Movie of the Year: 1973
This week we discuss Paper Moon! Can it rise high enough to become our Movie of the Year?
Paper Moon is a fun little romp about a shady guy and his daughter, seamlessly played by a shady guy and enemy of the show, Ryan O’Neal, and his real-life 10-year-old daughter, Tatum O’Neal, with whom he has always had a strained relationship. We spend most of the show getting into the why’s, the no, really why’s, and the man, but really, like why’s of this decision, but let’s somehow put this aside for now.
The movie itself follows a conman and his maybe/probably daughter as they scam their way across the Midwest, which is basically destroyed and depopulated by a sad-sounding thing called the Depression. Shot in black and white and an obvious love letter to old timey stories, Paper Moon is constantly walking the line between charming and bleak.
We discuss the legacy of the film and whether it is possible to love it despite the pain it caused. Also, we do a little trivia and assemble a team of 1973 Pro-Stars.
All that, and Taylor is on the show!
Abortion is healthcare
While Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.
The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.
Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what’s best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.
Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn’t be determined by location, and it shouldn’t be the privilege of a small few.
You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit donations4abortion.com.
If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:
1. Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize abortion.
2. Don’t Ban Equality is a campaign for companies to take a stand against abortion restrictions.
3. Abortion.cafe has information about where to find clinics.
4. PlanCPills.org provides early at-home abortion pills that you can keep in your medicine cabinet. And five.
5. Choice.crd.co has a collection of these resources and more.
You can also find links to all of these resources and more info at podvoices.help