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On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, Laura Miler joins June and Julia to discuss The Diary of a Teenage Girl, a film based on Phoebe Gloeckner’s graphic memoir. How well does it capture the complexities of teenage sexuality? Next, Mike Vuolo and the gabbers weigh in on AMC’s new Walking Dead spinoff, Fear the Walking Dead. Why is the zombie apocalypse genre so compelling to its fans? Finally, hackers recently exposed extremely personal information about the users of the dating website for cheaters, Ashley Madison. Will this hack make us more paranoid about what kind of information we put online?
Links to some of the things we discussed this week follow:
- The Diary of a Teenage Girl film
- Laura Miller’s piece on The Diary of a Teenage Girl in Slate
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
- The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers
- The latest episode of Lexicon Valley: “Why Do Latin Americans Call English Speakers Gringos?”
- The Walking Dead
- The Sopranos
- Game of Thrones
- Fear the Walking Dead
- 28 Days Later
- The Straits
- Amanda Hess’s piece on the Ashley Madison hack in Slate
- Established Men and Cougar Life
- 19 Kids and Counting, the TV show that featured Josh Duggar
- The Sam and Nia Radar video blog
- “The Ashley Madison Hack Should Scare You, Too” by Heather Havrilesky in New York magazine
- Surpassing the Love of Men by Lillian Faderman
June: The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle by Lillian Faderman
Amanda: Off-leash hours at parks
Julia: Lane Brown’s interview with Quentin Tarantino in New York magazine
Outro: “Your Cheatin’ Heart” by Hank Williams
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