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"natasha rothwell" Discussed on Forever35
"I'm just like, that's fair, really? It's fair. But I have to say, I've been kind of turning that around by elevating the experience, if you will. And part of that is using a shampoo I really like. And prose is that shampoo. It's a custom shampoo that's shipped right to you after taking a quiz and determining your custom formula. And this custom formula takes pretty much everything that could possibly be a consideration for your hair into account. The water. Is it hard water? Is it soft water, the food you eat? How often you exercise? They want to know how polluted the air is in your area. There were so many questions that I was like, I had no idea this affected my hair. What? You know, I feel like most of these types of quizzes are like, do you have oily hair of dry hair? You know what I mean? Okay. And this is like very detailed. So I just love that. And I love how it makes my hair feel and smell. And by the way, you can customize the smell, so if you want unscented, you can go with that. If you want like a nice eucalyptus Y thing, they have that. They have like a bunch of different scents and they all smell really good. You can also change your formula. I think this is another really cool thing. If you're a lifestyle changes or for example, I've been talking to a friend who's dealing with hard water, where she's living now, but it's not her permanent residence. She's on a long-term live situation. So like, you can change your prose based on where you're living. Yeah. Oh, that's really interesting. Very passionate about prose, but you get it. Oh, I get it. Oh, I know. You've texted me about your pros and how much you're loving it. It's true. But one of my favorite things about pros is that it's now a carbon neutral certified B corp, which means that they're an industry leader in clean and responsible beauty. All their ingredients are sustainably sourced, ethically gathered and cruelty free. They're also the first custom beauty brand to go carbon neutral, which puts them pretty high up in my book. Pros is the healthy hair regimen with your name all over it. So take your free in depth hair consultation and get 15% off your first order today. Go to pros dot com slash forever 35. That's PRO SE dot com slash forever 35 for your free in depth hair consultation and 15% off. All right, we are back. I also really liked how you dissected the way that fat people are represented in popular culture and you write you say representation is not enough. And I really liked how you broke down a lot of these characters that I think were sort of held up as good representation like Natasha Rothwell's character on insecure, for example. For me complicated my view of her and her character and that scene where she gets fingered in the restaurant is like with such an iconic scene and you really changed how I now think about that scene. You know yeah, which is hard to do. That's a hard thing for me to do because I want to see more fat people on television. Yeah. I really, really do. I want Disney to have fat characters. I just don't want to have that character deal with body dysmorphia, which is what they have. That's why we have our first groundbreaking fat character, but that character is dealing with body dysmorphia, not the fat people don't. But is that all that we have? And it's a really difficult, like I love insecure. I really enjoy this is us. I really enjoy these shows. I love shrill, like shrill is one of my favorite shows ever. And outside of shrill, these shows don't think of fat people outside of the realm of their weight. Like Kate's entire trajectory on this is us was related to her weight from the way that she met her first husband to what happened when she wanted to get pregnant to the birth of that child and all the trauma that followed all had a relationship to her weight. And not to say fat people don't have that experience, but that's not all that we experience. It's not just that. It's not just comedic relief for a thin person. It's not just constantly overwhelmingly thinking about weight. It's not, we never have relationships. We're not intimate with anyone. That's not true. There's just realistically not true, but that seems to be all Hollywood is ready for. Unfortunately. So where does allyship kind of play into all of this? In terms of, I guess, in terms of straight sized folks, but also just culturally allies, allies to the fact people is being a fat ally, not is it a thing. Obviously it is. But what does that what does that truly look like? And I guess I also want to ask your thoughts on what happens when we fuck up. How do we take accountability when we fuck up in this space in terms of fat allyship? And we will. Yeah. That's the reality humans are complicated. And that's something to be expected. I think it's essential. I don't think any movement. So ultimately, the thing that I advocate for in this book is systemic changes in our world that allow fat people to live with dignity. It's really not about how we interact with each other individually. That's important too. It's really about how do we shift our systems and our world to be more accommodating of fat people and more equitable towards that people. And in order for that to happen, straight size people have to join the lobbying and the organizing and the movement building around these issues, whether it's, you know, passing laws across the United States like Michigan is the only law right now that prohibits employers from discriminating against someone for being fat. That should happen nationwide. And that requires everyone to say, oh, this is a problem and lobby around it. Or the fact that you can go to an amusement park and there are no rides if you're over a certain size. And once you get to a certain size, like your world is so small because no one accommodates for that, you need everyone, like it's not if it's only fat people advocating for this, it's not going to make a difference. We need everyone. Truly, to make these sorts of changes, but in terms of interpersonally, when people fuck up, which we all do, we all do if we're an ally to any movement we all fuck up. The best place to start is change behavior. How you interact with that particular person who you offended or something that you said that rub them the wrong way, that's between you and that person. But I always say the best apology is full on change behavior. It's unlearning. It's consciously being aware of the language that you're using, how you're interacting with fat people, what you're saying about them, when they can see you and when they can't, which is why I'd love to including that story in I forget which essay it is Jesus. But that's a lot. About the woman on the plane. And seeing the guy's text messages, making fun of her size and her confronting him about it. The best way in which he can ever atone for that is to change his behavior and show that never happens again. How she wants if she's willing to forgive him that's on her, right? Like that's fully on that person to make that choice. But the person who's doing the offending has to unlearn that behavior and change it.
What's Good Games
"natasha rothwell" Discussed on What's Good Games
"Sonic teams up with his own sidekick tails and together they embark on a globe trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands. I feel like I should be reading this in like a movie. I feel like you should. From the filmmakers behind the fast and the furious and Deadpool, this next level sequel, stars, James Marsden. Ben Schwartz, as the voice of sonic, tikka Sumter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam pally, and Jim Carrey returning alongside new additions Shemar Moore, with Idris Elba as the voice of knuckles in Colleen or shaughnessy as the voice of tales. Is that good enough that's pretty good, right? The movie is super fun, you guys. And if you haven't seen it yet, it is a great time. Sonic the Hedgehog two, of course, is now available on Blu-ray in digital, which is why we're talking about it today. So invite some friends over for a movie night and grill up sonic's favorite chili cheese dogs. And watch this next level sequel today. Check it out at Sonic the Hedgehog movie dot com that's Sonic the Hedgehog movie dot com. Brittany, you have been playing a game that I found super intriguing when they first announced it. And I'm gonna be honest, I forgot that this game was coming up. Oh man, I was so excited when I got the email in my inbox. Thank you for the review code. And I was like, oh my God, yes, I need this. It actually came in when I was in Hawaii, and I was just looking for something to kind of play poolside and it was absolutely perfect. So we are talking about RPG time the legend of right and right is spelled WRI GHT. This game's actually been out on Xbox since March, but now it is available. I believe it just came to switch and PlayStation. I played on switch. So this is developed by desk works, and this game ladies has been in development for ten years. So it has, there's a lot. It has been cooking for a minute. Anyway, yeah, like if you're watching on YouTube dot com slash what's good games. I think it's very apparent why this game would catch anyone's eye, but for those of you listening, it's this hand drawn notebook.
