Book Vs Movie: “How Stella Got Her Groove Back”

Book Vs Movie 

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Terry McMillian’s 1997 Book vs the 1998 Movie Starring Angela Bassett

It’s African American History Month plus the Margos are having a case of “winter-fever” so we decided to cover “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” by Terry McMillan. The story of Stella Payne and her unusual search for love feels like a warm, tropical embrace during the cold New York winters. 

In this episode, we talk about the many differences between the original book & the movie to decide which we like better. 

In this ep the Margos discuss:

Clips Featured:

  • How Stella Got Her Groove back trailer
  • Stella & Winston meet their bartender
  • Stella & Winston dance/flirt
  • Outro music “Make My Body Hot” by Diana King

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Women are Having a Moment – Episode # 171

Well, hey there, Neighbors! Welcome to our post-Oscar week. This week, we talk LA, all things Oscars, some (weak) star sightings; Netflix’s The Stranger; Below Deck Reunion; RHONJ’s trip to the Jersey shore; & the trailer for RHONY, which looks nuts! Also, the wonderful season 2 of Shrill & our fave eps therein. Lastly, we have some terrific podcast ep recs for you. Enjoy this week, everyone! 

 

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What A Creep; Max Landis (Season 4, Episode 7)

What a Creep

Season 4, Episode 7

Max Landis

If Max Landis’s name sounds familiar it’s because his father is John Landis, and he is best known for directing films like “Animal House,” “An American Werewolf in London,” “Blues Brothers,” and “Coming to America.”

Max Landis is known for writing a bunch of movies you’ve probably never seen like “Chronicle,” “American Ultra,” and “Bright.” But that’s not why Max Landis is a creep. On top of being the son of a famous director and a middling talent himself, Max Landis is also known as a rapist, gaslighter, body shamer, and a physical and psychological abuser.

We put this episode together with a little help from our friends at:

The Daily Beast

Buzzfeed

Heavy

The Los Angeles Times

Vulture

Medium post titled “I Submit The Following to the Court of Public Opinion”

IMDB

Wikipedia

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Ready for the Weeknd – Episode # 170

Hey there, Neighbors, y’all ready? Let’s go! We only have one city of Real Housewives to deal with this week. RHONJ has Margaret’s party & Joe gives sage advice to Jennifer’s husband; Below Deck’s bad boys don’t learn their lesson; Vanderpump Rules are still in Miami celebrating and Tom Schwartz is making sense! We have a bunch of Netflix recs, including The Pharmacist & The Stranger; we do our Oscar picks & Margo is loving the Weeknd’s Blinding Lights. Happy Weekend, Neighbors! 

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Book Vs Movie: Steve Harvey’s “Think Like a Man”

Book Vs Movie (Replay)

Act Like a Lady. Think Like a Man

The 2009 Self-Help Book from Comedian Steve Harvey Vs the 2012 Movie

With Special Guest Kristen Meinzer of the By the Book podcast

Hey BVMers! The Margos are trying their first self-help book, Steve Harvey’s Think Like a Lady. Act Like a Man (2009) along with our special guest this week–Kristen Meinzer of the By the Book podcast. Let’s just say this, for self-identifying feminists –this book was a challenge to get through. 

Harvey is a man with a dozen different jobs including the Steve Harvey Morning Radio Show and as host of the Family Feud. His premise is that dozens of women over the years called into his show to ask for advice on their heterosexual relationships (he is very “traditional”) and he wanted to offer them the best tips for how women can manage their men. 

It involves not giving up “the cookie” for 90s days and basically be happy taking on most of the emotional labor in any relationship you have with a “good man.” (And if be misbehave–maybe YOU did something wrong?)

The movie (Think Like a Man directed by Tim Story) follows the story of several beautiful women who need Steve’s help to figure out their relationships. It’s filled with beautiful people. 

So between the book and the movie–which did we like better? Click the link at the bottom to find out. 

In this ep the Margos and Kristen discuss:

    • Steve Harvey’s life as a comic and thrice-married person and pondering why anyone would ask him for dating tips? 
    • The different types of relationship books released in the last twenty years that caught the American imagination 
    • The biggest differences between the book and movie 
    • Our favorite scenes from the movie

Clips Featured:

    • Think Like a Man trailer
    • Different types of men featured in the movie (as described by Kevin Hart)

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What a Creep: Vince McMahon “WWE” (Season 4, Episode 6)

What a Creep

Season 4, Episode 6

Vince McMahon

Our Creep this week is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the history of sports.  Vince McMahon is the Chairman and CEO of the WWE as well as the founder of the soon-to-be relaunched XFL. Vince is unique and one of the most recognizable CEOs in the media. He is also a total creep, asshole, and weirdo–one of the most despised people in the history of wrestling—which is saying something! 

