Castle of Horror Interview Segment host Jason Henderson talks to Hadley Freeman, author of the awesome new nonfiction book Life Moves Pretty Fast: The Lessons We Learned from Eighties Movies. We talk about Pretty in Pink, Dirty Dancing, St. Elmo's Fire, and why ideas about body image, class and sex have changed so much since the 80s.
For instance, regarding St. Elmo's Fire: "Ally Sheedy is dressed like a 50-year-old Republican housewife, except she's twenty-two. And all the hottest guys want to sleep with her…. these girls are dressing [this way] because that's what they want to wear."
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The Team: Hosted by Jason Henderson, writer of IDW's Ben 10 series and creator of the HarperTeen novel series Alex Van Helsing. Featuring Drew Edwards, creator of Halloween Man, Tony Salvaggio of Clockwerx from Humanoids, attorney Julia Guzman of Guzman Immigration of Denver, and Jamie Bahr, lead singer and upright bassist of the rock and roll band Danger*Cakes.