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"natasha rothwell" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times
"With your favorite stars in TV and film. And Mark, you already know this from my slack messages, but I'm very excited about today's guests. You know, she's best known for her scene stealing work in both sitcoms and films. And as I'm sure you know, as of late, she's become a TikTok sensation of sorts for the sheer volume of people imitating the unmistakable way that she can say something like hi. Hi. How are you? Hi. Hi. I'm talking, of course, about Jennifer Coolidge. I'm excited for this conversation because I think Jennifer's one of those performers where we've seen her for so many years now and yet she still is like revealing new parts of herself. You know, I think of the sort of absurdist energy that she brought to say promising young woman, where of course there's her roles in the Christopher Guest films like a mighty wind or best in show where she played this poodle owner who was married to a much, much older man. I love the films that come to mind for you versus the ones that come to mind for me. I go straight to her role as Fiona, Hilary Duff's evil stepmother in a Cinderella story. And of course, my personal favorite, paulette, the lovable manicurist in legally blond. I mean, that may be your signature role. Well, today, Jennifer joins us to talk about her performance as Tanya mcquoid. Mcquade. My quad. Right? Are you miss McCoy? What? One syllable. You're caught. Well, two syllables. But the second part is one syllable. Why? Like why? Is it Gaelic? I don't know. I really don't know. I just. Okay, it's time a quad. In HBO's white lotus. You know, this is a show that's got this amazing cast. There's Connie britton, Jake lacy, and Natasha Rothwell, but so many people are talking about Jennifer's performance as Tonya. You know, she plays this extremely wealthy woman, grieving the recent death of her mother, and she goes to this luxury resort with plans to spread her ashes, but ends up on this hilarious and weird and heartbreaking journey. I mean, she wrenches so much pathos that have just trying to get other people to pronounce her name correctly. It's one of the things that's so great about Jennifer's performance in white lotus is that it has everything that we sort of know her for and like her for, but then there's this emotional aspect to it that we've never really seen before. Yeah, I mean, what's so interesting is that Jennifer didn't end up in this role by accident, her friend, Mike white, who's the creator writer and director of white lotus, wrote this role with her in mind. And I would venture to say she delivered, it's been a revelation to see the level of vulnerability that she brings to a social satire, especially one that's sort of meant to depict the darker side of wealth. White lotus when I watched it, it was so clear to me how unaware rich people are. Of other people's suffering, but that it's not a conscious thing. As sad as it is, that, you know, a lot of wealthy people are just living off the grid in their world that isn't very real. It was the first time where I wasn't judgmental of them because it's just all their self centered fear and all their self centered stuff really comes from the cocoon that they build and it's all very unconscious. And so it made me sort of I know this sounds weird, but sympathize. My mom passed away in June. I'm so sorry. Dealing with all the logistics. You know, it was, it was just exhausting. And I'm still dealing with it. You know, you give a really layered and complex performance that is both hilarious and vulnerable, but particularly in scenes opposite Natasha Rothwell, who plays Belinda the spa manager at the resort. What do you think you're so tired? I think it's 'cause I'm so close to the floor. Let's talk about that dynamic between them. Like what fascinated you about their relationship between Tonya and Belinda? Tanya had been all over the world and Tanya is incredibly wealthy, like has insane money. She's buying her happiness with at least travel and spas and massage them. You know, and I feel like Tanya out of all the characters in certain ways had more empathy than any of them. I can't get rid of this like this. This really empty feeling. And I want I want someone to figure it out for me. But, you know, I felt like, you know, she really did like Belinda a lot and wanted to help her and really thought she was a genius because she'd been all over the world and had fancy treatments for everybody and this woman had really figured something out. And wanted to reward her for that and sort of set her up. But I liked that it was she had really strong feelings for her for Belinda and was unable to fulfill all the and incredibly generous ideas that she's so wanted to make happen. Right. And this got caught up. I will drop the story. I will drop the story, and feel the newness of each moment. I feel the newness of each moment. Both you and Natasha are known for these outlandish, you know, larger than life performances in your comedy. But both of you too in this show are going deeper in your performances, what was it like doing that with someone like Natasha? How did she help you navigate those scenes and vice versa? I don't know if she and I discussed it that much. But I do think in some weird way I feel like the, you know, certainly for me the isolation of COVID made it so much easier. And I don't know if I've ever had that advantage in my life where I was doing a job where all I had to do was the job, you know, it was like 9 months of isolation at my house and then leading up to just, you know, being in a Hawaii putting this bubble where you couldn't go outside the gates and you couldn't really go anywhere and you were just sort of forced to be your character so now you see that's the core of the onion.
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"natasha rothwell" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"One two teachers think about the way that Florida governor Ron DeSantis is intervened in public education. On the next morning edition from NPR news. Tomorrow morning at 5 on 90.1 WAB. It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Ari Shapiro. And I melt the Chang. Emmy nominations are out today, and if you guessed that Succession would be all over them, you would be correct. Ted Lasso and the white lotus followed closely behind, and Linda Holmes co host of NPR's pop culture happy hour is here to give us more details. Hey Linda. Hi. Hi. Okay, so let's start with the fun stuff. Comedies. What do we have here? Sure, so some past comedy series nominees are repeating, including curb your enthusiasm and Barry on HBO. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon hacks on HBO Max. What We Do in the Shadows, which is FX's vampire comedy. And Ted Lasso, on Apple TV, which one last year. But there are a couple of new entries, including only murders in the building. The blue show with Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez, and also Abbott elementary on ABC, which was created by Quinta Brunson and was a real bright spot for a lot of people this year. And what's going on over in the drama categories? Right, so also some repeats there. Ozark and Stranger Things from Netflix, Better Call Saul and AMC and HBO's Succession. But there's still a lot of new action over there too. Euphoria on HBO was nominated as was yellow jackets on showtime, Netflix certainly had one of the most buzzy shows of the year with Squid Game. They got a nomination for that. And severance, which is a very offbeat series that has a lot of admirers, myself included, got a nomination. That one is on Apple TV. Okay, very nice. Well, something I want to know is when we're looking at these numbers. We got 25 nominations for succession. 20 for Ted Lasso, 20 for the white lotus, which is the limited HBO series. I mean, like, how do these nomination totals get so high? Are these shows like that good? Yeah, well, in the case of all three of those shows, the numbers get big because they have ensemble casts. So for instance, session has 25 nominations and 14 of them are acting nominations between lead supporting and guest categories. If you compare that to something like Stranger Things, it has 13 nominations, but nobody in the cast was nominated same with Ted Lasso, 20 nominations and ten for acting, white lotus a little less, but 20 nominations and 8 for acting. So a lot of times it has to do with the size of a very good cast. Okay. So I know that there are also a lot of nominees for series that were based on real events this year, right? Right, absolutely. The dropout, which is all about Elizabeth Holmes and the theranos scandal inventing Anna, which is about Anna delvey, the so called fake heiress dope sick, which is about the opioid epidemic and Pam and Tommy, which is about one of the first big celebrity sex tapes. Those are all nominated in this very competitive, limited series, category with the way lotus. And what about you, Linda? Are there any nominations that made you especially happy this year? There were ray C horn nominated for playing Kim on Better Call Saul. Jason Cameron nominated for playing Jerry on Succession, Natasha Rothwell, who's wonderful nominated for playing Belinda and the white lotus. And Cheryl Lee Ralph, who I have been enjoying on television since the late 1970s got her first Emmy nomination for avid elementary, which is overdue and awesome. That is so awesome. All right, well the Emmys will be airing in September and we'll see how all these races pan out. That is NPR's Linda Holmes. Thank you so much, Linda. Thank you, alpha. Today, the Library of Congress announced a new poet laureate, Ada limon, our friend from the world of poetry test Taylor, has known for decades, and so the two hopped on the line, and Taylor began by asking limon, what it means to be poet laureate today. You've just been called into this position of national prominence. In a moment when we're really just sort of inarguably in a painful period in America, and I'm wondering, what can poetry offer a divided country? Yeah, I think that it's really important to remember that even in this particularly hard moment divided moment, poetry can really help us reclaim our humanity. And I think it's important right now at a time when so many of us have been numbed to trauma to grief to chaos. And so many of us have had to compartmentalize in order to live our lives and we've had to kind of forget conveniently that we are thinking feeling grieving emotional beings. And I think through poetry, I think we can actually remember that on the other side of that, it's also contentment, joy, a little piece now and again, and that those are all part of the same spectrum, and without one we don't have the other. And I think poetry is the place where we can go to break open, but to have that experience, I really, truly believe, helps us remember that we're human. And reclaiming our humanity seems like it's really essential right now. Well, speaking of that, do you have a poet laureate project in mind yet? The intention I have around building a project is to see if I can do something that helps us not only reconnect with our humanity, but helps us repair our relationship with the natural world. I think so often we forget that our relationship to the earth is reciprocal. And I think we've not only felt very disconnected from one another from our communities, but also from the planet. And that's how harm is done. And so I think that I would really love to figure out how, you know, through poetry, we might be able to repair that relationship with the earth with nature. I love that and your hands poetry feels like a real social tool of healing. And that's fantastic. And very hopeful. Ada, this brings us to the moment where I get to ask you to read a poem. Will you read that wonderful poem about a groundhog from the beginning of the hurting kind? Yes, I'd be honored. There's so much I could say about this poem, but I think maybe it's better if we just hear it. Give me this
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"natasha rothwell" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times
"Well, now that we've talked about the real love story of this series, let's talk about Issa and Lawrence now. I have to tell you, I really did want them to get back together, but I also realize that they weren't good for each other up until that point, where you conflicted about having them get back together. Hell, yes, I was conflicted. At the beginning of the season, to be honest, you know, it goes back to when season four episode 8 aired. I was thrilled that people loved it but I had this, oh my God, at the pit of my stomach, I was like, oh my God, people are so happy for them and they have no idea what's coming. We are about to devastate this. Like with this new thing I'm working on. It's me creating happiness for myself. I think. I like you like this. Like what? Like this is new. Keep it up. It's a good look. Okay, all right. And I didn't realize how exciting people would be to see ESM orange reunite. And even me, I was like, oh man, this did end up being, you know, a really beautiful episode. Thank you Natasha Rothwell. So he got a baby, absolutely not. And thinking about, you know, just my own feelings and putting myself in her shoes and being protective of her, I thought that, you know, she made the right decision. And I still stand by the fact that she made the right decision to break up with him. I just had to tell you. So, this means you're getting back with her. No. No. I told you, I want to be with you. But you're having a baby with someone else. But I didn't plan this. I don't. I don't want this to happen. And, you know, we had different endings in mind and as the season progressed, and I became ECD. You know, it's one thing to write for her and then to become her. You know, I found myself missing him and I found that in a sense we were denying Issa her happiness. You know, one of our writers, Laura Kittel was just like, you know, with that episode, we basically said that they're soul mates. And to deny Issa her soulmate is, in a sense, denying her her happiness. And I think they needed that time. To grow apart, Lawrence for sure needed that time to reconcile his relationship with canola and to see the blessing that Elijah was in his life and to grow on his own. And I think separately, as they had done before, they became ready for one another and I think so much of the themes of the last couple of seasons have been that happiness is a choice. And Issa daring to be happy with Lawrence felt fitting to me. But it was a journey. We both went on journeys. Happy birthday. Thank you. Hey, John. Oh, is this for me? He wanted to decorate. That right there says Issa. Doesn't. It could. Thanks, John. There we go. Was there the scenario where she ends up with Nathan? There was a scenario where she ended up with Nathan and then there was a scenario where she came home and you heard a voice that you didn't know who it was. That would have killed me not knowing. I would have been like, no, I need to know. Yeah. Well, as someone who spends the moments after each episode curled up with a Twitter comments about it, people have intense feelings about their relationship as I'm sure you know all too well. Has it surprised you? How strongly people feel about this dynamic? I mean, yeah, it's surprises me, but it doesn't surprise me. People project so much of their own feelings onto these characters, which is part of what makes the show what it is. And I, you know, princess and I and the writers have discussed at length, you know, how much we know people are going to have so much to say about this decisions and you know, they always have, but at the end of the day, if you went with best for these characters, these characters have chosen what's best for themselves and you can only be happy for them. Well, to get back to your point about Isa choosing to be happy and daring to be happy. Her ending is really hopeful, you know? She's experiencing success in her career, her friendships, her love life. She's feeling better about herself worth.
