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Dan: On this episode we discuss Verotika
Elliott: The movie that shows that Glen Danzig's a double threat; musician and crazy person

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Please read…bear with us on this one—this was originally intended to be our Maximum Fun Drive episode, before the world exploded. So it may seem a little choppy in places, where we chopped out some fairly extensive MFD talk* (also there’s some minor equipment/audio interference toward the end—sorry). Thank you to our intrepid editor Jordan Kauwling for going above and beyond. Anyway, even though this would normally not be a full episode week, we thought we’d post it now anyway, to help keep folks’ spirits up, and if you’re wondering why we don’t even mention the GIANT GLOBAL PANDEMIC, it’s because we taped it before shit got real.

Anyway…OH WHAT AN EPISODE. We’re joined by screenwriter and Switchblade Sisters host, April Wolfe, to discuss Wolverine himself, Glenn Danzig’s directorial debut, Verotika—an anthology of “sexy” (?) horror tales. And this time we even managed to give April a working microphone!

Brief content warning: because this is an “erotic” horror movie by Danzig, there are some references to violence against women. Honestly, the movie is so incompetent that the awful stuff mostly seems ridiculous in context, but if any reference to that is upsetting, be aware (the episode keeps it to a minimum).

* As Jesse notes at the top of the show, the MFD has been postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, although members should have gotten information to access the bonus content for this year, including The Flop House’s “lost” episode on the movie Life (the Jake Gyllenhaal one, not the Eddie Murphy one), and a Judge John Hodgman where the learned judge adjudicates whether Elliott can drag Dan’s Twitter jokes. If you still want to become a member, you can go to maximumfun.org/join and become a sponsoring member of the community at any time—during this pandemic we want to take care of yourselves first and foremost, (and probably second and third too). Then if you have anything extra, donate to disaster relief. But if you’re fortunate enough to have EXTRA extra, memberships do help keep Max Fun staffers and podcasters salaried, at this time when everyone is struggling, and help keep the network afloat.

Enough jabber! We love you all! Please stay safe and healthy, and we’re honored to be there with you while we all struggle through this, if only in your headphones.

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  • Bad-Bad (Dan, Stuart, Elliott, April) @1:10:03

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Recommendations Edit

  • The Lawnmower Man (1992) by Brett Leonard (Dan) @1:25:55
  • The Lodge (2019) by Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz (Stuart) @1:28:56
  • First Cow (2019) by Kelly Reichardt (April) @1:30:02
  • The Farewell (2019) by Lulu Wang (Elliott) @1:30:57

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Sammy: What's a bidet?
Elliott: A bidet–it's like a toilet that squirts water up your toosh–
Sammy: *laughs*
Elliott: –to clean you
Stuart: S-so April at this point thinking about the all like choices that have lead you here?

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