“You must remember this” presents a new season in the erotic films of the 90s
Karina Longworth tackles “Wild Things,” “Pretty Woman” and more in a season tied to David Lynch, Harvey Weinstein, Sharon Stone and Britney Spears.
Karina Longworth travels back in time once again as podcaster and film historian to take on everyone from Britney Spears to Harvey Weinstein in the latest installment of “To Remember This.”
The new season of the acclaimed podcast boasts an expanded 21 episodes related to the Hollywood erotic ’90s. The season debuts on March 28. Host and creator Longworth writes and produces the podcast, which focuses on sex in movies and TV in the ’90s, and streams new episodes every Tuesday.
This season, Longworth is partnering with The American Cinematheque, who will screen the film featured on the podcast weekly on Tuesday nights at Los Feliz 3 in Los Angeles. The series kicks off on March 28th with a screening of Philip Kaufman’s Henry and June on 35mm, followed by the Julia Roberts vehicle Sleeping with the Enemy on April 4th.
“In 2022, we had incredible screenings of ’80s Erotica films, and I’m thrilled to be working with Cinematheque again to create an even wider series of ’90s Erotica’ in 2023,” said Longworth. press statement “It will be great to see and re-evaluate films like ‘Impulse’, ‘Single White Female’ and ‘Wild Things’ on the big screen.”
According to the official “You Must Remember This” season synopsis: In the 1980s and 1990s, Hollywood films explored the sexual lives, habits and fantasies of adults with an honesty, realism and imagination never seen before or since. While the “Erotic ’80s” episodes covered the theme one year at a time, the super-sized “Erotic ’90s” breaks down topics from Lolitas and sex symbols to gender politics and more.
As a prologue, the first episode discusses the catastrophic spread of NC-17 and the evolving state of porn and feminism at the dawn of the 90s, with topics such as David Lynch, Harvey Weinstein, “pro-porn” feminism, “the new morality,” video stores , Magic Johnson, dating violence and more.
Later episodes explore films such as ‘Pretty Woman’, ‘Thelma and Louise’, ‘Fatal Attraction’, ‘Single White Female’, ‘Showgirls’ and ‘Wild Things’, as well as iconic figures such as Madonna, Sharon Stone and Britney Spears.
“Growing up in the ’80s and ’90s, I was definitely indoctrinated (to think) that feminists hated sex, and they didn’t know or hear about anything else or a different kind of feminist until the earliest. “There was such a pervasive idea that feminists hate sex,” Longworth told IndieWire as she prepared to launch her “Erotic ’80s” series.
Longworth continued: “Once you realize that things are more nuanced than that, you think that this ‘feminist hates sex’ (idea) is a hoax, but this research made me aware of the fact that there were feminists who said that everything is heterosexual. sex equals rape, and this was an influential argument when it came to censorship. That’s going to be kind of a theme throughout the season, the ratings board and these changing ideas of what ratings mean and what’s considered acceptable for a mainstream Hollywood movie.”
“You Must Remember This” debuted in April 2014 and won the 2021 iHeartRadio Podcast Awards in the TV & Film category. Longworth began his career as a film journalist, co-founding the pioneering film blog Cinematical, before working as a film editor and critic for LA Weekly. The author of books on George Lucas, Al Pacino and Meryl Streep, his latest book, Seduction: Sex, Lies and Stardom in Howard Hughes’ Hollywood, was published in November 2018 by Custom House. In 2021, he co-authored Karina. , co-hosts and co-produces “Love is a Crime,” a limited podcast series for Vanity Fair.
“You Must Remember This” is presented by Cadence13 Studios in association with Audacy.
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