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Manuel Betancourt’s new book is called THE MALE GAZED: ON HUNKS, HEARTTHROBS, AND WHAT POP CULTURE TAUGHT ME ABOUT (DESIRING) MEN, but he’s feeling seen by two of the brightest stars of ’90s and ’00s Hollywood. He tells Jordan about what spoke to him in Natalie Portman’s Alice from CLOSER (2006, d. Mike Nichols) and Julia Roberts’s Jules in MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING  (1997, d. P.J. Hogan).

Then, Jordan has one quick thing about the ladies of DEAD RECKONING.


With Jordan Crucchiola and Manuel Betancourt

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  • Manuel Betancourt

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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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