Sleepover Cinema

Sleepover Cinema

Welcome to Sleepover Cinema, where we analyze the films that created the collective unconscious of the girls and gays of the late 90s and early 2000s. Hosted by sister filmmaking duo Hannah and Audrey Leach, also known as Too Pink Pictures, Sleepover Cinema is an exploration of the movies that first inspired their love for film— classics like Aquamarine, Cheetah Girls, and Cinderella (the one with Brandy in it, obviously)— aimed at answering the question… are these movies actually good? And at the end of the day, do we really care if they are?

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July 29, 2021 65 min
2007’s “Enchanted” signaled the beginning of polarizing era of Disney content: the reign of the “self-aware” princess, and decades of material half-heartedly making fun of the tropes it ultimately only doubles down on. That being said… is there anything that can overpower the legendary status of Giselle’s white dress? We discuss.  For more details on this episode, go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cinema! Watch the VIDEO V...
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In a Sleepover Cinema first, 2007’s “Juno” is an indie critical darling documenting the unplanned pregnancy of a precocious sixteen year old. Featuring icon Elliot Page in his breakthrough role, a dialogue style light years before its time, and an unrelentingly mumbly soundtrack, this movie has a place in the hearts of millions. But in 2021, does this movie fit the bill of being an “anti-choice” movie, as writer Diablo Cody has des...
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July 15, 2021 53 min
Thoroughly convincing an entire generation that Lindsay Lohan had a twin, 1998’s “The Parent Trap” is a little different than our usual fare: with camp-based hijinks, a solid A on the Bechdel Test, and just a sprinkle of comp het, this movie won the hearts of millions. Does it hold up today? For more details on this episode, go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cinema! Follow Sleepover Cinema on Instagram here! Follow Hannah a...
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We're on a break this week, so we're re-airing this episode from September 2020! It's one of our favorites. :) If you haven't been listening from the very beginning of Sleepover Cinema's existence, you may have missed this one. Enjoy! 2005’s The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is *that* movie that really made one feel mature when they finally got to watch it. Featuring an offscreen hookup with a camp counsel...
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June 10, 2021 56 min
(LISTEN TO LAST WEEK’S PART 1 BEFORE LISTENING!) Throughout our time on Sleepover, many questions have arisen for and about our mom. Why were Britney Spears and Limited Too not allowed in our house? Did she have any awareness of the feminism inherent in the blonde bimbo trope explored in 2001’s “Legally Blonde?” We explore together in this week’s LONG-AWAITED interview with Jennifer Dye Leach.  For more details on this episode, go ...
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June 3, 2021 57 min
2001’s “Legally Blonde,” perfectly straddling the cultural line between the ethos of second and third wave feminsm, was first showed to us by our mom one fateful evening in approximately 2004. What does she think of the movie now? And what does she think of our constantly analyzing her parenting choices on a public platform? We begin to unpack both topics on Sleepover Cinema’s two part season finale.  For more details on this episo...
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May 27, 2021 63 min
For a generation that’s grown up with “thirty, flirty, and thriving” running through their brains an unconscious loop, 2004’s “13 Going on 30” was a definitive cultural moment and continues to be to this day. With a sad adult Mark Ruffalo and seemingly the biggest soundtrack budget in film history, there’s much to discuss, and that, we do.  For more details on this episode, go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cinema! Follow S...
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May 20, 2021 67 min
It ain’t about how fast I get there, it ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side… it’s 2009’s “Hannah Montana: The Movie.” Is this one we *really* want to relive, extended physical comedy scenes and all? For more details on this episode, go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cinema! Follow Sleepover Cinema on Instagram here! Follow Hannah and Audrey on Instagram here! Sleepover Cinema Tik Tok Sleepover Cinema Facebook Slee...
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2004’s direct-to-video classic “Barbie as The Princess and the Pauper” is the sort of movie that was part gripping cinema, part ubiquitous basement background noise for a generation of girls and gays. In celebration of this truth, sister-cousins of Hannah and Audrey, Erin and Julia, join the pod today to relive their youth. For more details on this episode, go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cinema! Follow Sleepover Cinema o...
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May 6, 2021 54 min
