Very rarely does the good ol’ Monitor podcast jump so quickly between Steve Jobs, feminism, and the work of George Lucas, but this one does!
We started out the WIRED Entertainment ‘cast with the fairly normal fodder of current films, discussing exactly what went so wrong with Pan and so (mostly) right with Steve Jobs.
Then, after taking a spin past the Sony hacks, we arrived at Jennifer Lawrence’s very noteworthy essay for Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter newsletter, in which the Academy Award-winning actress discussed making less money than her male co-stars for American Hustle and her commitment to being more direct when speaking her mind.
Finally, we landed on Star Wars. (Don’t we always?) For a while now, WIRED editorial fellow Charley Locke has been watching the franchise for the very first time and chronicling her experiences in a series of essays. Now that she has finished the original trilogy and moved on to Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace, we decided it was time to put her on the mic to sound off about her likes (C-3PO) and dislikes (Jar Jar Binks).
But she’s not the only one. We’ve also got editors and contributors Jordan Crucchiola, Peter Rubin, K.M. McFarland, and Angela Watercutter in the booth this week and we’re ready to go from Cupertino to Coruscant. Join us, won’t you?
A few helpful links for things we talk about in the podcast:
-Angela Watercutter’s post-screening interview with Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle about Steve Jobs
-WIRED’s Q&A with Aaron Sorkin
-BuzzFeed’s story on Joe Wright’s Pan
-Movie Mezzanine’s defense of the movie Hook
-Jennifer Lawrence’s essay on pay inequality in Hollywood and being “over trying to find the ‘adorable’ way to state my opinion and still be likable”
-WIRED edit fellow Charley Locke’s piece on her first viewing of Star Wars