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Tom & Lorenzo’s Pop Style Opinionfest

5
Oct 2022

Kanye, Dragons and BROS

T Lo review and recap the DRIFTMARK episode of HOUSE OF THE DRAGON, unpack all of the heated and misguided rhetoric surrounding Bily Eichner's gay rom com BROS, and look at the recent Balenciaga shows and Kanye stunts to point out how silly the world of fashion can be.

30
Sep 2022

How BLONDE Completely Misses the Point of Marilyn Monroe

T Lo take on the Marilyn biopic BLONDE, starring Ana de Armas, and unpack all of the ways the film brutalizes the memory of Marilyn Monroe in service to a misguided attempt to make a point about her victimhood. PLUS: Another deep dive into HOUSE OF THE DRAGON, with a discussion on the time jump episode THE PRINCESS AND THE QUEEN. 

21
Sep 2022

Does the ”Bury Your Gays” Criticism Apply to HOUSE OF THE DRAGON?

T Lo have a few final things to say about the British Royal Family and Queen Elizabeth's funeral before exploring the criticism that HOUSE OF THE DRAGON is homophobic for killing off a gay character. Is "Bury Your Gays" a valid criticism or have we moved past it? Does it even apply to a story as brutal as any set in the GAME OF THRONES universe? 

16
Sep 2022

Royal Succession Drama, With and Without Dragons

T Lo unpack the latest Targaryen family nastiness in HOUSE OF THE DRAGON before diving into the pomp and circumstance surrounding Queen Elizabeth II's death, the reaction to members of the former British Empire's diaspora communities, the overly reverent response of the media and, of course, all of the behind-the-scenes royal gossip.

8
Sep 2022

Of Magic Rings and Dragon’s Wings: HOUSE OF THE DRAGON vs. THE RINGS OF POWER

T Lo compare all of the ways HOUSE OF THE DRAGON and THE RINGS OF POWER are similar and do a deep dive on the deep and profound differences in each story. PLUS: All the "Don't Worry Darling" drama, which is too delicious to ignore

31
Aug 2022

Unpacking That Meghan Markle Profile and Episode 2 of HOUSE OF THE DRAGON

 T & Lo take a good hard look at Meghan Markle's profile in The Cut and how it makes them question the media training both she and Prince Harry have received. PLUS: A deep dive into HOUSE OF THE DRAGON's second episode, THE ROGUE PRINCE. 

26
Aug 2022

Diving Deep on HOUSE OF THE DRAGON

T Lo go in hard on the first episode of the GAME OF THRONES prequel HOUSE OF THE DRAGON, unpacking the themes, story points, cultural histories and characters of the first episode, with a focus on what to look out for, what doesn't quite work as well as it should, and why the show looks different from its predecessor. 

19
Aug 2022

We Love to See It: Stars Prioritizing Their Mental Health

T Lo talk about the recent announcements by stars Jonah Hill and Tom Holland that they're taking a step back from public life for mental health reasons and unpack all of the implications of that, from their own privilege to the brave celebrities and athletes who paved the way for them. Plus Lorenzo talks about Apple TV+'s PHYSICAL and Tom gives his thoughts on Marvel's SHE-HULK: ATTORNEY AT LAW.

12
Aug 2022

Sad Celebrity Stories of the Week

T Lo run down a bunch of sad tales coming out of celebrity land, offering a tribute to the legendary Olivia Newton-John and discussing the travails of Britney Spears, Ezra Miller, and Anne Heche. Plus: What everyone gets wrong about Ben Affleck. And short reviews of UNCOUPLED and A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN. 

5
Aug 2022

Everything You Wanted to Know About THE SANDMAN

T Lo review the Netflix adaptation of Neil Gaiman's THE SANDMAN series of graphic novels, explaining the history of the books, the cultural impact they had, why the fans are so nervous about this adaptation, who the characters are and whether it all works. Spoiler: It does!

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