In the Studio With: Nowhere (1997) feat. Lauren @ Fashion Grunge
Black Girl Film Club
by Black Girl Film Club
2w ago
On this episode of Black Girl Film Club, we welcome blogger and fellow podcaster Lauren from Fashion Grunge! We get lost in L.A. and dodge Valley Girls, the Atari Gang, and some creepy alien while chatting about 90s culture, movies, and fashion in Gregg Araki's Nowhere (1997), starring James Duval and Rachel True. Our recommendations: The Doom Generation (1995), KIDS (1995), The Virgin Suicides (1999) Lauren runs the blog Fashion Grunge and reviews (mostly 90s) movies on Fashion Grunge Pod. Follow her and subscribe to her Patreon: https://linktr.ee/fashiongrunge Support us with a Ko-fi! ko-fi ..read more
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Rough Cut 21: Oscars 2024
Black Girl Film Club
by Black Girl Film Club
1M ago
On this special edition of the Rough Cut, we're back to talk about this year's Oscars! In this very loose episode, we list a few of our predictions, chat about the Razzie's, a dissect the online uproar over the Barbie nominations. No recommendations this week! Slide us your recommendations or tell us your your nomination predictions at our email: ? blackgirlfilmclub (at) gmail (dot) com Support us on Ko-fi! ko-fi.com/blackgirlfilmclub Check out the rest of our socials: linktr.ee/blackgirlfilmclub ..read more
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Episode 104: Earth Mama (2023)
Black Girl Film Club
by Black Girl Film Club
2M ago
This week, we close out Black History Month with the 2024 BAFTA winning Earth Mama (2023), directed by Savanah Leaf and starring Tia Nomore, Erika Alexander, and Doechii. In this episode, we continue our discussion on Black womanhood, this time with an expanded conversation on adoption, the struggles of being a young mother looking for a support system, and what the life would be like if America actually supported reproductive rights. Our recommendations: The Florida Project (2017), Juno (2007) + stick around til the end of the episode for some BHM faves by Britney Watch The Heart Still Hums ..read more
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Episode 103: Just Another Girl on the IRT (1992)
Black Girl Film Club
by Black Girl Film Club
2M ago
Happy Black History Month and happy 6 years of Black Girl Film Club! ✊??️✊? We’re taking the train to Brooklyn with a discussion on Just Another Girl on the IRT (1992), directed by Leslie Harris and starring Ariyan A. Johnson, Ebony Jericho, and Kevin Thigpen. In this episode, we have a very important question: where are all the Black girl coming of age stories? We also explore the challenges of being a young woman in early 90s New York, impending motherhood, and what not to do when your dream gets deferred. Our recommendations this week: A Thousand and One (2023) and Riding in Cars with Boys ..read more
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Rough Cut 20: May December (2023)
Black Girl Film Club
by Black Girl Film Club
4M ago
For our final Rough Cut of 2023, we watched May December (2023), directed by Todd Haynes and starring Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore, and Charles Melton. In this episode, we discuss actors making the leap from tv to film, power dynamics in relationships and the audience perception of these relationships, and the real-life case that inspired the movie. May December is streaming now on Netflix. This week's recommendations: Safe (1995), Persona (1966), 3 Women (1977) Support us with a Ko-fi! ko-fi.com/blackgirlfilmclub Check out the rest of our socials at linktr.ee/blackgirlfilmclub ..read more
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Episode 102: Deep Cover (1992)
Black Girl Film Club
by Black Girl Film Club
5M ago
We're wrapping up Noirvember with Deep Cover (1992) directed by Bill Duke and starring Laurence Fishburne, Jeff Goldblum, Charles Martin Smith, and Victoria Dillard. In this episode, we discuss modern day copaganda, Laurence's lack of film acting nominations, early 90s racism and more. This week recommendations: The Fast and the Furious (2001), Under the Silver Lake (2017), The Mighty Quinn (1989), The Departed (2006) and/or Infernal Affairs (2002), The Godfather (1972) Support us with a Ko-fi! ko-fi.com/blackgirlfilmclub Check out the rest of our socials at linktr.ee/blackgirlfilmclub ..read more
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Episode 101: Belly (1998)
Black Girl Film Club
by Black Girl Film Club
5M ago
We kick off #noirvember by traveling back to our childhoods with Belly (1998), a hip hop classic directed by industry legend Hype Williams and starring DMX, Nas, T-Boz, Taral Hicks, and Method Man. In this episode, we give Hype his well-deserved flowers, discuss if this movie really depicts Black people in a stereotypical light, and reflect on just how influential this movie has been over the last 25 years. This week's recommendations: Paid In Full (2002) and State Property (2002). Support us with a Ko-fi! ko-fi.com/blackgirlfilmclub Check out the rest of our socials at linktr.ee/blackgirlfilm ..read more
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The Lost Episode: Braindead/Dead Alive (1992)
Black Girl Film Club
by Black Girl Film Club
6M ago
We dug deep into the BGFC Archives and unearthed something we've been teasing since our very first official release: our pilot episode, recorded in the ancient time of AD 2017. Braindead/Dead Alive (1992) is Peter Jackson's 3rd directorial feature and stars Timothy Balme and Diana Peñalver as two lovers determined to stay alive after the undead take over their New Zealand neighborhood. Out of all the movies we've watched together, this movie is probably the slimiest and, 6 years ago, we wondered if Peter would ever get back to this kind of filmmaking (seems unlikely)? We also wondered who woul ..read more
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Rough Cut 19: Bottoms (2023)
Black Girl Film Club
by Black Girl Film Club
7M ago
**Congrats on the WGA for their deal with the AMPTP — solidarity with SAG-AFTRA and other unions that are fighting for a fair deal.** In this episode of Black Girl Film Club, we talk about fight clubs, classic teen comedies, and what's next in the queer movie canon in Bottoms (2023), directed by Emma Seligman and starring Rachel Senott, Ayo Edebiri, and Marshawn Lynch. This week's recommendations: Superbad (2007), Heathers (1988), Jawbreaker (1995) Support your girls with a ko-fi! ko-fi.com/blackgirlfilmclub Check out the rest of our socials at linktr.ee/blackgirlfilmclub ..read more
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Rough Cut 18: Freeway (1996) and Freeway II: Confessions of a Trick Baby (1999)
Black Girl Film Club
by Black Girl Film Club
7M ago
We finally gave in to you, the listeners, and answered a request. In this episode, we review Freeway (1996), a loose adaptation on Red Riding Hooding directed by Matthew Bright and starring Reese Witherspoon and Kiefer Sutherland and Freeway II: Confessions of a Trick Baby (1999), its Hansel and Gretel-esque sequel directed again by Matthew Bright and starring Natasha Lyonne and Vincent Gallo. This is...........a journey. This week's recommendation: Hard Candy(2005) Support your girls with a ko-fi! ko-fi.com/blackgirlfilmclub Check out the rest of our socials at linktr.ee/blackgirlfilmclub ..read more
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