Jenn and Aaron dissect a disappointingly lacking-in-controversy Oscars. However just because it’s lacking in controversy doesn’t mean people aren’t trying to manufacture some, because we live in a hellish nightmare where the 24 hour news cycle and social media need us to be angry all the time. Aaron and Jenn discuss the attempt at manufacturing outrage around Green Book, Spike Lee’s acceptance speech, and some of the other award-winning movies (seriously, watch The Favourite). Aaron gives his thoughts on how men’s fashion has finally taken a turnaround (except for the velvet. Seriously, why?) and Jenn talks about being an unpopular opinion puffin in a sea of outrage culture.
An article on Brie Larson (star of the upcoming Captain Marvel movie) and her comments which have raised some “controversy” (but who knows on the internet anymore?): https://movieweb.com/captain-marvel-brie-larson-inclusion-controversy/
The text of Spike Lee’s acceptance speech: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/24/movies/spike-lee-oscars-speech.html?action=click&module=RelatedCoverage&pgtype=Article®ion=Footer
President Trump’s response to Spike Lee’s acceptance speech, which he called a “racist hit”: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/25/movies/spike-lee-trump.html