I’m still recovering from the Golden Globes.
All I wanted was a night of decadence and frivolity. What I got was a steaming pile of garbage.
My kid’s teacher can successfully mute and unmute thirty unruly kindergartners at will but the producers of the GG telecast couldn’t connect Daniel Kaluuya’s audio? YOU HAD ONE JOB.
Do you think the celebs have the Touch Up My Appearance option selected in Zoom? I would, but I don’t have a glam squad at my disposal. But then again, is there a makeup artist who does as good a job as a filter? I kind of think no?
Anyway, I’m happy for Chloé Zhao, I would like a pair of Jodi Foster’s pajamas, and I just want Jason Sudeikis to be happy. He looks and sounds how I think any of us would if the mother of our children ran away with Harry Styles.
But I think I’ve had enough Zoom award shows for a lifetime. Let’s get that Johnson and Johnson juice in as many arms as we can so the Academy Awards can feel normal. Now, more than ever, we need a bunch of hot people in a room giving each other statues. I can’t explain my need for that any more than I can explain my need for oxygen. I just know it’s essential.
Our Golden Globes coverage on Hive Mind is rolling right into our Oscars coverage. While we won’t know the official nominees until March 15, we can make some pretty good guesses. Promising Young Woman, my favorite movie of the year, is looking more and more likely to make it into the Best Picture ten. Eli and I talked about the movie with Madi from The Bad Broadcast:
We also covered Framing Britney Spears, the Reply All controversy, and Barb And Star Go To Vista Del Mar. And we identified the real villain of The Devil Wears Prada. It’s not Meryl.
Irene and I broke down Matt James’ hometown dates and the ongoing issues with Rachael Kirkconnell and Chris Harrison.
Ugh. It’s a lot.
Then, Emily, Allison Boerens, and I discussed the final episode of the RHOSLC reunion.
In the second part of the episode we had the thrill of interviewing Paige Smith, the long time friend of Heather Gay. At the risk of sounding clickbait-y, you won’t believe what she told us.
In other juicy interviews, Hive Mind contributor Alisha Ann talked with local drag queens Tara Lipsyncki, Ana Lee Kage, and Kay Bye about the current season of Drag Race.
“What happens when you get the call to go on Drag Race, you’re given about 2 months [to prepare]. A lot of these queens clear out their savings, call the designers—so these outfits that you’re doing a runway in are meant for that—they are couture runway, it’s not a performance. So, when you come to a local show, and you’re like, ‘That’s not what I see on TV!’ Well, it’s because I’m actually moving. I’m not spending $3,500 on a dress. So today, I’m wearing all H&M, based on RuPaul’s comments on Drag Race UK. She said, ‘I don’t want H&M on my runway.’ B*tch, you couldn’t tell if I didn’t tell you, I look polished, I am pulled together from the earrings to the everything, I am H&M today. That’s kind of my thing [about] drag: drag is valid. Not all drag is good, but all drag is valid. Just be the best form of that you can.”
And our contributor Kia interviewed three local bakers who launched now thriving businesses at the start of the pandemic.
“Remember when quarantine was less of an unending hellscape and more of a novelty? The early months were a blur of TikTok coffee trends, wondering if Carol Baskin fed her first husband to tigers, and wiping banana bread crumbs off of our new athleisure sweatpants. Perhaps fueled by days long binges of The Great British Baking Show, (or by legitimate shortages of basic food items at the grocery store,) many of us felt called to dust off our ovens. Let’s not kid each other, we made one sorry sourdough loaf at best and went crawling back to the mercy of GrubHub.
Luckily for us, a few local foodies transformed the “bake-at-home-just-to-feel-something” phase of quarantine into a full-blown cottage bakery. Mims craft artisan breads out of their home kitchen, while Powder Peak Sweets and Chubby Baker have perfected pastries and donuts. With easy no-contact pick-up and delivery options and delightful weekly offerings, these bakers are making the pandemic a little less painful — one home-baked goodie at a time.”
Coming This Week On Hive Mind
Nick Morley joins me and Eli to share thoughts on Nomadland. We recorded the episode prior to its winning Best Drama, and I think our prediction that it would win was our only correct prediction for the entire ceremony.
Irene and I will be women telling it all about Women Tell All. I’m sorry. And Emily and I will record the final two episodes of our Patreon-exclusive Bridgerton series, one of which will be released Friday and the other Monday. Become a Patron to access every available episode.
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