Episode 131: ‘Sexy Beast’ with ‘The Wolfpack’ and ‘Skate Kitchen’ Director Crystal Moselle

Episode 131

7th May 2020

Director Crystal Moselle (‘The Wolfpack,’ ‘Skate Kitchen’) joins April to discuss Jonathan Glazer’s ‘Sexy Beast,’ her new HBO series ‘Betty,’ and trusting her creative instincts.

Episode notes

Film still from 'Sexy Beast' (2000). Ray Winstone lies down on a beach chair in a yellow speedo, roasting in the hot Spanish sun.

Sexy Beast

A fascinating episode with Crystal Moselle, the director of one of the most interesting documentaries of the last decade, The Wolfpack. She’s on to discuss a film that has very little in common with her own work, at least stylistically, but one that she loves nonetheless; Jonathan Glazer’s Sexy Beast. She starts the conversation off by revealing that the protagonist of the film, the sunbaked retired gangster Gal, is her dream man. Crystal also talks about how she learned to trust her instincts after randomly approaching the subjects of The Wolfpack, the Angulo Brothers, on the streets of New York. She opens up about tackling every new creative challenge that comes her way. And lastly, Crystal discusses her newest project, HBO’s ‘Betty,’ about a crew of skateboard girls in New York.

You can watch Betty on HBO now.

If you haven’t seen Sexy Beast…oooooh man it’s good!

AND, if you want to check out April’s Staff Pick – watch Kathryn Bigelow’s Point Break

With April Wolfe and Crystal Moselle

In this episode...


  • Crystal Moselle

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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