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Switchblade Sisters Episode 87: 'Blacula' with 'Jezebel' Director Numa Perrier

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Numa Perrier

Blacula

Born in Haiti and raised in small town USA, Numa Perrier is a Los Angeles-based actor, filmmaker, and artist. Early in her acting career, she landed a recurring role on General Hospital, but now you can see her on SMILF and films including Florida Water, Jerico, In The Morning, and Beautiful Destroyer. An early creator in the digital space, she starred in and was co-writer of the web series 'The Couple' which landed an HBO deal. She later started writing a script for her first feature, which would become Jezebel. That project was accepted into the Tribeca Film Institute "Through Her Lens" incubation program. Now Jezebel is premiering at SXSW 2019. The film follows 19-year-old Tiffany as she deals with her dying mother and tries to make ends meet when her older phone sex operator sister grooms her to become one of the first black webcam girls in the 1990s.

The movie that Numa has chosen to discuss is a classic - 1972's Blacula. She and April go deep on their discussion of William Marshall's intense, Shakespearean portrayal of the eponymous vampire. Plus, they dissect how radical this film was in terms of its portrayal of black men on screen. Numa opens up about the making of her own movie, Jezebel. She gives some great advice on filming and completing a micro-budget film. Plus, she discusses the double standard that low budget black filmmakers face versus their white counterparts.

You can see Jezebel out this fall.

And if you haven't seen Blacula yet, go watch it!

With April Wolfe and Numa Perrier.

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

Who Shot Ya? Episode 28: Kids Movies, Ava DuVernay, and A Wrinkle in Time with Drea Clark, Katie Walsh, and Maggie Mackay

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Who Shot Ya?
Guests: 
Alonso Duralde
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Drea Clark
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Katie Walsh
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Maggie Mackay
Guests: 
April Wolfe

A Wrinkle in Time

We've got a very special episode this week as Alonso Duralde takes over hosting duties. He's joined by film critic for Tribune News Service and the LA Times, Katie Walsh, Vidiots Executive Director/Board Chair, Maggie Mackay, and our dear friend, producer and film festival programmer, Drea Clark. They break down the much discussed A Wrinkle in Time. They address the blowback the film has received, what they really liked about it, and the revolutionary nature of having a protagonist that is a woman of color. They also discuss kids movies in general and some of their favorites. In fact, a fight nearly breaks out over whether The NeverEnding Story is actually a good movie. PLUS, April Wolfe calls in from South by Southwest to give everyone an update.

In news, psychologist Jordan Peterson hates Frozen, Tommy Wiseau auditions for The Joker, production companies start adopting inclusion riders, and the man who stole Frances McDormand's Oscar pleads not guilty.

Weekly Movie Recommendations:

Alonso - Ramen Heads
Drea - No Light and No Land Anywhere
Katie - American Honey
Maggie - After Hours

PLUS, we have two Spotify playlists. One is for Movie Soundtracks and the other is for Movie Scores. Check 'em out!

Next week we're discussing Love, Simon.

With Maggie Mackay, Katie Walsh, Drea Clark, and Alonso Duralde.

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

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