87 - Crossroads (2002)

The third stop in The Contrarians Summer Road Trip takes us back to that time critics prevented Britney Spears from becoming a bona fide movie star! Not even the combined powers of Shonda Rhimes, Gamora and Pensatucky could help Britney overcome The Patriarchy and we are all the poorer for it. Listen to Alex and Julio as they discuss Dan Ackroyd’s niche as a single parent, Captain Pike’s pre-Starfleet career as a hunk, and, of course, the awe-inspiring experience that is seeing The Queen of Pop perform. It’s Tamra Davis’ CROSSROADS!

PHOTO: Find someone who looks at you like Britney looks at Captain Pike.

PHOTO: Find someone who looks at you like Britney looks at Captain Pike.


00:00:00 - 00:55:48 Contrarians Corner (#CC)

00:55:49 - 00:56:54    Passing of the torch, MTV-style

00:56:55 - 01:23:00       Real Talk

01:23:40 - 01:25:25 The Future

01:25:26 - 01:35:24 Plugs and bye-byes

01:35:54 - 01:36:11 American Pie?


- Alex is slacking on his movie-watching but he’ll always love 30 ROCK. How do you rank The Holy Quartet? Also, SOCIAL DISTORTION is great.

- Julio is finally making his way through the fantastic DARK MIRROR. How compelling, how depressing.

- Hans Rothgiesser, the man behind our logo, can be reached at @mildemonios on Twitter or you can email him at mildemonios@hotmail.com in case you ever need a logo (or comics) produced. And you can listen to him talk about Peruvian politics on his own podcast, NACION COMBI. Aaaaand you can also check out all the stuff he’s written on his own website. Don’t know Spanish? He also did a podcast in English called LIVING IN PERU, about immigrants in - where else - Perú.

Up next, the fourth stop in The Contrarians Summer Road Trip: ALMOST FAMOUS, one of Alex’s favorite movies. Until then, let us know how you feel about CROSSROADS! Did it take you back to Britney’s heyday? Were you surprised to spot the Star Trek connections? And how about that Justin Long, huh? E-mail us at wearethecontrarians@gmail.com or tweet at us or facebook us and share your thoughts!