This week gay America received so much, but in particular, A Star is Born starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, who also directed the movie. Guy, Wynter, Karen & Margaret–aka the full panel–got a chance to watch, cry, and be torn apart by the story of a lady who gained the world, but lost the man that she loves.
On this episode, we go over the history of this film and all the remakes, share predictions on whether The Academy will hand out statues to Lady Gaga and/or Bradley Cooper, or if they’ll have to settle for the less-prestigious adulation from foreign journalists. Plus, Karen pushes back on Sam Adams’s Slate article, which argues that “the movie’s battle between rock and pop, authenticity and artifice, and art and commerce is outdated at best.”
Wynter is all about the new Halloween starring Jamie Lee Curtis and the kerfuffle over Curtis’s views on gun ownership on Fox News.
Karen is all about NBC’s new primetime airplane sci-fi thriller, Manifest.
Margaret is all about the Twitter beef between Lana Del Rey and Azealia Banks over rapper Ye formerly known as Kanye West’s MAGA-ness.
Guy is all about Katmai National Park & Preserve’s Fat Bear Week competition.
That’s My Jam
Karen – Barbara Streisand – Evergreen (Love Theme from “A Star is Born” 1976)
Wynter – Lady Gaga – Why Did You Do That? (A Star is Born Soundtrack)
Margaret – Judy Garland – Over the Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
Guy – Cher – Waterloo
With Guy Branum, Karen Tongson, Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh, and Margaret Wappler.
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Produced by Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org. Edited by Shana Daloria.
In this episode...
- Guy Branum
- Margaret Wappler
- Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh
- Karen Tongson
About the show
Pop Rocket is a high-octane weekly discussion of the culture we all love to love. Join host Guy Branum and panelists Wynter Mitchell, Karen Tongson, and Margaret Wappler for smart, funny, sometimes sweary chat about everything great in entertainment. Combining comic, journalistic, academic, and digital media expertise, the Pop Rocket team will keep you up-to-date on what’s most exciting in pop culture this week.
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