On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full, spoiler-filled detail. In this episode, Slate’s movie critic, Dana Stevens, and Slate senior editor Forrest Wickman discuss Spy, the new action-comedy written and directed by Paul Feig. How does it measure up to Melissa McCarthy’s other comedies with Feig, Bridesmaids and The Heat? Is it secretly a feminist attack on the patriarchy? And why did it have to be so gory?
Listen to them discuss these and other questions below. You can also check out past Spoiler Specials in our archive, and you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Note: As the title indicates, each installment contains spoilers galore.