Never Been Kissed: Neurodivergence & Predatory Relationships
Popcorn Psychology
by Popcorn Psychology
2M ago
[CW: Discussions of predatory relationships including references to assault] This year's winner of our Valentine's Day poll is Never Been Kissed! Listener beware if you are precious about this movie because we truly rip it apart. We first break down the characters of Josie and Rob. We discuss the potential of neurodivergence in regards to Josie and the impact of failed dreams via Rob. We spend a good chunk of this episode focusing on the predatory and reprehensible relationship between Josie AND A MAN WHO THINKS SHE IS A TEENAGER! So hang on to your favorite feather boa, cuz this is gonna be a ..read more
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Midsommar: Panic Disorder, Narcissism, & Cults
Popcorn Psychology
by Popcorn Psychology
2M ago
[Content Warning: discussion of sexual assault and abuse] Do you feel held by him? Does he feel like home to you? This episode we try to answer those questions with the lovely ladies of the podcast Freudian Sips: Annie and Bonnie, a mother/daughter therapy duo! We will be dancing around the maypole and dipping into the (much requested) horror film, Midsommar. We break down Panic Disorder and how it is demonstrated with the main character, Dani. We rip apart her boyfriend, Christian, and how he represents gaslighting, narcissism, and emotional abuse. We also briefly touch upon cults and the co ..read more
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Basic Instinct: A Case of Fake Psychology
Popcorn Psychology
by Popcorn Psychology
2M ago
Content Warning: this episode contains discussions about sexual assault and violence. In this episode, we discuss Basic Instinct, an early 90s classic featuring Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas. We are again joined by a guest, the lovely Melanie Kinley, as we rip apart this erotic thriller that attempts to insert real psychology but fails miserably. We break down the characters played by Stone and Douglas, and attempt to discern the motivation for their various troubling decisions throughout the movie. We also examine this film’s irresponsible portrayals of not just mental health, but of sexua ..read more
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Hunger Games Mockingjay 1&2: Ongoing Trauma, Dissociation, and The Dark Triad
Popcorn Psychology
by Popcorn Psychology
2M ago
Where were you when Panem fell?? We wrap up the final installment of the Hunger Games series with a heavy episode. We discuss the effects of ongoing trauma on our main characters: Katniss, Finnick, Joanna, and Gale. We dive into the topic of dissociation and how it is displayed by Peeta. We break down the concept of The Dark Triad. We even dabble in the subject of MK Ultra. Once again we say, May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor ..read more
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Easy A: Teen Identity, Emerging Sexuality, and Helping Teens
Popcorn Psychology
by Popcorn Psychology
2M ago
Welcome to Season 4! We are opening up with a fan request episode on Easy A! We discuss the modern retelling of everyone's least favorite High School read: The Scarlet Letter and the incredibly difficult road to identity and sexuality as a teenager. We also discuss the importance and delicate nature of helping a teenager as an adult. Do you want to know how to help a young person in your life? Listen to this episode, we can shine some light on that for you. Enjoy ..read more
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: Why You Need Your Memories
Popcorn Psychology
by Popcorn Psychology
2M ago
Would it be better to forget than remember when pain is involved? We try to answer that question in our PATREON picked episode on Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. We analyze the two main characters: Clementine & Joel. We also rip apart the ethics (or lack thereof) behind the “medical professionals” responsible for the forgetting procedure. Join us as we try to outrun the memory police! Thank you, Kayla ..read more
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Seinfeld & Festivus: Trauma & Personality Disorders
Popcorn Psychology
by Popcorn Psychology
2M ago
Happy December 23rd! Or how its known in the Costanza household: HAPPY FESTIVUS! Join us as we round out 2023 by getting out our metal poles and discussing the Festivus episode of Seinfeld. We discuss how trauma is represented by George Costanza as well as how Festivus is a holiday made by and for someone with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. We wish you all a happy new year and we hope you all win your family's feats of strength ..read more
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Jingle All the Way and Being a Present Parent
Popcorn Psychology
by Popcorn Psychology
2M ago
Merry Christmas! This holiday season we break down (and hate on) the 90s kid classic, Jingle All The Way! We discuss the representation of parenting via Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad. We also explore the destructive nature of consumerism. Hope you all don’t mind our ribbing of a modern classic that unfortunately does not hold up in any way ..read more
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Fried Green Tomatoes: Identity & Chosen Family
Popcorn Psychology
by Popcorn Psychology
2M ago
Join us as we discuss the 90s classic: Fried Green Tomatoes! We are once again joined by Rachel Harrison, our close friend and art therapist. We discuss identity through the experiences of the three main characters: Idgie, Ruth, and Evelyn. We also discuss the importance of chosen family and community. Tawanda ..read more
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Whiplash: Tough Love vs Abuse
Popcorn Psychology
by Popcorn Psychology
2M ago
In this episode we are joined by Tessa Marie Hoffman as we break down the 2014 critically acclaimed film, Whiplash. We discuss the “teaching” tactics displayed in the movie and evaluate the differences between preparing students for the realities of a difficult career and narcissistic abuse. We also explore the power dynamics of mentor/student relationships, specifically within the entertainment industry. Find out more about Tessa on IG @tessamariehoffman or at tessamariehoffman.net ..read more
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