S04E06: Legalise Minestrone!

Delicious Hunks, we’re finishing our 4th season with a glorious hyper-stylised bang. We’ve watched 2016’s “The Love Witch” and now that the fever has broken and the visions subsided, we’re ready to talk about it. What marks has this endeavor left on us? What temperature are our takes? Did we learn anything at all? Join us on a urine and rosemary soaked voyage into the maddening gyre of patriarchal romance!

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or email us at: younghunkspodcast@gmail.com

Important Links this season!
The Bechdel Test – http://bechdeltest.com/
#SeeHer – https://www.seeher.com/storytellers
Tasha Robinson – We’re Losing Female Characters to Trinity Syndrome

This episode’s plugs:
Ret – “Canopy” by Karine Bernadou
Ben – No Feeling is Final
Simon – Mint

S04E05: Shine Bright Like A Goblin

The penultimate episode of Season 4 is upon us! Let us bow our heads in quiet reservation right before we throw a burning chair through the nearest window! It’s 2019, Hunks! The year of crime is here and we’re meeting it head-on with 2014’s “Girlhood“, a coming of age drama about street gangs, knife fights, and dancing! Straighten your hair and put on your dirtiest leather, it’s movie time!

send us questions on our tumblr: www.younghunks.tumblr.com
or email us at: younghunkspodcast@gmail.com

Important Links this season!
The Bechdel Test – http://bechdeltest.com/
#SeeHer – https://www.seeher.com/storytellers
Tasha Robinson – We’re Losing Female Characters to Trinity Syndrome

This episode’s plugs:
Ret – “Why Art?” by Eleanor Davis, Festival of the Photocopier 2019
Ben – Hollow Knight
Simon – Black Men Can’t Jump in Hollywood

S04E04: You Robbed Banks?!

Season 4 continues! This episode we’re getting deep and silly about 1997’s “Jackie Brown“, a film starring Samuel L. Jackson’s fashion sense and Michael Keaton’s perception of cool. There’s no need to page your bail bondsman or adjust the EQ settings on your car radio, just settle in with us for some small-time crime fun!

Important Links this season!
The Bechdel Test – http://bechdeltest.com/
#SeeHer – https://www.seeher.com/storytellers
Tasha Robinson – https://tinyurl.com/mq9aebq
Outtake – How Tarantino Made Race a Central Theme of ‘Jackie Brown’

This episode’s plugs:
Ret – “My Big Life” by Bailey Sharp
Ben – Reply All Podcast
Simon –  Oh Joy Sextoy (Very NSFW!!)

S04E03: The Sexual Gourmet

Activate your clam-shell devices and swipe up, it’s The Young Hunks Podcast! Continuing to probe the Bechdel Test, the hunks bend their brains around the 2014 horror hit “It Follows“. What is “it”? Why does “it follow”? Does “it” matter? What actually follows are discussions about semiotics, ratboys, and Mum’s spaghetti, so get down on that hot business.

send us questions on our tumblr: www.younghunks.tumblr.com
or email us at: younghunkspodcast@gmail.com

Important Links this season!
The Bechdel Test – http://bechdeltest.com/
#SeeHer – https://www.seeher.com/storytellers
Tasha Robinson – https://tinyurl.com/mq9aebq
AV Club – Someone has charted the path of the creature in It Follows

This episode’s plugs:
Ben – “The Haunting of Hill House” (2018)
Ret – “Maniac” (2018)
Simon – Hyper Light Drifter 

S04E02: Dark Carnival Dolly

Gather round Smooth Sharks and Lizard Shamans, it’s time to feast on the marrow of another delicious podcast! This episode we discuss 1980’s star-studded “9 to 5” in our ongoing quest to figure out what good female representation looks like. So far it’s a lot of reckless gun usage and a general disrespect towards the dead, but we’re into it.

send us questions on our tumblr: www.younghunks.tumblr.com
or email us at: younghunkspodcast@gmail.com

Important Links this season!
The Bechdel Test – http://bechdeltest.com/
#SeeHer – https://www.seeher.com/storytellers
Tasha Robinson – https://tinyurl.com/mq9aebq
The Guardian – Is 9 to 5 really a Feminist Movie?
Ted Talk – Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin on Female Friendship

This episode’s plugs:
Ben – Who Gives a Crap
Ret – In Good Company Podcast
Simon – “Mustang” (2015), Kanopy streaming service

