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It’s the third week of our Queer Horror month and we are gabbing it up about 2014’s ‘Lyle.’ Some have described this film as the “Lesbian Rosemary’s Baby.” But we explore why that is a reductive assertion. And joining us on the show is the wonderful comedy writer Monica Vasandani. She is a mother herself and she sheds some light on the nuances of parenthood presented in the film. Plus, we take a quiz on “horrified movie mothers.” And, as always, we’ve got ‘Staff Picks.’

In news, the problem with Netflix and James Gunn pitches a cannibalistic Gilligan’s Island movie.

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Staff Picks:
Ify – The Laundromat Off Malibu
Drea – The Velvet Underground
Alonso – Women Who Kill
Monica – Bound

With Ify Nwadiwe, Drea Clark, Alonso Duralde, and Monica Vasandani

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  • Monica Vasandani

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A movie podcast that isn’t just a bunch of straight white dudes. Comedian Ify Nwadiwe is joined by film producer Drea Clark and film critic Alonso Duralde for a fast, funny, flight through film. Maximum Film! is news, reviews and in-depth insight, beamed directly into your ears every week.

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