Episode 050: Masculin Féminin & Hairspray
Updated: May 4, 2021
At first glance, Chris' pairing of Godard's New Wave groundbreaker Masculin Féminin with John Water's mainstream crossover Hairspray might seem a little bizarre. In fact, they couldn't be further apart on the stylistic spectrum: the former is a wildly experimental art piece that captures Paris' pop culture with an almost documentary tone, and the latter is a seemingly-fluffy 60's satire shot in vivid color with cartoonish characters. But in watching them back-to back, it became clear that the political themes behind both could not be more relevant to today!Chris' daughter Lily is with us tonight to talk about the current state of anime!