Episode #21: The Triplets of Belleville

This week, Feminist Deck creator Kiva Bay returns to the show to talk about The Triplets of Belleville, the 2003 dark and weird animated French movie about road racing, grandmothers, and 1920’s movie stars, including:

  • How a movie without words can communicate so much about family, aging, and horses
  • Why do grandmothers and aging starlets threaten the French mob?
  • Exploitation and the inexorability of change as running themes
  • Why a bunch of monkeys made LC so uncomfortable

Plus: The Cat Lady and other adventure horror games; Grave Phantoms, revisited (WARNING: spoilers for Jim Butcher’s Changes at 15:30); Jeff Whitty’s Head Over Heels; Kiva’s comic for The Mary Sue on Public Secrets; an update on The Feminist Deck; Kim Swift; Steven Universe; and your emails!

Main topic starts at: 25:46
Emails start at: 47:03

Intro and Outro music: “Snow World Under the White Moon“, EeL

If you’d like to leave us a comment, question, or maybe just some good old-fashioned hatemail, send us an email at info (at) hjcast [dot] com.