On this week’s episode of Show Your Work, we begin with Michael B Jordan, the Movie Star. Hollywood doesn’t produce very many movie stars anymore. For the last few years, every time a movie star can’t open a movie, we start talking all over again about the death of the movie star. And here comes MBJ with a second blockbuster to close the year, and the solidification of a franchise.
But what did it take from MBJ to become a Movie Star? What was the work…and WHERE was the work? We go back through MBJ’s movie star path and, of course, we take a long stop at Friday Night Lights as Duana sermonises about the series while I levitate in the congregation.
From there, we move on to the clitoris. This story was suggested to us by a reader called Diana after seeing the following tweet by Rachel Bloom:
If I see one more tv show/movie where a woman cums easily from penetration without having to touch her clit I don't know what I'm going to do because I'm on a broadcast network where I can't show any of that so I can't necessarily rectify the situation but FUCK I'M ANGRY— Rachel Bloom (@Racheldoesstuff) November 25, 2018
This is a discussion about how female pleasure has been misrepresented in entertainment and the consequences of that fraud. The clit is ignored. Why is Hollywood so sh-t at showing how women get off? Why did Hollywood seem to get WORSE at it? Who’s doing good work where the woman’s orgasm is concerned – and the realistic way to get there? Will it ever get better?
Finally, how do you take an old story – history, basically – and make it new? Thanks to a reader called Sadie for pitching this: it’s the wives of Henry VIII and we are excited because it’s exactly the kind of fresh thinking we are always looking for. Here’s your starter pack. Meet Six:
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