Screen Tea Podcast

Episode 53: Promising Young Woman

May 15, 2021 Screen Tea Podcast Episode 53
Screen Tea Podcast
Episode 53: Promising Young Woman
Show Notes

*TW: This week's film explores themes of rape and sexual assault.

Welcome to Screen Tea Podcast! Bust out your best pastel nail polish and 90's girl pop, it's time to join Lisha and Jules for Emerald Fennell's feature film directorial debut, 2020's Promising Young Woman! Laugh and squirm as Lisha  waxes poetic about incredible dialogue and hellamazing casting, Jules digs into the beauty of fuzzy reality via cinematography and the boss that is Carey Mulligan (and the beauty of the Spice Girls!), and both of your hosts try to come to terms with the emotional impact of no-punches-pulled storytelling and just how deviously perfect Bo Burnham is as a baby-faced asshole. The subject matter and the story is heartbreaking and serious, and is told through a biting, often hilarious lens; so buckle down for some tears, lots of wheeze-laughing, and girl talk (with a twist!).

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