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This Week In Hive Mind
Mary is Louis Vuitton, Kevin McCallister flirts with manslaughter, and Bennett Bennetts again
I watched Working Girl this week because it’s one of those films that I’ve often heard referenced but had never seen.
I was blown away by the looks Joan Cusack and Melanie Griffith serve in this film.
I think the movie was good? Honestly I was too distracted by the 1988-ness of it all to really evaluate it as something good or bad.
I found the fashion both horrifying and inspiring. While I pray feathered mullets stay a thing of the past, as soon as the credits rolled I hopped onto Madewell dot com and ordered myself a(nother) pair of high-rise straight-leg jeans.
In other fashion news, Mary Cosby announces herself “Louis Vuttoin” in episode 5 of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.
You can read my recap of the latest episode here, and listen to me and Emily get rather tangential on our fifth episode of The Green Room:
Eli and I watched Home Alone and Home Alone 2 for Hive Mind and were surprised by how well both films hold up, even though we both cringed through the final third of each movie while Kevin McCallister brutally tortures his home invaders.
It inspired me to sit my children down and explain the concept of insurance to them in the off chance we should accidentally fly to Paris or Miami without one of them and they are left home alone or lost in New York and learn two incompetent burglars plan to rob our homes/toy store.
Speaking of creeps who want to invade your space, Bennett had a big week on The Bachelorette, which Irene and I discuss on Trash Talk:
We have now managed to learn all of Tayshia’s suitors’ names, and agree that there’s really only one guy worth his weight in Instagram followers.
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The real highlight from the latest episode of The Bachelorette was the laptop producers attached to some traffic lights and told Tayshia and her men it was a lie detector test. Roger Sherman breaks down the lie and the idiocy of everyone involved at The Ringer.
Joe Reid ranks the Home Alone children. Joe’s work here is both entertaining and informative- up to this point I had not been able to decipher who was a cousin and who was a sibling beyond Buzz and Fuller.
I did not like Mank. It was self important and inside baseball and about the least interesting person surrounding the creation of Citizen Kane. I did, however, like Amanda Seyfried in Mank. And I REALLY like this profile of her in The New York Times.
This one isn’t media related- but still cool. My friends Kathy and Ashmae— two writers with incredible talent— are offering an online course to help anyone who wants to turn a book idea into a draft. You can get 30% off the registration price through Monday with code MEG30. (The promo code works for any of their courses if a book isn’t your current focus).
What We’ve Been Watching
On Hive Mind we’ll continue our journey through the holiday cinematic classics with on episode on Elf.
Emily and I will share more exclusive RHOSLC gossip and recap the latest Housewives shenanigans on our sixth episode of The Green Room.
And on Trash Talk we’ll talk hometowns, which, I regret to inform you, might be zoom calls.
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