Pop Culture Happy Hour
"natasha rothwell" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"Arguments and falling outs with her bestie Molly, who's played by Ivan orgy. Now, in the 5th and final season, Isa still very awkward, but circumstances and attitudes for all the characters are drastically different from where they started. E says finding success as an event coordinator and has rekindled a romance with Nathan, who's played by Kendrick Sampson. She and Mali have finally worked through their differences and Molly's found her footing at her law firm after an awkward start in the previous seasons. Lawrence has sorted out his career and is now trying to make co parenting work with his ex condola, played by Christina elmore. And Issa and Molly's friend group is rounded out by Kelly, who's played by Natasha Rothwell, and Tiffany, played by Amanda seals. Now, as I mentioned earlier, we are definitely going to be discussing the series finale and season 5 more generally. So if you're not caught up yet, consider this your final warning to hold off on listening for now. All right, let's get into this. Kate, let me start with you. What are your initial reactions to the finale and the season overall? I think season 5 is a really good encapsulation of what the show had always set out to be. It was hampered by the fact that season four came out at such a contentious time. And I think feelings are very high about it, plus it was an excellent season. And so it almost feels like there was no way that season 5 could live up to how well received that was. But I also think that season 5 manages to tie up a lot of loose storylines in a way that feels satisfying, even as so much narrative threat is kind of being pulled all at the same time and what feels like not enough time. I mean, these are 20 minute episodes. We are always kind of left wanting more. And I think that that is still true of the finale, but I feel secure in my knowledge that these characters will be okay, which was always the goal. Yeah. Brittney, how about you? How are you feeling about this whole series, this ending and where we leave these characters? I think that overall season 5, many episodes I think represented the things that people love the most about the show. I know that there is some discussion online offline about how people felt about the pacing and worrying whether or not things would get wrapped up by the end of the series. But I'll say having seen the final episode, the relationship that I always had the most investment in, leaves on a very beautiful note..
"natasha rothwell" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago
"And Joseph Edison lawyer writer and filmmaker is with me in the studio. To the T V show that generated more buzz than anything on our small screens For a while. Now the white Lotus It's a superbly written American dramedy set in a luxury Hawaiian resort filled with glamorous, rich, entitled and often clueless guests. But beneath that surface lies a deeper satire about inequality, class human nature, who we all are all that lovely stuff. One critic described it as a magnificently monstrous look at how the other half live. The costs are outstanding. Jennifer Coolidge, Connie Britton, Steve Zahn, Natasha Rothwell and the Australian actor Murray Bartlett, who so brilliantly plays the resorts manager, Armand He spoke to Jason Di Russo on ABC Radio National's the screen show about the series, his character and working with the creator and director Mike White. One of the great things about this character, I think is it's set up in the role that he has. He has such a public. Facade that he has to keep up as the manager of this hotel, but he's got this sort of Rich in a life full of demons, a lot of them connected to his addiction issues and stuff in it. There's sort of that interplay between the inner and the outer life and the sort of the niceties that we keep up with each other to sort of mask what's going under underneath, and he sort of represents what happens when You can no longer keep that mask in place. You know, there's a bit of a thematic ring resonance to it as well because this is also a show that invites the viewers to contemplate Hawaii, its history and who was here before the resorts and who is still here in the shadow of the resorts, and all of that is kind of interesting. And of course, there's an Australian. We can relate to. Those themes and interrogating ourselves of it. You know why we're here and and how we got here. But I mean, these things are surprise to most Americans. Do you think? Is it a surprise for them to sort of consider Hawaii or these kinds of islands as being You know as having this history of colonization and all the rest of that. It's an interesting question. Let's also ask America because I get the impression that it's not something that's on a lot of people's minds. I mean, particularly like the first Nations, people in the in the U. S. It's not often part of the conversation, which is really frightening. You know, we talk about the generations of people that have come afterwards. And you know, particularly in terms of slavery, how awful that was. And the legacy or the continuing sort of unfolding of what that is created in this country. But the awareness even of The first Nations people here is it doesn't feel like it's on the radar much and I think it's such a wonderful sort of aspect of this show. And it's something that is close to Mike White's heart in terms of he spends a lot of time in Hawaii so very plugged into the history of Hawaii and Hawaiians and was very mindful of that in this in this show. Tell me about my quite what's your experience of working with him, especially given that he has such control over this? Show, and it's so much his creation. I suppose. I don't know. I think he's a genius. Basically, he started writing this show in August last year, and we started shooting in October, which is just a phenomenal feat. That's insane. I didn't realize that his incredibly talented and fast into waiving all these very pertinent themes in a way that I think Is not always subtle, but it's definitely not banging you over the head with it. It's just so clever and funny, So also he's a really good man. He's just a kind, funny, generous, loving human being and he creates on set a feeling of fun and play. But there's something amazing about having someone like that at the helm, who has created written and is directing. Because you're sort of at the source. You're at the creative source all the time. And, yeah, I just I trust trusted him. There's something in the white lotus, which are quite like this sense of certain characters, sort of fighting against the inevitability of certain structures of oppression and so forth and power. Kind of circling back around. It feels like it would have been a very political set to be having lunch on And you know where people discussing politics a lot on set and the state of the United States. I mean, it was hard not to As we were shooting right through the election in the United States, So it was. I mean, it was It was everywhere and in all of our minds, and it was very therapeutic in a way to be working on a show that is holding a mirror to some of the aspects of society that dysfunctional in terms of valuing some people, other over other people and some people with power and privilege, wielding it in ways that is not beneficial to everybody. It was kind of great to be able to Have these conversations, the characters, uh, either grappling with or talking about these things. The actor Murray Bartlett, talking to the screen shows Jason Darrow. So on ABC Radio, National Joseph Addison lawyer When you heard him speaking there about how Mike White had written that projects a rapidly and got it together. Did you think for a second? That's insane, Or do you write that quickly? It is insane. Um, absolutely, especially to write something that, um, on that scale, um, but sometimes it depends. You know, if if things come to you, it can be very quick and when it's less immediate, it takes more time. So the stories and perspectives of First nations people aren't often at the forefront of American television and film. Do you think that shows like this can change that? I think so. I think it's very important. I mean, we're if we look at the world over the last year, it's become even more important that lots of different voices and lots of different stories get told. And so I think also, I mean, has he mentioned the fact? Obviously, he lives in America. And if that's something that is not on the consciousness of, say, your average American, then shows like this can only help. You know for them to think about, you know, other kind of stories and other experiences that also need to be examined. You're listening to the arts are with me. Niki Beattie on the BBC World Service Comedian Nish Kumar has created a special place for himself in British political comedy, his television show. The MASH report takes a satirical look.
