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Blue Lagoon Riley Roberts Brooke Shields

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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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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Kandice Stroh Dierdre Foxes 1980

FOR THE RECORD: FOXES’ Kandice Stroh on why Dierdre is so misunderstood and the deleted scenes that explain everything.

By Tara McNamara / March 18, 2020 /

An exclusive interview with Kandice Stroh who reflects on the making of the film considered to be one of the best teen films of all time, FOXES (1980).

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Freddy Krueger Riley Roberts Nightmare on Elm Street

Podcast: A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET Innovated Horror, But Sluts Still Get Cuts

By Tara McNamara / September 24, 2019 /

’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents podcast takes a Gen X and Gen Z look at Wes Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984).

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ghostbusters cast 1984

35 Years Later, Get Slimed Again: GHOSTBUSTERS returns to theaters & we’re hosting a massive ticket giveaway!

By Tara McNamara / September 18, 2019 /

GHOSTBUSTERS return to theaters for its 35th Anniversary just in time for Halloween.

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Heathers 1989 Riley Roberts

Podcast: Did HEATHERS Lead to a Darker High School Experience Today?

By Tara McNamara / August 16, 2019 /

Riley Roberts gives the Gen Z take on HEATHERS (Paramount, 1989) on her podcast ’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents.

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Riley Roberts Say Anything boombox

Podcast: What SAY ANYTHING says about ’80s teens

By Tara McNamara / August 8, 2019 /

Podcaster Riley Roberts gives the Gen Z take on SAY ANYTHING (1989).

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