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a still from Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, in which Margaret and her parents huddle in a group hug

Photo: Dana Hawley/Lionsgate

Over 50 years ago, Judy Blume wrote a classic coming-of-age novel about a nice girl who was simultaneously facing a move to New Jersey, sixth grade, puberty, and questions about God and religion. They say good things come to those who wait…the multi-hyphenate host of The JV Club, Janet  Varney, joins us to weigh in on if this adaptation was one of those things. Plus, a lot of good and informative strike talk, and a few more ideas for childhood classics to adapt.

What’s Good
Drea – A View of the World from Fifth Avenue
Janet – feeling fired up about equity
Ify – ripped-off sleeves to show off the guns; big union meeting


  1. WGA on Strike!
    1. Re: Unions Coming Together
    2. Re: Productions put on hold
  2. Burger King is Launching a New Spider-Man Burger

Staff Picks
Janet – A Walk on the Moon
Drea – The Starling Girl, Girl Flu.
Ify – Mobile Suit Gundam 1, 2, and 3

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Ify Nwadiwe
Drea Clark
Janet Varney

Produced by Marissa Flaxbart
Sr. Producer Laura Swisher

In this episode...


  • Janet Varney

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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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