As much as I hate that the job has to exist, I’m glad it does. And the walking through and technical aspects being worked out with the crew and actors is HUGE in delineating between “what you need to portray in the context of the scene” and “what is actually happening to you as a person,” for both the assaulter and…
You are right, there’s no fun in the show anymore. I was trying to figure out why it’s taken such a horrific turn for the worse, and it’s because I genuinely don’t like the women, or I pity them.
So I tried watching last night and, no, I just can’t do it. Between the unholy trifecta of Lydia, Kelly, and Vicki and the too real shit going on with Shannon...I just don’t have it in me anymore.
Lydia praying over Shannon in the bathroom was so unbelievably cringey
Jack: [referring to Jenna’s weight gain] She needs to lose 30 pounds or gain 60. Anything in between has no place in television.
okay gals, who’s in for margs and IUDs!?
I’m a Les Mills instructor and I feel embarassed by the event that you went to. They put it outside in the blazing heat??? They should have given everyone a Reebok branded bucket for the spew. Also, fuck them and their black shirt. I have to buy menswear in the Les Mills branded gear for my classes so they…
That black t shirt business is serious bullshit - good for you for standing up for yourself! (Also, what the hell, you’re what, a size 10? They struggled to accommodate that? And clearly they the shirt in the right size in the end, so why didn’t they give it to you in the frigging first place!)
1. you both look great and are tougher women than i!
DirtCast is honestly the best part of the week.
YESSS TRACIE FOREVER!
LOVE this podcast!!! Keep up the great work!
The evolution of “I just want everything out in the open v2.0” gambit has really spread, like a virus, across the franchise. Karen Huger on RHP, Marlo Hampton on RHA, and now Lydia (good luck, you’re trying to help a Cancer-faker who still won’t admit it!).
Oh good, glad to see others catching on. Got my first clue to her nasty interior from her freshman season. Religion as performance and virtue signalling are never good signs. A snake can only hole up for so long. Eventually the need the heat of the sun.
Back in high school, I was dumped - over AIM - partially because she didn’t really feel ready to be in a relationship but (I would learn later) also because she didn’t like my (admittedly ugly) sneakers.
It takes a lot of courage to face the fears we survived from our early years. It must be rewarding to know that, even at such an early age, your instincts about the human heart were so true.
This is the sweetest, loveliest thing of all. It sounds like amazing young Zach grew up to be amazing adult Zach. I’m glad young Madeleine’s strength to put herself out there has continued to adult Madeleine. It must have, after all these years, been a bit twitterpating to think about reaching out to him to ask him…
This made me happy to read. I think many people have that one experience they wish they could get closure on, good on you for making it happen.