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Nov 28, 2016

Episode 18.5!  We're back! In this episode the twins discuss THE SKIN THAT I LIVE IN (2011), ELLE (2016), and IN ANOTHER COUNTRY (2012).

Music:
Tamaryn - "Coral Flower"
Tame Impala - "I'm A Man (Haim Remix)"

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Nov 14, 2016

Episode 18!  We're back! In this episode the twins discuss Pier Paolo Pasolini's film SALO, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM (1975).  Fascism.  Donald Trump.  And this dark new age we've entered into.

Music:
Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom Soundtrack - “San Tanto Triste”
Frederic Chopin - "Prelude in E-Minor (op. 28 no.4)"

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Sep 23, 2016

Welcome to a new episode of Trash Twins!  Thanks to everyone who came out to SPX and said hello to Katie or asked about Sarah.  The episode begins with some SPX talk.  Segues into a discussion of the comic book Stray Toasters by Bill Sienkiewicz.  Continues on with a discussion of the new “Phaedra(s)” play starring Isabelle Huppert.  Before concluding with a discussion of the Assayas movie Boarding Gate(2007) starring Asia Argento.  Also Sarah solves the Jonbenet Ramsey murder.  Spoiler alert.

Intro music: Brian Eno- "I'll Come Running"
Outro music: Sparks - "The Number One Song In Heaven"

Next Episode: TAKASHI MIIKE (GOZU, ICHI THE KILLER, DEAD OR ALIVE)


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Aug 30, 2016

Episode 17!  In this episode the twins discuss 80s Anime classics WICKED CITY(1987) and DEMON CITY SHINJUKU( 1988).

0:00- 20:00 - The Twins open by discussing their shared anime crimes growing up.


20:00- 54:00 WICKED CITY(1987) directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri and written by Hideyuki Kikuchi.

 

43:00- 1:20:00 DEMON CITY SHINJUKU( 1988) directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri and written by Hideyuki Kikuchi.

 


Music:
Wicked City Soundtrack - “Intro Bar”
Billy Idol - “Eyes without a Face”

 

Next Episode: TAKASHI MIIKE (GOZU, ICHI THE KILLER, DEAD OR ALIVE)


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Aug 10, 2016

Welcome to the Trash Twins mini-episode.  Katie and Sarah open this more informal half episode by discussing the new trailer for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017)

8:00 - 18:00 Sarah talks about the Alan Clarke films she’s been watching:

Made in Britain (1982)
Penda’s Fen (1974)
Road (1987)

Elephant (1989)
Scum (1979)

18:00 - 24:00 Katie brings Queen Emeraldas by Leiji Matsumoto to the discussion.

24:00 -31:00  Further discussion on Elevator to the Gallows (1958) directed by Louis Malle.  Also, Christine(2016) directed by Antonio Campos starring Rebecca Hall.  The Twins finish up by discussing their favorite movie suicides.

31:00 - 52:00 Listener emails.

52:00 - 58:00 Asia Argento instagram coverage.

Intro: Guns n’ Roses - Paradise City

Jul 28, 2016

Episode 16!  In this episode the twins discuss 90s erotic thrillers.  We had some problems with the sound in this episode, but hopefully it will be fixed for the next episode.  But it’s still a great episode.

 

09:00- 43:00 BASIC INSTINCT(1992) directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Joe Eszterhas, and starring: Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone.

 

43:00- 50:00 JADE (1995) written by Joe Eszterhas, produced by Robert Evans, directed by William Friedkin and starring David Caruso, Linda Fiorentino, Chazz Palminteri, Richard Crenna and Michael Biehn.

 

50:00-1:10:00 FINAL ANALYSIS (1992) directed by Phil Joanou and written by Wesley Strick. Starring Richard Gere, Kim Basinger, Uma Thurman, Eric Roberts, and Keith David.


Music:
Madonna- “Take a Bow”

 

Next Episode: Wicked City and Demon City Shinjuku!


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Jun 21, 2016

Episode 15!  In this episode the twins discuss Frank Miller’s Sin City comic book series.

The books discussed include:
The Hard goodbye (1991)
A Dame to Kill For (1993)
The Big Fat Kill (1994)
That Yellow Bastard (1996)
Family Values (1997)
Booze, Broads, and Bullets (1998)
Hell and Back (1999)

And are all collected in an omnibus called Frank Miller’s Big Damn Sin City

Music:
Brenda Lee - “I’m Sorry”
Emmylou Harris - “Drivin’ Wheel”

 

Next Episode: 90s Erotic Thrillers with special guest Sandra Lanz.  Trash Triplets!


