Getting lost in The Valley of the Dolls

Podcast: Pop This!

Jacqueline Susann revolutionized the female coming-of-age story with her melodrama about three women trying to make their way in show business, and 50 years hence, Valley of the Dolls remains a great place to pitch camp

Featuring Lisa Christiansen and Andrea Warner. Produced by Andrea Gin.

A sampling of what you might hear in Episode 13: Valley of the Dolls

Quinoa fatigue.

I don’t care about quinoa in the same way I don’t care about space.

What I liked most about the hotel sex is the bright blue towel. It’s the most amazing blue towel. If you were going to watch this just for the set-dec and the linens… do it. Every couch pattern is amazing.

It’s a movie of scenes and lines.

The only hit that comes out of a Helen Lawson show is Helen Lawson, and that’s me baby!

If you think Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf is vicious…

That hurt my feelings and I’m not even on screen.

Gender politics…  we have not resolved that one.

The ending is not as horrible as it could have been.

Hopefully, it was showing women what the world could do to you.

If we don’t face up to how hard it can be, we’re doomed.

If you don’t love Nick Offerman, turn off now.

Eleanor Friedberger… I want to move inside the record and live there…

Homework assignment: The Girl on the Train.



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THE EX-PRESS, February 5, 2016


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