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Mar 21, 2018

This week Mari and Meg discuss their first Bluebeard movie: Ex Machina! Is it Oscar Isaac's amazing beard that makes it a retelling? (Did you realize that it's Oscar Isaac? Because Mari didn't at first!) We are also joined by our first guest: Tracy Tanoff! 

There are some slight recording issues roughly 3 minutes in...

Mar 15, 2018

This week Mari and Meghan are back to talk about "The Bloody Chamber" by Angela Carter! This story was a blast. Meghan tries to justify Bluebeard's kinks gone wrong (it's abandoned don't worry), we talk about how amazing the mom in this story is, and Vida makes a guest appearance to talk about her favorite...

Mar 7, 2018

Fableulous Retellings is back for season 5! We read and discuss "Bluebeard," specifically focusing on what the heck the moral is supposed to be. Is this a feminist story? Is this everything that Mari's sister thinks it is?

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Feb 7, 2018

Mari and Meg watch another episode of Faerie Tale Theatre! Meg tries to convince Mari that it's star-studded, but maybe she just likes weird movies from the 80s and early 90s? There's the best invisibility cloak, and they also squee a little bit more about Speak Easy

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Feb 1, 2018

This week Mari and Meg read Speak Easy, a novella placing 12 Dancing Princesses  in 1920s NYC with some main characters that you might actually recognize....

This book is a bit darker, but also so incredibly fun. Please forgive Meghan for all of her Buffy references, and enjoy with Mari realizes who the book is...