Book Vs Movie “Love, Simon” (Replay for Pride Month)

Book Vs Movie (Replay)

Love, Simon”

The 2015 novel Vs the 2018 movie

The Margos are back in high school with this super-charming story of a teenager, Simon Spier, who is hiding a big secret from his friends and family.  Well, except for one person whom he emails daily but has no idea who he is as they use fake names to communicate. You see, Simon (who identifies as “Jacques” in his emails with “Blue”) is gay and struggling with his growing sexual interest.

Simon is loved by his parents and friends and feels mostly safe in his Atlanta-adjacent home but he still worries about being bullied in high school by not well-meaning jocks and bullies. Plus, he worries about disappointing his parents (though they come across as being very open-minded in both the novel and film.)

In fact, everything seems to be going well for Simon until fellow student Martin finds out his secret and blackmails him into setting him up with Abby (who is the first person Simon comes out to and that causes a problem with his best friend Leah. Lots of “friend” drama here!)

The book (titled Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda) debuted in 2015 by first-time novelist Becky Albertalli who spent years working as a clinical psychologist working mainly with teenagers. It was a big hit upon its release and was soon sold to be adapted into the film.

In this show, we discuss the differences between book and movie, and there are several to dive into here. Which version did the Margos like better? Check out the link below to find out!


We are sponsored by Penguin Books in this ep!

Natalie C. Parker, author of the Beware the Wild duology offers her own feminist take on an adventure with Seafire, which follows Caledonia Styx, the captain of an all-female ship, on her quest to save her brother and take down a vicious warlord’s powerful fleet.

This is the first book in a trilogy about Caledonia whose family was killed by warlord Aric Athair and his bloodthirsty army of Bullets. She captains the ship Mors Navis with a crew of women and girls like her who lost their homes and families because of Aric and his men.

Parker is a lifelong fan of SciFi but has always felt a frustration with the lack of strong female characters in her favorite books. In fact, Natalie remembers telling her mother at a young age that

In regards The Hobbit, “MOM, do you know how many girls are in this book? ONE. And she was a spider.”

This book is thrilling, makes for an excellent gift and will be on sale 50% off the weekend between Friday, November 22nd and Sunday, November 24th at all Barnes & Nobles locations throughout the U.S.!

In this ep the Margos discuss :

Clips used: 

  • Love, Simon trailer
  • Montage of kids coming out as “straight” to their parents
  • Simon coming out to his parents
  • Simon’s mother tells him to “exhale”
  • Ms. Albright calls out the homophobic kids
  • Outro Music: Waterloo Sunset by The Kinks

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What a Creep: Roseanne Barr (Season 1, Episode 6)

What A Creep

Roseanne Barr

Season 1, Episode 6

Roseanne Barr used to be a hilarious standup comedian with an Emmy-winning TV show. A lot of people were really happy when ABC announced that “Roseanne” would be returning to TV. But after only a few episodes, the folks at ABC were shocked – SHOCKED – to discover that comedian Roseanne Barr is actually conspiracy theory-loving racist, but of course, this wasn’t news to a lot of people.

So, let’s start at the beginning …

In this episode, Sonia is talking about Roseanne Barr with a little help from her friends at:

And then we will finish this episode with Margo announcing our “Who’s NOT a creep” this week.

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Book Vs Movie “Fried Green Tomatoes”

Book Vs Movie

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

The 1987 Fannie Flagg Novel Vs the 1991Classic Film

“Towanda!” It’s Pride Month here in the States so the Margos decided to revisit a classic Book Vs Movie ep–Fried Green Tomatoes and redo it altogether. We loved talking about Fannie Flagg (a regular of game shows like Match Game for years) and the BIG questions from the book & movie

    1. Who is Ninny Threadgoode, exactly?
    2. Are they or aren’t they? (Spoiler–they are!)

At the time, there were major films that had a lesbian romance that was front & center to the plot. Many folks were confused as to the exact nature of the relationship between Idgie Threagoode and Ruth Jamison. (Just take a look over at Good Reads and you will still find confusion on that!)

However, the Margos get right into the relationship between our leads plus the other cast of characters including Evelyn Couch, Sipsey, Big George, Smokey Lonesome and Buddy Threadgoode. There is so much southern goodness here, you will be craving fried green tomatoes when you are done listening to our show!

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

In this ep the Margos discuss:

    • The intriguing life story of Fannie Flagg and her passionate feminism
    • The controversial nature of Ruth and Idgie’s relationship as it is described in the book and film
    • Why Margo D. is terrified of bees
    • The one plot point in the movie that drives Margo P. crazy!

Clips Featured:

    • “Towanda” crashes her car
    • Idgie on trial for Frank’s murder
    • Idgie and Big George rescues Ruth
    • Outro music by Thomas Newman

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Oh, Sonja! Oh, Dabney! Episode # 135

How’s it going, Neighbors? We’re here and ready to break down another week in pop culture for ya. Erin saw ROCKETMAN and has her review. Both talk Real Housewives of both Bev Hills and NYC, ponder how these broads can drink so much and still look so good the morning after; Marg takes on Below Deck Med; and both offer up recs for Netflix, Hulu, and Youtube. Someone saved your life tonight (EJ reference 😉 and got the podcast in your que. Listen up! 

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What a Creep: Chevy Chase (Season 1, Episode 5)

What A Creep

Chevy Chase

Season 1, Episode 5

Hey everyone!

We are the hosts of the What a Creep podcast and Chevy Chase is certainly not. This ep is all about the former Saturday Night Live superstar and how his bad behavior has left him alone and practically friendless. (Because he is such a creep!) Wait until you hear about this one!

