Episode 14: Nappily Ever After: A Little Bit Disappointing…A Lot

Tamu and Mallory read Trisha R. Thomas’s Nappily Ever After and compare it to the Netflix  adaptation. Let’s just say there were high expectations which were sadly not met. However, both the book and movie are pioneers for moving natural hair into the mainstream; hopefully the next movies and books about natural hair will be even better.

Moral to the Story: We are beautiful regardless of what comes out of our heads.

Other Fun Topics Discussed: 

  • The protagonist is really a selfish human.
  • She cut her hair off and had no new growth as a person.
  • Mallory liked the first chapter of the book.
  • Communication is important in relationships.
  • Don’t get blasted and share feelings because you may end up engaged.
  • Book break up vs. Insecure breakup between Issa & Lawrence.
  • Mallory wondered if the movie was for white people to get an idea of black women & their hair.
  • The movie’s theme is “if a black man approves”
  • Most Ridiculous Movie Quote: “Men want realness”
  • Anything with a dick can still be a dick.
  • Women & beauty standards.
  • Sex in the shower can be a thing on wash day.
  • Miraculously Sanaa’s character can braid, but was unable to do her own hair.
  • Don’t assume because someone is wearing a scarf that they have cancer.
  • Mallory found the sexism in the movie!
  • Tamu talks about the moment when she cut her hair off.
  • Mallory finds the misogyny in the final pool scene between the father and mother!
  • Bad@Love Remakes this Movie: Would have been better to see someone with more power in their hands.
  • Myth Busted: Going natural is not cheap, nor is it quick.
  • The World According to Mallory: Online dating = Love resumes so use grammar and spell check.
  • Tamu compares the movie to bad tequila.

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Episode 12: Bad@Love @ The Movies “Crazy Rich Asians”

Well, at the time it was timely, but now, not so much. Tamu & Mallory headed to the theaters to see Crazy Rich Asians. 

Moral to the Story: It will be out on DVD/streaming pretty soon. Buy it, rent it, stream it often so we can get more movies of color out into the world – or at least in America.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • This movie is Black Panther for Asians.
  • These are the most rich people EVER.
  • How do you not tell someone you are dating what they are getting into when it comes to your family?
  • Once you find out, why not Google for more information?
  • Tamu would have broken up with hottie.
  • Tamu questions the NY credibility of Constance Wu’s character. Hit them in the face with the damn fish!
  • Being other impacts all facets of life.
  • Everyone hates Americans.
  • Mallory has a hard time with the notion of being “crazy rich”.
  • Even if you tick off all the boxes, being American is hobbling.
  • If Bad@Love made this movie: Possible titles; Tragic Sad Americans or Stupid Poor Americans.
  • Henry Golding’s character was problematic.
  • Breaking Stereotypes: Hunky Tall Asians
  • The most over-the-top wedding EVER.
  • What is sacrifice?
  • Bad@Love tries to escape America by Dating Abroad: Should they consider adding super rich Asians to the list?
  • Tamu didn’t know her babysitter’s sons were Neo-Nazis (she was a kid!)

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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 “Creepy” Spooktacular Moments in Dating

The dates get creepier and the reading gets harder as the wine keeps flowing.

Moral to the Story: Let’s be respectful on dates and don’t assume you know everything. Also, know when to leave a date.

Other Fun Topics Discussed: 

  • Mallory is a footist.
  • Mallory’s creepy clapper date also smelled like cabbage.
  • That time Tamu had someone follow her home from high school.

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Episode 10: You know what would be great? Statistical data on how a breakup effects our your brain.

This week Tamu & Mallory discuss breakups with the help of  an amazing podcast: Small Doses with Amanda Seales. Episode 28: Side Effects of a Breakup truly provided a lot of great advice on how to process a breakup and lead to robust discussions.

Moral to the Story: Take the time you need to heal and follow your gut.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

Mallory needs stats as usual.

Question to ask yourself in the breakup process: Do you miss the relationship or the feeling of being in a relationship?

It’s Disney’s Fault: for all of our relationship beliefs.

Rejoice Recluses: There is a chance for love via Uber Eats.

Question Du Jour: Can you masturbate to your ex?

New Read: Kraken & Unicorn Shifter Romance – Wriggle & Sparkle: The Collected Tales of a Kraken & A Unicorn

Let music cure you of sadness by listening to a uptempo foreign language song  to ease the pain. For Tamu, it would be Bollywood music, for Mallory, music from New Zealand.

Mallory has friends to attend The Hanson Summit in Tulsa every year.

BTW, Tulsa is quaint.

