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Episode 013: eXistenZ with Sally Slade

Updated: May 4, 2021

MG welcomes VR mastermind Sally Slade to the podcast to discuss David Cronenberg's Ambien-esque acid trip thriller eXistenZ. Coming out only three weeks after the Wachowski sisters' similarly-themed kick-to-the-Zeitgeist superhit The Matrix, the film failed at the box office, but it has recently been reappraised, being seen by many as both a companion piece to Cronenberg's earlier masterpiece Videodrome, as well as a bizarrely prescient commentary on our current technological life, often playing as if Philip K. Dick had written about XBox Live. How does its mix of comedy and body horror hold up after twenty years? Lube up your bioports and find out!

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