Girls in Hoodies Podcast: Skrillex, Real Housewives, Slow TV, and the Bechdel Test
Let’s take a moment to admire those four topics of discussion brought together so harmoniously on this week’s podcast. So Hoodies-wave. We start off chatting about the HARD Day of the Dead electronic music festival that Molly and Emily attended over the weekend, with its wealth of amazing PLUR vibes and, of course, our patron saint and theme song supplier Sonny “Skrillex” Moore closing out the first night. We talk about the bad rap such events get in contrast with their downright cuddly reality, and explain why Skrillex is, in fact, a genius. Next we talk about the premiere of the fourth season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and why it’s gone from fascinating-depressing to just boring-depressing, no matter how innovative new housewife Carlton’s baby-naming system is.
In the second half of the pod we take a cruise up the fjords to discuss Norway’s “Slow TV” phenomenon and how badly we wish we could watch 24 uncut hours of snail footage here in the States. Speaking of things we Americans will probably never get, we finish by talking about the gender-bias ratings system being used by some Swedish movie theaters, and the insights and drawbacks of the Bechdel test. Good stunt though, Sweden!