Our pop-culture experts lay it all out for you
In this week’s 60th! edition of the BFG podcast, editor Neal Pollack welcomes new contributor Dan Stahl to celebrate Pride Month. In this case, they’re talking about Fire Island, where Dan has spent many a summer day. Now ‘Fire Island‘ is a movie on Hulu, a gay and largely Asian adaptation of ‘Pride and Prejudice.’ And why not? We all need a Mr. Darcy type in our lives.
Then Ayun Halliday makes a celebrated appearance on the show. Ayun has written an excellent guide to making art without attachment to results, financial or otherwise. ‘The Small Potato Manifesto‘ is a wonderful motivator for anyone, of any age, who is thinking of “jamming econo” and making art without much expectation of making money or getting famous. An excellent conversation between two dedicated lifelong small potatoes.
Then Stephen Garrett returns to the BFG stage. He suffered through Jurassic World: Dominion, and has decided that The Flintstones is actually probably a more accurate representation of what life would be like if humans and dinosaurs intermingled. Haven’t we all dreamed of having a dinosaur as a vacuum cleaner? Jurassic World has no such sense of humor
Stephen and Neal then pivot to talking about David Cronenberg’s ‘Crimes of the Future.’ What could be more appealing than listening to two middle-aged men describe Kristen Stewart as “sexy”? The movie headlines itself as “surgery is the new sex,” but it’s actually a profound meditation on human evolution, adaptation, and change. Neal and Stephen loved it, your mileage may vary.
Enjoy the show!