The Joker and The Judy – Joker / Judy

Controversial. Ultra-violent. At risk of inciting incels. We’re talking of course about Judy, the Judy Garland biopic. Kidding, it’s Joker! We give our thoughts on the DC villain’s first solo film and Joaquin Phoenix’s stellar performance. Then we actually talk about Judy, starring a career-best Renée Zellweger as the troubled star.


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  1. [00:00] Intro to Joker

  2. [04:52] The Hype/Hysteria

  3. [07:52] The History of The Joker

  4. [14:06] Martin Scorcese, Todd Phillips, and Incels

  5. [19:26] Race and Class in Gotham

  6. [23:02] The Performance, the Script, and the Score

  7. [28:25] Oscar Potential/Should You Watch Joker?

  8. [34:33] Intro to Judy

  9. [38:30] The Effects of the Star System

  10. [43:26] Renée Zellweger’s Knockout Performance

  11. [51:45] Is Judy a Best Picture Contender?

  12. [53:54] Friends of Dorothy

  13. [59:50] Judy vs. Joker



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We're two queer geeks who know a lot about nerd culture, but not enough about gay culture. Join us as we obsess over the fandoms we love, and expose ourselves (ooh la la) to the LGBTQ culture we've missed.

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