This week Margo is the presenter and here are her main sources:

    • Clip from The Pete Holmes Show with guest Paul Scheer

And then we will finish this ep with Sonia announcing our “Who’s NOT a creep” this week.

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We Don’t Have the Luxury – Episode #134

Happy June, Neighbors! Another month, another podcast detailing what we’re putting in our earholes & eyeholes! As per usual, we talk about our fave drunken floozies on RHOBH and RHONY; Margo enjoys the Avengers; We both liked (didn’t love) Always Be My Maybe on Netflix; the doc, When They See Us, was attempted; and Erin saw Tootsie on B’way & has a book rec. It’s almost officially summer, guys, and we’re gettin’ in the spirit! 

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Book Vs Movie “Call Me By Your Name” (Replay)

Book Vs Movie Podcast

Call Me by Your Name” (Replay)

The 2007 Andre Aciman novel Vs

the 2017 Luca Guadagnino Film

The Margos are feeling 80s and dreamy with this episode talking about Call Me by Your Name. The book came out in 2007 to quite a bit of acclaim for the American/Egyptian author Andre Aciman which tells the story of a 17-year-old Elio Perlman who meets and falls in love with 24-year-old Oliver during a stay in Italy in the summer of 1987.

Elio is open about his bisexuality and is immediately attracted to Oliver–to the point he can’t seem to focus on anything but their common Jewish ancestry and Oliver’s possible interest in him.

The film was adapted by Italian director Luca Guadagnino and the Margos compare and contrast between the book and movie.

So between the book and movie, which did the Margos like more? Click on the link below to find out.

In this episode the Margos discuss :

    • The backstory of author Andre Aciman
    • The basic plot of both book & movie and where we noticed difference them
    • The music choices in the movie
    • The cast of the movie including  Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, and Michael Stuhlbarg.
    • The Academy Award nominations the film earned
    • Bringing back the expression “later!”

Clips Featured:

    • Call Me By Your Name audiobook intro by Armie Hammer
    • Call Me Your Name  trailer
    • The scene with Oliver (Armie Hammer) and Elio (Timothee Chalamet) “touching” for the first time
    • Mr. Perlman (Michael Stuhlbarg) gives the film’s last speech
    • Outro Music “Love My Way” by The Psychedelic Furs

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Playlist: “Sucker Playlist 2019”

Brooklyn Fit Chick Playlist

“Sucker Playlist”

Hey there! Hi There! Ho there!

It’s me–Brooklyn Fit Chick and I am back from a year of illness, injury and family deaths and I am (finally) ready to get back to putting together playlists.

Seriously, 2018 was a big bucket of suck for many reasons and I plan to post a bit of what I have been through in the future. (It’s been a hell of a journey!)

Today, however, I just want to talk about my new favorite playlist I have put together. It’s a perfect 45 minutes if interval with a cool jam to cool things out. Let’s get to it!

Sucker/Jonas Brothers

I have no idea why it took me so long to get on the Jonas train–but this song is fantastic as a warmup tune and I am not planning on ever getting sick of it.

Gave You Everything/The Interruptors

I love this “ska/punk” Los Angeles band and this song puts me in the best move ever. Perfect “second song for a workout” that will have you singing along.

California Love/2Pac

I get a little old school hip hop here in this list. Deal with it!

Breathing Underwater/Metric

One of my favorite bands in the whole world is from Canada and I need to try and see them live one of these days.

Lose Yourself/Eminem

This is for a slow, heavy climb on the bike and it is always guaranteed to get heads boppin to the beat.

Times Like These/Foo Fighters

I alwys need my Foos to give me energy and no one sing/screams better than Dave Grohl.

Hypnotize/The Notorious B.I.G.

This is an old-school Brooklyn jam and using the clean version in my classes always cracks me up silly.

Holy Ghost/BORNS

This song came out a few years ago but I am usually late to these things. I love the dreamy quality of this music and use it for an out-of-the-saddle climb.

The Pit/Silversun Pickups

I love to use this one for in the saddle sprints and people make the cutest faces as they ride with this tune.

We Got the Beat/Go-Go’s

This is one of those songs that came out in the early 80s but sound just as as fresh as today.

Salvation/The Strumbellas

I love how positive and cheerful this fast-paced song is and the video for it is beyond adorable.

I Want it That Way/Backstreet Boys

If you can resist this slow jam–I really don’t want to know you at all, quite frankly.

That’s it for today’s playlist.

I promise to be back with more news, essay, personal stories and playlists soon.



What a Creep: Mel Gibson (Season 1, Episode 4)

What A Creep

Mel Gibson

Season 1, Episode 4

Mel Gibson is a huge movie star. He has starred in massive blockbuster movies and won Academy Awards. At one time he was one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood. Hell, he was even People Magazine’s first-ever Sexiest Man Alive.

Mel Gibson is also a racist, anti-semitic, homophobe who somehow continues to work in Hollywood. Why? Sonia talks about it with a little help from our friends at:

We end the episode with Margo sharing a story about someone who isn’t a creep.

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High, Mauricio! Episode #133

Hey there, ho there, how do ya do, Neighbors? We’re here this week with tons of chat for you! We have our usual dash of Real Housewives (Bee Hills, NYC, & Erin is trying to make Potomac part of the schedule); plus the ABC Live event of All in the Family & The Jeffersons; a smidge of Fosse/Verdon & What we do in the Shadows; plus a podcast and a Netflix rec. Happy Memorial Day!

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