“And Then They Make Out” Episode 2: The Office Politics Of Coyote Ugly
11:30 am, March 6th | by Sarah Devlin
“And Then They Make Out” is a weekly discussion between Sarah Devlin and Carly McElroy of how pop culture depicts love and romance, and how romantic comedies reflect our society’s expectations for women, for better or for worse, back to us. It’s also, we hope, the perfect mid-week at-work distraction.
This week, we take on one of the 21st century’s first masterpieces: the 2000 Piper Perabo vehicle Coyote Ugly. Not only is the movie the tale of a scrappy girl from New Jersey who moves to New York to make it big as a songwriter (landing herself quite the side job in the process), but it’s based on an essay by Eat Pray Love author Elizabeth Gilbert that appeared in GQ in 1997.
So — join us as we break down the film, from the leads’ enviable wardrobes, the movie’s unfortunate attitude toward women who trade on their sexuality to make a living, and the scene that altered the trajectory of both of our romantic lives forever.
Warning: This podcast contains some strong language and, even worse, major spoilers. Anyone who dislikes that kind of thing should consider themselves warned.