Friday, June 29, 2012

Breaking news: Badland Girls Twitter Account

Here it is, the official BG Twitter account: @badlandgirls
We'll post updates from this site, as well as other interesting stuff. Follow away, witches.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Episode 22: Valerie Solanas Wish List

This week, the Badland Girls occupy the living room of their dear friend Andrea to talk vampires in pop culture, young adult lit, and Kathryn Bigelow. We also discuss rape culture in comedy, problems with The Hunger Games, and why The Vampire Diaries tv show is so damn good.



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Spoiler alerts for the following:
The Future
Me and You and Everyone We Know
Innocent Blood
The Hunger Games book trilogy
Twilight (films and books)
Blood and Donuts
The Vampire Diaries
Strange Days
Thriller: A Cruel Picture

 Corrections: Feminist Frequency is run by Anita Sarkeesian. Forever Knight wasn't an '80s show, it was a 90's show. Andrea accidentally says Steven Cronenberg when she means David. Blood and Donuts was directed by Holly Gale and came out in 1995. The Golden Compass was directed by Chris Weitz, who also directed New Moon.  I tried to look up the movie Tarantino cited in the rape scene conversation, but the Google results were horrifying and offensive and I never found the movie he was referring to, anyway.

Relevant Links:
Andrea's Tumblr
Andrea's Twitter
Andrea's Blog
The Stuff trailer
Wonder Boys trailer
Blood and Roses-the whole movie!
The Future trailer
"The Word 'Rape' VS Comedy" by Ian Douglas Terry(OK Party Comedy)
Chapters from Ian's scifi novel, Tales of Mazar
Brody Stevens on Conan
Nudity (bandcamp)
Veloura Caywood, "I'm the Wolfman"
Burger Records
A compilation video of Morrissey fan hugs!
Feminist Frequency
The Roaring 20's Game
Victorian game
Wild Reeds trailer
Blood and Donuts trailer
Strange Days trailer
Innocent Blood trailer
Near Dark trailer


Fucking Books:
The SCUM Manifesto by Valerie Solanas-full text
Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
The Vampire Diaries by LJ Smith
Cry to Heaven by Anne Rice
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Susanne Collins
We've linked the Twilight Saga here more than I'm comfortable with
Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
Leviathan Trilogy by Scott Westerfeld
Zombies VS Unicorns by Holly Black

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Episode 21: Grandmother Blood


This week, we discuss falling out of love with certain movies, directors, and television shows. There's lots of talk about Tim Burton, Heroes, the Beatles, and Robert Downey, Jr. We also introduce a new segment, "Corner Me, Chris [Evans]!"

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Spoiler Alerts for the Following:
True Blood's season 5 premiere
Twilight saga
Heroes
Spider-Man (2002-2007)
Sweeney Todd
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The L Word

Corrections: There is no Madonna album called Borderline. You should read the RDJ story linked at the bottom, because we may have gotten a few little details wrong. Tobey Maguire is 36, Leo DiCaprio is 37. Both Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions came out in 2003. Logan Lerman plays Charlie in The Perks of Being a Wallflower film. It wasn't Peaches Geldof who had a walkman, it was Pixie Geldof and she had a discman. Destiny quotes a random AV Club comment when she says Ricky Fitts "brings the art and drugs to the neighborhood" in American Beauty, and she has no idea who it was. Wes Bentley's character in Hunger Games is named Seneca Crane. A Beautiful Mind won the Best Picture Oscar the year after Gladiator. Drop Dead Gorgeous came out in 1999 and also featured Ellen Barkin and Denise Richards. Destiny was 13 in 1999, not 15.

Relevant Links
Carly Rae Jepsen sings a cute version of "Call Me Maybe" with the Roots and Jimmy Fallon
Makeup and Vanity Set (bandcamp)
Death, "Keep on Knocking"
 Paul McCartney, "Ram On"
Paul McCartney's Ram album (the whole thing!)
Richard Dawson, "Apples and Oranges"
The AV Club, "Falling out of love hard"
The AV Club, "Falling out of love with the Flaming Lips"
Chris Evan's ass, tho
Nude for Satan trailer
John Carter trailer
Matt Marko's John Carter review
The Perks of Being a Wallflower trailer
Why should grown women be ashamed of holding onto their adolescent passions? (AV Club)
His Name is Robert Downey Jr. by Dana Reinhardt
Superman be wearin' them jeans
Bound trailer
I'm Ilene Chaiken parody
6 Movies Based on a True Story (That are Also Full of Shit)
This is where Destiny got all that info about A Beautiful Mind's John Nash
Drop Dead Gorgeous trailer
Bring it On trailer
Kyle MacLachlan's SNL sketches can be found here.