Slate's Culture Gabfest
"natasha rothwell" Discussed on Slate's Culture Gabfest
"Ah let you talk about armand soon but one of the other staff members is this woman. Belinda played by the wonderful natasha. Rothwell who you might know from insecure. Pu is a kind of spa managers slash healing therapist. She does sort of sound baffles and chance mantras. She one point. She's chanting the guy. Autry mantra to jennifer coolidge and immediately. She gives her. This sort of cranial sacred massage. That makes jennifer coolidge feel completely better and suddenly jennifer coolidge develops an attachment to blend that becomes quite strange and goes into strange places which we can talk about. But that's those two characters kind of live in tandem for the rest of the series. Yeah that krino sacred massage. Moment that you mentioned. I think it happens in the first episode was a real hook point into the series for me. That was a moment where i started to feel like okay. There's something going on here. Besides you know the satirizing of wealth and privilege and you know this isn't just going to be about an upstairs downstairs sort of story where we all laugh the rich people and feel bad for the poor people right. I mean there's just something so complex that's happening in that moment between them. Because we're used to seeing jennifer coolidge i am i mean i think of the chris guest movie she used to be and you know and that she was always sort of figure of fun right. I mean she's great at doing it but you know she rarely is someone who who is bringing is great as her chops are for both drama and comedy. She's rarely the person who's who story. Where sort of emotionally invested. And she's more like the comic relief and so you're expecting that then they have this moment where you know. She really experiences something. She actually experiences. What apparently in her life is a very rare moment of actual relief piece relaxation. Right in this in this encounter with belinda and also belinda. Natasha rothwell spa director character. And you also see in that moment that belinda is deeply invested in what she does. I mean she is not kind of cynically phoning it in as the spot director for this hotel. She really is considers herself a healer and seems to be gifted in that department and that comes into play later as this relationship develops between them and they start talking about opening a business and the possibility that tanya will become sort of the financial protector and investor of belinda business. So that scene really establishes a lot when it could easily have been tossed off as you know just a way to laugh at at tanya's kind of absurd new agey goofiness all right. We have one more very important character in a way. I think we've saved the best for last and i'll do this myself. It's murray bartlett's armand. Who's the manager of the hotel on australian man. We don't know much about his backstory but we learned early on that he is a recovering addict and we see him in action as an extremely committed and yet and yet cynical hotel manager so unlike belinda. who seems to using her spot director job. As a way to explore her mission in life he really feels like he's sort of slumming it and is somewhat miserable as the manager of the hotel and yet at the same time he wants to do his job to the utmost so we here early on in the first episode him giving a speech to a new employee at the hotel. About how important it is that they all learned to be invisible. And you know that the great job of someone working in hospitality is to is to strategically disappear at the moment when you need to disappear and the minute you hear him saying that you know that there's going to be some sort of problem with visibility..
Feminist Frequency Radio
"natasha rothwell" Discussed on Feminist Frequency Radio
"Would you think of the show. I thought that there were parts of this show that i laughed so hard at like i think some of the comedy is absolutely expressed an i mean regardless of whether like you hate the actual characters can we at least acknowledge that the actors who are working there at like they are acting their asses on playing these people. Jake lacy as shane is so appalling. A person but he just such an incredible job you know slang that kind of like grown up frat boy Dislike oakley sunglasses wearing leather loafer. Now he's so good at it debut with a visceral response. 'cause i went to college of so many guys like you. If you from the uk he'd be wearing red pants absolutely red trousers. Look at my fucking red trousers. That's right i mean connie britton so good steve. Zahn always happy when that guys get work. Natasha rothwell so good. So i mean at the same time that i was like really loving the performances. Yeah i can say it's it is a hard show to watch especially if you binge it like i had to 'cause i was watching it. You know all in a row because the people are just disgusting. They're disgusting people. they're horrible. You wouldn't wanna spend two minutes with these people especially if you're in the position of having to cater to their every whim of mine. Agnes that's such a minor acting could us that. I'm just you're making me think about now. That didn't even realize. Is shane character so unbearable. And those times where like. He's got a fucking raises eyebrows again. And then he does you asshole. And then molly shannon came in. I'm stanley show as his mom. And i'm like fox. She does the same thing. Like bush was really smart choice. Who'd like these really meaningful. Painful horrible libraries didn't even notice. That's great that's delightful. I look okay. This show should have been a movie. Is my opinion like it has interesting things to say. But it's just i. I what i do not like shows where a hate everybody. I don't like them dry. It's really and you know you don't hate everybody like natasha. Rothwells character was great. But you feel so pain for her And you know whatever. And so. I feel like it could have been a movie and still gotten the point across. It was trying to get across and not dragged it out for episode after episode after episode. Because i was getting really like. Oh my god i cannot be around these people anymore. It's painful and you know to near one of the latter episodes. There's a whole conversation that happens at the family's table where they go in. They go into it right. They talk about like what do they talk about. Whoa should i feel guilty. Because i have money. Should i not go on vacation like just to all of the like rich white people or just privileged white people talking points that happen and i'm just like i can't do this anymore around you like. It's so exhausting. I think there's some smart stuff that happens on the show. Some interesting dynamics right like The daughter of the white people. I literally cannot remember a single person. I think the right a wasn't Hall okay so. Olivia like challenges. Her parents on their attitudes about you know racism and privileged and those sorts of things. But i really liked that. Paula was like. You're just like that and like you know that you. Yeah you grew up in this you align with them even though you challenge them here and there. You're still one of them. I thought that was a really nice sort of twist and commentary that too something that felt Until may agree with us. It's like when olivia would challenge her parents. It felt like you know she would start. She'd be like oh cringe right. Nfl if she didn't have she hadn't developed the language to properly if it's even possible to like educate them or and i mean you know or like to have a conversation with them so became this really everything was really static in those conversations like no one learned anything and paul like probably could have but obviously was in a place to absolutely olivia's Like rebellion against her parents is so surface level it so performance give the whole point for her is to be a pain in the ass you know and To sort of stake a position. But it's not a position that she feels deeply about. It's all something that she's choosing to do on that day. In in the most annoying way possible knowing that it's going to rub people the wrong way from the very beginning right. And i think one of the smartest critiques or reviews of the show that i read especially the pilot was in vulture where the writer was talking about how. It's very easy as an audience member to fall into the trap of being as judgmental as olivia is as pol herself as you know at the very beginning when they're sitting around the pool or when they're on the boat coming in they're advancing all these like bitchy backstories for everyone is very easy to be like. Fuck those two like the ambigious. They're being terrible right. It's very easy to fall into the trap of being as judgmental of everyone else on the show but the show indicts you for doing that as an audience member so you know how like At the pool. We see olivia impala reading like freud and ninja and stuff odd but then you know and this is why it struck music as the reviewer in this culture piece pointed out the same thing that.
