By Broad Appeal
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Broad Appeal is Seán McGovern and Brian Mullin, two obsessive gay boys with an all-encompassing love of actresses. Listen every 2 weeks for some irreverent, incisive and engaged entertainment. Our current season: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE CRAZY looks at career spanning moments of some of our favourite actresses.
||CleanJuliette Binoche Crazy - Mauvais Sang - BA053C||It’s 1986 and a sexually-transmitted retrovirus is killing off young people. A massive pharma com...||24 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJuliette Binoche Bad - Chocolat - BA052B||Sometimes a brown, gooey substance is sweet, delicious, even spiritual. But sometimes it’s actual...||23 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJuliette Binoche Good - Three Colours Blue - BA053||Quick: name an Oscar-winning actress who’s worked with both Godard AND Godzilla. THERE IS ONLY ON...||23 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGlenda Jackson Crazy - Salome's Last Dance - BA052C||By 1988, Glenda had made six films with Ken Russell including THE MUSIC LOVERS and WOMEN IN LOVE....||11 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGlenda Jackson Bad - A Touch of Class - BA052B||You know when the Academy gets it (horribly) wrong? Well, sorry Ms. Jackson, but this is one of t...||10 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGlenda Jackson Good - Sunday Bloody Sunday - BA052||She's served you withering stares on screen as well as in the constituency of Hampstead and Highg...||8 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCate Blanchett Crazy - Hanna - BA051C||With an actress of a particular brilliance there's a special register of performance called "good...||26 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCate Blanchett Bad - Veronica Guerin - BA051B||It is said that every Irish person remembers where they were when crusading journalist Veronica G...||25 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCate Blanchett Good - Elizabeth - BA051||Category is: Greatest Living Actress. For all the Meryls, Juliannes and Sally Kirklands, there's ...||25 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJulia Roberts Crazy - Sleeping with the Enemy - BA050C||Crazy has many meanings, and in SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY it’s what young wife Laura (Julia Roberts...||13 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJulia Roberts Bad - Eat Pray Love - BA050B||When the 21st century bourgeoisie are lined up along the barricades and made to pay for their cri...||11 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJulia Roberts Good - Notting Hill - BA050||Science has proven that Julia Roberts’s smile shows more teeth than any other human’s (except pos...||11 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAngela Bassett Crazy - Strange Days - BA049C||What do you get when you combine ultra violence, a political metaphor and a kick-ass heroine? The...||30 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAngela Bassett Bad - Vampire in Brooklyn - BA049B||Sometimes the worst films make some of the best conversations, and boy, did Brian loathe VAMPIRE ...||29 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAngela Bassett Good - Waiting to Exhale - BA049||There are few actresses who have the level of commitment and intensity of Angela Bassett - both f...||28 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBarbra Streisand Crazy - A Star is Born - BA048C||A vast meteor, hurtling toward our planet, but sparing us total destruction: so, too, is Barbra S...||16 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBarbra Streisand Bad - Nuts - BA048B||How much would you pay for a b*****b? Somewhere in excess of $500? No? Well, wait till you hear w...||15 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBarbra Streisand Good - The Way We Were - BA048||She kept her clothes and kept her space. She kept her nose to spite her face! Who else could it b...||14 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2017 Oscar Actress Edition - Part 2 - BA047B||"A mother on a quest for vengeance. A strong and silent heroine. A young woman on the cusp of adu...||1 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2017 Oscar Actress Edition - Part 1 - BA047A||After a short hiatus of watching films strictly for pleasure and not taking any notes during movi...||1 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmma Thompson Crazy - The Tall Guy - BA046C||The year is 1989. “Bad” communism is coming to an end, Europe is breaking into new nation states,...||22 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmma Thompson Bad - Love Actually - BA046B||Here at Broad Appeal we have the perfect gift for you: A foaming-at-the-mouth screed about one of...||20 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmma Thompson Good - Sense and Sensibility - BA046||You may be yin, and I may be yang, but we can all agree on Emma Thompson. For some, she is the qu...||20 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJudi Dench Crazy - Notes on a Scandal - BA045C||Don't you just love it when the bourgeoisie debase themselves? In what is undoubtedly a masterpie...||8 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJudi Dench Bad - Tea with Mussolini - BA045B||What do you get when you combine Judi Dench, Cher, Maggie Smith, Lily Tomlin and someone called J...||7 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJudi Dench Good - Philomena - BA045||Here at Broad Appeal we try and avoid all honorific titles and that includes “national treasure”....||6 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJennifer Lopez Crazy - The Boy Next Door - BA044C||JENNIFER LOPEZ IS A GENIUS. Who else could've spun box office gold from this laughable material a...||24 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJennifer Lopez Bad - Monster in Law - BA044B||Ali vs. Forman! Rocky vs. Apollo! JLo vs. JFo! On paper it sounds great: Puerto Rican pop princes...||23 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJennifer Lopez Good - Out of Sight - BA044||Jennifer Lopez began her rise to multi-platform domination as a charismatic young actress with wi...||22 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJulianne Moore Crazy - Savage Grace - BA043C||No one plays f****d-up, damaged sexuality quite like Julianne Moore. In SAVAGE GRACE, as the merc...||10 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJulianne Moore Bad - Hannibal - BA043B||Julianne Moore can do no wrong - so who the hell convinced her to play Clarice Starling?! Taking ...||9 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJulianne Moore Good - Vanya on 42nd Street - BA043||Julianne Moore is a Movie Star... but before that, she was a working actress. In the early to mid...||8 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhoopi Goldberg Crazy - Theodore Rex - BA042C||What do you get when you pair an angry, embittered cop with a sparky, big-hearted yet bumbling T-...||26 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhoopi Goldberg Bad - The Associate - BA042B||At your next pub quiz, when asked to name a Whoopi Goldberg movie that features Donald J. Trump, ...||25 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhoopi Goldberg Good - Sister Act - BA042||Hail Whoopi, Full of Grace. One-time Oscar winner, four-time Oscar Host. Standup comedian, presti...||24 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great films + great discussions!
I’m a huge fan of films with female leads, and so was thrilled when I found out about this podcast. The guys have so far discussed a great selection of films, most recently discussing of of my favourite films, To Die For. Can’t wait for their discussion of Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion!
Great, Great, Great, Great, Great
The highly entertaining Sean and Brian look at films from the distant and not so distant past -- with a female bent, and sometimes a male bent, and often just a bent bent. But beyond the elegant film critiques they deliver, the witticisms fly, their rapport is a joy to listen to, and you might just learn a thing or two.
Have really enjoyed discovering this podcast. Sean and Brian are very entertaining and they provide great insight into some of my favourite films and actresses of all time! Keep up the good work.