Screen Tea Podcast: Promising Young Woman

Promising Young Woman (2020, IMDb)
Trigger Warning: This week’s film explores themes of rape & sexual assault

Welcome to Screen Tea Podcast! Bust out your best pastel nail polish and 90s 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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Here’s the ridiculous video referenced at the beginning, because Rafael Casal is a muse, we guess:

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Your hosts Lisha and Jules are an artist and a mental health professional. Have fun figuring out which is which, but also…be careful not to mess it up. They hail from Michigan, love movies, and served tacos at their lesbian wedding.

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