FFR # 42: Mulholland Drive

This week, Anita’s away so Ebony and Carolyn get weird with a look back at David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive, a dreamlike odyssey about female fantasy, the commoditization of women in Hollywood, and—well, what IS Mulholland Drive about, really? We go on a winding journey in search of answers.

We also discuss Louis CK and the enduring lack of real consequences for so many male abusers, the cultural rehabilitation of George W. Bush, and we take a moment to wish a very happy birthday to one of our favorite actors.

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Segment Timestamps:

:00 intro

1:15 opening chit-chat

2:55 pop culture news:

Louis CK and the MeToo movement

Marco Rubio reacts to Neil Armstrong biopic First Man

Happy Birthday Keanu!

14:50 Mulholland Dr.

45:40 What’s Your FREQ-Out?

Carolyn on the cultural rehabilitation of George W. Bush, Ebony on the TNT series Claws, and a listener FREQ-Out on the film I Am Not an Easy Man, currently streaming on Netflix

56:40 wrap-up

Relevant Links:

Roxane Gay for the New York Times on Louis CK and what justice for men like him should look like

Aparna Nancherla for the New York Times on Louis CK and who gets second chances

Trailer for I Am Not an Easy Man