On this week’s MVC, Rivka and Frank are joined by psychotherapist and cinephile Shannon Amabile for a deep dive into the 2001 cult classic Josie and the Pussycats. Click below to listen and subscribe.

The trio take a nostalgic trip back to the days of body glitter and zebra prints while exploring the film’s sharp satire of Y2K capitalism and the music industry. As they discuss the movie’s merits, they contemplate whether Josie and the Pussycats is the ultimate anti-consumerist statement or merely a grandiose exercise in product placement.

Additionally, Rivka and Frank delve into the ramifications of an impending Writers Guild strike and its potential impact on the entertainment industry.

A rough transcript of the episode is available here.

For next week’s movie, the team will be watching The Social Network.

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