Episode 15: Laura Linney, Oh How Could You Do That?!

There have been heated discussions between Tamu & Mallory about the holiday movie, Love Actually and whether it is actually problematic. Luckily when Jim and Ben were in town, they graciously agreed throw their hats into the ring regarding this “controversial” holiday film.

Moral to the Story: Love actually can spur debate.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Laura Linney made the biggest mistake of her life!
  • Ben LOVES Rodrigo Santoro.
  • At Christmas anything is possible.
  • Laura Linney is a national treasure.
  • Debate Question 1: Do you think Rodrigo was in love with Laura?
  • Ben reasons that we don’t see Rodrigo’s side of the story so it is difficult to know his feelings.
  • Tamu would feel guilty about not answering her brother’s phone call, but would have chose an orgasm.
  • Sometimes love is about forgiveness.
  • Debate Question 2: Did Emma Thompson forgive Professor Snape?
  • Question NOT up for Debate:  No one likes that necklace.
  • Love Actually is about love in all its forms.
  • Keira Knightley’s stalker.
  • Jim became a convert to Love Actually late in life.
  • Mallory felt that Hugh Grant’s love story was problematic because of the “big lady” (OR NOT AT ALL BIG) trope.
  • The difference between K-dramas and Rom-coms.
  • Mallory has a higher expectation of rom-coms.
  • Colin Firth is a world treasure.
  • Both characters tried to learn their paramour’s respective language.
  • Jim is also learning Portuguese.
  • Mallory found Liam Neeson’s story line to be problematic.
  • The bromance was not problematic per Mallory.
  • Ben just learned that Claudia Schiffer was actually in this movie.
  • Ben Recommends: Watching the cut scenes and director’s commentary.
  • Bad@Love wishes everyone a lovely holiday season filled with love, laughter and friendship.

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Flutter: Fatal Attraction, the original ending

For Halloween, Mallory & Tamu watched Fatal Attraction and talked about the controversy surrounding film’s ending. Unfortunately, they neglected to Google the original film ending at the time. So today, they watched the original end of the movie and it was startlingly different.

Moral to the Story: No roll in the hay is worth hurting yourself.

Watch the original ending of Fatal Attraction.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Glenn Close meets a fatal end regardless of the ending.
  • Anne Archer should not ever run after Dan.
  • If the ending of the movie was the original edit, perhaps future movie tropes of “crazy women” and the pop culture surrounding it would be different.
  • The original edit really makes you think about mental illness.
  • Now that the times have changed, the movie should be reedited to the original version.
  • Bad at Love’s Alternate Ending: Glenn Close and Anne Archer kill Dan, take his insurance money and flee to Mexico where Glenn has her baby and everyone is happy. Sort of like Big Little Lies.

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Flutter: Irresistible Mistakes…!

This week, Tamu and Mallory make unsurprising romantic choices when they play Irresistible Mistakes an online dating simulation game from Voltage, Inc. An otome game, this story-based game is targeted towards women.

Moral to the Story: Read a book, watch a movie, or play The Sims 4 instead.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

The main character wakes up from a night of dirty, sexy times and DOES NOT SHOWER!

The use of …! for everything the main character is thinking.

Not shockingly Tamu ended up with someone who has closed himself off to love.

Unsurprisingly Mallory ended up with someone whose heart is unavailable.

Mallory Recommends: There is a pigeon simulation game called Hatoful Boyfriend that is her FAVORITE.  She says to keep playing, it isn’t how you think.

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Flutter: This is a family show!

It is turkey/family season! If you need to drone out family squabbles, sports, etc., check out these amazing Thanksgiving romance novels that we have curated.

Moral to the Story: “Gobble! Gobble!” Be careful when pulling wishbones.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Shout out to BookBub for helping us find books we might never have known about
  • Loads of amazing character names like: Charlie Chapman, Zack Cockswell, Blake Ferrington, Tess Kitchens, and, Clover Green!
  • Jane Evanovich writes romance novels!

Note from the Bad@Love Crew: Wishing you all a safe holiday filled with wonderful moments, good food, and empty wallets!

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Episode 11: How to Become a Vagilante

For their very first Halloween episode, Tamu and Mallory decided to watch two seemingly different, yet similar movies; 2007s Teeth and 1987s Fatal Attraction.

Moral to the Story: Maybe keep your dick inside of yourself.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • A lot of time was devoted to determine where the teeth are located.
  • Vagina Dentata
  • Marriage masturbation fantasy.
  • Toby is a fuck boy.
  • Masturbation would have solved a lot in Teeth.
  • Used sheets in a cave in a big “NO”.
  • The dog eats a peen.
  • What if Glenn Close’s character in Fatal Attraction had vagina dentata?
  • Poor dog. Poor rabbit. Oh well Glenn Close.
  • Women are ALWAYS the unhinged ones in these movies.
  • Dan is also a fuck boy.
  • Tamu wishes she had teeth in her vagina.
  • Mallory would take having teeth in her vagina too far.
  • Mallory Googles vagina dentata.
  • Garfunkel & Oates’  Fuck me in the ass because I love Jesus
  • Mallory ruins Moana for herself.
  • Bad@Love unanimously voted for divorcing Michael Douglas.

