Pop Style Opinionfest: Balenciaga and Buckingham Palace Exist in Bubbles of Privilege

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Posted on December 02, 2022

You know us, darlings. We just can’t resist diving in a good, juicy scandal. For this week’s podcast, we went all in on the Balenciaga ad campaign scandal and the charges of promoting child porn that it provoked. And you just had to expect that we’d weigh in on the Buckingham Palace racism scandal. In both cases, it’s about well-supported institutions existing in bubbles of privilege where everything the institution does is considered correct, which is why the “real world” reacts in disgust when they show their asses.

Then, it’s a spirited and emotional discussion of the absolutely wonderful Women Talking. 

Without spoiling anything (although really; it would be pretty hard to spoil an almost plot-free 90-minute debate), we unpack what the film says about patriarchy, faith, sisterhood and repression and highlight some of the astonishing performances and the sharp humaneness of the script. Just a beautiful film that treats an enraging subject with tenderness and dignity.


All that and we even manage to fit in a few seconds on what a raging asshole Kanye is! It’s all there for you, darlings. All the laughter, all the tears, all the dumb shit famous people said or did this week. Thank you for listening!

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