S04E01: BIG FISH ENERGY

Beloved Hunks, it’s been a minute, welcome to the triumphant return of The Young Hunks Podcast! We’re back in fine form with a brand new season, our longest yet, focusing on films that pass the Bechdel test. First on the docket is Steven Spielberg’s 1975 blockbuster “JAWS“.  What does a film about three men on a boat have to say about female representation in cinema? Watch and listen along with us so that we may learn together!

send us questions on our tumblr: www.younghunks.tumblr.com
or email us at: younghunkspodcast@gmail.com

Important Links this season!
The Bechdel Test – http://bechdeltest.com/
#SeeHer – https://www.seeher.com/storytellers
Tasha Robinson – https://tinyurl.com/mq9aebq

This episode’s plugs:
Ben – Think Thornbury
Ret – “Bad Feminist” by Roxane Gay
Simon – “We Need to Talk About Film Criticism” by Patrick H. Willems

Bonus Ep 01: Gird Your Loins!

What time is it?! It’s bonus episode time!! While beloved Ben is hunkin’ round the globe, the rest of the Hunks get grimy with the Meryl Streep classic “The Devil Wears Prada“. So, fire up your Motorola Sidekick™ as we collectively digest $8 of Jarlsberg and speculate about Anna Wintour’s secret bathroom.

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or email us at: younghunkspodcast@gmail.com

This episode’s plugs:
Ret – “Zine There Done That 2018
September 22nd, Austinmer Scout Hall
https://www.facebook.com/events/217600972164847/

Simon – Letterboxed https://letterboxd.com/squimon/

S03E03: Just Looking for a Good Time (with Mummies)

Put on your fez, dual wield your pistols, and join the Hunks in unearthing 1999’s “The Mummy“. This movie has it all – mummies, sweaty Brendy, terrible gender politics, and other different mummies! We recorded this episode with a different audio setup, so please excuse the echo but enjoy the flesh eating beetles.

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or email us at: younghunkspodcast@gmail.com

This episode’s plugs:
Ret – “Art and Fear” by David Bayles/Ted Orland
https://www.bookdepository.com/Art-Fear-David-Bayles/9780961454739

Ben – “Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell
https://www.bookdepository.com/Tipping-Point-Malcolm-Gladwell/9780349113463

Simon – “We Heart Hartnett”
http://wehearthartnett.libsyn.com/

S03E02: Patricia Winterfell

It’s Brendan O’Clock here and good lord do the Hunks have some mixed feelings about 1996’s “Mrs. Winterbourne“. Join the fun as the Hunks unpack a paper-thin web of lies, a lukewarm snapshot of classicism, and a romantic relationship between a millionaire and the teenage widow of his identical twin! GO RICKI! GO RICKI!

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or email us at: younghunkspodcast@gmail.com

This episode’s plugs:
Ben – “Shovel Knight” http://yachtclubgames.com/shovel-knight/

Simon – “My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness”
https://www.bookdepository.com/My-Lesbian-Experience-with-Loneliness-Kabi-Nagata/9781626926035

Ret – 180 Days of Not Dating/Amazing Sprouts!
Halve sprouts and place flat-side down in a cast iron pan, cover in an inch of stock, add 2 tablespoons of butter, a generous sprinkle of red pepper flake, and salt to taste. Set heat to medium, cook until stock evaporates and sprouts are tender and caramelised on the bottom.

GO RICKI! GO RICKI!

S03E01: Soft Contours/Square Head

**Content Warning: 28:15-30:06**
Y’all remember Brendan Fraser? Well, The Young Hunks do and there has never been a better time to delve head first into his cinematic body of work! That’s right, Season 3 is here and with it come cryptic omens – do they foretell joyous prosperity or unrelenting darkness for the Hunks?! Watch “Gods and Monsters” with us to find out!

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or email us at: younghunkspodcast@gmail.com

This episode’s plugs:
Ret – “Lizzo” https://youtu.be/9yzsh-PDF30

Simon – “Lindsay Ellis – The Hobbit: A Long-Expected Autopsy” https://youtu.be/uTRUQ-RKfUs

Ben – “Sourpuss Sour Beer” https://craftypint.com/beer/3745/wayward-brewing-co-sourpuss, “Mayvers’s Protein+” http://mayvers.com.au/product/mayvers-peanut-butter-hemp/