This week, we dive back into all the wild ups and downs of entertainment news to bring you our reactions to some of the biggest and most politically resonant stories of recent weeks! We discuss Disney’s decision to release Mulan on Disney+ for beaucoup bucks and the larger matter of what it means that some films are going to VOD while others are holding out for theatrical release. We talk about the white fragility of reactions to a recent Six Chix comic, Trump’s Tiktok crackdown, and the encouraging news that Nia DaCosta will be helming the Captain Marvel sequel. Also, how some celebs are closing ranks around Ellen as allegations about the toxic culture of her daytime talk show gain attention, and Bon Appetit’s brazen exploitation of people of color.
04:00 – Disney’s online release of Mulan: pricing, the implications of which films get released online and which films are being held for theatrical release, etc.
10:25 – The racist response to Bianca Xunise’s Six Chix comic
17:00 – Trump cracks down on Tiktok
28:15 Nia DaCosta set to direct Captain Marvel sequel
31:55 Celebrities support Ellen amid allegations of a toxic culture at the hit daytime talk show
40:25 Bon Appetit’s persistent exploitation and mistreatment of people of color, and holding people accountable
48:05: What’s Your FREQ-Out: Carolyn on What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael, Ebony on Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson, Anita on The Outside by Ada Hoffman
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