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Show Your Work: the Crazy Rich Asians edition

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 22, 2018 19:24:29 August 22, 2018 19:24:29
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As promised, here is our bonus episode of Show Your Work dedicated to Crazy Rich Asians. For almost two hours, Duana and I discuss the movie’s formula, its romantic comedy formula, its relationship to the romantic comedies we’re all so familiar with, and how it both honours the rom-com tradition and updates the genre. Full Story

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Show Your Work: Little Women & Guilty Pleasures

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 3, 2018 20:27:08 July 3, 2018 20:27:08
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We’re wrapping up Season 2 of the Show Your Work podcast with a classic and a casting update. How do you feel about Little Women? Are you like Duana and read it once a year? Do you watch the 1994 version starring Winona Ryder over and over again? It’s been reported that Greta Gerwig will be directing a reboot starring Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Saoirse Ronan, and Timothee Chalamet. Full Story

Show Your Work: Finding the Sexy…Amy Adams aside

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 25, 2018 20:30:50 June 25, 2018 20:30:50

The theme of this week’s episode of Show Your Work is finding the sexy in the unsexy. Or reframing what used to be considered the “unsexy” work of Hollywood. Which is basically everything that happens behind the camera.  Let’s start with the money. Usually the celebrity money stories that get the most play are the ones about how they spend their money – what they buy, what they demand, how much they have – and not really about the work that goes into keeping it, managing it, taking care of it. Full Story

Show Your Work: Tiffany, Ocean’s, and Tracee

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 18, 2018 18:01:30 June 18, 2018 18:01:30

This week’s episode was recorded on Thursday night because of my travel plans which means Duana and I had no idea, LIKE THE REST OF THE WORLD, that we were about to go Apesh-t. One of the founding principles of Show Your Work, however, is to “give them what they need, not what they want” and Beyoncé has always been best about delivering to us what we didn’t know we wanted AND needed. Full Story

Show Your Work: Serena, Sam, and Drake’s crisis management

Lainey Posted by Lainey at June 4, 2018 19:49:32 June 4, 2018 19:49:32

We recorded this week’s episode of Show Your Work last night, knowing we wouldn’t know the outcome of Serena Williams’s match today at the French Open. Because whatever happened, the points of our discussion remain the same – Serena is, like so many women, now managing career and parenthood and she showed us, on Being Serena, what her challenges are, which are not unlike the challenges other mothers have experienced, even though she’s the Greatest Of All Time. Full Story

Show Your Work: Should Drake Help Jason Bateman? 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 28, 2018 20:27:56 May 28, 2018 20:27:56

Pusha T released his new album, Daytona, produced by Kanye West, on Thursday night and he calls out Drake for the ghostwriting thing on a track called "Infrared". Drake would not allow Pusha one full to enjoy positive feedback. Less than 24 hours later, on Friday afternoon, just before Duana and I started podcasting this week’s episode, he released "Duppy Freestyle" – which is EXACLTLY what you do when someone f-cks with you. Full Story

Show Your Work: Royal Wedding Edition

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 21, 2018 18:03:52 May 21, 2018 18:03:52
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What else would we be talking about this week on Show Your Work?  Because a fairy tale requires WORK. There was a lot of love on display when Prince Harry married Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel in Windsor. But there was also So.Much.Work, so much impressive work, that went into it. Full Story

Show Your Work: Rihanna, CEO

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 4, 2018 14:40:41 May 4, 2018 14:40:41

Rihanna is on the cover of the new issue of Vogue. By my count, it’s her fifth time for American Vogue – not a small deal. This is timed, of course, ahead of the Met Gala on Monday, as she is the co-chair this year, but also for the release of Oceans 8 and the launch of her lingerie line. Full Story

Show Your Work: Shawn Mendes and the Popstar Formula

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 23, 2018 19:29:58 April 23, 2018 19:29:58
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Shawn Mendes performed for the Queen at her birthday concert this weekend. He’s also promoting himself all over the place ahead of the release of his third album. Today it was confirmed that he’s performing at the Billboard Music Awards.  #BBMAs Full Story

Show Your Work: All Bey Everything – and Every Day 

Duana Posted by Duana at April 17, 2018 19:16:08 April 17, 2018 19:16:08
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Some things, as we know, are fate. We knew we could fill an entire podcast talking about #Beychella, especially since that performance – that performance – happened in the middle of the night, in what seems like it was a dream state. And especially after we had to take an unscheduled podcast break last week… we were ready. Full Story