I really wanted to like this but it is honestly the most annoying podcast I have ever listened to... donât waste your time ð
My absolute FAVORITE podcast.
The only problem I have with this podcast is "Do I listen to the new episodes or binge-listen all the old ones?"It's really a treasure. It's about fighting the patriarchy, but also very cheerful and really hopeful - a hard balance to strike!
Iâm not the only 40 year old gay man that loves your show! You should do the 1993 remake on La Femme Nikita, âPoint of No Returnâ. Itâs such fantastic trash and would make a nice follow up to âSingle White Femaleâ. Thanks!
I started one just to see and couldnât stop. Even if I donât know the movie, I always find myself enchanted and laughing with these ladies.
The hosts are fun and casual in their discussions, the conversation is smart and insightful, and the production values are top-notch. I appreciate that they put out episodes on a regular schedule and that they cover such a broad mix of moveis -- blockblusters, cult classics, "women's" films, etc. I especially enjoy looking back at movies I saw 20 years ago but haven't thoguht much about since.
I really love this podcast, but I can not handle eating on podcasts. Your voice is IN MY EARS. Eat before please, I suffer from misophonia, but despite that nobody likes smacking and chewing in their ear. Itâs about professionalism. I really wish I could listen to this podcast.
I have embarrassed myself in front of my co-workers while listening to this podcast more than any other, simply because Jamie and Caitlin are the type of funny that makes it impossible to hold laughter in. Theyâre humour and wit are just the best thing ever. Itâs a total joy to hear movies picked apart in such an intelligent and thought provoking way, I feel that they are contributing so much to the enlightenment of the masses, the movement that finally allows women to free themselves of the constraints society has put on them, all while almost making me pee from laughter. So thanks Caitlin and Jamie, I hope you continue doing this podcast for many years so that I can enjoy it! Ps I secretly wish I could someday do an episode with them.
This is the worst podcast. They do not really talk about reason this podcast was made.
This podcast is so good. Itâs serious, but also soooo funny and great. Thank you for doing this, Caitlin & Jamie!
I feel liked yelling, âRIGHT?!â every time these women make any point. Itâs just so good.
I had to downgrade my rating. How have people not seen Jumanji and Jurassic Park prior to recording an episode about them? These are classic movies...My kids have seen them many times and they're 11 and 18. It would be much better if this show were recorded by people who actually enjoy movies. As it stands, it's just occasionally funny. The episodes where the hosts have actually watched the movie growing up at some point are the best ones. I REALLY like the premise, but ladies please choose movies you've seen and maybe the host who admits she doesn't watch movies can be....replaced? I'm sorry, I did try to like it.
...and itâs pretty good considering no one on the podcast has a masterâs degree in screenwriting or has seen the movie âDoubtâ. ð
I love this podcast. Caitlin and Jamie are hilarious and so well spoken. I frequently share this with people as it helps show how you can enjoy something entertaining and still view it with a critical perspective for its treatment of women.
They will ruin the memories of your favorite childhood movies, and it will make you a better person! Thank you, Caitlin and Jamie!
Close minded women putting down and shaming anyone who disagrees with them. I gave it a try since I listen to the Daily Zeitgeist but I couldnât get through the first few episodes
Great podcast, consistently funny and interesting
I am a new listener as of about a month ago but I have been binging the sh*t (am I allowed to cuss on iTunes reviews?) out of this podcast. I think I may now want to die for Caitlin and Jamie.Really though, there are lots of hot takes on this podcast and I enjoy the literary criticism (so to speak) with a comedy angle. Guests are very diverse, which is sadly rare with other podcasts I have tried. And I donât have to suffer through a gaggle of men screaming over each other, YAY! I wish I could listen to them talk about every movie I have loved or hated or both!
This is an amazing podcast from a great perspective. They tell it like it is and itâs mostly bad. Do better movies!