Our sources for this episode:

Vince McMahon

What a Culture: 10 Seedy Stories Vince McMahon Wants You to Forget

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 

The Richest.com 15 Times Vince McMahon was the Creepiest Employer Ever

The Sportster:15 Creepiest Things Vince McMahon Has Done to WWE Divas

Complex.com: WWE Scandals

Cracked.com: 6-creepy-ways-famous-people-used-their-families-profit.html

New York Post: Showing Some Hart Ex-WWF Star Starts to Blow Whistle on McMahon

Sex, Lies & Headlocks: The Real Story of Vince McMahon and World Wrestling Entertainment by Shaun Assael & Mike Mooneyham

Daily Mail (UK) Vince McMahon Announces XFL Return in 2020

New York Post: Vince McMahon Ousts CEOs

Bloomberg: WWE Plunges After Earnings Slump

Links to the “Non-Creeps”:

All Elite Wrestling (AEW)

New Japan Pro Wrestling

SHIMMER Women’s Wrestling

Eve Wrestling

Rhea Ripley

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Book Vs Movie “Beloved” (Toni Morrison & Oprah Winfrey)

Book Vs Movie 

Beloved

The Toni Morrison Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novel Vs. the Oprah Winfrey Movie

It’s African American History Month and the Margos are eager to start with Toni Morrison’s 1987 widely-acclaimed novel Beloved which was turned into a movie with the help of Oprah Winfrey in 1998. 

This novel is a story about an escaped slave, Sethe (played by Winfrey in the film) who when was threatened with capture, killed her daughter rather than have her face a life of being in chains.  Her other children survive and eventually, they live a life as free people in Cincinnati. 

Sethe lives with her daughter Denver while two of her sons have long ago runaway.  Sethe and Denver believe their home is haunted by the spirit of her dead daughter. They rarely leave home and Denver is shy and lonely. Paul D. is a former slave of Sweet Home which is where Sethe and her family were kept before their escape across the Ohio River. 

He catches up with Sethe in Cincinnati and convinces her and Denver to enjoy an evening out when they come across “Beloved”–the spirit of her dead child in a woman’s form. Beloved is feral and causes a great deal of strife in Sethe’s life. 

The themes of the book cover everything from racism, sexism, class, spirituality, and the mother-daughter family dynamics and it won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988 and was a runner up for the National Book Award that year. (This caused quite a bit of controversy in the African American literary community!)

It is now considered one of Morrison’s best work while concurrently being banned from high school curriculums across the country. 

In this episode, we talk about the many differences between the original book & the movie to decide which we like better. 

In this ep the Margos discuss:

    • The incredible life of Toni Morrison
    • The more controversial aspects of the book and why it is banned from so many schools 
    • The basic differences between book & movie. 
    • How Oprah Winfrey finally brought the adaptation to life

Clips Featured:

    • Beloved trailer
    • Paul D. & Sethe get closer
    • Outro music “Storise Khoro Goliamo” by Mita Stoychera

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What A Creep: Bryan Singer (Season 4, Episode 5)

What a Creep

Season 4, Episode 5

Bryan Singer

Bryan Singer’s movies have earned more than $3 billion at the box office, putting him in the top tier of Hollywood directors. His films include four X-MEN movies, THE USUAL SUSPECTS, APT PUPIL, and SUPERMAN RETURNS. He directed most of BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, but he got fired three weeks before filming was completed, and his name was removed from the credits. He’s also is a serious creep, who has been accused of multiple sexual assaults over the past 20 years, and Hollywood only recently started acknowledging it.

The Atlantic

Deadline

Vox

Bryan Singer’s Instagram

NotableBiographies.com

DuncanRoy.com

Wikipedia

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The Nicest House in Sh*t-town-Episode #168

What a week, Neighbors! TWO Real Housewives are leaving! Finally! We’ve got a lot to cover, so let’s go—2 departures; RHONJ in Westhampton-watch out for Tequila Jen! Erin finished CHEER on Netflix & has lots of thoughts; Margo has a comedy rec; some Below Deck talk; & Erin raves over HBO’S The Outsider. And the shock of the week, Teresa doesn’t know who Charles Manson was???????

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