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May 25, 2016

Episode 14! In this episode the twins discuss melodrama and trash cinema with the films The Student Nurses(1970), The Velvet Vampire (1971) directed by Stephanie Rothman and Love Witch(2016) directed by Anna Biller.

 

Intro: Trash Twins have a patreon which you can give to if you would like to support the show: https://www.patreon.com/trashtwins?ty=h

 

05:00 - 45:00 - Katie and Sarah discuss the films of Stephanie Rothman, beginning with her film The Student Nurses, starring Elaine Giftos, Karen Carlson, Brioni Farrell, and Barbara Leigh.  The twins also discuss Rothman’s follow up feature, The Velvet Vampire starring Michael Blodgett, Sherry Deboer, Celeste Yarnall, and Gene Shane.

45:00 - 1:10:00 - The Twins continue their discussion with the film Love Witch  directed by Anna Biller starring Samantha Robinson, Jeffrey Praise, Laura Wadelle, Elle Evans, and Gian Keys.

 

Intro and Outro music:
Intro Music: Music from the film The Velvet Vampire
Outro Music
: Music from the film The Student Nurses

Next Episode: SIN CITY!


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Apr 8, 2016

On Friday, March 25, 2016, we presented a special live episode at DINK Denver discussing the first volume of the massive Fantagraphics Crepax collection (which we both wrote for as well). Our Patreon supporters get access to more bonus episodes, so if you like it, join us! 

 

You can follow along and download the presentation slides here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/y6ghk7tzp57e3ai/TrashTwinsCompleteCrepax.pdf

 

Enjoy.

 

NB: the Q&A didn't pick up in the recording and had to be cut, but thanks to everyone who came out and shared the Crepax love.


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Apr 1, 2016

Episode 13! In this episode the twins discuss The Anna Nicole Show(2002).

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0:00 - 55:49 - Katie and Sarah discuss the The Anna Nicole Show starring Anna Nicole Smith, Howard K. Stern, Bobby Trendy, and Kim Walther.

Intro and Outro music:
Outro Music: Guns N’ Roses  - “November Rain”

Additional Material:
Freeman talk on Anna Nicole and the moonchild: http://freemantv.com/the-death-of-anna-nicole-and-the-secret-of-dannielynn/


Trash Twins Talk Crepax, Live at DINK: https://www.patreon.com/posts/4545952

Next Episode: The Films of Anna Biller!


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Feb 26, 2016

Welcome Trash Cans! Episode 12! In this episode the twins discuss the pre-code films Baby Face (1933) and Red-Headed Woman (1932).

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10:00 - 30:00 - Katie and Sarah discuss the film Baby Face, directed by Alfred E. Green and starring Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, John Wayne, and Theresa Harris

30:00 - 1:00:00 - The Twins continue their discussion with the film Red-Headed Woman directed by Jack Conway based on a book by Katherine Bush and a screenplay by Anita Loos starring jean Harlow, Chester Morris, Lewis Stone, Charles Boyer, and Una Merkel

 

Intro and Outro music:
Intro Music: Lana Del Rey - “Money Power Glory”
Outro Music: Lana Del Rey  - “Fucked My Way Up To the Top”

Additional Material:
Complicated Women: Sex and Power in Pre-Code Hollywood by Mick LaSalle (Thomas Dunne Books); 2000

Next Episode: The Anna Nicole Smith Show!


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Jan 7, 2016

Episode 11! In this episode the twins discuss the monumental film Possession(1981)!

 

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0:00: 1:16:00 - Katie, and Sarah discuss the film Possession directed by Andrzej Żuławski and starring Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, Margit Carstensen, Heinz Bennet, Johanna Hofer, Carl Duering, Shaun Lawton, and Michael Hogben.

 

Intro and Outro music:
Music from the soundtrack to Possession by Andrzej Korzynski


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Dec 1, 2015

Episode 10! In this episode the twins discuss Female Vampirism through the work of filmmakers Jess Franco, and Jean Rollin.

0:00: 15:30 - Intro

15:30 - 35:45 Katie, and Sarah discuss the film Requiem pour un Vampire (Requiem for a Vampire) (1971) starring Marie-Pierre Castel, Mireille Dargent, Philippe Gaste, and Louise Dhour.

