director of Nerdtino Entertainment Studios and Nerdtino the East coast’s first LatinX/o expo and illustrator/instructor Shawn Alleyne, Founder of Xion Network.
The Tribbles introduce the Nation to the story of Philly's own Orrin C. Evans and his groundbreaking 1947 publication ALL-NEGRO COMICS.
Len and JD go thru their email inbox to take on topics as diverse as the 'Bury Your Gays' trope to Superman Kills, or does he not. Plus, Christopher Goodnight apologizes to Kelly Reilly. Does she accept?
The Ghouls are talking about what happens after sex. They explore the films It Follows and Contracted to discuss what happens when horror takes a different approach to deal with rape culture rather than the typical rape-revenge films we see so often in horror. The Ghouls school you on how to watch media critically and the importance of being deliberate with what you create.
The Tribbles celebrate Black History Month by welcoming BRAX KNUCKLES, the Philly-born 2018 North American GUNPLA (Gundam Plastic Model) Champion, into the studio to speak on his win, his crazy venture to Japan and his mission to take the niche culture into a future of his creation.
Webcomic creator KELLY REILLY (Penny Pretzel Comic) schools us on the business of the webtoon game which sparks Len to walk down memory lane of his own webcomic history. Plus - Yay, its BRANDON returns! Enjoy the double stuff goodness!
The Ghouls embark on their Romance Gone Wrong series and are here to tell you, Don't Have Sex...because you'll die or horribly maim someone. Horror movies have always had a "love" hate(mostly hate) relationship with sex. The Ghouls are exploring some ways in which horror has tackled rape culture, vagina dentata (freud & mythology) and the dangers of sex. The Ghouls have FINALLY watched Teeth and the incredible ride that was Killer Condom.
In a movie, the villain is the enemy of the protagonist. They are the bad guy who's actions and motives directly interfere with all that is good, and they must be stopped! Except the world is never that black and white. Sometimes the villain isn't really a villain. Sometimes the Villain is right...