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Movies that Matter is the podcast going beyond basic film criticism to boldly explore a social issue affecting people's lives.

Oct 10, 2019

Garret and Nicole discuss Judy, our differing opinions on how much we liked it, how well we think Renee Zellweger captured Judy Garland,  how and why Judy Garland became a gay icon, and how camp is attracting more people. Read J. Bryan Lowder's meditation on whether gay culture is leaving camp behind. Nicole's research included this article from the BBC on the evolving role of Judy Garland in the gay community and this one from Pop Matters on what makes a gay icon.

Garret recommends Culture Clash: The Making of Gay Sensibility, Enough Rope by Dorothy Parker, The Harder They Fall: Celebrities Tell Their Real Life Stories of Addiction and Recovery. Nicole recommends Liz Phair's Exile in Guyville.

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