’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents podcast

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Podcast: How FLASHDANCE Told Women to “Take Your Passion & Make It Happen”… by Sleeping with the Boss

By Tara McNamara / July 22, 2020 /

’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents podcast examines the impact of FLASHDANCE (1983).

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Podcast: 40 years later, THE BLUE LAGOON is even more unsettling.

By Tara McNamara / July 9, 2020 /

The summer of 1980, movie critics and audiences were aghast that teen icon Brooke Shields was once again being depicted as the ultimate object of sexual desire in The Blue Lagoon. Despite the criticism, director Randal Kleiser’s follow up to Grease was a box office smash. The young model-actress’ prepubescent virginal sexuality was a constant…

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Podcast: BACK TO THE FUTURE is everyone’s favorite ’80s movie – except for the part where Lorraine is sexually victimized by her future husband, her bully, and her son.

By Tara McNamara / July 3, 2020 /

Robert Zemeckis’ Back to the Future (1985) is perhaps the ultimate ’80s movie: it’s so ’80s yet so timeless — and its so disturbing, in retrospect. In the “’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents” podcast, Tara McNamara (Gen X) and Riley Roberts (Gen Z) look back at what makes the Michael…

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Podcast: Wanna know why there are so many police shootings? LETHAL WEAPON.

By Tara McNamara / June 26, 2020 /

The ’70s and early ’80s saw a decrease in police-involved deaths, but starting in 1988, use of lethal force was on the rise. What happened? Lethal Weapon. On this episode of “’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents,” Tara McNamara, Gen X, and Riley Roberts, Gen Z, look back at how one bad-ass blockbuster proved to police…

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Riley Roberts Urban Cowboy

Podcast: URBAN COWBOY Encouraged Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places.

By Tara McNamara / June 5, 2020 /

In this episode of ’80s Movies: a Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents podcast, URBAN COWBOY influenced America to make country cool, but the message it sent about domestic violence was anything but.

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Riley Roberts Caddyshack

Podcast: Under-All the golfer and gopher jokes, CADDYSHACK says sexy means slutty.

By Tara McNamara / May 22, 2020 /

Caddyshack is a film for guys with humor about golf, farts, and one-upping snobby judges. Teen and tween boys of the ’80s boys grew up watching and quoting this comedy classic over and over again, but it’s got some weird messaging when it comes to women. Film authorities Tara McNamara, Gen X, and Riley Roberts,…

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Riley Roberts FAME

Podcast: How FAME inspired GenX to follow their dreams…with mixed results

By Tara McNamara / May 15, 2020 /

A look at the impact of FAME (1980).

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Podcast: The misogynistic influence of PORKY’S goes all the way to the Supreme Court.

By Tara McNamara / May 11, 2020 /

’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents podcasters Riley Roberts and Tara McNamara look at the influence of PORKY’S on Generation X.

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Riley Roberts Delirious

Podcast: Eddie Murphy’s DELIRIOUS is a shocking reminder of how socially screwed up we were in 1983.

By Tara McNamara / April 23, 2020 /

The ’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents podcast looks at Eddie Murphy’s 1983 comedy special DELIRIOUS with historical perspective as well as a modern lens.

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Podcast: FERRIS BUELLER Inspired Teens to Also Take a DAY OFF

By Tara McNamara / April 17, 2020 /

’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents podcast examines the impact that John Hughes’ FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF made on Gen X.

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