Tamu’s immunity to scorpion stings because she is a Scorpio.

Crying is OK – not Diane Keaton crying tho.

Bad@Love’s Method of overcoming a breakup: Killing them off in your mind.

Really though, developing coping skills is key.

Don’t do what we did: Building walls

Mallory wrecks Tamu’s chances for love by forgetting to tell her about speed dating events.

Advice for the Ages: Therapy. Therapy. Therapy. You friends can only help you up to a point.

Sage advice from Amanda: Know when to block and when it is time to go.

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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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Episode 9.1: Bad@Love’s Summer Beach Read: Hollywood Wives – (aka, Horrible, Horrible People)

Yes, summer is just about over, but that is about how long it took Mallory to read one of Tamu’s favorite author’s, Jackie Collins’ classic,  Hollywood Wives. Since the book was very long, this will be another two-parter.

Morals to the Story: Go down on one another, and, don’t let anyone into your house.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • There were too many characters for Mallory.
  • Everyone’s life was tragic.
  • Podcast Shout Out: Mouse and Weens living their Hollywood and San Diego lives. Please checkout their hilarious podcast.
  • Hollywood Wives contains loads of pedophilia.
  • Hollywood Wives contains homophobia – 80s style!
  • Mallory had to make a flow chart to track all of the characters.
  • Women deserve respect – even in 1984.
  • Karen’s nipples are erotic.
  • George Michael’s Father Figure is problematic.
  • Hollywood Wives was an ABC mini series featuring many famous stars of the day.
  • Buying babies from brokers.
  • Hollywood Wives contains loads of incest and child abuse.
  • There are always consequences for actions.
  • Mallory’s Theory: Breach babies are murderers.
  • Vaginism: An Education – learn all about vaginal spasms
  • When you have exotic sex, strange things can happen.
  • Tamu’s deep love for Jackie Collins and her writing style.
  • Mallory’s deep hatred for all of the characters in this book.
  • Tamu’s Aha! Moment: Jackie Collins books trained her for Sons of Anarchy which trained her for Game of Thrones.
  • Mallory finds Van Helsing to be complex, yet intriguing.

Apologies: Eating was occurring during the recording of this episode, along with much drinking, so sorry for the chewing and talking with our mouths full –we classy!

Holiday Bonanza: Bad@Love Goes to the Minnesota State Fair

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer and what better way to send it off than to partake in a time honored Minnesota tradition eating and drinking our way through the “Great Minnesota Get-Together“. For two weeks, ending on Labor Day, Minnesotans head over to The State Fair to eat anything and everything on a stick, people watch, and buy many “As Seen on TV” items.

Moral to the Story: If you ever find yourself in Minnesota at the end of August, definitely hit the MN State Fair…bring TUMS.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Mallory smuggles booze in to the fair…AGAIN!
  • Tamu’s Blue Barn Blueberry Basil Lemonade Tequila cocktail.
  • Taking a ride on the oldest State Fair Ride, Ye Old Mill and experience 4 minutes of darkness.
  • Mallory really hates geese.
  • Going to Bee school; Hive Beetles are squatters, bye-bye drones, the Queen Bee’s ability to choose a bee’s sex based on the needs of the hive, and bees steal from other bees.
  • Mallory learned all about bees from Futurama’s “The Sting” episode.
  • Midwest Dairy’s Princess Kay of the Milky Way butter heads.
  • The Haunted House characters whipping and nae nae-ing.

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Episode 7: Heartaches and Dusty Diaphragms

In this week’s episode, Mallory and Tamu explore ways to get over a relationship by watching 2001’s  Someone Like You and discussing local Minnesota rapper Dessa’s experiment with neuroscience to pinpoint the parts of her brain where emotions of love were triggered by her former lover with whom she was broken up with (but he was still in her life) for 12 years. She then used neurofeedback to train her brain to work differently.

Moral to the Story: With practice, we can find our very own Hugh Jackman.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Tamu is still butt hurt about not getting listener emails at badatlovepodcast@gmail.com
  • Dessa’s new album Chime and her older songs.
  • Dessa would have had her songs added to Tamu’s Banned@Love playlist.
  • It was cute to see life pre-internet in Someone Like You
  • New Cow Theory
  • Hugh Jackman reaffirms that we should have fun.
  • Protect your holes.
  • Back in the 2000s no one believed in padding.
  • It is easier to run than to be vulnerable.
  • Beyoncé don’t play.
  • Plan to internet date around the world.

Read about Dessa’s brain scan

Listen to Dessa’a new album Chime

 

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