From episode 137 of Sup Doc, my other podcast about documentaries.First-time director Arthur Jones and producer Giorgio Angelini share the twisted tale of artist Matt Furie's most famous creation becoming a meme identified with the Alt Right. They chronicle Furie's attempt to reclaim Pepe the Frog for good and share the process of starting in comics and animation all the way to premiering at Sundance. Feels Good Man website. Jones debuted the film at Sundance and ended up winning the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award For Emerging Filmmaker. The film is on the festival circuit but if you have even a passing interest in online radicalization, intellectual property law, or comics culture, this is a story you will want to know.Follow Arthur on:Twitter: @futuresmellsFollow Giorgio on:Twitter: @giorgieangeliniInstagram: @giorgieangeliniFollow Sup Doc on:Twitter: @supdocpodcastInstagram: @supdocpodcastFacebook: @supdocpodcastsign up for our mailing listAnd you can show your support to Sup Doc by donating on Patreon
Paco and George look back at a year in documentaries as Sup Doc entered its 4th year.We also reveal the secrets of the pee tape, Disney Plus True Crime, Casey Kasem, Christopher Walken, and E-40.Docs we are looking forward to covering:The Confession KillerDon’t F*ck With CatsThe Devil Next DoorFrankie G (nee Peterson)'s show at The Pack is Nightchurch - https://www.youtube.com/nightchurchcomedySpecial year-end shout out to super-Patreon supporters - Alina Mansfield, Annette Marines, Eric Steuer, Jaan Shenberger, James Reling, Janet Flemer, Mike ShifletFollow Sup Doc on:Twitter: @supdocpodcastInstagram: @supdocpodcastFacebook: @supdocpodcastsign up for our mailing listAnd you can show your support to Sup Doc by donating on Patreon.
On episode 130 hosts Paco and George recap the new Eddie Murphy biopic Dolomite Is My Name about Rudy Ray Moore currently streaming on Netflix. It has been quite awhile since Eddie Murphy has been cast in a R-rated movie with so much swearing as he frequently employs in “Dolemite Is My Name,” and it’s a welcome sight. It’s not just the triumphant return to cussin’ that fans have been craving, it’s also a reminder: Sam Jackson’s favorite word may be maternal-adjacent and twelve letters long, but before he commandeered it, it was owned by Rudy Ray Moore. Murphy plays Moore, the opportunistic hustler who parlayed his ability to change and his tenaciousness into a career as a stand-up comedian whose signature character, Dolemite, made him famous. Rudy Ray Moore credits his neighborhood wino as the genesis for his Dolemite stories and raps. As one person says in the film, a lot of these guys had been in jail and, to pass the time, crafted these tall tales from their own life experiences and stories they heard around the neighborhood.We enjoyed the film and would recommend it to any Eddie Murphy or Rudy Ray Moore fans but both Paco and George agree it seems as if this film was released 20 years too late.
We’re recapping THE GREAT HACK (2019). Wish there was a simple way to understand what Cambridge Analytica did that will take less than two hours? It turns out they experimented on a bunch of countries before bringing their psychographic meme warfare to the Trump and Brexit campaigns. Directors Karim Amer and Jehane Noujiam do their best following CA insider Brittany Kaiser, as well as journalists and professors trying to trace what happened to all of our personal data. Our guest is comedian Casey Ley, who was voted Best Comedian in San Francisco by SFWeekly, national runner-up in The Advocate Magazine's search for The Next Great Queer Comedian, and is one of the hosts of The Gay Power Half Hour podcast. Casey performs at clubs and festivals around the country opening for Margaret Cho, Janeane Garofalo, and Nikki Glaser. His comedy can be seen on the feature-length stand-up special "Out on Stage."Follow Casey Ley on:Twitter: @caseywleyInstagram: @caseyleyFollow Sup Doc on:Twitter: @supdocpodcastInstagram: @supdocpodcastFacebook: @supdocpodcastsign up for our mailing listAnd you can show your support to Sup Doc by donating on Patreon.