Fucking Books:
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Episode 20: Scandinavian Angst



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This week, the ladies discuss foreign film! They also sing a song about Pool Party Radio, reminisce about the kung-fu movies of their past, and defend the Django Unchained trailer. Other topics of discussion include Nikkatsu Noir, French New Wave, Ingmar Bergman, and the Vengeance Trilogy.

Spoiler Alerts for the Following:
Inglourious Basterds
Annie Hall
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Return of the Dragon (The Way of the Dragon)
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
Oldboy
Riget/The Kingdom

Corrections: Destiny incorrectly attributes a Johnny Sanchez joke to Arj Barker. Destiny feels that the article about Django Unchained that she references was a bit misrepresented. The author admits that he's personally not into the type of slavery narrative that Tarantino is offering, but he doesn't hold this against Tarantino. The director of Hiroshima Mon Amour is named Alain Resnais. Meiko Kaji was the star of a lot of Pinky Violence films in the 1970s. She stared in Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter and Lady Snowblood. The other Pinky Violence film Destiny saw was actually called Terrifying Girls' High School: Lynch Law Classroom. Spike Lee is planning on remaking Oldboy. The Seijun Suzuki movie Rhea was talking about is actually called Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell, Bastards!

Relevant Links:
Johnny Sanchez, "Old Black Men" bit
These New Puritans, "Three Thousand"
Rhea's Supernova Summer playlist (Spotify)
76th Street Podcast
Black Knight
Django Unchained trailer
"Thoughts on Slavery, Black Women, and 'Django Unchained'" by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Losers trailer
Skate Bitches
Skate Witches
Dali's elephants
Nathan Rabin's "My Year of Flops" essay about Elizabethtown, where he coins the phrase "Manic Pixie Dream Girl"
Hiroshima, Mon Amour trailer
Crippled Masters trailer
Chocolate trailer
Pinky Violence: A Beginner's Guide (Grindhouse Cinema Database)
The Street Fighter trailer
Sister Street Fighter, the whole movie!
Suicide Club trailer
Clip from The Return of the Dragon featuring Chuck Norris
Zombie vs Shark scene from Fulci's Zombie (Zombi 2)
The Beyond trailer
Tokyo Drifter theme
Branded to Kill trailer
A Colt is My Passport trailer
Dream sequence from Wild Strawberries
The Kingdom opening sequence
The Kingdom closing credits example
Behind the Oldboy octopus scene

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Ep. 19: Blood-Covered Beauty



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This week, the Badland Girls discuss general internet stuff, including homophobia in comic fandom, race and television, bath salts, gay ponies, and death. Destiny comes out as an Agnostic, and Rhea learns something new about Lee Terry. We also read a fan email and plug the shit out of our recent appearance on Pool Party Radio (poolpartyradio.com).

Spoiler alerts:
Troll 2
Casino Royale (2006)
Inglorious Basterds
Fight Club
Push (The one w/ Chris Evans)

Corrections: The lead in Bend It Like Beckham is named Parminder Nagra. Phil and Lil's mom on Rugrats was named Betty. Destiny accidentally says Racialicious when she meant Racebending, but that's a great site, too. The joke about conservatives taking all the rockin' music is from a Patton Oswalt routine. Brady Corbet was in M4!

Relevant Links:
Destiny and Rhea on Pool Party Radio
Sawfan666 on Twitter
Erowid Experience Vaults(drug stories)
Troll 2 popcorn clip
This is Sylvie Vartan.
Best Coast, "No One Like You" (South Park Sessions)
Umberto bandcamp page where you can buy/listen to his album, Prophecy of the Black Widow&
Katrina & The Waves, "Walking on Sunshine"
Death Grips (Soundcloud)
Best Worst Movie trailer
My Little Pony: Lesbianism is Magic (Autostraddle)
On Shipping and Fanboys (Patheticfangirl on Tumblr)
15 Insane Fan Theories (Buzzfeed)
James Franco: A Dude's Take on Girls
One Million Moms be hatin' on gay comic book characters (Jeyradan on Tumblr)
TV Makes Girls Feel Like Crap About Themselves, But Does Wonders for White Boys(Jezebel)
Physicists at Funerals (The Order of the Good Death)
Racebending
Teresa Jusino (Friend of the show) writes about Girls
Todd VanDerWerff shuts down sexist TV Club comments (AV Club)
Guides, Not Gatekeepers Alex's very helpful and informative 'How To Read Comics' guide! (Her Rec List is also solid.)

Fucking Books: 
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
Roger Ebert's Book of Film