Emily St. James explains why STRANGE DAYS is Kathryn Bigelow’s best movie | Cyberpunk Summer, ep 9

This week on our Cyberpunk Summer series, we’re joined by writer, journalist, and podcaster Emily St. James to discuss Strange Days, Kathryn Bigelow’s 1995 action thriller starring Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, and Juliette Lewis. Based on a story by Bigelow’s ex-husband James Cameron, Strange Days was influenced by several sensational early-’90s news stories, including the trial of Lorena Bobbitt and the 1992 L.A. riots. Set in a black market trading in virtual reality recordings of people’s past experiences and memories, Fiennes and Bassett play an ex-cop and a bodyguard who investigate a murder seen on one of these recordings.

CW: This episode includes discussions of fictionalized sexual assault.

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