57 - Chasing Amy

The year was 1997 and a young white man cracked the code. Kevin Smith decided to tell the rest of us what gay women were all about. The nerve of this guy, right? Well, critics and audiences ate it up, and CHASING AMY holds a sweet 88% on the Tomatometer. Listen to the horrified Alex and Julio as they discuss how Smith got away with mansplaining lesbians, how an actual love story between Ben Affleck and Jason Lee would've been more interesting, and how the world "problematic" apparently didn't exist back in the 90s.

 PHOTO: True love?

PHOTO: True love?

TIMELINE:

00:00:00 - 00:10:00    Intro and what's new

00:10:01 - 00:58:27      Contrarians Corner (#CC)

00:58:28 - 01:00:06      Black Rage

01:00:07 - 01:30:42       Real Talk

01:30:43 - 01:44:25       Plugs and Feedback 

PLUGS!

- Alex finally watched more of Netflix's GLOW (whose pilot we discussed on this bonus episode) and really liked it.

- Julio was pleasantly surprised by BLOCKERS, loved most of ISLE OF DOGS and thought RAMPAGE was dumb fun, as expected. And of course you don't need anyone to tell you A QUIET PLACE is great.

Coming up next... THE SUMMER OF TRAVOLTA starts with BATTLEFIELD EARTH!!!! But in the meantime, do the social media thing and tell us how much you love/hate us! Share your thoughts about Chasing Amy on our new Facebook and Twitter pages! Email us at wearethecontrarians@gmail.com and give us five starts on Apple Podcasts and if you get Kevin Smith to listen to this, maybe we'll finally have something to brag about to the guys from Draft Zero.