Spring Break Boobies.
After reaching the end of the road on our “underseen or underrated?” theme with the queer, DIY aesthetics of Death Drop Gorgeous and returning to our regular programming with an analysis of Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom, we’re going to celebrate Spring Break a little late with bikinis and boobs in Alexandre Aja‘s 2010 schlock-fest Piranha 3D!
In the film, set during spring break on Lake Victoria, an underground tremor releases hundreds of prehistoric, carnivorous piranhas into the lake. Local cop Julie Forester (Elisabeth Shue) must join forces with a band of unlikely strangers to destroy the ravenous creatures before everyone becomes fish food.
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Episode 171: Piranha 3D (2010)
Slather that sunscreen on your nose and get those boobies ready because we’re doing Spring Break a little late this year as we discuss Alexandre Aja’s incredibly fun and incredibly gory Piranha 3D (2010). Joining us for the fun is Megan Sunday, the co-host of the Let’s Get Weirding podcast!
Join us as we discuss the film’s shockingly troubled post-production process (leading to some no-so-great CGI), the film’s treatment of women, the dicks of both Jerry O’Connell and Adam Scott, and that nude, lesbian, underwater ballet sequence.
Plus: More Weinstein woes, #JusticeForDanni, Trace’s geography struggles, and Dina Meyer done dirty (again!). Oh, and and how about the fact that this almost became an Alan Smithee film?
Cross out Piranha 3D!
Coming up on Wednesday: We’re flashing back to 1960 to discuss the film that birthed the slasher genre…Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom!
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