One of these days, I’ll learn to contain my emotions when I find out that someone hasn’t heard of a particular movie. Today is not going to be that day however. My roommate has never heard of the Road movies, the classic Hollywood series of seven comedies released between 1940 and 1962 starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Dorothy Lamour. And she’s not the first young whippersnapper I’ve met to not know these movies. Bob Hope was a staple in my formative years (which is why I’m a sucker for good puns), so let me lay down some education for you fine folks who may not know the silly, and politically incorrect, joy that are the Road pictures.
This week, The Nerds discuss films that claim to be “Based on True Events” and how true they really are. Then, we get to listener feedback including reading aloud our fans’ prizes from participating in social media contests.
WARNING: This post contains spoilers and explicit language. Reader discretion is advised!
I want you to imagine you are watching a film. The final scene is playing out. The last word is uttered, the characters smile/cry as the sun rises/sets on the day/week. The credits start to roll and you’re left with this feeling that you can’t quite understand. You feel empty. Let down. Disappointed.
Yes, yes. I’m a feminist. Listeners of our Nerds on Film podcast have been quite aware of this for some time. Feel free to shed your image of man-hating, bra burning feminazis however. We come in all different shades, and yes, feminists have a sense of humor too. Specifically, clever nerds and artists who have started what I deem (in all my righteous power as galactic empress) to be the greatest thing to ever happen to the internet: The Hawkeye Initiative.