I love the idea of this podcast, but itâs just not executed well. Iâve listened to several episodes including Aliens, 50 Shades, Sheâs All That, and Black Panther, and Black Panther was the best bc their guest actually had done evident research and had some expertise/insight. The rest of the time it sounds like friends just hanging out talking about what they liked about a movie, without much research or critical thinking. The recaps take forever bc people keep interrupting with their extraneous thoughts, and hosts are unsure of character/actor names. I gave it a try but I donât think Iâll be back.
At first I loved the comedic tone of this series. But, for a podcast that emphasizes women having equal roles in films, it certainly goes in the opposite direction objectifying men. A few episodes of listening to the ladies talking about specific individuals dicks, and that was enough.
Fun premise and exchange between hosts, but I canât take all the superfluous uses of the word âlikeâ. I have unsubscribed.
I guess Iâm giving this a star because I have to. Nobody on this show seems to know how to host a podcast. They also seem very sexist, not towards men, but women. They spent time body shaming an actress because her bone structure seemed to sharper. They also donât seem to watch or have any relevant knowledge on film.
A good listen if youâre interested in hearing film criticism from a humorous, feminist angle. Caitlin and Jamie have helped me develop a new lens through which to view movies.
This podcast is hilarious and so intelligent that one would think a host had a degree in screenwriting
I love movies and was excited to listen to a podcast where women try to argue for more diversity and decentering the white patriarchal focus of most movies. But ladies, you are not progressing the fight with this. Iâve listened to several episodes, and while I understand that part of the goal is to be funny, you are showing up as people who are incapable of nuanced film criticism. I want this podcast to be good. But the recaps make it sound like you didnât even watch the movies, straying off topic AND not being funny is a waste of time, and the Mad Max episode is one of the most annoying podcast episodes Iâve ever listened to. With such a lofty goal of taking down the film patriarchy, you need to actually do research beforehand rather than googling while youâre taping. Seriously. Do better.
The hosts are positive, funny feminists who provide intelligent commentary on movies with awesome female and non-female guests. New favorite podcast, thanks !!
One of the funniest podcasts out there.
These fabulous women tackle reasonably heavy topics, i.e. the patriarchy, unfair treatment of women, lack of representation, etc., while still making it entertaining and hilarious. Iâm so happy I found this podcast. I tell everyone I know to listen!
The more it goes along the meaner the jabs get at people. The most recent constant ridicule pod about Tom Cruise masquerading as a MI review is the final pod. Best of luck but I donât need this much hate speech in my life.
The hosts and the guests are funny and itâs nice to look back on some films. If youâre expecting a deeper analysis, youâre not going to get it. I would recommend The Cine-Files for that.
If you have ever even heard of a vagina, youâll like this show.
They try very hard to be âprogressiveâ but they are trying so hard itâs sad. Also they are so hard on the roles of the women that they talk about, it almost sometimes feels like they are shaming the women themselves.
Love this movie podcast, and itâs take on women in movies. Jamie and Caitlin are hilarious, and honestly, I would listen to them talk about pretty much anything. I highly recommend for the unique perspective this podcast has to offer in comparison to other movie podcasts.
I started listening to the bechdel cast a year ago after hearing one of the hosts on a separate comedy podcast that she killed it on. Ever since, Iâve been obsessed and tell friends and family to listen to the bechdel cast for both the humor and the wonderfully done critical analysis of not only filmsâ gender representation, which is the main focus, but also lgbt and racial representation. In that vein they put in great effort to have diversity with their choice of guests too! Every guest is also all incredibly funny (or at least donât cloud caitlin and jamieâs funny much) and bring a variety of witty insights, that I parrot off later in order to sound smart. My favorite part about the podcast is the buildup of inside jokes that make me feel like Iâm not just a spectator (or whatever the audio version of that is [listener?]), but an actual part of the experience. Because of that, when Iâve had a rough day or even just a boring one, Iâll often search through the extensive archives of the cast and choose a fav (the notebook and ghost episodes mostly, despite having never seen the notebook) that will help me wind down as I hang out with two awesome folks . If you arenât a fan of the bechdel cast right now, you should be!Good episodes to start with:The Notebook with Caitlin GilGhost with Nicole BayerBeetlejuice with Mike AbrusciThe Phantom Of the Opera with Lindsay EllisDie Hard with Debra DiGiovanniMoana with Natalie BasemanRunaway Bride with Sophia Benoit
I almost always laugh at least once and think about something in a new way at least once every episode. Feels like hanging out with smart, clever friends and for some reason youâre talking about The Rock.
