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You Must Remember This
You Must Remember This
Karina Longworth

You Must Remember This is a storytelling podcast exploring the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century. It’s the brainchild and... more

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The Hard Hollywood Life of Kim Novak — 10th anniversary restoration

The first episode of You Must Remember This tells the story of actress Kim Novak -- a top box office... more

02 Apr 2024 · 43 minutes
Introducing: Talking Pictures from TCM and Max

Our first guest on Talking Pictures is writer director Nancy Meyers (Something’s Gotta Give, It’s Complicated, The Holiday). Recorded at her home, host Ben... more

16 Jan 2024 · 49 minutes
Eyes Wide Shut, Part 2, and the Sexiest Man Alive in 1999 (Erotic 90s, Part 21)

In part 2 of the Eyes Wide Shut story, the movie is finally unveiled, and critics are divided on its... more

24 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
Eyes Wide Shut, Part 1 (Erotic 90’s, Part 20)

At the peak of their careers, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman left Hollywood for two years to collaborate with legendary... more

17 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
90s Lolitas Volume 3: Wild Things, Cruel Intentions and Britney Spears (Erotic 90’s, Part 19)

If Adrian Lyne’s Lolita became a case study of what Hollywood and America didn’t want to acknowledge about its sexualization of young... more

10 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
90’s Lolitas Volume 2: Adrian Lyne’s Lolita (Erotic 90’s, Part 18)

In the previous decade, Adrian Lyne had made two movies (Fatal Attraction and Indecent Proposal) that had grossed over $100... more

03 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
The Lynch Family: Boxing Helena & Lost Highway (Erotic 90’s, Part 17)

One of the most notorious – and least seen – erotic narrative films of the 90s, Boxing Helena was the misbegotten passion... more

26 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Crash and David Cronenberg (Erotic 90’s, Part 16)

One of the only high-profile NC-17 releases post-Showgirls, David Cronenberg’s Crash was the kind of dark adult art film that the rating... more

19 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
“Lesbian Chic”: Bound and Anne Heche in Wild Side (Erotic 90’s, Part 15)

At the beginning of the 90s, lesbians were a punchline for a male-gaze-oriented media, an easy target for expressing the... more

12 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Introducing: Glitter & Might

In Glitter & Might, a new series exploring the intersection of show business and politics, bestselling author Shawn Levy unpacks... more

25 Aug 2023 · 3 minutes
Showgirls, Jade, and the fall of Joe Eszterhas. (Erotic 90’s, Part 14)

Joe Eszterhas’s tenure as the hottest screenwriter in town ended with two notorious 1995 flops: the NC-17 rated Showgirls (directed,... more

27 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 36 minutes
The Last Seduction, Disclosure, & Fear of the Female Boss (Erotic 90’s, Part 13)

The 90s were obsessed with what magazine writer Tad Friend would describe as “do me feminism” – and the attendant... more

20 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Sliver and Sharon Stone as Superstar (Erotic 90’s, Part 12)

Sharon Stone and Joe Eszterhas’s post-Basic Instinct reunion film was one of the most troubled productions of the 90s. A... more

13 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Indecent Proposal (Erotic 90’s, Part 11)

Are men okay? Several films from 1993 answered that question with a resounding no. One of the highest grossing movies... more

06 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
Sex, Erotica and Body of Evidence (Erotic 90’s, Part 10)

In the early 90s, Madonna was the biggest pop star in the world, and she used – and in the... more

30 May 2023 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
Red Shoe Diaries and sex on TV in the 90s. (Erotic 90’s, Part 9)

While the MPAA’s confusing and hypocritical ratings decisions were leaving filmmakers flummoxed in the early 90s, cable TV was opening... more

23 May 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
90s Lolitas, volume 1: Drew Barrymore, Amy Fisher and Alicia Silverstone (Erotic 90’s, Part 8)

Culture in the 90s was obsessed with the sex lives of teenagers. This is a theme we will come back... more

16 May 2023 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
Murphy Brown, Dan Quayle and Damage (Erotic 90’s, Part 7)

In the early 90s, one of the biggest scripted shows on TV was Murphy Brown, starring 40-something Candice Bergen as... more

09 May 2023 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
Basic Instinct (Erotic 90’s, Part 6)

One of the biggest hits of 1992, Basic Instinct was sold as Michael Douglas’s return to Fatal Attraction territory, but... more

02 May 2023 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
The Blanks From Hell: Fatal Attraction’s Children (Erotic 90’s, Part 5)

In the five years after the release of Fatal Attraction, Hollywood scrambled to make one movie after another about homes... more

25 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Thelma & Louise (Erotic 90’s, Part 4)

One of the most controversial movies of the 1990s, Thelma & Louise pushed every hot button of the new decade:... more

18 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Introducing This Little Light with Flea

Hosted by Flea, founding member and bassist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, This Little Light is a podcast about... more

13 Apr 2023 · 2 minutes
“The actress everybody wants to fuck”: Theresa Russell and Sondra Locke (Erotic 90’s, Part 3)

An enigmatic sex symbol dating back to the 70s, Theresa Russell made a play for Hollywood stardom in the late... more

11 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
Pretty Woman, Sleeping with the Enemy and Julia Roberts in the early 90s (Erotic 90’s, Part 2)

The first blockbuster about sex of the 90s, Pretty Woman both reinvigorated Richard Gere’s career, and turned Julia Roberts into... more

04 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Prologue: Porn, Feminism & the folly of NC-17 (Erotic 90’s, Part 1)

Erotic 80s began with a prologue about the short lived heyday of the X rating, pornography, and feminism. Erotic 90s... more

28 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
1989: sex, lies and videotape: Rob Lowe and James Spader (Erotic 80s Part 12)

American independent film is launched into the mainstream by Steven Soderbergh’s sex, lies and videotape, starring James Spader as an... more

21 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 43 minutes
1988: Kevin Costner, Sean Young, No Way Out & Bull Durham (Erotic 80s Part 11)

The 1988 baseball blockbuster Bull Durham confirms Kevin Costner as the ultimate squeaky-clean, all-American heartthrob, building on a sexual persona... more

14 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
1987: Fatal Attraction and Dirty Dancing (Erotic 80s Part 10)

The erotic thriller goes commercially mainstream with Fatal Attraction, a film which starts a national conversation about whether or not... more

07 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
1986: 9 ½ Weeks, Mickey Rourke & Zalman King (Erotic 80s Part 9)

Billed as the hottest Hollywood film since Last Tango, 9 ½ Weeks was considered to have missed the mark by... more

31 May 2022 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
1985: Fear Sex. Jagged Edge & AIDS (Erotic 80s Part 8)

Just as the AIDS-related death of Rock Hudson was finally forcing straight people – and Hollywood – to acknowledge that... more

24 May 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
You Must Remember This
Prologue: Porn, Feminism & the folly of NC-17 (Erotic 90’s, Part 1)
You Must Remember This

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Erotic 80s began with a prologue about the short lived heyday of the X rating, pornography, and feminism. Erotic 90s begins with... more