Monday, April 13, 2015

Shot/Reverse Shot: Episode 90 - Susan Sarandon

After a few weeks away, Matt and I got back to our series of artist profiles by discussing the life and career of Susan Sarandon, a favourite of ours who appeared in several entries in our Alternate 100 last year. In addition to discussing her breakthrough roles in the '70s, her career high points in the '80s and '90s, and her unique place in Hollywood as an actress who owns her sexuality while also displaying plenty of self-determination and agency, we use it as an opportunity to discuss sexism in Hollywood in general, and the ways in which Sarandon's choices as an actress both play into and challenge that same sexism. 

We also talk a little but about what's been going on in TV, including the ongoing troubles afflicting the Twin Peaks revival and the rapid rate at which Game of Thrones is using up its source material.