35:45 - 1:05:00 The Twins dive through Jess Franco’s vampire films Vampyros Lesbos (1971) starring Soledad Miranda, Ewa Strömberg, and Jess Franco; and Female Vampire (1975) starring Lina Romay, Alice Arno, Jack Taylor, and Monica Swinn.

1:05:00 - 1:38:00 -Katie and Sarah turn the conversation back to Rollin and his film Les deux orphelines vampires (The Two Orphan Vampires) (1997) starring Alexandra Pic and Isabelle Teboul.

Intro: Vampyros Lesbos OST: The Lions and the Cucumber / We Don't Care”
Outro: Pierre Raph, Requiem for a Vampire OST: “Sad Clowns in the Cornfield”

Books Mentioned:
Murderous Passions by Stephen Thrower (Strange Attractor Press); 2014
The Monstrous Feminine by Barbara Creed(Routledge); 1993

Powers of Horror by Julia Kristeva (Columbia Univeristy Press); 1982


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Oct 19, 2015

Episode 9! In this episode, Katie and Sarah discuss the iconic Barbarella.  They discuss both the comic by Jean-Claude Forest, and the movie from 1968.

0:00 - 9:00 - Katie and Sarah catch you up on what they’ve been up to in their absence.  You can buy Katie’s newest comics here and Sarah’s latest here

9:00 - 36:00 In this section, the twins discuss the comic Barbarella by Jean-Claude Forest.

36:00 - 1:10:00 Katie, and Sarah discuss the film Barbarella; directed by Roger Vadim, and starring Jane Fonda, Anita Pallenberg, John Phillip Law, Milo O’Shea, and David Hemmings.

Intro: The Glitterhouse-“Barbarella”

Outro: Jamiroquai - “Cosmic Girl”

As always, thanks to our wonderful editor, Sean Witzke.  You can listen to his podcast Travis Bickle on the Riviera here.

Aug 25, 2015

Episode 8!  The Crossover!  In this episode Sarah and Katie are joined by Sean Witzke of the podcast Travis Bickle on the Riviera to talk about the Abel Ferrara films Ms. 45(1981) and Bad Lieutenant(1992).  This is part one of a two part discussion about Ferrara's body of work, the rest of which will be over on the Travis Bickle podcastsite.

 

04:30 - 26:45 Katie, Sean, and Sarah discuss the film Ms. 45; directed by Abel Ferrara, and starring Zoë Lund, Albert Sinkys, Darlene Stuto, Helen Mcgara, Bogey the Dog based on a script by Nicholas St. John

 

26:45 - 55:49 The Conversation continues into the film Bad Lieutenant; directed by Abel Ferrara starring Zoë Lund, Paul Calderon, Harvey Keitel, Paul Hipp, Frankie Thorn, and Vincent Argo based on a screenplay by Zoë Lund.

 

Intro: Joe Delia and Artie Kaplan - “Ms. 45 Dance Party
Outro: Johnny Ace - “Pledging My Love


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Aug 4, 2015

Episode 7!  In this episode Katie and Sarah are joined by Sandra Lanz, a Portland based comic artist whose credits in comics include: Prophet Strikefile #1-2(Image Comics); Creepy Comics #21(Dark Horse Comics); Speculative Relationships Vol. 2 and many more.  Sandra joined Katie and Sarah to discuss the Resident Evil movie series.

00:00 - 19:00 Katie, Sandra, and Sarah discuss their history with the games and movies.

19:20 - 33:00 The conversation moves into the first film Resident Evil(2002), written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson; the film stars Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, James Purefoy, Martin Crewes, Colin Salmon.

 

34:50 - 42:07 Next up Resident Evil: Apocalypse(2004), written by Paul W.S. Anderson and directed by Alexander Witt. Once again Milla Jovovich leads a cast that includes Sienna Guillory, Oded Fehr, Thomas Kretschmann, Jared Harris, and Mike Epps.

 

43:20 - 59:20 The discussion continues into the third film Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) which is once again written by Paul W.S. Anderson. This time the director is Russell Mulcahy and the cast returns Milla Jovovich alongside Oded Fehr, Mike Epps, Iain Glen, and newcomers Ali Larter, and Ashanti.

 

60:20 - 1:20:00 Penultimately, Sandra, Katie, and Sarah discuss the fourth film in the series: Resident Evil: Afterlife(2010). For this film Paul W.S. Anderson returns to the director’s helm.  He once again scripts for a cast that includes: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Kim Coates, Shawn Roberts, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Spencer Locke, Boris Kodjoe, and Wentworth Miller.