"natasha rothwell" Discussed on Who? Weekly
"Together and munched on the burritos. Kobe smoulders enjoyed the mini. Nothing but cakes nicole. Shire's ing or gnashed on crumble cookies and too-da-loo trail mix and the tasha rothwell and orgy. Yvonne orgy toasted don. Julio many cocktail and legrand core taj respectively from one of the past. That is engaged. You're wondering respectively means that. Natasha rothwell have the dawn and an orgy. Yvonne orgy had the grunk or taj. And in case you're unclear about what this looked like every single photo. And i shit you not every single photo in this the celebrities number one. The photo credits. Don't list the people in them. I think because they're never quite certain right. They just crate. Credit amy graves. Okay number two. Every single celebrity like these are very famous people here. Every single celebrity has a mask on whether indoors or outdoors. All these photos. Tyra banks mask which is great which is good but usually they take off the mask for the photo one person did. Y'all one person did for the lead photo jennifer lopez. The only unmasked photo is jennifer lopez alita image. They were like. Please take off your mask for two seconds because everyone else natasha yvonne. Leslie mann olivia. How are you supposed to munch on burritos. Exactly your mind owner munch and i know you're much in britos because that's a copy says so. Where's they're massless thing. I understand why they're doing this for responsibility purposes. I just love the idea. What if like you went to a party and then somebody wrote up a party description of what you did at the party like what. Ua it's like bobby like eight one goldfish cracker from like a like and then made his way to the bar to have a tequila cocktail featuring topo chico like yum delicious. He was overheard. Saying you know i'm delicious. He was overheard saying. I think i'll have a second finger said as he approached the burrito bar yet again but it have to be like the taco bell like ab- exclusive cantina burrito bar. It wouldn't everything has to have like a thing. do sorry. Every sentence meanwhile ruth negga raved about. Take he's cute lounge wear. That was an offer quote. I'm obsessed with those jumpsuits and the made by mary necklaces. Mary as my middle name. She said fuck. Tyra banks showed up with my scream and worse. Cream shirt jordana brewster. And tyra banks swooned over new swayed leggings and neutral hughes at spanks booth. Banks went full out to support her ice cream. Brand smiles cream with guests. Nash john towards the end the event notice. No one. there's no names of which guests notched on this nice cream. Notice that notice that notice. Notice that i take back what i said because previous in style reporting of this. Also the captions. Say credit amy graves. They don't actually label the people in them. So this is you know this is what they always do. But you see like tyra. Banks has photographed and then she's mentioned in the copy jordana brewster in a photo. She's mentioned in the copy as he julianne huff. Nfo she's mentioned the copy a liberal regal leslie man. The appetite girls mentioned in the copy. Okay i saw this photo and gasped. And then i control eft the name because i know exactly who this person is and i. I cannot believe the indignity someone went to this party. A famous person currently relevant went to this party and is photographed at this party and is not mentioned once in the copy. You heard the people mentioned in this. Everyone's mentioned in this appeal has mentioned. There's right like it's not like there's a real standard here. Everyone's mentioned lindsey. I just took a screen shot of someone who was at this party. I know this person is in a mask. And i know you'll be able to recognize her. Even tech sitter to you. That's talking alexander zardari. That's fucking alexander. Dario and she isn't named once not once. We're like ninety nine percent. Sure that's senator. that's i'm one. I'm sorry i'm one hundred percent certain. That's i'm sorry do after years of saying we can't recognize her anywhere. I'm claiming to recognize her in a black mask. Like with her half with her is showing and at and as a side profile. So to be honest you you really can't take our word for it though because we can't claim to not recognize this woman but then pull her out of a lineup with face mask. Lon she's covered up. I can tell. That's alexander daryl. I'm sorry that's alexandra outing myself. On this one. Why wouldn't they mentioned her. I think it's because they literally didn't recognize her stop stop. They knew as her her story and slate a hooligan sent it to us at sc white. One on twitter sent this to us. There's a sleet story on white lotus. The white lotus final getaway as perfect as it seemed. It's all about the story. I'm not doesn't matter what the story is. It has correction at the bottom correction august seventeenth. Twenty twenty one. This article originally misidentified alexander diario as andrea diario. Who the fuck is andrea dairy. Oh okay that's not even a person. I mean i guess maybe it may feel bad now. I'm starting to feel bad. I mean i do think that if that is alexandra. D dario at the party. She got away with murder because she got to get the free products without like without getting debased listening her every single. Move at this event. You know She was incognito aka. Just her normal so okay so there was. I have a game for you so there was another event. That was a big deal. It wasn't it wasn't like a giveaway of but it was a big event that happened over the past couple of days and i saw covered not everywhere I saw covered in one place. I saw it covered in us weekly was a and it was called the kroger's wellness experience. Yes the grocery store kroger's wellness experience. Which i'm going to call the croakers wellness experience. Okay they that there was a kroger as well this experience and so i read a story. One single story about the croakers wellness experience and road. Again about it okay. Here's the game. It's based on the copy from the croakers. Experience knows just singing programs wellness experience. Okay.
"natasha rothwell" Discussed on Keep It!
"That is out of pocket even than most but yeah so paula. You know she was the thing that made watching this show bearable and then she does something. At the end of the series that is completely unbearable. Some people might argue the most immoral act in the show and people got mad at her and people are still really matter and they're just like as a woman of color like how could you send this like native hawaiian to jail over. The shoe is such a great examination of the differences or the space between what it is that people do and how they act what it is that they think and what they're know records show we all talk one way we all really righteous though we all do some shit that doesn't like at all align with you know the politics that we proclaim to subscribe to a love that because you dow we've talked about this before you know like especially on the internet people love to get into specific like binary of like well take for instance even like the easy way question you know of like Would you call the police. Like a black person is funny in theory right and everyone on the internet is like oh you know like yeah. You can't call black people like doing this etc but it's like okay if a man is breaking in your home with a gun about to kill you or a knife you know like if you're pressed in this situation what are you going to do and i think a lot of people on the internet tried to create like x. Men danger room games for life of what they know that they would do. When you know that if any of the like fake scenarios people come up with on. The internet are not how they're actually going to act in real life. We saw that we cove it the way that people talk about rules and what they should be doing and how other people should be doing. And then you've seen a year like you see a friend of the party like when it's gordon. Tina you're doing this. It's like everyone acts differently when this stuff happens so i think it's very silly to have paula sitting there thinking. Well you know like. I can't get a native islander arrested by getting him involved in a crime you know. She's not sitting there and thinking how people are going to react online or morally to what she's trying to accomplish. I do want to thank both her. And city sweeney though specifically for their facial reactions throughout the entire show. I mean i'm not saying. I'm somebody when i watch. Tv show. i need to see my reactions soundboard exactly or whatever but man just the gift worthiness of looking at connie britton with like an eyelid. Moving the grimace dropping. It's just like really subtle but like harsh acting. That i think are maybe the most fun acting moments in the whole show actually even though people get lots of great character revealing monologues etc. I would agree. And i think i also want to talk about fred. Hatching occurs plays. Quinn and quinn ends up. Being in the finale sort of the symbol. he's like melancholic. Symbol of escape right. I think that the three of them him sydney and brittany are kind of like this incredible triptych of what gen z. Actually is like gossip. Girl is totally didactic. Doesn't have the characters like actually speaking like people and we're not we're not talking about through the almost like a non verbal or like half verbal performances. We just got so much fuller of portrait. This generation especially because they're interacting with people of different generation like connie. How about watching people think is so much fun. And i think that's a key part of this show that is extra compelling is even when it's not you know people clean it doesn't have enough plot or there's not enough going on but honestly it's always giving you something to look at whether it's somebody giving you know a sarcastic response or just thinking for an extra second which is such a pleasure to see an such a clue as we know you love watching white think of as he entire reason you sharp objects of sitting in cars thinking that board asked how the idea of old tears on their face. Not even utah. They've been crying for a while but or cape blanchette. The world's slowest smiler which is my favorite thing about her anyway. But that's i think we specifically got a lot of that and this show which is a great entry and what i will call incompetence vaudeville like veep and succession discuss though as much as we all seem to be fans of the show. Should we discuss some of the criticisms regarding kind of like the paradox of making a show about people who are you know terminally tied to their wealth and setting it on the island of hawaii. Eric there during right when so many native hawaiians had been telling tourists not come because they were like literally bringing infection to their home and there were some like music drops and the show that are outside of crystals amazing creepy eerie score. That felt a little leg playing this like kind of hokey song that everyone associates with hawaii. They they were just a few moments where i was like Mike white's not like completely confident or not completely owning more self indicting himself as a creator and lai chi also is a character that i just thought was done no justice he has no. I don't even mind that he disappears. It's in keeping with the tenor of the story. But his backstory that his family owned the land and the hotel was on. It was just like really try. Really simple and i think that there's a you have to figure out okay. These people can't be at the center of the story right. I just haven't created the show for that to happen. The how can i give them enough depth that even in their smallness they are like equally contending with the largest of someone like tanya or the other characters and. I thought that that wasn't done. I think is sort of goes to sort of just like mike white's telling of the story and just sort of how es cultures have been entrenched in american popular culture. Because like even if he was wanting to like do a good thing here i did agree about the music. It constantly felt like i was watching like hawaii five like the original. You know when there'd be like sunday mysterious happened on the island and you hear this sort of music. Even the theme song is which is a banger. But you know like so much of the music feels like when you're watching like betty davis in the letter and you start hearing oriental music. When like like the asian woman shows up to curse her. It felt very much that and get not even just disappearing the girl disappearing who gave birth in the first episode to and i get that i want to say that i feel that you can't have it both ways if you're mark white like in one way the show doesn't have to be commenting specifically on white people in trying to tear down like this colonialist but then if you also want to say that the point of the story is that these white people are taking over and then so that's why the other characters dropped out then it just work for me and that's when i sort of meant that it felt unfulfilling to me in the end because i know that he likes john. I've talked about this on the show before like he had that two thousand fox show that got canceled. Pasadena with dana delany. That was like a primetime soap. You know like we know that he likes that kind of stuff. And i felt like as a show with like a mystery in the beginning and that was soapy and having characters interact. It's sort of just went to an ending that you sort of expected especially like natasha. Rothwell and jennifer coolidge. I think everybody saw where that's going at the end we saw. She was going to be hurt when she changed her mind about doing the spa. So i was just thinking like why not as a writer even if you're getting us to that conclusion and that's what you want to say. Why not surprise us a bit more in that story. Yeah i will say. I think a lot of the strengths of the show are that what occurs. I don't know that. I always expect it. But in retrospect it feels inevitable feeling. I like period. The movie that comes to mind is you've ever seen two days one night with marian courtyard. She's fighting to save her job and what happens at the end of the movie. I wouldn't have written that way and it feels true to life. And i feel like that is true about a lot of what happens in this. Show that said the lease believable. Part of the show is tash rothwells character. Just signing onto this like hokey person you know who has never once credible just as like a a human being that you would believe anything from you know..
