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Matt Damon thinks gays should stay in the closet!? Tyrese thinks Vin Diesel should direct Furious 8?! The Blackberry CEO had an aneurysm? All this and more in this week's #Frotcast #Content. Film.com's Laremy Legel joins FilmDrunk's Vince Mancini, with veteran Frotcasters Bret and Brendan this week.

Opening - Brendan rants about Draft Kings, and also NFL. 
7:19 - Song of the week, the slow cover of Smash Mouth's "All Star."
8:33 - The CEO of Blackberry wins the all-time prize for terrible tech speak.
11:00 - We try to figure out how tech speak got so bad. 
13:45 - Brendan discovers Slack. We discuss the phenomenon of one tech company that does the exact same thing as another one being worth a billion dollars. 
18:08 - Laremy's articulate thoughts on 'Everest.' 
22:37 - This week in misleading thinkpiece headlines: Matt Damon thinks gays should stay in the closet (or does he?)
32:05 - Danger Guerrero's pitch for "Zoo Heist." 
37:20 - My encounter with a "social media expert," and her expertise regarding #Brands. We invent a new social media job - Doggregator. It's someone who's an aggregator of dog Instagrams. 
42:00 - Brendan experiences Soul Cycle and other milennial exercise trends.
45:30 - An emailer explains the origin of Coors Light's ad campaign (note: I'm not going to fact check this). 
50:00 - Laremy reads his list about Everest.
56:37 - Yet another listener with a smug bidet story. 
1:00:00 - The fascinating existence of Tyrese Gibson
1:14:00 - People naming their children "Katniss Everdeen." We scour the best seller list to find out who we could've been named after.
1:16:00 - What caused this week's Brendan's laughing jag? Tyrese calling himself "Voltron Chairman."
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Bret and Laremy (from Film.com) join FilmDrunk's Vince Mancini for another #Content-filled Frotcast, from Mr. Robot and Show Me A Hero, to pharma bro villain Martin Shkreli and internet anti-hero Nicole Arbour. We also talk the 2015 Oscar race and Johnny Depp burying his baubles. Enjoy.

1:00 - Laremy explains why Brad & Laremy on Movies no longer exists and why his dog is always biting people.
3:45 - Mr. Robot Talk
7:30 - Mr. Robot vs. Fight Club
8:20 - Spoilery dicussion of Show Me A Hero. "Oscar Isaac, I am in his teenage fan club." -Bret. (ends around the 11-minute mark)
19:00 - The new Last Witch Hunter trailer. 
23:00 - The Boston guys on the boat who have discovered A BABY FACKIN WHALE, MAN. Everyone sent us this clip today, but SUPRISE, we already heard and talked about it.
28:00 - Johnny Depp's burying-my-baubles commercial. 
30:25 - Martin Shkreli, the AIDS drug-price-raising pharma bro, plus, my controversial theory that people hate his face more than anything he has said or done. 
34:00 - I PREDICTED a pro-Martin Shkreli thinkpiece, which came to pass before we'd even edited.
35:00 - The DirecTV commercials, and have they taken a weird, quasi-homophobic turn?
40:00 - Coors Light ads. 
43:20 - Nicole Arbour and her latest video. Our hypothesis: Nicole Armour is the monster that internet celebrity has created. Bret worries that he is Nicole Arbour. 
1:03:55 - Oscar contenders. What will they be?? