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The Fandom Show: Josie and the Pussycats


Dujour means seatbelts! Put on your cat-ear headphones and enjoy some subliminal messaging, because this week we’re talking to writer and improviser, Mariah Thompson, about the 2000’s satirical cult hit, JOSIE AND PUSSYCATS. We chat about how Harry Elfont and Debra Kaplain turned an archie comic girl band into a razor sharp commentary on early aughts fandom and commercialism, the shameless performances of this super stacked cast, and a soundtrack so meticulously created that it went gold. Plus, we get into all the ways this movie was misunderstood, the changing meta comedy of early internet culture and how Josie walked so that Barbie could run.


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