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Basic Bitches Movie Club

Naomi and Krystal are Basic Bitches, a two-piece riot grrrl band from upstate New York. Each episode they chat with other musicians, label people, record store owners, etc about a music-related movie that has influenced their life.


Wayne's World (1992) with Basic Bitches
For the final episode of season 1, we keep it all in the family and talk between us about 1992's Wayne's World! Unsurprisingly, we mostly talk about Tia Carrere but we also find time to discuss the almost infinite amount of quotable lines in this film, hearing Jimi Hendrix for the first time on this soundtrack, and we work out which one of us is the Wayne and which one is the Garth.
47:33 7/27/21
Cry-Baby (1990) with Shawna Potter
We talk to Shawna Potter, author of Making Spaces Safer and front-person with War on Women, about John Waters' 1990 movie Cry-Baby. We discuss (among many other things), John Waters' foray into major studio filmmaking, the radical self-possession and sexuality of Hatchet-Face and the weird, sexy genius of the song 'Please, Mr. Jailer'. War on Women are on tour across America this fall with Bad Religion and Alkaline Trio! Tickets are available now. Shawna also has a wonderful podcast called But Her Lyrics, which you can find in all the usual places and don't forget to pick up a copy of her book, Making Spaces Safer.
47:02 7/13/21
But I'm A Cheerleader (1999) with Problem Patterns
We talk to Alanah, Beth and Beverley from Problem Patterns about 1999's But I'm A Cheerleader. We discuss the lack joyous lesbian movies, the power of twee music and RUFIO! Check out Problem Patterns on Bandcamp:
41:59 6/29/21
Spice World (1997) With Bangzz
We talk to Jess and Erika from Bangzz about 1997's Spice World. A movie everyone except Jess had managed to never see before! We discuss the importance of the year 1997 in British history, low budget but creative aliens that are somewhat triggering, and we ask the question 'What sports did Sporty Spice actually play?'. Follow Bangzz on bandcamp to be in the know about their forthcoming album:
51:35 6/15/21
School of Rock (2003) With Lande Hekt
We talk to Lande Hekt about the 2003 Jack Black movie School of Rock. We discuss the importance of just giving things a try when starting a new band, the under-representation of women in classic rock, and the genius of Joan Cusack.   Lande Hekt's new solo album 'Going To Hell' is out now on Get Better Records.
43:58 6/1/21
Josie and the Pussycats (2001) with The Crystal Furs
We talk to Rowan, Steph and Kara from The Crystal Furs about the 2001 movie Josie and the Pussycats. We discuss our worst show experiences, influencer culture as mind control, and how the soundtrack for this movie is far better than it had any business being.   The Crystal Furs' 2020 album 'Beautiful and True' is now available to pre-order on vinyl via Reckless Yes and Forced Exposure! 
48:11 5/18/21
SLC Punk (1998) With King Azaz
We talk to Christo and Sarah from King Azaz about the 1998 movie SLC Punk. We cover finding your people, bad British accents, and what it means to be punk. King Azaz's new album, Forever Green, is out now on Get Better Records.
45:45 5/4/21
Angus (1995) With Depressed Mode
We talk to Josh from Depressed Mode about the 1995 movie Angus. We cover songs that were exclusive to soundtracks, cable tv as a cultural discovery tool, and why Roger Ebert loved this movie so much
26:15 4/20/21
Romeo + Juliet (1996) With Desert Sharks
We talk to Rebecca, Sunny and Stephanie from Desert Sharks about Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet from 1996. We cover its iconic soundtrack and it's importance in some of our lives, how bad this film would have been if the characters were talking contemporary English, and whether we think Gen Z even know this movie exists.
34:25 4/6/21
10 Things I Hate About You (1999) with Proud Miranda
We talk to Kate and Amanda from Proud Miranda about the 1999 teen movie 10 Things I Hate About You. We discuss the surprisingly eclectic soundtrack, the creepiest of screen dads and how just many late 90s teen movies featured sex bets.
33:47 3/23/21
Empire Records (1995) with Bacchae
We talk to Katie and Rena from Bacchae about the 1995 slacker classic Empire Records. We cover empathetic 90s teens, the real Rex Manning, and movies made in Delaware.
31:44 3/9/21
Freaky Friday (2003) with ARXX
We talk to Hanni and Clara from ARXX about the Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis remake of Freaky Friday. We cover the film's forward thinking representation of women in music, the career of Chad Michael Murray and just why everyone keeps mentioning The Vines.
27:25 2/23/21

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