Rank #1: Under Wraps
We promised, and we delivered. New Year, New Season, New us! We are officially Disney Deviants and for our first episode we watched Under Wraps, the 1st ever DCOM!This movie (not film) gave us horror, comedy, action, romance, a true quadruple threat! We came here for garbage, and Disney said NOT TODAY! And for that we are eternally grateful.Join us as we talk through the delightfully fun, and somewhat Grown, Under Wraps!
Jan 06 2021
Rank #2: Holidate
It's the end of a season and an era. In our final episode of 2020 we discuss Holidate the Emma Robert's vehicle written by Tiffany Paulsen and directed by John Whitesell!
It's our final Christmas Edition movie, and what an infuriating note to end on! So many questions, so little time. Like who invented the term Holidate, Netflix or Twitter? Was Paulsen getting paid per time anyone said holidate?why does this movie feel longer than The Goldfinch? And how could Tiffany slip so low after 2007 classic Nancy Drew?
We're not sure we have all the answers, but we sure as hell will try to work towards in our final episode of our Textual Deviants season. Hop on for this raunchy Christmas (and every other holiday) ride as we discuss Holidate!
Dec 30 2020
Rank #3: Dolly Parton's Christmas On The Square
In our penultimate Christmas Edition episode we bring in New Light Theatre's Elsa Kegelman (https://www.elsakegelman.com, instagram & Twitter: @kegelwoman)
to help us tackle the crazy mess that is Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square!
We will not blaspheme the name of our love & Queen Dolly Parton, but we just may roast her movie! (I mean, how many plots do we need?) Thank goodness she cast her only begotten daughter, Christine Baranski, to save us all from this Christmas hell!
Join us we try to remember one song from Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square!
*While the dates for Elsa's show have passed, streaming is still available here and please donate to NLT or the Delaware Food Bank or a food bank near you if you have the means to this holiday season.
Dec 24 2020
Rank #4: Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
The highly anticipated, most requested episode is here. This week we finally watched the star-studded Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey directed by David E. Talbert! And of course we had to bring in our resident musical theatre expert to help discuss, Jessica Money (instagram: @money226156)!
This episode has everything:
Blackity black lead cast! (Come through Uncle Forest, Auntie Phylicia & cousin Anika!)
Uncle Forest tryna catch an afrobeat
Camp Rock 2 (ONLY) Slander
And the greatest child actor to ever grace our screens, little niecy, Madelen Mills!!!
Come with us on the Journey (hehehe) to mathematically prove what the square root of impossible as we talk our way through Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey!
Dec 16 2020
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Rank #5: The Princess Switch: Switched Again
🎶Jingle bells, Netflix sells Christmas sequels we MUST watch🎶
This week we are giving you sequels, just not the sequels you asked for. We watched The Princes Switch: Switched Again starring Vanessa Hudgens!
We have not one, not two, but THREE different Vanessas! And those aren't the only surprises this episode brings! (Convoluted plots, a love....square? Pentagon?, undercover Brits?!?)
This episode may shake you to your core. We know we were! Find out why as we discuss The Princess Switch: Switched Again by Mike Rohl!
Dec 09 2020
Rank #6: Happiest Season Directed by Clea DuVall
🎶It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!🎶
In our hearts anyway...(#GlobalWarming) and on our tv screens!
This week we kick off Textual Deviants: Christmas Edition by watching Happiest Season by Clea DuVall, Hulu's newest, barrier breaking, Queer Christmas movie starring Kristin Stewart, MacKenzie Davis, Dan Levy, & Alison Brie!
There was so much to love (Jane/Riley😍) And so much to hate (Harper/Sloan🤬) in this movie that Clea DuVall originally intended for theatrical release (#FuckCovid), and we discuss it all.
Join us as we start a deviant chapter of the Aubrey Plaza fan club in this weeks episode, Happiest Seasom by Clea DuVall!
Dec 02 2020
Rank #7: The Goldfinch Directed by John Crowley
Welcome back to another episode of Textual Deviants: Moving Edition
This week we watched The Goldfinch directed by John Crowley (director of the best romantic film Brooklyn!) and said an East Coast goodbye to Taiwo as she moves to Cali!
Adaeze bets her firstborn child that this was a Lean Cusine version of The Goldfinch. What else are we willing to bet her (non-existent) first born child on?
1. Auntie Donna (Tartt) doing THAT!
2. Finn Wolfhard's accent ain't IT.
3. HBO will attempt a miniseries of this in 3-5 years
4. You are going to LOVE this episode!
Join us as we work our way through all 2.5 HOURS of The Goldfinch directed by John Crowley!
Nov 25 2020
Rank #8: Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson
The highly anticipated sequel episode that everyone has been begging for is finally here! And by sequel we mean we read an unrelated book by the same author....Oops
That's right, we read Tiffany D. Jackson's latest release, Grown, and we've got the ca-yute merch to prove it!
The book is short, but the material is heavy. And we talk about all of it (or at least as much we can fit in under 1.5hrs)
Listen to this episode to hear amazing TD podcast hits such as:
"Allegedly" (not to be confused with the book of the same name)
It Could Have Been Me
Men Ain't Shit!
And many more!
Extra, extra! Read (& listen) all about it in this week's episode, Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson!
Nov 18 2020
Rank #9: Where'd You Go Bernadette Directed by Richard Linklater
One week ago, we discussed Where'd You Go Bernadette on election day, and it was a wonderful distraction. Today we are discussing it's movie companion, by the same name, directed by Richard Linklater!
We made a deal with a god we dont believe about our candidate winning (yay striking down fascism!), so unfortunately that means no more witty questions like:
What do you get when you cross a filmmaker with a distinctly realistic aesthetic (almost to the point of absurdity) with a satirical, semi-commentary and absurd characters?
Well you'll have to listen to us discuss Where'd You Go Bernadette directed by Richard Linklater to find out!
Nov 11 2020
Rank #10: Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
It's election day and we need a really big distraction from the anxiety of it all. So why not dive into the anxiety of the titular character in this weeks read Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple!
In this absurdist (our word) satire (their word) we are thrown into the life of Bernadette Peters world renowned actress, Broadway belter, and all around believable lady and ‐‐ *checks notes* -- sorry Bernadette Fox, LA transplant, renowned architect, no waste queen and all around hater of people. We always get those two confused!
Let's make a deal with a god that we dont believe in about this election cycle. If our candidate wins (do we even have to say who?) We wont ask anymore pertinent questions like:
How are Avril Lavigne and Bernadette Fox related?
What year is too late to act like fax communication between friends is plausible?
What year did Zune stop production?
What kind of podcast are we? (Note: We are NOT a cussing podcast)
Honestly, we could use a nice relaxing cruise to the Atlantic right about now....you know, Bee might have been on to something. Brace the high, dry winds of Antarctica with us in this week's episode, Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple!
Nov 04 2020