Beauty and the Creep (feat. Abbey Bender) | Episode 90
Posted April 9, 2018
Since early fairy tales, the wolf and red riding hood have done battle towards grandmother’s house. Of course in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, this predator/prey relationship continues in our cinema—usually ending in murder.
On this week’s episode, we look at cult classic "Wild Things," and two recent additions to this genre of teen girls plotting against skeezy older men, "Thoroughbreds" and "Flower." As we unpack these femme Lolitas, there’s sex, horse murder, some potential breakout performances, and Adam Scott’s weirdly charged bowling lessons.
Plus, film critic Abbey Bender celebrates the 20th anniversary of "Wild Things" with Chance at the 22-minute mark. For Thrillist, Abbey recently argued the 1998 noir film oughta be more than just a guilty pleasure. Read that piece!