1:21:20 - 1:33:00 And finally, Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson; starring Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Kevin Durand, Sienna Guillory, Shawn Roberts, Aryana Engineer, Oded Fehr, Colin Salmon, Johann Urb, Boris Kudjoe, and Li Bingbing.

1:33:20 - 1:45:51 The discussion concludes with everyone ranking the series, and speculating rampantly about what the sixth and possibly final installment of the series will be like.

 

Intro: The Misfits - “Astro Zombies”
Outro:Mariah Carey - "We Belong Together"


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Jun 9, 2015

We’re back!  Episode 5 of Trash Twins!  In this episode, Katie and Sarah discuss the New French Extremity movement through the three films: In My Skin(2002), Martyrs(2008), and Trouble Every Day(2001).

00:00 - 10:38 - Katie and Sarah go over some of the overarching themes of the New French Extremity as a whole.  Katie references a book: Brutal Intimacy(Wesleyan Film) by Tim Palmer.  Also worth checking out is the essential lecture on the topic by Alex West (of the wonderful Faculty of Horror podcast): Quelle Horreur! The Films of New French Extremity

for the Black Museum lecture series.

 

10:38 - 29:43 - The conversation continues into the film In My Skin(2002), written by, directed by and starring Marina De Van.

 

29:43 - 56:20 - In this section, the twins discuss Martyrs(2008), directed by Pascal Laugier, starring: Morjana Alaoui, Mylène Jampanoï, Catherine Bégin, Isabelle Chasse, Juliette Gosselin, and Xavier Dolan.

 

56:20 - 1:25:00 The twins close with a discussion of the Claire Denis directed film Trouble Every Day(2001), starring: Vincent Gallo, Béatrice Dalle, Tricia Vessey, and Alex Descas.

 

1:25:00 - 1:34:57 Closing thoughts.  

 

Also Sarah calls August Underground, August Moon for some reason.

INTRO: Tindersticks - "Houses"
Outro: Scene from Trouble Every Day

 

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Apr 23, 2015

Don't call it a comeback.  The Trash Twins return with an exploration of two key works by Italy's comic finest: Milo Manara and Guido Crepax.

00:00 - 33:00 - Katie and Sarah dive into Milo Manara's Click series which is available currently through the first volume of Dark Horse Comics' Manara Erotica series.

33:00 - 1:11:00 - The discussion continues with Guido Crepax series: BiancaThe edition referenced here is the hardcover Evergreen press edition, which also includes Emmanuelle, and Venus in Furs.  It is currently out of print, but is somewhat widely available. Also referenced here is the recent annoucement by Fantagraphics of 10 Volumes of Guido Crepax coming out starting this fall--which may or may not include critical contributions by a certain set of Guido obsessed twins.


Music: Giorgio Moroder, "Knights in White Satin"

Apr 10, 2015

In this special mini episode of Trash Twins, Katie talks to artist Bei Badgirl, located in Sydney, Australia, for a discussion on her work, process, philosophies and more. Bei's blend of cute and sexy imagery as well has her appreciation of pop/low culture make her not only a great interview but also a great fit for Trash Twins. Check out her work and more at beibadgirl.com.

We hope you enjoy this special episode, and look out for a new full episode soon!

Feb 18, 2015

Welcome back Trashsters!  In Episode 3 we dig into the bloody world of giallo film by examining three films: The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970); Bay of Blood(1971); and The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears (2013).



Intro Music: Ennio Morricone - "Fraseggio Senza Strutturra (Alternate Version)"from the soundtrack to the filmThe Bird with the Crystal Plumage.


 

Musical Interlude: Ennio Morricone - "Plume Di Cristallo theme" from the soundtrack to the film The Bird with the Crystal Plumage


  • 00:00 - 27:00 - Katie and Sarah open with a brief discussion of some of the overarching aspects of giallo as genre. In this section, Katie recommends the YouTube videos: “The A to Z of Giallo Cliches”; “How to Spot a Giallo film” and the book La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo Film by Mikel Koven.  They then transition to a conversation of the film The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, directed by Dario Argento, starring: Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Enrico Maria Salerno, Eva Renzi, and Umberto Raho.