I love this podcast - itâs completely changed the way I see movies.
I love this podcast! It does an incredible job of pointing out the flaws in the movie industry. Please! Let me come on and do my favorite movie, Selena!
I hate to generalize but after listening to the first episode I found the hosts insufferable and the execution of a potentially interesting perspective toward analyzing movies awful. They were patronizing condescending. Way to be divisive and annoying. Donât waste your time.
I love the premise and I really want to like it but I feel as though the hosts are entirely missing some of the nuances of the movies theyâre discussing. I took particular issue with their episode about Shrek. They criticize Fionaâs desire to be rescued by someone handsome and her willingness to act out her damsel in distress role, however, I believe it is reflective upon internalized misogyny that many of us deal with as women and believing she had to fit into that box (plus sheâs been locked in a castle all alone her whole life?!), only to demonstrate that she has already broken out of that box (martial arts skills, etc). I think their readiness to call misogyny on things that are messages ABOUT misogyny doesnât make any sense. It is not misogynistic to include themes of that sort in a film. Especially to call them into question. Shrek lambasts what other movies, especially Disney films, have forced princesses and other archetypes to be.
Really glad I found this podcast! I wish there was more structure to each episode, though. I think it would be beneficial to fully describe the scenes before bashing them, as even with the movies that Iâve seen that they are discussing I donât fully recognize the issue- and I want to! Adding clips from each movie would also provide great context and help structure each episode. Again, really enjoy it!
In the episode I listened to one of the hosts just repeatedly (3 times at least) and forcefully expressed how much they hated one particular voice actor. Ok. Not much to do with the bechdel test? Then they go on to state how the main character ends up in a relationship with a guy when... she doesnât... which is addressed in the next movie. I couldnât even finish the episode bc it was that bad. Almost 40 minutes in and they havenât actually said a word about the bechdel tests or conversations between the females in this movie? Itâs honestly just an excuse to rag on a movie one of the hosts clearly hates ð I wouldnât recommend it based off of the episode I listened to.
It's pretty clear what podcast led me here.
Really well rounded movie reviews from a female lens! Do wish there was more talk about the bechdel test, but I really enjoy listening!
This is a great podcasts for those who like rambling, feminism, and corny jokes. Yes, this show can ramble. But I love it. It feels like Iâm talking to my best friends. Yes, this show is centered around women. People mentioned sex-shaming and N-bombs dropped... ummm definitely not. 5 Nipplesð
I love the premises of this podcast, but I there are only a handful of movies I have actually seen because they were predominantly popular with white audiences. Thus far in 2018 only three of the features films reviewed have WOC/POC as leads. Iâve never seen most of these movies and will probably never see them because I just donât relate to the social or cultural context as a WOC myself. I will never see Breakfast at Tiffanyâs, Pacific Rim or Royal Tenenbaums... IJS
Worst podcast Iâve ever listened to. 20 minutes of insulting, cracking half-articulated jokes, talking over each other, wildly disorganized rambling, juvenile sex humor, cracking themselves up. No mention of the topic of the podcast. No intelligent content. I held on for 35 minutes (and only about 4 minutes of topical content) because the concept is so good, but this is such a waste. I hope someone someday legitimately tackles this concept.
Iâm a dude. I listen to this podcast. Jamie Loftus is not just a hacker, she is also hilarious. Caitlin Durante obviously knows a lot about films... she is also funny and informative. Seriously listen to this podcast, even if youâre a dude. Thanks ladies!
This podcast is incredible. I love Caitlin and Jamie and the fact that they engage with all kinds of movies. Caitlin and Jamie are not only smart and insightful but are also hilarious. They have great guests who bring different and interesting perspectives.