2007’s Jump In!, starring wholesome hunk Corbin Bleu and everyone’s BFF Keke Palmer, was THEEEE MOVIE that made it through the Leach sisters’ staunch anti-sports movie filter. Double dutch, wildly unsubtle use of stunt doubles, and rated-G discussions toxic masculinity in tact… what do we think? For more details on this episode, go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cinema! Blavity's "The 12 best 'black' Disney ...
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April 29, 2021 79 min
2003’s “School of Rock” may be the most ubiquitously adored film of our generation. With an ensemble cast of almost-too-realistic kid musicians, a consciousness-forming soundtrack, AND the performance of King Jack Black, there isn’t much left to ask for. PLUS… star Rivkah Reyes (AKA Katie the bass player!!!!!) joins us to unpack the legacy of everyone’s favorite movie.  For more details on this episode, go to www.evergreenpodcasts....
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April 22, 2021 56 min
Relentlessly flawless fashion, the magic of a tween Lindsay Lohan, AND Y2K proto-video chats? 2002’s “Get A Clue” has all that AND MORE, a mystery set in NYC fantasia. Does it hold up tho? Let’s find out! For more details on this episode, go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cinema! Follow Sleepover Cinema on Instagram here! Follow Hannah and Audrey on Instagram here! Sleepover Cinema Tik Tok Sleepover Cinema Facebook Sleepove...
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April 15, 2021 88 min
Hate them cause they’re beautiful? Well, they don’t like you either. How has THE original cheerleading movie held up in the twenty years since its release? Sleepover Cinema invites a lovely panel of experts and fans to deliberate on how “Bring it On” impacted their childhoods, self-images, and attitudes as they move through the world.  You can follow Darren (and his pod), Dezhawn, Kirk, and Conshea on Instagram here! For more detai...
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April 8, 2021 68 min
Mary-Kate and Ashley take New York City with diametrically-opposed personalities and personal styles… this should be the coming of age movie of a generation, no? Even with Avril Lavigne references and the inexplicable presence of Eugene Levy… 2004’s “New York Minute” raises some serious questions.  Support New York City's Chinatown here, here, or here! We also highly recommend reading this list of the characteristics of white s...
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April 1, 2021 69 min
Close your eyes and imagine: it’s November 2009. You’re standing in a suburban movie theatre with “Team Edward” emblazoned across your chest. You were recently acknowledged by both Oprah AND Taylor Swift on national television. Life is good. The life you’re imagining is that of Megan & Liz, early-YouTube sensations turned indie musicians, who join us this week to unpack their favorite franchise, Twilight. For more details on th...
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March 25, 2021 58 min
A critical influence on basic girls’ study abroad trips fo generations to come, The Cheetah Girls 2 is a blazer-and-tank-tops-filled romp through Barcelona. Relatively unimpressive a cappella sections, stale beef, and bland love interests aside, this movie brought SO much to the table in the summer of 2006. Let’s explore.  For more details on this episode, go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cinema! Follow Sleepover Cinema on...
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March 18, 2021 66 min
Pitting two killer teen classics against each other is not a game for the faint of heart— especially 1989’s “Heathers” and 1996’s “The Craft.” We had to call in goddess and resident expert Yhara Zayd to help us deliberate.  Subscribe to Yhara Zayd’s INCREDIBLE YOUTUBE CHANNEL here! You can also follow Yhara Zayd on Twitter, Instagram, and Patreon here. For more details on this episode, go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cine...
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2000’s “The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea” is one of a long line of controversial direct-to-video Disney sequels. Despite its being plagued by low-budget animation, plot holes, and critical disdain, Audrey and Hannah may have seen this one even more times than the original.  For more details on this episode, go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cinema! Follow Too Pink Pictures on Instagram here! Follow Hannah and Audrey ...
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March 4, 2021 59 min
2004’s “Ella Enchanted,” while a prime byproduct of the Shrek Industrial Complex of the early 2000s, is in retrospect a rare breed: a mid-size fantasy movie starring Anne Hathaway AND the intellectual property of Queen? Say no more. . For more details on this episode, go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cinema! Follow Too Pink Pictures on Instagram here! Follow Hannah and Audrey on Instagram here! Sleepover Cinema Tik Tok Sle...
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February 25, 2021 62 min
2006’s “She’s The Man” starring Amanda Bynes (and loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night) has all the things we normally look for in a Sleepover Cinema classic: but is this movie the understated exploration of queer identity that we want it to be? For more details on this episode, go to www.evergreenpodcasts.com/sleepover-cinema! Follow Too Pink Pictures on Instagram here! Follow Hannah and Audrey on Instagram here! Sleepover...
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