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Flutter: Bad@Love’s 1st Annual Awkward Spooktacular Moments in Dating

Halloween season is kicking off with a bang thanks to the brave women and men who submitted their awkward date stories.

There were so many responses to requests for tales from dating that Tamu & Mallory ended up breaking them into three separate categories; Awkward, Creepy, and Scary.  Enjoy these awkward dating moments.

Moral to the Story: Yes, people can be awkward when it comes to dating and finding love; but, let’s treat one another with respect so we can all laugh about it later.

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Episode 9.2: Bad@Love’s Summer Beach Read: Hollywood Wives – (aka, Horrible, Horrible People)

Tamu & Mallory wrap up summer with Jackie Collins, two bottles of wine, and, wild ideas.

Moral to the Story According to Mallory: Fuck love, overthrow the government!

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Tamu reads the first story she ever typed on a computer when she was 12 or 13, “The Case of the Lonely Hearts”
  • She hates that she used the “f” word and apologizes for her early teen self profusely.
  • Mallory also wrote a novel when she was younger. A 900-page tome about love and Sailor Moon. She never backed up her data, so it is lost to the ages.
  • Netflix Show to Watch: Murder Maps
  • Jackie Collins shines a light on male rape.
  • Buddy is the worst character.
  • Mallory Christmas lights analogy.
  • Jackie Did it First: Sex and the City borrowed “Who is Smith Jarrod?” billboard from Hollywood Wives.
  • Another Netflix Show to Watch: Mindhunter
  • Adrian was the best male character.
  • Podcast Shout Out: Pablo and Dottie from The Meme-ing of it All for keeping Tamu up-to-date on the latest internet memes.

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Is Prom Important? Thoughts by Mallory.

I tried looking up the history of prom this week. There were articles from Bustle, Time, and the all-time lazy favorite, Wikipedia.

I was genuinely curious about why these things have been going on for so long, why there is still pressure on teenagers for them, and what the patriarchy had to do with it (a constant question, honestly).

It was sort of what I expected. Back in the day (the technical term), there were grand balls for ladies where they’d be brought out officially into public, essentially a time that would declare that this woman was now available to charm into marrying. Since balls didn’t stick around forever, and public schools were The Thing, to me it made sense that they continued to use the same sort of idea, but for everyone to play pretend that they were adults because, hey, you dress up nice, maybe have a fancy dinner, have a nice car…

But the proms, from what I’ve read, went from simply wearing your Sunday Best to rather extravagant extremes. While Tamu and I paid small amounts to look great, and may have had those around us create their own dresses/tuxes, the typical high schools that my friends went to? Some people were spending $500 on a dress!

And that’s where I ask the question: Is a prom so important to spend such a fortune?

I can see it from both points. This is a day for most teenagers that is a passage of going into adulthood. It should be enjoyed, celebrated, and, quite frankly, can be quite the ego boost when you’ve bought your clothes and are surrounded by the fancy attire. Although Tamu and I didn’t have Prom King/Queen, that’s probably fun, too. Everyone voting democratically for a monarchy. Plus, tradition. It’s been going on for so many years, it’s a notable event in every single novel/movie/television show that depicts high school students. And it’s a popular enough tradition that it’s basically world-wide.

However, it is also…just one night that, while I personally remember it being fun, it wasn’t the highlight of my youth. It isn’t in the top ten moments of my life. And I cannot imagine spending so much money on something before starting college–nothing like starting out in debt to more debt (although, maybe people would argue that’s just America. *bah-dum-dum tishhhh*). I guess my main point here would be that if I hadn’t gone to prom, I don’t think my life would have changed significantly.

And yet… I guess I’m still in favor of prom when it comes down to it. I have seen some really amazing things come out of this tradition, mostly as it becomes less traditional. For instance, prom is also considered a time to show off yourself with your couple. While this can be too much pressure for those of us without a partner, many LGBTQ teenagers are going with their partners.

In the end, the importance of prom is what you make it, I suppose. Tamu and I had a great time with friends, dancing and laughing. I have heard stories of terrible proms and fantastic proms. I know people who married the person they went to prom with. If you didn’t go, it probably didn’t change your life for the worse. And if you did? You’ve got a memory long faded that will emerge once again at your 10/20/30 year reunion, complete with photos you’d probably well forget anyway.

What about your prom? Let us know if you had a Pretty in Pink situation, or if you forewent the event to watching a film instead.

Duckie vs Blaine

The podcast is out, and so is the main question: Duckie or Blaine?

This question has been asked since the film first came out. The ending had been changed from the script because “she would never choose Duckie”, Duckie was based off of a gay friend, etc. But when it comes down to it, who would you choose?

Tamu said Duckie. I said Blaine (after saying no one). And there were some amazing comments, one of which said to choose the record store owner, so I guess she should have written the movie instead.

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