Beauties and Beasts
Episode 69: ”Bride of Chucky,” or ”Serial Killer Soulmates” (Halloween Special Part 2)

Episode 69: ”Bride of Chucky,” or ”Serial Killer Soulmates” (Halloween Special Part 2)

October 18, 2021

WARNING: THIS EPISODE CONTAINS SWEARING, GRAPHIC VIOLENCE, MURDER AND SEX! LISTENER DISCRETION ADVISED!

Part 2 in our Halloween special, we look at the "Child's Play" franchise, specifically it's fourth installment, "Bride of Chucky," in which a doll possessed by the soul of a serial killer reunites with his old girlfriend Tiffany and fashions her into his killer doll bride. Today we learn not to take our partners for granted, love is not entirely dependent on gender or physicality, and that if you're going to have your partner cook for you, at least do the dishes.

UPDATE: It was confirmed on October 19th (the day AFTER this recording) that Chucky's kid Glen/Glenda is genderfluid.

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Episode 68: ”Corpse Bride,” or ”Setting Your Love Free” (Halloween Special)

Episode 68: ”Corpse Bride,” or ”Setting Your Love Free” (Halloween Special)

October 4, 2021

In the spirit of Halloween, we take a look at Tim Burton's "Corpse Bride" and its Russian-Jewish folktale origins. Today we learn to honor the departed, not to selfishly cling to the ones we love, and that marriage vows should not be taken lightly as you might accidentally end up being married to a corpse.

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My original short story "The Smile of Helen Donny" is now published in an LGBTQ charity horror anthology "Queer as Hell." Available now on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Queer-as-Hell-Haunted-MTL/dp/1989225349?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1632675850&sr=8-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=hauntedmtl-20&linkId=b917ce3216a927881e7e19c03dc99bb3&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl 

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Episode 67: ”Monsters vs. Aliens,” or ”Beauty vs. Beasts” ft. BellaPinkSavage

Episode 67: ”Monsters vs. Aliens,” or ”Beauty vs. Beasts” ft. BellaPinkSavage

September 20, 2021

Suggested by patron BellaPinkSavage, we delve into my second-favorite DreamWorks movie, "Monsters vs. Aliens," the only DreamWorks movie to date to feature a female protagonist who does not get saddled with a love interest in the end. A beauty, who becomes a beast, is turned back, but then realizes she's better off as a beast. Today we learn to embrace change, not to underestimate ourselves, and that this movie deserves a much-needed sequel!

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Technical Difficulties

Technical Difficulties

September 8, 2021

Hello my Beauties and Beasties!

Sorry for ghosting you on this site, but my laptop ran into a charging problem that had to do with the motherboard that can't be fixed. Hence, I didn't want to risk using it. My new laptop, which I was able to afford thanks to support from patrons and RedBubble customers, just arrived, but there's a lot to be done in terms of transferring files and reinstalling programs. So I'm putting "Beauties and Beasts" on hold until my new computer is all set up and ready to go! I'm aiming to return with the next episode on Thursday, September 23rd, earlier for patrons.

Thank you for your patience and continuing support!

DF

3-Year Anniversary Q&A

3-Year Anniversary Q&A

August 30, 2021

To celebrate 3 years of "Beauties and Beasts," I hosted a live Q&A that mostly consisted of patrons but was a lot of fun!

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Episode 66: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” or “Before Twilight”

Episode 66: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” or “Before Twilight”

August 25, 2021

WARNING: THIS EPISODE CONTAINS MENTIONS OF GRAPHIC VIOLENCE, DEATH AND SEXAUL ASSAULT! LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED!

Before we had "Twilight" and "The Vampire Diaries," we had something far superior called "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," featuring multiple Beauty-and-the-Beast pairings involving vampires, witches and demons. Some healthy, some not so healthy, but all of them realistic.

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Episode 65: “Rumpelstiltskin,” or “The Cheated Villain”

Episode 65: “Rumpelstiltskin,” or “The Cheated Villain”

August 10, 2021

Not all fairy tales are a solid good vs. evil plot. In "Rumpelstiltskin," the so-called villain does all the work while an ungrateful miller's daughter gets all the credit. Guess that's what happens when men ask women to do the impossible, like spin straw into gold.

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Episode 64: “Trolls,” or “Toxic Positivity”

Episode 64: “Trolls,” or “Toxic Positivity”

July 18, 2021

Requested by Dragon Princess Patron: poppyxbranch2000. We take a look at Dreamworks' "Trolls" and its failure to execute the opposites attract trope, but rather promotes toxic positivity and staying happy even in serious situations. Fair warning, I almost get suicidal in this review.

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Episode 63: “Once Upon a Time,” or “True Love Has Limits”

Episode 63: “Once Upon a Time,” or “True Love Has Limits”

July 6, 2021

Today we look at the ABC TV series "Once Upon a Time" and its reimagining of Disney's reimagining of "Beauty and the Beast" and the Grimm fairy tale "Rumpelstiltskin." Of all the couples in the show, Rumpel and Belle give us the most feels and frustration, as they (specifically Rumpel) mess up their relationship over and over again and yet still manage to get back together. The problems don't end with happily ever after.

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Episode 62: “The Owl House,” or “Embracing the Weirdness”

Episode 62: “The Owl House,” or “Embracing the Weirdness”

June 22, 2021

In honor of Pride Month, we break down the key relationships in Season 1 of Disney's "The Owl House," featuring an adorable same-sex paring between a plucky heroine and a misunderstood mean girl, and a magical mentor cursed to turn into an owl beast. Today we learn to embrace individuality, accept all kinds of love, and that any government that bans this show is insane.

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