For Your Reference
"natasha rothwell" Discussed on For Your Reference
"Generally and i guess coming to the end of the series season are you told me Not tushar awful having a new show on. Hbo our cycles pumped yes. Can we point out that we came across this show because of the ever eternal natasha. Rothwell yes more. please thank you Ooh psyched bombed. And we went into this thinking that all our went into this thinking that you know. I'm gonna love this regardless on the foster episode all's like coal. I think i'm gonna get a who done it for me. he's done. Who's gonna get who's white going to get done. It as episodes when taunted vida for it. My expectations lessened a had qualms. Not as much as katie. now. I think we'll get into some more interesting character. Discussions later on because they have very conflicting thoughts on those while i think at the end of it. I thought you know it wasn't that great over show was all right I'm not really looking forward to season tube. Lego and i guess just speaking generally before we get into specific plotlines as well as characters. The first episode was one of the best pilots. We've seen in a long time. It was exciting. Like you said it was setting itself up to be necessarily Black noi But definitely Mystery of a who done it like we said there is going to be spoilers. Lots of angsty. Katie yelling We did say spoilers in this episode but it initially and i think it might also be in the law but there is a dead body so there is some sort of tragedy right. That happens not steps. But i always love to mention steps when i mentioned tragedy. So that's kind of what we're working towards in the series and i think was pretty cool like i think. The writing was strong enough in the first episode. Even if it didn't have that sort of hook in it Interestingly enough the second episode move quite slowly And i think that also kind of got in the way of any sort of enjoyment because we knew someone was going to die so any sort of character building. I guess that they wanna do character. Learnings kind of got in the way because all of that is to naught if they end up dying anyway Or if they end up being the killer like it's like i guess it's cool because it's only six episodes but the fact that it's still felt like dragged from the second episode where it was kind of like a fila and you can't have fila. You can't have naruto ostrich villa in a six episode season. You know what. I went into this thinking. You know one of the dead body. Nothing is going to be a who done. It always excited. Because who doesn't donuts. And then when i realized very quickly after the second episode that it's not a started worrying. What the fuck do people use this. As a fucking device in storytelling. I need to know that he did not play a part plastic -nificant part in in us enjoying the show at all. Yeah even getting us interested into thinking. Oh is this gonna die it it. The haden's zero zero pie in my mind. Yeah yeah i absolutely agree and family got has a nice episode of and then there were none sorta scenario which sadly beautifully enough seth dedicated to his mother That was a very nice fund episode. I think it's like there was no point to grapple..
TV's Top 5
"natasha rothwell" Discussed on TV's Top 5
"The beautiful maui confines and featuring a new cast at a different white lotus hotel property. Dan you've been watching the show. You reviewed it. What do you think of the idea. I think it's a. It's an okay idea. Like i think the way i put it on twitter i think probably this is the way i feel is that i don't necessarily need another season of this show on the other hand. It has been way too long since mike white had a tv show and it took them a long time to get this one on the air and so absolutely. I want another mike white tv show. And i love the white lotus so if that has to be what it is then bring it on. And i think there are all sorts of fun ways that they can play around with it One of my twitter followers suggested that the gia purdy character who goes into labor in the pilot. I'm not spoiling anything later than that That she could be the only character who in some way or another overlaps between the two. And i think that would be an amusing idea because that was a character who it was suggested that her journey was something we wanted to follow. And then we didn't well maybe we could. I also think that you could probably take the exact same cast and maybe you could turn the survey the upset upstairs downstairs aspect of it the other way around so if you wanted to have. I don't know. Connie britton as the murray bert character as the sort of the head of the other white lotus hotel and have steve zahn as god only knows what and as an employee but then have natasha rothwell as one of the guests. Who's enjoying little pampering. I think having no she deserves that. So i think there are ways that you could overlap but i also maybe you want to avoid overlapping it because as hbo and anyone who gambles for emi's knows the minute at which you have direct connections between two shows it ceases to be eliminated show it becomes either a drama or comedy and i think that would probably confuse people so i think this is already kind of upfront and honest enough that. Hbo is making this announcement. Before white load has had the chance to be up for any limited series. Emmys or i guess not golden globes anymore. But but still but still in all this way. I'm not accusing of category fraud. For claiming that something's limited when it's on going you know and yet in the past week there continued to be conversations about what an additional season of mirror vs town would look like an i am. I would say ninety five percent. Sure at some day at some point. We're going to get more seasons of that show so i kind of like how upfront. They're being with this. No this this was a terrific show and it pound traction. And i think it is. I think it's great for mike white that it's a success because most of his other stuff had been. Tv had been either ahead of its time or simply too nicci for stream audience and this feels like it's found more of a mainstream audience. It feels like people are watching. It feels like people are talking about it in the way that people watched and found enlightened afterwards and anyone who liked white lotus who hasn't watched enlightened the blood. Pete it's on hbo. Max your should be. You should be watching us white lotus. Because it's not squashing us some enlightened because it's terrific maybe this is the time to bring back pasadena etc. Probably not no. It's a it's a really good show and it's been fun watching people find it and nothing is universal. I definitely know a few people who are like. What's the big deal. Or if the comedy why am i not laughing and other thoroughly reasonable response isn't i you know again. I'm i'm somewhat surprised. It's been as mainstream as it has been but since my review also compared to succession to some degree. You know it's a. It's definitely a horrible privilege people being horrible and there's at least the premise in white lotus that. They're actually learning lessons from this. Whether you happen to believe any of the lessons are gonna stick something else. But i was surprised that succession found an audience because that seemed like a show where the tone might be too difficult for people to latch onto or to fully embrace. So i'm i'm always happy when people watch unlike good things and witton good things get additional seasons and the chance to continue to be good so i'm happy with this but again you know. Did i necessarily need another story kind of in this world no but knows there are more stories about awful guests at luxury hotels around the world so if the next one wants to be some beautiful hotel in venice on the canals or a safari in africa. It's truly limitless. If all that mike wants to do is take some of his friends on vacation. I mean as. I've joked before in several places and we'll joke again. We get critics corner. It's all the adam sandler business model of of saying. I wanna make a movie in africa with my friend. Drew you know does does it have a script adam sandler no not really and that's how we got blended. I wanna make a movie in rural massachusetts with all of my friends and go to a lake and hang out at a cabin script. But that's how we got the grownups. So i i kind of like it as as a business model or as an approach and it feels like it's kind of the Ideal because you get to sequester fifteen of your best friends at a luxury resort for a couple months and that's exactly why the show was green lit because it was specifically to be filmed during the pandemic because they did take over the hotel. Everyone did move there. Everyone was closely quarantined including the production. All the production members and yeah i. I don't know that anyone really expected the show to take off the way it did or to be more than just you know. This closed ended limited series. Obviously there's a great interview that mike white did in vanity fair where he talked about doing the anthology format. So it's not a total surprise that this is what's what's happening now that the show is broken out at least among critics and those on on twitter but yeah you know. They brought back in treatment. Because that's obviously a much more intimate shows that was easily film during the pandemic wool. That come back again. a. I haven't really heard anything. He kind of went came and went. So you know so that you look. There's always an upside. So i think for from my vantage point. The upside. is they got a bunch of people went to hawaii. Mehta show did it safely deliver content at a time when people needed content and then it worked so You know and as you said you know you're you're the biggest..
