On this week’s Movies vs. Capitalism, Rivka and Frank are joined by Branson Reese (comedian and illustrator) to delve into the themes of Kevin Smith’s 1994 indie classic Clerks.

They analyze the film’s biting comedy, which explores soul-crushing aspects of the service and retail industries. They also unpack how the film places occupational blame on the individual rather than the system, the movie’s problematic sex politics, and the subsequent commodification of Kevin Smith himself.

Frank and Rivka also discuss the potential ban of Tik Tok, and the return of their favorite TV show Succession (no spoilers!).

A rough transcript of the episode is available here.

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