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When MaxFun’s own Janet Varney saw Peter Jackson’s HEAVENLY CREATURES as a teen, she didn’t let the movie’s whole matricide thing keep her from feeling seen. The daydreamy, obsessive devotion of a young Kate Winslet and a young Melanie Lynskey for each other was what really stood out. She and Jordan unpack all of that, plus talk about queer murderers in film, the “danger” of women alone together, the importance of valuing teenage feelings, and much more!

Then, Jordan has one quick thing about Peter Jackson’s (other) early work!

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With Jordan Crucchiola and Janet Varney 

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  • Janet Varney

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On Feeling Seen, writer and general enthusiast Jordan Crucchiola invites filmmakers, writers, comedians, and artists to discuss the movie characters that made them “feel seen.” It’s about that instant when a person connects to a piece of art so deeply that they see themselves reflected in it. Every week Jordan gabs it up with a guest about those magical moments when they were watching a film and realized, “That’s me!” It’s an informative, funny, and comforting show about our intimate relationship with movies, the impact they have on our lives, and how they influence our art.

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