T Lo dive into a couple of recent stories illustrating the hold Marily Monroe still has on the culture and then they dive deep on the life and career of Vogue editor Anna Wintour in an interview with Amy Odell, author of ANNA: THE BIOGRAPHY.
T Lo review the queer rom-com FIRE ISLAND and explain not only why the film is so fun, but how it honors history and shows an intelligent and insightful understanding of gay male social spaces, both the toxic parts and the life-affirming parts, while showing a wide range of experience/perspectives in a sex-positive, non-judgmental way.
Kim Kardashian said something really stupid and offensive - again! Sarah Jessica Parker is talking about how she never talks about Kim Catrall - again! And the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard verdict is a sad commentary on where we are and where we're going as a culture. T Lo hash it ALL out for you this week.
T Lo weigh in on a bunch of topics, from a review of Apple TV+s THE ESSEX SERPENT, to what books they're currently reading, to why criticism is important to consuming any media, to the sudden explosion of interest in the red carpet. It's all musings and observations and a little bit of bitchiness as they touch on a wide range of subject.
T Lo talk about the recent bad audience behavior on Broadway and in Hollywood involving Patti Lupone, Dave Chapelle and Jesse Williams. Why has everyone forgotten how to sit quietly and clap when expected? Also: Why you need to watch THE STAIRCASE, STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS and SHINING GIRLS.
T Lo go all in on the biggest fashion story of the week, if not the year, Kim Kardashian wearing Marilyn Monroe's iconic "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" dress to the Met Gala. They look at the outrage and the criticisms that immediately arose in response to it, talk about the importance of the dress, why it never should have seen the light of day, and argue that people are angry about the wrong things.
T Lo run down all of the week's hottest celebrity gossip, from the Olivia Wilde process server incident to the Depp/Heard lawsuit, to Tina Brown's new book on the Royal family. PLUS: A deep dive on season two of RUSSIAN DOLL and a rapturous review of PACHINKO and why you should watch it.
T Lo give the spotlight to eleven performances in film and television that deserve a little more recognition right now and explain why you should watch them, from Michelle Pfeiffer in THE FIRST LADY to Greta Lee in RUSSIAN DOLL to Janelle James on ABBOTT ELEMENTARY and Zoe Kravitz in KIMI, among many others.
T Lo unpack the reactions to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars, from why people laughed and clapped to how the Academy responded to why we're all still talking about it days later. PLUS: A review of HBO Max's JULIA, what it gets right about its subject, the legendary Julia Child, and why she makes a good window into mid-century middle class America.