Screen Tea Podcast: Donnie Darko

Jake Gyllenhaal in Donnie Darko (2001, IMDb)

Welcome to Screen Tea Podcast! It’s October, and your hosts are here to deliver with a film that they have accidentally deemed “SpiFi” in dedication of spooky month: Richard Kelly’s 2001 genre-bending cult hit, Donnie Darko!

Whether you’re here for the time travel, the creeper bunny, or Bubble Boy himself, put on some Tears for Fears for ambiance and listen closely as Lisha gets down and dirty with the symbolism of it all, Jules picks apart the pacing, and both of your hosts put their big gay crushes on Jake Gyllenhaal on full display. Love the film or hate it, it’s all here: the creep factor, the teenage angst, smurf sex, and of course, the most kickass soundtrack of all time (a-hem, yes, Lisha, calm down). You don’t even have to wait 28 days, friends; join us now, we’re waiting for you in our stupid human suits, you just gotta hit that play button ►

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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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