Episode 129: ‘Earth Girls Are Easy’ with Mitra Jouhari

Episode 129

23rd April 2020

Writer, actor, and comedian Mitra Jouhari joins April to discuss ‘Earth Girls Are Easy,’ her new Adult Swim series ‘Three Busy Debras,’ and the “Touchdown Jesus” of Ohio.

Episode notes

A film still from 'Earth Girls Are Easy' (1988). Jeff Goldblum, Jim Carrey, and Damon Wayons are blue, red, and yellow furry aliens respectively, standing in a southern California living room

Earth Girls Are Easy

What’s not to love about this episode?! We have the majestic writer, actor, and comedian Mitra Jouhari on to discuss the luminescent classic Earth Girls Are Easy. Mitra chats about her deep love for movies that “don’t take themselves seriously as films.” She discusses working on her new show Three Busy Debras and explains why Sandy Honig’s character has a sister who is over 40 years older than her. Mitra also elaborates on the necessity for surreal and cuckoo comedy to be grounded in an emotional truth. And, of course, she discusses the “Touchdown Jesus” of Ohio getting hit by lightning.

You can watch Three Busy Debras on Adult Swim now

If you haven’t seen Earth Girls Are Easy…truly, what is wrong with you?

AND, if you want to check out April’s Staff Pick – watch Susan Seidelman’s Making Mr. Right

With April Wolfe and Mitra Jouhari

In this episode...


  • Mitra Jouhari

About the show

Switchblade Sisters is a podcast providing deep cuts on genre flicks from a female perspective. Every week, screenwriter and former film critic April Wolfe sits down with a phenomenal female film-maker to slice-and-dice a classic genre movie – horror, exploitation, sci-fi and many others! Along the way, they cover craft, the state of the industry, how films get made, and more. Mothers, lock up your sons, the Switchblade Sisters are coming!

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