Gettin’ Real at the Gun Range – Episode #225

The Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 225

“Gettin’ Real at the Gun Range”

Hey there, Neighbors! It’s almost March, which means it’s almost Spring. Until then, we have these garbage fires to discuss. RHOSLC, Pt III reunion, where Mary barely holds it together; RHONJ’s trip to Lake George sans Jackie; We also saw Hulu’s The US vs Billie Holiday; The Muppet Show; & more. 

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What a Creep: Joey Buttafuoco & John Wayne Bobbitt (90s Creeps)

What a Creep: Joey Buttafuoco & John Wayne Bobbitt

Season 10, Episode 1

90s Tabloid Creeps

Joey Buttafuoco

The name alone became a punchline—Buttafuoco!

In the summer of 1992, America was obsessed with this trashy tale from Long Island about a murderous teenager and her dumb, muscle pants-wearing lover.

This scandal had everything, sex, escort services, autobody shops, a Howard Stern interview, and secret videotapes which the tabloid media covered breathlessly for over a year.

Trigger Warnings: Sexual assault, grooming and gun violence

Sources:

Wikipedia Joey Buttafuoco

Wikipedia Mary Jo Buttafuoco

Wikipedia Amy Fisher

Eftimiades, Maria (1992). Lethal Lolita: A True Story of Sex, Scandal and Deadly Obsession. St. Martin’s Press. ISBN 0-312-95062-4.

REELZ: “Scandal Made Me Famous”

Rolling Stone

 

John Wayne Bobbitt

In 1993, the John Wayne and Lorena Bobbitt scandal was a tabloid dream come true. After suffering years of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, Lorena cut off John’s penis. It was a sensational story, but what we missed in all the coverage was the fact that John Wayne Bobbitt was an abusive prick.

Sources:

Rolling Stone

Newsweek

The New York Times

Vanity Fair

Lorena on Amazon Prime

Wikipedia

Trigger warnings: Rape, domestic violence, and penis removal

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Book Vs Movie “One Night in Miami” (2021)

Book Vs Movie: “One Night in Miami” (2021)

The Kemp Powers Play Vs. the Regina King Movie

True story–on the night of Tuesday, February 25, 1964, four men who were (or will soon be) involved in the African American Civil Rights movement hung out together to celebrate one of the participant’s big wins–boxer Cassius Clay becoming the world heavyweight champion. 

The four men included Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke, and NFL superstar Jim Brown. Clay would become one of the most beloved athletes of the 20th Century as Muhammad Ali under the direct influence of Malcolm X (who was getting ready to leave the nation of Islam. Sam Cooke had a string of pop hits but wanted to create music that reflected the challenging times in the 60s. And Brown was tired of being revered as a football player but having reporters ignore his pleas for social justice. 

In 2013, writer Kemp Powers created a fictional account of the famous evening where these famous men talked about religion, politics, racism, women, and how they can make their mark on the world. He adapted the screenplay that is directed by Regina King

The film is playing now on Amazon prime and includes the fates of all the key players.  

So between the play & movie–which did we like better?  Have a listen to find out!

In this ep the Margos discuss:

Clips used:

  • One Night in Maimi  trailer 
  • The four main characters on the roof of the hotel
  • Cassius Clay becomes Heavyweight World Champion
  • Sam Cooke sings “Working on a Chain Gang”
  • Music: Speak Now by Leslie Odom Jr. and Sam Ashworth

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You’ve Got Panty Crickets! Episode #224

The Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 224

“You’ve Got Panty Crickets!”

Hi there, Neighbors, we’ve got tons of viewing recs & opinions to go with! We have our usual helping of Housewives, with RHOSCL Reunion Pt. II; RHOD (D’Andra banged John Entwhistle!); & the premiere of RHONJ, which was epic. We also watched Nomadland; I Care A Lot; HBO Max’s It’s a Sin. We also have a new podcast rec for your earholes. Here’s to a great week ahead!

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What a Creep: Marilyn Manson (Rock Creep)

What a Creep: Marilyn Manson

“Rock Creep”

Season 9, Episode 10

For over 25 years rocker Marilyn Manson has enjoyed a reputation as being one of the darkest theatrical performers in the rock space. He has sold millions of records, has multiple Grammy Award nominations, been the subject of massive protests around the world all while enjoying an acting career and a reputation for dating beautiful women.

He also turns out to be a massive creep who has preyed on women for decades and is only now facing the consequences of truly horrible behavior. This is one of those “hiding in plain sight” types of stories. He was not playing a disgusting human—he really is one and hopefully, his reign of taking advantage of people is over.

Sources for this episode include:

Marilyn Manson Wikipedia

Vanity Fair

The Cut

Tone Deaf.com

BBC.com

Pitchfork

Deadline.com

Huff Post

New York Post

The Long Hard Road Out of Hell by Marilyn Manson and Neil Strauss

SPIN magazine Q&A 2009

Trigger warnings: Coercive control, domestic abuse, self-harm, and sexual assault. 

