Episode #9×20: Happy Pride?, Preparing For Student Loan Repayments, Gratuitous Scenes in TV

  • Welcome to #Millennial, the home of pretend adulting and real talk!
  • The GOP was of course messy while we were off air, and unlike Marie Condo, we do not love mess.
  • Happy(?) Pride. On top of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation sweeping the nation, brands are really fucking up just in time for pride month.
  • Tbh, Bud Light deserves their current sales losses on the basis of their beer sucking ass, but they’ve managed to piss off a large cross-section of the country with their reaction to backlash over their ad featuring a trans woman.
  • Are people actually outraged by things like this, or are they looking for new ways to be relevant? Asking for Kid Rock’s music career.
  • Target is also fucking up – out of concern for their employees, they’ve pulled and diminished elements of their Pride displays in stores. Never thought we’d see the day where Bud Light and Target were in the dog house for caving to queerphobia, but here we are!
  • RIP disposable income: as part of debt ceiling negotiations, federal student loan repayments will officially be restarting this fall.
  • We poll the #Millennial Facebook group to see how listeners are feeling about resuming student loan payments and hear what others are doing to prepare.
  • Everyone agrees: interest is the real killer here. If interest were taken out of the equation, we’d all have a much easier time repaying our principal balances.
  • Critics and audiences seem to be split over HBO’s newest buzz series, ‘The Idol.’
  • At what point does violence and nudity become gratuitous and unwatchable for us? Is there ever a place for it?
  • Movie ratings are a joke, and the MPAA’s ratings system is not applied consistently.
  • This week, we’re recommending ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ (Laura), ‘Variety Actors on Actors: Katherine Heigl, Ellen Pompeo (Pam), and Spindrift Spiked (Andrew).

And in this week’s installment of After Dark, available on Patreon and Apple Podcasts:

  • Family vloggers – are they going too far?
  • Nikki Phillippi and her husband canceled plans to adopt from Thailand after learning they would be legally barred from showing or talking about their child for one year.
  • Is there a lesson to be learned from the early 2000’s slew of family reality TV shows? Children who grew up in these situations are now speaking out and alleging emotional, financial, and sometimes physical abuse.

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