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3.04: Gone Girl PLUS The (New) Ghostbusters

March 13, 2016
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Sharing my thoughts on the 2014 movie Gone Girl starring Ben Affleck. The film touches on a lot of issues regarding gender as well as race and privilege, so naturally, I had to take a swing at it. 

EPIC SPOILER ALERT! Do not listen to this episode of the show if you haven't yet seen the movie or read the book Gone Girl. Mainly because I don't want to be the one to ruin such a great story for you. 

I discuss how men are often unfairly portrayed by the media, and how women are often idolized and seen as "pure." I also discuss how Gillian Flynn tackles the topic of privilege and why it's such an important conversation for us to be having. 

At the top of the show, I talk about the newly released trailer for the upcoming Ghostbusters film featuring an all-female team. I was not particularly fond of the new trailer, but I hope the actual movie is more impressive. Let me know what you thought of the trailer and how you think the film will do in the box office this year! 

REFERENCES 

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - Official Website - http://gillian-flynn.com/gone-girl 

Gone Girl (2014) - IMDb - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2267998 

Gillian Flynn on her bestseller Gone Girl and accusations of misogyny - The Guardian - http://bit.ly/1QQnDFn 

Family Violence Statistics PDF (2005) - US Department of Justice - http://1.usa.gov/1QQoCVU 

At Least A Third Of All Women Murdered In The U.S. Are Killed By Male Partners - Huffington Post - http://huff.to/1QQnNfM 

GHOSTBUSTERS Official Trailer - YouTube - http://bit.ly/1QQolCq 

GHOSTBUSTERS International Trailer - YouTube - http://bit.ly/1QQortP