Denise Richards

The Aloha Experience (Close the Camps, Racist Anthropology, Drop Dead Gorgeous)

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Minority Korner

James went to a party and some said some rancid stuff that might include a taboo word during Taboo. We're also talking about the new Little Mermaid with excitement. Also Bette Midler needs to learn how to read a room especially at World Pride. James is tackling how we can do our part to help close the detention centers, actually let's call them what they really are: concentration camps. Nnekay is talking about how anthropology needs to be reexamined becuase it is alllll mixed up with racism and bias.

Links:
https://daily.jstor.org/anthropologists-hid-african-same-sex-relationships/

https://www.google.com/amp/s/timeline.com/amp/p/7a45289071cf

https://undark.org/article/nubia-sudan-amara-west-archaeology/

What You Can You Do to Close the Camps- from Yopp Voice

https://bit.ly/2G8Q1V1 (Bookmark & Share)

Texas Tribune’s list of Orgs to help immigrant children separated from their families:

https://bit.ly/2YhWLqC

Find your Gov. Officials to contact: https://www.usa.gov/local-governments

ICE using Solitary confinement for LGBTQ+ - https://bit.ly/30wgNhE

Follow @Lights4Liberty- to find out about demonstrations and protests in your area.

Know Your Rights: helpful videos for undocumented workers via the ACLU: https://bit.ly/2GU56ZB (Share)

Switchblade Sisters Episode 88: 'Drop Dead Gorgeous' with 'Grown-ish' Writers Melanie Kirschbaum & Alexandra Decas

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Melanie Kirschbaum
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Alexandra Decas

Drop Dead Gorgeous

Melanie Kirschbaum started her LA career working for Jeff and Jackie Filgo, and then Vali Chandrasekaran on Modern Family, while Alexandra Decas was with Jonathan Groff on Black-ish. The two met when their bosses were working on a pilot together, and they decided to join forces when they found themselves standing outside of their offices at Disney, bemoaning their crappy Tinder matches. They wondered, presumably aloud, "If Elizabeth Smart has it all figured out — a husband, a career, great hair — what’s our excuse?" So they wrote a one-act play entitled "Smart" to get to the bottom of it, as well as a comedic one-act about 9/11 called "Center of the Universe." After that, they joined the Netflix/Dreamworks show The Boss Baby: Back in Business as staff writers, but then hit some network gold when they were staffed on the critically acclaimed hit show Grown-ish, a spinoff of Black-ish that follows Zoey Johnson as she navigates college life. Grown-ish was just renewed for season 3 and can be seen on Freeform.

The movie that Alex and Mel have chosen to discuss is an important film for Minnesotans everywhere - 1999's Drop Dead Gorgeous. The two of them and April marvel at the fact that this movie is so inappropriate by today's standards - but still so funny! The two writers open up about how their writing process used to be incredibly unorthodox. One of them is outed as a frequent "office cryer." And, of course, the conversation covers something April is very passionate about - the eyebrow styles of the 1990s.

You can see Grown-ish on Freeform.

And if you haven't seen Drop Dead Gorgeous yet, go watch it!

With April Wolfe, Melanie Kirschbaum and Alexandra Decas.

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Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for MaximumFun.org.

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