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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Gina Prince-Bythewood. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Gina Prince-Bythewood, often where they are interviewed.

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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Gina Prince-Bythewood. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Gina Prince-Bythewood, often where they are interviewed.

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Love & Basketball & Barrier Busting w/ Gina Prince-Bythewood!

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This week, trailblazer Gina Prince-Bythewood (@gpbmadeit) joins OOD to talk about all things writing and directing. Fresh off the success of Netflix’s “The Old Guard,” Gina opens up about the pressures that come with being the first Black woman to make a comic-book film, how being an athlete has served her career, her process in creating a story worth telling, and more. Plus, hear some of Gina’s favorite behind the scenes moments while making the cult classic “Love & Basketball”!

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Nov 10 2020 · 1hr 1min
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Queen of the Intimate Sex Scene: Gina Prince-Bythewood with Sasheer Zamata

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Crowning the Queen of the Intimate Sex Scene: Gina Prince-Bythewood featuring Sasheer Zamata

Show notes - https://bit.ly/2FIgSdC

This week, Meg guides us through some of her favorite sex scenes from the last 20 years and shouts-out the filmmakers behind them. Even though the characters and stories are diverse in these flicks, we end up realizing they have much more in common than we initially noticed. The common denominator among the filmmakers: taking the time to research and rewrite when putting together a movie that features real intimacy and onscreen character development.

The Movies

Love and Basketball (2000)

At the top of the list is writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood, whom we crown “Queen of the Intimate Sex Scene.” We dig into the groundbreaking, boundary-pushing bedroom scenes in her films Love and Basketball and Beyond the Lights. Love and Basketball follows Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps), childhood besties whose undying love for basketball causes their own love to bloom. 

Beyond the Lights (2014)

In Beyond the Lights, Gugu Mbatha-Raw plays Noni, a Rihanna-adjacent pop star who is saved by Kaz (pre-#MeToo Nate Parker), an earnest cop who couldn’t be farther from her world and, of course, they fall in love.

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

Then Meg and Beandrea take a closer look at the sex scenes in If Beale Street Could Talk from Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins, who directed and wrote the pic. Here’s another set of childhood friends whose love matures as they get older. Fonny (Stephan James) and Tish (Kiki Layne) are goals!

Lingua Franca (2020)

Then we take up the auteur film Lingua Franca from indie writer-director-star Isabel Sandoval. Sandoval plays an undocumented trans woman who works as a live-in caretaker for an elderly woman (Lynn Cohen - RIP legend!) and gets involved with her grandson. We love that this movie is about a character who is a trans woman (and is played by a trans woman who also made the movie) and, most importantly, that the story isn’t about gender transition. Trans folks contain multitudes, people! 

Atonement (2008)

And last, but definitely not least: the BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning film Atonement, directed by Joe Wright with a screenplay from Christopher Hampton. Meg swoons over the subtleties of the acting performances, the direction, and of course, that stunning green gown. (Also: Beandrea realizes that Saoirse Ronan has been acting since she was a wee little one. Check out CherryPicks’ tribute to Saoirse here!)

The Interview

Sasheer Zamata in WOKE. Courtesy of Hulu.

For our interview this week, we chat with the delightful Sasheer Zamata who appears in the Hulu series Woke. We dig into what it was like playing a leading lady for the first time in the Stella Meghie indie film The Weekend (2018), what it was like doing bedroom scenes, and just how amazing “WAP” (and Cardi B’s insta) are. She also reminds us that the 1995 film Waiting To Exhale is one to keep coming back to again and again.


CherryPop is presented by CherryPicks.

Our hosts are Beandrea July (Twitter @beandreadotcom) and Meg McCarthy (IG megjomccarthy).

The show is recorded, produced and mixed by Beandrea July.

Our executive producers are Miranda Bailey and Rebecca Odes.

Our music is by Jordan Balagot. (Soundcloud jordanbla)

Special thanks to the whole team at CherryPicks.

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CherryPicks presents CherryPop: a podcast about women and sex onscreen. Tune in each week for our deep dives into some of the most compelling portrayals of female pleasure in film and television. Hosts Beandrea July and Meg McCarthy take listeners on a journey to celebrate feminine pleasure across a diverse and wide-ranging collection of films. Together we’ll look at how a great sex scene can not only create intimacy and reveal a character to us in a whole new way, but it can also help us make deeper connections in our own lives.

Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! 

Oct 18 2020 · 42mins

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The Old Guard + Interview with Gina Prince-Bythewood

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After a quick interview with director Gina Prince-Bythewood (@GPBmadeit), Medium Popcorn hosts Brandon (@americancollins) and Justin (@jbrowndidit) review the Netflix action film "The Old Guard"! They discuss Charlize's impressive career, outline their expectations for a sequel and what they would do if they were invincible!

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[Episode 72] "Gina Prince-Bythewood."

