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The Puzzle of Docudramas — Fairly A lot Pop: A Tradition Podcast #167


After we’ve already heard about somebody’s per­son­al scan­dal within the information, do we have to additionally see it dra­ma­tized with A‑record actors? Your hosts Mark Lin­sen­could­er, Lawrence Ware, Sarahlyn Bruck, and Al Bak­er dis­cuss Todd Haynes’ 2023 movie Could Decem­ber fic­tion­al­iz­ing the long-after­math of the a lot pub­li­cized Mary Kay Letourneau sto­ry.

The principle occasions of Could Decem­ber are fic­tion­al (primarily based on a sto­ry by display­author Samy Burch together with Alex Mechanik): An actress (Natal­ie Port­man) analysis­ing her future function vis­its the renamed Letourneau (Julianne Moore) and her now-adult hus­band (Charles Melton), whom she seduced (molest­ed) begin­ing at age 12. So is that this artwork movie enjoyable­da­males­tal­ly not like the oth­er latest drama­ti­za­tions that we contact on, includ­ing Joe vs. Automotive­oleInvent­ing AnnaSoiled JohnThe ActThe Shrink Subsequent Door, and The Factor About Pam? We additionally speak about Actual­i­ty. as an examination­ple of movies depict­ing how hor­ri­ble it’s to be arrest­ed.

Notice that whereas Aman­da Knox’s sto­ry was made right into a TV film, the pres­tige TV dra­ma ver­sion is nonetheless in course of. Her pod­solid is known as Labyrinths.

One of many arti­cles we reviewed about Could Decem­ber is this one from Vox.

Fol­low us @law_writes@sarahlynbruck@ixisnox@MarkLinsenmayer.

Hear extra Pret­ty A lot Pop, includ­ing latest episodes that you just haven’t seen on this web site. Sup­port the present and listen to bonus discuss­ing for this and close to­ly each oth­er episode at patreon.com/prettymuchpop or by choos­ing a paid sub­scrip­tion by Apple Pod­casts.

This pod­solid is a part of the Par­tial­ly Examination­ined Life pod­solid web­work.

Pret­ty A lot Pop: A Cul­ture Pod­solid is the primary pod­solid curat­ed by Open Cul­ture. Browse all Pret­ty A lot Pop posts.

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