We help you make sense of the cultural drama blowing up the internet. Every Wednesday, host Elamin Abdelmahmoud (Buzzfeed) is joined by Kevin Fallon (The Daily Beast) and Amil Niazi (Refinery 29, The Cut) to dissect and debate the biggest pop culture stories of the week.
Updated: Jan. 16, 2023
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Top Gun and Tom Cruise Return, Fire Island Wins Over Everybody
Nearly 40 years later, Tom Cruise has given us a sequel to Top Gun, and the movie keeps breaking box office records. We get into the mystical, unearthly abilities of Tom Cruise to entertain and carry a movie.
And Fire Island is a new sweet gay romcom that gay and straight audiences are loving. We discuss the unreasonable pressures that get placed on a movie from a marginalized community, and whether Fire Island needs to be everything to everyone.
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Top Gun/Tom Cruise - 00:11:40
Fire Island - 00:35:35
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