You Must Remember This

You Must Remember This

You Must Remember This

CATEGORY: TV & Film
You Must Remember This is a storytelling podcast exploring the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century. It’s the brainchild and passion project of Karina Longworth (founder of Cinematical.com, former film critic for LA Weekly), who writes, narrates, records and edits each episode. It is a heavily-researched work of creative nonfiction: navigating through conflicting reports, mythology, and institutionalized spin, Karina tries to sort out what really happened behind the films, stars and scandals of the 20th century.
  1. June 21, 2022
    1 hr 44 min
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    1989: sex, lies and videotape: Rob Lowe and James Spader (Erotic 80s Part 12)
    American independent film is launched into the mainstream by Steven Soderbergh’s sex, lies and videotape, starring James Spader as an impotent man who gets off on filming women talking about sex. Videotape also…
  2. June 14, 2022
    1 hr 24 min
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    1988: Kevin Costner, Sean Young, No Way Out & Bull Durham (Erotic 80s Part 11)
    The 1988 baseball blockbuster Bull Durham confirms Kevin Costner as the ultimate squeaky-clean, all-American heartthrob, building on a sexual persona sparked the year before with the neonoir No Way Out. Today w…
  3. June 07, 2022
    1 hr 23 min
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    1987: Fatal Attraction and Dirty Dancing (Erotic 80s Part 10)
    The erotic thriller goes commercially mainstream with Fatal Attraction, a film which starts a national conversation about whether or not women can “have it all” – “it all” meaning both careers and marriage. Is…
  4. May 31, 2022
    1 hr 23 min
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    1986: 9 ½ Weeks, Mickey Rourke & Zalman King (Erotic 80s Part 9)
    Billed as the hottest Hollywood film since Last Tango, 9 ½ Weeks was considered to have missed the mark by everyone who made it – including director Adrian Lyne, stars Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger, producer/w…
  5. May 24, 2022
    1 hr 4 min
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    1985: Fear Sex. Jagged Edge & AIDS (Erotic 80s Part 8)
    Just as the AIDS-related death of Rock Hudson was finally forcing straight people – and Hollywood – to acknowledge that epidemic, a film was released that transposed the new climate of sexual fear into a murder…
  6. May 17, 2022
    1 hr 18 min
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    1984: "Vioporn," Body Double and Crimes of Passion (Erotic 80s Part 7)
    In a time of bombastic blockbusters (and Reagan’s re-election), two auteurs defy the norms by releases violent films about sexual obsession, sparking a controversial mini-trend which one critic dubs “Vioporn.”…
  7. May 10, 2022
    1 hr 16 min
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    1983: MTV Aesthetics, Flashdance and Risky Business (Erotic 80s Part 6)
    While the music video was still in its infancy as a cultural phenomenon, two films were released that were accused of aping the “MTV aesthetic”: Adrian Lyne’s Flashdance, and Risky Business, which turned Tom Cr…
  8. May 03, 2022
    1 hr 3 min
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    1982: Teen Sexploitation, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Porky's and The Blue Lagoon (Erotic 80s Part 5)
    1982 saw the release of three hit high school-set comedies about sex: Porky’s, The Last American Virgin and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The only one to survive as a classic, Fast Times turned Phoebe Cates – w…
  9. April 26, 2022
    1 hr 14 min
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    1981: Neonoir, Body Heat and Postman Always Rings Twice (Erotic 80s Part 4)
    The New Hollywood directors of the late 1960s and 70s were the first generation of Hollywood filmmakers to grow up studying Hollywood movies as art. In 1981-1982, a number of those directors made actual or virt…
  10. April 19, 2022
    1 hr 8 min
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    1980: Richard Gere and American Gigolo (Erotic 80s Part 3)
    One of the most aesthetically influential movies of the ‘80s, Paul Schrader’s American Gigolo sets a template for much of what we’re going to discuss this season: it’s about sex as a conduit for wealth, masks a…
  11. April 12, 2022
    1 hr 16 min
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    1979: Bo Derek and 10 (Erotic 80s Part 2)
    The sleeper hit of late 1979 was Blake Edwards’s sex farce 10, a comedic vivisection of a male midlife crisis, which turned 23 year-old California girl Bo Derek into a controversial cultural phenomenon. Derek’s…
  12. April 05, 2022
    1 hr 9 min
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    Porno Chic and The Brief Heyday of X Ratings (Erotic 80s Part 1)
    In 1968, the Production Code gave way to the ratings system, and the brief legitimacy of the X-rated movie. Today we’ll focus on two massive, X-rated hits released within a year of one another in 1972-1973: Dee…
  13. December 21, 2021
    1 hr 16 min
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    Sammy and Dino Episode 9: Is That All There Is?
    Desperate to be seen as cool and not a relic of an earlier age in 70s America, Sammy gets into porn and drugs. A Rat Pack reunion gives him renewed purpose, but causes Dean to alienate himself further. As their…
  14. December 14, 2021
    1 hr 22 min
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    Sammy and Dino Episode 8: Generation Gap
    In the mid-1960s, 47 year-old Dean Martin proves he's still got it by knocking the Beatles off the top of the pop charts, and by launching his long-running TV show, which brought a version of his nightclub act…
  15. December 07, 2021
    1 hr 8 min
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    Sammy and Dino Episode 7: Yes I Can
    Released in 1965, Sammy Davis Jr.'s autobiography became an instant classic, one of the most dynamic celebrity memoirs ever published and a testament to Davis’s barrier-breaking success as a black man in Americ…
  16. November 30, 2021
    1 hr 4 min
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    Sammy and Dino Episode 6: The Rat Pack
    In the early 40s, both Dean and Sammy idolized Frank Sinatra. 20 years later, they became Sinatra’s cohorts in the Rat Pack, and, through Vegas gigs and increasingly disposable movies, the trio set a standard f…
  17. November 23, 2021
    53 min
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    Sammy and Dino Episode 5: A Serious Man
    After the breakup of Martin and Lewis, Dino has to figure out how to stand on his own as a solo act. He ends up developing an on-stage persona as a happy drunk, while at the same time, developing a resume as a…
  18. November 16, 2021
    52 min
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    Sammy and Dino Episode 4: Mr. Wonderful
    Sammy tests the power of his new celebrity, on Broadway and in Hollywood, where he stars in the most controversial movie musical with an all-Black cast of all time -- a movie which is still being suppressed tod…
  19. November 09, 2021
    59 min
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    Sammy and Dino Episode 3: Nothing But a Dollar Sign
    In the first half of the 1950s, Martin and Lewis mint money as movie stars--and find unique ways to make their access to gangsters payoff--but stardom tears them apart. During this period, Sammy tries to prove…
  20. November 02, 2021
    1 hr 3 min
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    Sammy and Dino Episode 2: Martin and Lewis, Sammy and Mickey and Frank
    Dean Martin meets and begins collaborating with Jerry Lewis. Martin and Lewis — an Italian and a Jew — become the most successful nightclub act in the country, and transition to Hollywood. Meanwhile, Sammy Davi…

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