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Ep. 404: Cruel Intentions (1999) AND Footloose (1984)


Welcome back to the GoodTrash GenreCast, a podcast devoted to talking about the movies you would not discuss in a film studies course. And due to some audio Gremlins who we can't quite get rid of, we've got a special double episode for you as we cover both Cruel Intentions AND Footloose!

Despite our last month of content, we dove right back into the trash. And we're back in a big was as we take a look at the 1999 cult hit Cruel Intentions, which features a murderer's row of 90s teen stars, including Sarah Michelle Gellar, Selma Blair, Ryan Phillippe, and Reese Witherspoon. In this updated take on Dangerous Liasons, two step-siblings enter into a wager of lust-filled antics. In this episode, we take a look at how we think the film aged, the issues of adults playing teenagers, and more! 

Then, we get down into 1984's Footloose with Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, and Sarah Jessica Parker. We break this one open after spending several moments discussing movie title tracks. We take a look at the abuse in this film, the lack of nuance, and much, much more. 

Sorry for the delays, and the truncated episodes, but we'll hopefully be back next week in a more normal fashion. 


00:30 - Introductions and Cruel Intentions Synopsis

02:56 - Quick Cruel Intentions Reviews

12:43 - Cruel Intentions Analysis

25:25 - Cruel Intentions Shelf or Trash

26:42 - Transition and Footloose Synopsis

31:04 - Quick Footloose Reviews

42:09 - Footloose Analysis

1:03:52 - Footloose Shelf or Trash

1:05:52 - Wrap up and Next Week's Film


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