Pop Culture Happy Hour
"natasha rothwell" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"Murray bartlett and his confidante spa manager. Belinda played by natasha rothwell. There are three parties of guests. We're going to go through this. The mossbacher are nicole and mark played by connie britton. And steve zahn. their son. quinn. Played by fred hack injure their daughter. Olivia played by sydney. Sweeney and olivia's college front paula. Who's played by britney o'grady then you have the newlywed patents. Shane and rachel. That's jake lacy and alexandra darrow and finally rich a single woman. Tanya who is indelibly played by the great jennifer coolidge. Glenn what is your bottom line on this show. I eventually acclimated to it. It's kind of like getting jetlag arriving at a resort and it took me an episode or two acclimate to it. Because i wasn't laughing. And i expected to be laughing more. I mean i think some of that is expectations. I see a moustachioed hotel manager. I think fawlty towers You i think broad wacky farcical. I see jennifer coolidge. And i think broad in every sense of the term. She's abroad die fun and she usually plays broad and when we meet her in that first episode. You think you're gonna see the same jennifer coolidge. You know one love but when she opens her mouth. You clock immediately that this is a woman in pain. Physical pain which she talks about constantly but mostly a kind of a deep searing emotional pain that her money underprivileged can touch and. That was my way into this. As soon as i clock that i was in nap right. I do you think you're so tired. I think it's because i'm so close on the floor. In general my mom has to weigh in june. Sorry and i'm still dealing with it. That pain is compounded by your station in life right. It makes her self absorbed because she can so easily be self absorbed. She's in a station in life where she can be. But she's self absorbed in a way she cannot see because she's also at the same time hyper aware of how nice she is to the staff. This is mike's white. His satires always been knowing about the hypocrisy of privileged. And i've seen reviews of the show. It's like oh really satirizing. The one percent like nope kind of satirizing humanity. I mean he. It's not really about making fun of super vacuous rich people or it is but that's kind of one part of this elephant. Everyone convinces themselves that they're good people but then they act in ways that expose that they're not It gets more extreme with the guests. But it's also true of the staff. And that's one of the smart things about the show as it goes on it becomes pulp beer with some thriller elements that i kind of found distracting and kind of undercooked but whenever natasha rothwell was onscreen. I was like people. That's your heart. There's your engine. Yeah this is why people are tuning in. Why are we seeing. Why are we spending so much time with everybody else. That was my bottom line. Yeah i unlike line was actually kind of all in on this in the first episode and then as it was going along i kind of felt like it wasn't hitting the notes that i wanted it to hit and. Hp has been doing this for a while now. This is their bread and butter succession. The undoing big little lies like rich. White people reveling in their rich white. People this is what they do. And i'm starting to get a little bit bogged down by it and i feel like what are we doing different here. What is being done differently. And i was missing that here. It needed less of the one percent and more of the staff. We get a lot of our minds. Which i think is really interesting. His characters sort of devolves you know. One of his biggest issues is that he is a recovering addict and that becomes a big issue later on in the show and so it's interesting to see his sort of play back and forth with the jake lacy character who is just an absolute tool. He's terrible. I'm sad to say i have dated people like this before this and i love that dynamic but i wish we could have leaned even more heavily on the staff like natasha rothwells character. She does so much with her face. That i find so fascinating. There are moments when she's interacting with The tiny character played by jennifer coolidge. And the way in which tanya that sort of dance that they do. Tanya is dangling this opportunity business opportunity in front of her and at first. It's very clear that belinda is like. I don't know about this rich white lady. She's just blowing. Smoke up my butt. But then you see their back and forth and she keeps pulling her in and pulling her in and she starts to believe it and the way. Natasha rothwell conveys on her face. Oh my god it. just like. It's heartbreaking to watch that entire just like that up and and and the way in which it works. I wanted more of that and like i wanted more because so many times when we see these stories. It's almost always from the perspective of the rich. And i feel like it was kind of trying to go for parasite but what was good about parasite is that we focused so much on. Not just the rich family but the upstairs downstairs. We saw more of the downstairs than we have here. And i wish there could have been more of that here oma so. It's funny because everything that i felt about this. Y'all have already identified. But i feel like i dislike it a lot more than yielded like i felt it again like natasha rothwell was probably at the heart and soul of the show where she should have been and i think if you watch the first episode you are being set up for this idea that this is going to be kind of like broad and a farce and as the show goes on is not really that at all i was thinking like i love you and i've done a bunch of these shows which oh right with We we talked about succession. And we talk about the crown. And i was like. What is it about these rich white people that i can't like muster enough shot and for you to power me through this show and i think it's because those shows that i like a lot more than the show there are stakes involved I mentioned big little lies. Like there's actually you know a murder at the center of it is mr at the center of this like you know. There is no big institution that was sort of binding these people together right. There's no sort of thing that's like there's no gravity plenty of people together except for just like family ties. All sort of the newlywed couple. They have obviously the sort of momentum of being newlyweds but like it was hard to feel both like angry at them. And or sorry for them. So i always like as it went on. And we'll probably get to this. Like i kept waiting for something to happen and nothing really happens. Nothing really sort of interesting happens with any of the characters. Yeah what's interesting about. What you say about stakes is that. There's an effort to do that. With the fact that this is one of the many maybe even the majority of current prestige dramas slash comedy dramas start with. Here's a scene and then you flash back and that's exactly what happens in the show. The first thing you see is a body being loaded onto the plane. As the jake lacy character is leaving. And you don't have any idea who the body on the plane is gonna turn out to be out of all the people who are involved in this story so they do. Try to set up those steaks. I agree that particular like way of putting the stakes into the show. I didn't think was that effective. Because i mean it is in the sense that i did. Keep changing my mind about who. I thought the body was gonna turn out to be and that in a in a way as entertaining. I will tell you why. I really admired this show. And that is. I felt incredibly indicted by it. We secretly part of the one percent or more..
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"I'm ira madison. The third and podcast now beach lewis gone louis loses gone. I'm doing the interest. I'm wrong outgrown yet. Devastating news louis state on fire island. We can't find him he can't find him. He's refused to come back. Fell asleep in an orgy. Poppers somewhere. I wish i knew more about fire island for this junk to keep going. It's all good. I don't know anything about fire island either. Do you know what the meat rack is a do to meet records. Can you tell our listeners. With the meet records you know. I had to a lot of googling. It's like the place in the woods where they be fucking. That's all i get down you. Could you say you say it. Man say running the pilot. Say we need lewis back. It's fine you know what he needs to take a break every now and then do you know yeah. This is every episode cool. He's a cool. Has monitor's off. He's never used a break. He does not need a second the second to to unload and recharge and his birthday is coming up in. This episode comes out. Make sure you guys go wish louis. Rotella happy birthday his his august. Yes celebrate lewis birthday. Go to mcdonald's and get yourself a sweet tea meal yes oh goodness okay so address. We knew new meal out. Have you rushed. Have you rushed to the mcdonalds. The mcdade's to go get it tall. I think next week at thoughts. What demon in me thinks. I need to go to mcdonalds to try this. Like i haven't had every single. I wanna try it. But part of me makes it feel like the whole thing about her being online like always being like eaton weird stuff right was just a gag. You think like a dick to like lead to something like this girl. You have audits money. Why do you eat like a convict took she. I watched a live of her ones where she used. Crushed flaming cheetos to rim a tequila drink. She made i was like you know something's wrong with that girl the us all there. It's not it's either. Something's not there or she's gaming us trying to look it's always a game trying to look quirky. Oh my goodness well. So this episode. We're going to be joined by the lovely jennifer coolidge. That's an exciting interview. Lewis and i got to do so not in it. I'm not in it. Which is sad because it has so many thoughts about the white lotus first of all. Give her her emmy mmediately. Not just for the speech that she had on the boat while scattering hormones ashes but also twitchy lay down in bed and through the ashes go. I also want to commend. Mike white for like really analyzing like whiteness. Liberal privilege In this series such an interesting way. Because it's like natasha rothwell honorable we should i. Should i should be playing like a mammy character right but she knows that this is what this woman was. But she's leaning into because she wants to escape This life that she's at it's such a great nuanced portrayal from both of them and it's amazing and other thing. Murray bartlett is giving me a gay character. I've never seen on tv before. He's giving me anti hero. He's giving me breaking bad. He's giving me rooming lucas gauge in his office. I want more white lotus seasons with like him still running the white lotus and like continuing to fall apart with new guests. I got you. You want like i ryan murphy situation. Same actors like the show hotel fantasy island. You know like he's he's still work at new guests. Come in it. It's supposed to give anchoring around him. Well we do talk about the show with her and just amazing process and she speaks very highly about mike white. So you're correct. You're correct on your guesses. We're also going to be talking about nepotism in hollywood. Because of a lovely comments twitter's tweets that we saw online including ben stiller. And we don't get into it you know i'm about to bring up our good sys- lena dunham not the good sys- says we also listen to the long awaited billy ilitch album happier than ever and big shock. She's not happy. We'll be going to any eyeless eliah. My god this girl went full marilyn monroe marilyn manson like. I don't know what's going. I feel so sorry for the girl but yeah she did put her whole foot into this album. She infamous the eyelashes. I guess finishes in an irish. But he's he's just Protecting the pot of gold into the rainbow. That's what he's doing his gold-digging ads right. We have some more keeping for you. And estimating is the season finale of crooked fantastic scripted. Podcast series edith written by friends of keep it chavez hawick and gonzalo cordova as vulture puts. It edith is a fiction podcast that stands as a really good time in two minute. And that's no small feat. Find edith starring rosamund. Pike as edith. Wilson is available now on apple podcasts. Spotify or wherever you get your podcast in the words of meghan mccain my father.