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Book Vs Movie “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” (1993)

Book Vs Movie: “What’s Love Got to Do With It” (1993)

Tina Turner’s 1986 Autobiography “I, Tina” Vs the Angela Bassett Film

 

With Tina Turner finally being nominated for a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nomination as a solo artist–the Margos decided now was the time to take a look at her life story (up to the age of 46) with her 80s bestselling autobiography (co-written by Kurt Loder!) “I, Tina” and compare it with the hit 1993 film “What’s Love Got to Do With It.

Anna Mae Bullock of Natbush, Tennessee began her life sticking out in her baptist choirs as a child and grew up to be one of the biggest stars in the world. From the moment she met Ike Turner–her life went on a trajectory of fame, struggle, acclaim, and abuse to reaching the Guinness World Book Of Records for the World’s Largest Playing Audience at 180,000. 

The movie based on “I, Tina,” was directed by Brian Gibson and stars Angela Bassett and Tina Turner and Laurence Fishburne as Ike Turner with the main focus on their marriage and career highlights. Both actors were nominated for Academy Awards for their performances and the film was a financial and critical success at the time. 

So between the autobiography & movie–which did we like better? 

In this ep the Margos discuss:

Clips used:

  • What’s Love Got to Do With It  trailer 
  • Tina escapes to another hotel
  • “Rolling on the River”
  • Music by Tina Turner

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Balls Deep in Bosch – Episode #223

The Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 223

“Balls Deep in Bosch!”

 

Hello, Neighbors! Full disclosure–we’re kinda crabby this week. We’ve entered the Bosch-watching portion of the Quarantine! Is anyone else feel blah and uninspired? Margo’s watching HANNIBAL again, for goodness’s sake! We try & spotlight our usual gems, like the RHOSLC Reunion, Pt. 1; RHOD & Tiffany Moon’s passive-aggressive pizza party; & also talk Netflix’s Crime Scene: The Cecil Hotel; Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar; HBOMax’s Judas & the Black Messiah, & some others. How are you beating the winter blahs?  

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What a Creep: Justin Timberlake, Jamie Spears & Diane Sawyer (#FreeBritney)

What a Creep: Jamie Spears, Justin Timberlake & Diane Sawyer

 “Free Britney!”

Season 9, Episode 9

 

We have a saying here at “What a Creep”–we definitely have a schedule for our shows. And we are more than happy to move things around when the world is indicating for us to do so. 

The Hulu/FX documentary “Framing Britney Spears” created such a need in both of us to talk about the state of her father’s control over her entire life. Since 2008, her father, Jamie Spears, has taken control over everything from her health decisions, to work schedules to the care of her two children. 

Apparently, Britney has not seen the documentary but is planning to release her own which brings us total glee!

Trigger warnings: Mental health, misogyny, and Justin Timberlake. 

Sources used in this episode:

 

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Book Vs Movie “The Princess and the Frog” (2009)

Book Vs Movie: “The Princess & The Frog” (2009)

The last traditionally made Disney animation film is the subject of this episode which explores New Orleans in the 1920s

The Margos are feeling like sipping some sweet tea and exploring one of America’s most sous cities for food, culture, music, and architecture—New Orleans.  

The Princess and the Frog originated with the Brother Grimm’s fairytale “The Frog Prince” (which we are not really discussing today) and The Frog Princess” by E.D. Baker. Writers/directors Ron Clements and John Musker who previously worked on “The Great Mouse Detective” and “The Little Mermaid.” 

In this story, the action takes place in New Orleans in the 1920s but in the early 2000s there were very critical notes on how the city should be treated (this was just after Hurricane Katrina) and the lead character went from being a chambermaid to a woman looking to open her own restaurant. None of than Oprah Winfrey herself was hired as a consultant in 2007 and she voices the character of Tiana’s mother Eudora. 

Tiana is a hard worker who was raised by parents who taught her an excellent work ethic. She dreams of opening her own restaurant. After kissing a frog (who was a prince but a Cajun witch doctor put a spell on him)Tiana and her new frog friend Prince Naveen navigate the waters of the Bayou before true love prevails. 

The film was one of the first big release animated films that featured a largely African American cast and it made over $270 million worldwide. It was released the same year as Pixar’s “Up” so it did not win the big awards at the time but it still has its big fans. 

So between the original story & movie–which did we like better? 

In this ep the Margos discuss:

Clips used:

  • The Princess and the Frog  trailer 
  • Prince Naveen meets Dr. Facilier
  • Tiana meets the Prince as a frog
  • Tiana and Charlotte as kids (with Elizabeth Dampier, Breanna Brooks, and Oprah!)
  • Tiana confronts “the Shadowman”
  • Music by Randy Newman “Down in New Orleans”

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Rosemary Cosby, Meet Jesus – Episode #222

The Best Neighbors Podcast Ep 222

Rosemary Cosby, Meet Jesus

Hi Ya, Neighbors! Hope your February is off to a great start. This week, we’re discussing RHOD (spoiler alert: We hate Kary); RHOSLC finale (Meredith wears a scary mask & looks like a**hole & so much more); We also tackle Hulu’s Framing Britney; Netflix’s Firefly Lane & Quincy, & lots more. 

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