In our second Social Justice in Movies podcast, Gil Kidron welcomes new collaborator Dr. Ashley Phillips. In this conversation, we talk about the "nice guy" archetype in movies, and not the kind of nice guy we automatically think about, the teddy bear kind who just wants to help and then finishes last. More like the guy who thinks that if he does certain things that are considered "nice", he's entitled to get the girl.
We're launching our new podcast series of social justice on screen with Eliana Cohen, breaking down one of the best shows of all time, Breaking Bad, as a predictive cultural event that is about angry middle-aged white men who feel that the world has been taken away from them. When Walter White learns that he has cancer, he resorts to violence, which only grows as the story moves forward. Yet still, we root for him because he feels aggrieved that things are not the way he wanted them to be. Eliana is doing her PhD in social psychology. For our attached conversation where Gil rants about what he calls "toxic femininity" https://www.patreon.com/posts/26326954