Episode notes

When the director of some of the juiciest modern horror films came to us with Ferris Bueller as his “feeling seen” pick, we were surprised and intrigued. John Hughes’ fun-loving and beloved (except by the principal) truant, as played by Matthew Broderick, is the ultimate main character. And while William Brent Bell might not crave the spotlight, he has a surprising amount in common with young Ferris.

Then, Jordan has one quick thing about books from the authors who we’ve had on the show this year: Manuel Betancourt (THE MALE GAZED), Anna Bogutskaya (UNLIKEABLE FEMALE CHARACTERS), Kyle Turner (THE QUEER FILM GUIDE), Malachi Moore (HAUNTED REELS).

LORD OF MISRULE will be available in Theaters and On Demand on December 8, 2023.



“All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be. It has potential. But your taste — your taste is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you.  A lot of people never get past this phase. They quit. Most people I know who do interesting creative work went through years of this. Our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this.” – Ira Glass


With Jordan Crucchiola and William Brent Bell

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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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