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Esteemed film director and screenwriter Gina Prince-Bythewood joins the ladies of BGP! Her latest film, ‘The Old Guard,’ crowns Gina as the first African-American woman to direct a comic book film. We discuss diverse representation in Hollywood, black filmmaker mentorship, her greatest influence in writing black love stories, investing in intentions, strengthening her identity with grace and the similarities of directing love and fight scenes. Gina also shares a very personal life-lesson she learned from her idol Prince. ‘The Old Guard’ is streaming NOW on Netflix. Enjoy!
Aug 04 2020 · 44mins
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Gina Prince-Bythewood

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Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

The Old Guard (2020)
The Irishman (2019)
The Other Side of the Wind (2018)
Love And Basketball (2000)
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
First Cow (2019)
Benji (1974)
Oh! Heavenly Dog (1980)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
Bambi (1942)
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982)
The Color Purple (1985)
Ghost (1990)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Ordinary People (1980)
Central Station (1998)
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
To Be Or Not To Be (1942)
Pinocchio (2002)
Like Crazy (2011)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Beyond The Lights (2014)
12 Years A Slave (2013)
Goodfellas (1990)
Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
Amy (2015)
Moonlight (2016)
The Florida Project (2017)
Man On Fire (2004)
Bridesmaids (2011)
Sex And The City: The Movie (2008)
Wonder Woman (2017)
Black Panther (2018)
Spy (2015)
Se7en (1995)
Fight Club (1999)
The Game (1997)
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019)

Other Notable Items

Netflix Martin Scorsese Orson Welles Joe Camp
Chevy Chase The Tuppence Middleton podcast episode
Steven Spielberg The Color Purple novel by Alice Walker (1982)
The Indiana Jones franchise
Menno Meyjes Oprah Winfrey Whoopi Goldberg The Academy Awards Robert Redford
Mary Tyler Moore
The Mary Tyler Moore Show TV series (1970-1977)
Judd Hirsch Taxi TV series (1978-1983)
James Garner The Rockford Files TV series (1974-1980)
The Day The Clown Cried, an unfinished film
Roberto Benigni Drake Doremus Anton Yelchin Felicity Jones Dustin O’Halloran Volker Bertelmann Lupita Nyong’o Roots miniseries (1977)
Chiwetel Ejiofor
The James Bond franchise
Greg Rucka
Amy Winehouse
The Best Picture drama at the 2017 Oscars
Mahershala Ali Dakota Fanning Terilyn A. Shropshire Melissa McCarthy Kristen Wiig Robin Williams David Fincher Morgan Freeman

This list is also available on Letterboxd.

Aug 04 2020 · 1hr 7mins
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REVIEW: Gina Prince-Bythewood's The Old Guard

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On this episode, Matt & Eric review Gina Prince-Bythewood’s The Old Guard starring Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Jul 10 2020 · 28mins
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Gina Prince-Bythewood

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Filmmaker Gina Prince-Bythewood brings a delicate but assured touch to everything she’s involved in, whether on the big screen with films like “Love & Basketball” and “Beyond the Lights,” or in the world of television with projects like the riveting limited series “Shots Fired.” Her latest film, Netflix’s “The Old Guard,” is no exception as the award-winning filmmaker fuses the superhero genre with an uncharacteristic tenderness in an adaptation of the Greg Rucka comic books series.

In this week’s season premiere of “The Call Sheet,” Prince-Bythewood will take you through the new film’s production from beginning to end. She’ll discuss visual choices and editorial and music decisions, and she’ll contextualize the project within the overall framework of her career -- or, as you’ll soon hear her describe it, her fairytale. (Reminder: It’s recommended you watch “The Old Guard” before digging into this conversation!)

Jul 10 2020 · 53mins
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‘Man on Fire’ with ‘Love & Basketball’ and ‘The Old Guard’ Director Gina Prince-Bythewood

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This week we are so lucky to be joined by the groundbreaking and phenomenal director, Gina Prince-Bythewood. You may know her from any one of her wonderful films – Love & Basketball, The Secret Life of Bees, and Beyond the Lights. She’s on the show to discuss Tony Scott’s Man on Fire. During the discussion Gina reveals that she has a “No Asshole” policy for working with people on set. She even details how she goes about determining an individual’s “asshole status” ahead of time. Gina talks about the importance of casting and how that is 70% of directing. She discusses her working relationship with her longtime editor Terilyn A. Shropshire, and how it is so unique and special for there to be a black female director and editor team like that. Lastly, she discusses the importance of Patty Jenkins’ success with Wonder Woman, and how that opened up the doors for her to make her new action/fantasy film The Old Guard.

You can watch The Old Guard on Netflix on July 10th.

If you haven’t seen Man on Fire…get on it!

AND, if you want to check out April’s Staff Pick – watch Chinonye Chukwu’s Clemency

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Jul 09 2020 · 45mins
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#BGNPodcast Extra - Shots Fired with Gina Prince-Bythewood and Sanaa Lathan

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A sleepy North Carolina town is changed when a Black officer shoots an unarmed white teen. However, when an investigation emerges under the unsolved shooting of a Black teen comes into the fold the whole town is faced with racial challenges.
Sanaa Lathan plays Investigator Ashe Akino and joins us in this interview along with co-series creator and executive producer Gina Prince-Bythewood.
Shots Fired airs Wednesday nights on Fox
Hosted by: Jamie, Caron, and Grace
Edited by: MR Daniel mrdaniel.net
Music by: Sammus

Mar 29 2017 · 38mins