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"Critic you heard we just got a by me. A copy page. What's that boy. I come on. It's a place where listeners can support our word for as little as five dollars pretty much the price of a coffee. I don't drink coffee. What you talking about well. You don't drink anything but water and eat raw potatoes. I guess they can buy you a popcorn. How about that right well. Everyone looked visit vimy. Coffee dot com slash. Watch that to support our work or purchase our valuable resources yet. You know what we just added. The tv trackers to help you curate a collection of shows. You'll love to watch so find this and more waste support us and finally a coffee dot com forward slash. I watch that so critic. Are you gonna buy me a copy. Maybe the y. Watch bet talk. Hey everybody got age. Vision talk not. Tv talk hello vija odd now here is what is happening. Today we have some tv shows that are primary. Some were excited about somewhere like do. We need more of that Others that were saying goodbye to for effort. We're saying goodbye to a couple of shows. One of the shows. I know i know so. I expect it to But it's gonna be we don't have a long Oh my gosh. Just pay now. Let's start with some some some Premiers that we have now. This is a mini series. So these are usually one and done about six episodes on hbo. This new show called Miniseries called the white lotus and anytime. Hbo does mini series. They usually pack it with some beloved performers It's a way to get like the list to commit to tv. Yes because then you only have those they okay we only got six eight episodes sit-ups whatever it's done so the white lotus on. Hbo basically means it. Premieres on the premier channel. But you can also watch it on hbo mac. So if you have the. I feel like there's two things that people get confused about the prime situation and hbo versus hbo. Max so that is happening. Hey people hbo. Max has all hbo plus. They called an hbo. Plus i think it would sink in a little better well. The thing is every time i think about. Hbo max. I think that it's a combination of hbo cinemax. But you don't obviously i own style tax properties. Hbo max it is the max. Cinemax is the same maximum. Hbo mac so you know there's a lot happening but anyway these miniseries usually attract Some premier talent. I am always excited when i see a certain someone as you are. Connie britton Coming in. I still have to try to put. I know i'll give to it. I i look up. i know. I know jennifer coolidge among that murray bartlett. All kinds of folks are showing up in this. Mrs coming to us from mike white. What a name. And just it's just plain on mike white and the thing is if you look mike white. He is an actor that you will recognize most certainly as he wrote it but he also directed so this is going to be interesting. Actors directing other actors always make for interesting not always brilliant. it's but always makes for interesting performances and this is also the writer of school of rock so he was also in it as the best friend know as the yet he was the teacher who recommended jack black to be a substitute teacher so anyway and he's written so many other wonderful things. Why don't you tell us what's going on here with the white. Lotus vat is a huge question for the show dan. Mike white co created enlightened with laura darn on. Yes he it. Yes you like that a lot you did. Yeah and he wrote that. Joe yes he did Dogs you saw mike you go. He's mike white like lane doesn't quite noticed. I love the just the way he looks at access. They my love that combination. Yes yeah now. We are in hawaii hawaii and it is a beautiful beautiful hotel. The lan all of that and we see this group of people coming to this resort on about and undisposed are too young ladies who we find out who they are later and they are looking at all of the guests. Come to find out on this boat and narrating what their life story is now. What kind of ideas do they have about. Their life story is the question now. Well now as they're coming to the resort getting off the boat. The core staff is there to greet them. Wave wave wave and the head of the staff. The manager of the white lotus resort armand played by murray. Bartlett be training someone to do hospitality. And this someone is lonnie played by joe only party. So he's like you know. Wave wave harder. Okay and the rest of the staff. Is there including the character played by natasha. Rothwell for name is belinda. She's the spa manager. So every party of deaths comes in his greeted by the manager They stop off at another set of employees. I so we see in this first episode. What happens when they get to armand. Who's training lonnie now. Lonnie seems to be out of sorts and armand isn't quite paying attention but he's like what. What does that on your your shirt with is. What is that tuna fish like. He's you know very not quite in there. So what we come to find. We have this set of guests guests that we're gonna focus on. We have nicole. Mossbacher played by connie what name her husband by. Steve zahn bay of two kids. Their daughter olivia played by sydney. Sweeney bear son. Quinn play by fred. Hetch inger and olivia. The daughter brought her friend from college. Paula played by britney o'grady and paula and olivia. Where the ones judge. So we see this family. Where's the pants in his family. Is the question. Also the question is if you're wealthy family and you'll find out who nicole is michelle. Why wouldn't you have enough bedrooms for everybody. That's just the question i have. What is going on here. Because the sun is relegated to a part of the reu that doesn't make sense and the daughter and her friend like sleeping in the common area. Why now nicole and mark get the nice. You know on sweet now. What we find out is. Mark is having a scare. I'll.
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"Gentlemen i am home. I see on the side walk. And i'll spend my days in the new york public bob bird because of that. I read all george martin guy there go ahead. No the t. v. show. I will tell you if you do not give me money. No threesome cook is dead with trading which i have read so i know what happens to john snow. Everybody knows he's is he is he. Thank you very much. Something ryan like land is to always paid his debts now while i have read these books. I'd have yet to realize my dream of cnn brought to light bussan. What kinda give me that. Hbo gulp or the hbo nail were. No i guess. I will have to tell you which characters into tree guy notice l. stupid but there's a lot of stupid shit that happened in the books that they have been on show. Yes this is my password. Please shut up. About game of thrones. You should always have capital letter k. I guess this by la more girls to to action. Dragons and five and midget sandra to today's your duckie day. But i cannot spoil the powell but was journey to self discovery gain not be tampered with. Do some yoga. Well well well. It looks like we got ourselves a hero. she's deaf. The public library offers l. classes every thursday at seven in an air conditioned rule. You want to know how became homeless. Let tell you it all started back at castle black. That's what i called my home michigan. Dim makina was invaded. Not by dragging the by just to rate mortgage in two thousand eight waiter to i had it south to escape doh white walk. The what will white men who onto my house conviction pie so now. I am without a whole much like of tom story. This green well guess what dumbledore gets kill on page. Five hundred ninety six east to brian. Go but you riding the trey by trying to train on praying you show lay well where i know that face to face over woman really great. Guess what you don't give me money. I'm gonna tell you what happened at two stages signs a contract from but thank you very much is more budget. I'll come on to talk about dick lancaster yet. The cat news. 'cause i well read and debt on demise your expectation month all look. I'm get your polling. Guac brick catch natasha. Rothwell and her episode of netflix presents the.
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"Gentlemen i am home. I see on the side walk. And i'll spend my days in the new york public bob bird because of that. I read all george martin guy there go ahead. No the t. v. show. I will tell you if you do not give me money. No threesome cook is dead with trading which i have read so i know what happens to john snow. Everybody knows he's is he is he. Thank you very much. Something ryan like land is to always paid his debts now while i have read these books. I'd have yet to realize my dream of cnn brought to light bussan. What kinda give me that. Hbo gulp or the hbo nail were. No i guess. I will have to tell you which characters into tree guy notice l. stupid but there's a lot of stupid shit that happened in the books that they have been on show. Yes this is my password. Please shut up. About game of thrones. You should always have capital letter k. I guess this