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Odd Representation and Whitewashing on The Fandomentalist

Kylie

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Gretchen, Julia, and Kylie can’t contain their enthusiasm about representation they didn’t know they needed.

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Episode Breakdown:

  • 0:00 – Fandom News
  • 20:15 – Random but important representation
  • 44:45 – Adaptational maxim #5 No Whitewashing Allowed

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Kylie is a Managing Editor at The Fandomentals on a mission to slay all the tropes. She has a penchant for complex familial dynamics and is easily pleased when authors include in-depth business details.

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Looking back can keep us from moving forward

Thaddeus

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Thad and Jeremiah discuss how nostalgia can be used as a crutch and stunt artistic and narrative impulses. They also discuss the myth of a monoculture as they try and differentiate between personal and cultural nostalgia.

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Ch-Ch-Cherry Bomb Podcast Part 2

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Julia and Kylie cry into their copies of A Feast for Crows in their attempts to finish processing the gut-wrenching break up between Cheryl and Larry.

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This episode’s saltarello is the girl next door.

Episode Breakdown:
  • 0:00 – Intro & fandom nicknames
  • 11:15 – 7×07 Recap “The Dragon and the Wolf”
  • 41:15 – Outside the Episodes
  • 51:00 – Cheryl and Larry’s relationship
  • 1:08:15 – The Cheryl that was promised?
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Hollywood Culture and the Weinstein Problem

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Jeremiah and Thad discuss the film industry, Weinstein, and how a culture of hiding abuse allowed stories like this to be swept under the rug for decades.

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L.A. Weekly/April Wolfe:

The New Yorker/Ronan Farrow:
New York Times:
Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey, Susan Dominus, Jim Rutenberg, Steve Eder:
Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey:
Vanity Fair/Sam Kashner:

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