The Babadook – 2014 – Jennifer Kent – The Last New Wave

Oh hey! Gay icon, horror masterwork, AACTA award winning film The Babadook finally gets its due with a maxed out, two hour long episode which discusses Jennifer Kent’s film in all the depth it requires. The main discussion was recorded after the internet deemed the top hat wearing figure that is the Babadook was a gay icon, so unfortunately we don’t touch on that too much – but, there is still a Ru Paul’s Drag Race clip though. As if talking about The Babadook longer than its own running time wasn’t enough, there’s a very short bonus discussion about Cate Shortland’s Berlin Syndrome.

The Polygon article on how the Babadook became a gay icon can be read here.

Dave’s great show Pop Culture Case Study can be listened to here, and the essential episode on Patty Jenkin’s Monster can be heard here.

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Andrew has been a film lover all of his life. For a while now he's been talking about how great films are and usually that's been directly to his wife, Bernadette. Now with AB Film Review everyone else in the world can listen to what Andrew has to say to his wife. Bernadette grew up renting videos from a Plains Video. She mostly hired out Cry Baby and wore the tape thin learning the lines to the John Waters classic. After a series of arguments in the car ride home with her husband, Andrew, the two decided to record their arguments and launch them into the world for everyone to listen to.