Musical interlude: Stelvio Cipriani from the soundtrack for the film Bay of Blood


  • 27:00 - 40:00 - Katie and Sarah continue the conversation with Bay of Blood, directed by Mario Bava, starring: Isa Miranda, Giovanni Nuvoletti, Brigitte Skay, Robert Bonanni, Paolo Monenero, Guido Boccaccini, Laura Betti, Claudio Camaso, Anna Maria Rosati, Chris Avram, Claudine Auger, and Luigi Pistilli


Musical Interlude: Nico Fidenco - “My Boundless”

 


  • 40:00 - 1:04 - Katie and Sarah close the episode discussing 2013’s The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears,directed by Hélène Cattet; Bruno Forzani and starring: Klaus Tange, Jean Michel Vovk, Ursula Bedena, Sylvia Camarda, Anna D’Annunzio, Sam Louqyck, Joe Koener, and Birgit Yew.

 

Outro Music: Nora Orlandi-"Dies Irae" (from the film The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (1971))


Announcement: Katie and Sarah will be tabling at Emerald City Comic Con in March. Come see us!



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Jan 4, 2015

Welcome back!  In Episode 2 of Trash Twins, we dig into Satan, Satan, Satan; secret blood oaths; social upheaval; and Skelly’s catholic school childhood through the films Don’t Deliver Us From Evil (1971), and Alucarda (1978), in an episode we lovingly title “Subtweeting Your Childhood”.

 

  • 00:00 - 36:00 - Katie and Sarah discuss the film Don’t Deliver Us From Evil (1971), directed by Joël Séria, starring: Bernard Dhéran, Jeanne Goupil, Catherine Wagener, Gérard Darrieu, Marc Dudicourt, and Véronique Silver.

  • Sarah mentions Kier-La Janisse’s essential tome: House of Psychotic Women:  An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films (FAB PRESS) which has recently had its paperback release.  Highly recommended.

  • 36:00 -1:04:00 - Katie and Sarah continue the conversation with Alucarda (1978), directed by Juan López Moctezuma, starring: Tina Romero, Cladio Brook, Martin LaSalle, David Silva, Tina French, Lili Garza, and Susana Kamini

  • Katie mentions the show Bridezilla, the character she talks about can be seen here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHRBk4hLTfM

 

 

INTRO: Claude Germain,Dominique Ney--music from the film Don’t Deliver Us From Evil
Outro: Dominique Ney - “Dis, Ferme Un Instant Les Yeux” from the soundtrack Don’t Deliver Us From Evil



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Dec 3, 2014

In our first episode, we look at films Valley of the Dolls (1967), Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970), and seminal manga Helter Skelter (original run July 1995 – April 1996, released in English by Vertical in 2013) by Kyoko Okazaki. We discuss where themes in these works intersect, the limits and dangers of fame, body horror, and why Anne Welles is indeed the Loser of the Week. Edited by Sean Witzke.

  • 00:00 - 30:00 - Katie and Sarah discuss Valley of the Dolls (1967), directed by Mark Robson, starring: Patty Duke, Sharon Tate, Barbara Perkins, Susan Hayward, Tony Scotti, Paul Burke, Lee Grant, Martin Milner, and Alexander Davion.

  • 30:00 - 41:00 - Katie and Sarah shift to a conversation about Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970), directed by Russ Meyer, and starring: Dolly Reed, Edy Williams, Erica Gavin, John LaZar, Cynthia Meyers, Michael Blodgett, Marcia McBroom, and Harrison Page.

    There is an excerpt from the film’s soundtrack here.  The film’s soundtrack was written largely by Stu Phillips (The Monkees), and the vocals for the film’s soundtrack are from the singer Lynn Carey.

  • 41:00 - END - Kyoko Okazaki’s comic Helter Skelter is discussed.  Helter Skelter has recently been released into the American market through the publisher Vertical and is available wherever fine comics are sold.

    This segment includes a cover of the Beatles song “Helter Skelter” performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees.

    The excerpt about the Manson family is from a 1969 NBC News Broadcast, which is also used in a recent MSNBC documentary called Will You Kill For Me (2008).

INTRO: Dionne Warwick - “Valley of the Dolls Theme” from the Soundtrack to Valley of the Dolls
OUTRO: Andy Williams - “Valley of the Dolls Theme” from his 1968 album Honey

A special thanks goes out to Sean Witzke who edited this episode.  You can hear Sean in his own podcast, the excellent Travis Bickle on the Riviera, which is a part of the Factual Opinion Network of shows. [Link]

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