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After the Orgy

A podcast about desire.Hosted by Default Friend and the Personality Girl.

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what purpose did alt lit serve in your life?

In 2012, Tao Lin’s literature website, Muumuu House published a short story called “Adrien Brody.” Written by the pseudonymous Marie Calloway, it recounted a tryst between a 21-year-old woman and a much older writer (with a girlfriend) in the Brooklyn leftist/literary scene. As people began to speculate about the real identity behind the titular character, a fiery debate started: Was this art, or was this an over-glorified Tumblr entry? Even critics who sided with Calloway, who enjoyed her writing, didn’t evaluate the story for what it was: a piece of short fiction.If you Google “Marie Calloway + Adrien Brody,” it’s easier to find critiques of the piece than the story itself. To this day, it seems as though Marie’s writing is fated to be overshadowed by the conversation around it.On today’s episode we finally give “Adrien Brody” the credit it’s long deserved. Not as a political statement, not as a feminist act, not as an attempt at micro-fame, but as a work of confessional art that poignantly captured what it meant to sexually awaken in the early 2010s.(We love you, Marie.)Stories and articles referenced:Adrien Brody by Marie Calloway The New Bad Kids of Fiction by Stephen MarcheMicrofamed by Hamilton Nolan The Oversharers Win by Hamilton NolanThe Personal-Essay Boom is Over by Jia TolentinoInefficient Intimacy by Rob HorningMarie Calloway on Her New Novel and Being Called Jailbait by Lisa CarverTheme: Precocious Young Miss Calloway by Momus

1hr 28mins

26 Jun 2021

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I Consider Myself the Greatest Living Writer ft. Paul Skallas

You follow him on Twitter. You've read his books. You've subscribed to his Substack. And now, you’ve seen him in the Thursday Styles section of The New York Times. Default Friend and the Personality Girl are stoked to welcome the inimitable Paul Skallas, aka the LindyMan, to After the Orgy, where they have a wide-ranging conversation about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, tech, strivers, Adderall, young adult literature, parenting, and everyone's favorite topic: women under 25.Theme: Lindy by  Kenny Chesney

1hr 27mins

18 Jun 2021

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Suicide Is Always An Option ft. Neil LaBute

Default Friend and the Personality Girl are joined by infamous playwright, director, screenwriter, and BYU alum Neil LaBute. Together they unpack the question, "What should you do if your boyfriend doesn't think you're a 10?" Theme: Jim Jim Falls by Morrissey

1hr 22mins

16 Jun 2021

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The Discreet Charm of the Academe

Theme: Heart of Glass by Blondie

1hr 24mins

7 Jun 2021

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Theme: Carry That Weight by The Beatles

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31 May 2021

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Theme: Johnny Angel by Shelley FabaresStories and films discussed: The Feels of Lovehttps://www.guernicamag.com/the-feels-of-love/It Felt Like Lovehttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt2328922/Forever's Gonna Start Tonight https://vimeo.com/115435198

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23 May 2021

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It Wasn’t Such a Bad Feeling At All?

Theme: He Hit Me and It Felt Like a Kiss by The Crystals

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13 May 2021

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Theme: I Wanna Be Sedated by The Ramones

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5 May 2021

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Books...And Looks

Theme: Bounce by Charles CrouchShort stories and articles referenced: Cat Person by Kristen RoupenianThe Bad Boy by Kristen Roupenian is not available outside of You Know You Want This; read an analysis of it here.The Feminist by Tony Tulathimutte The Inverse of the Fuck Boy by Default FriendDiscussion time stamps: Cat Person: 10:34The Bad Boy: 59:37Summary of Kristen Roupenian's work: 1:19:13The Feminist: 1:12:18Spoiler for Full Moon Over Paris (Rohmer):  1:21:20-1:22:03

1hr 39mins

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Live from the Pussy Mailroom ft. Delicious Tacos

Theme: Je t'aime moi non plus by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin

1hr 16mins

8 Apr 2021

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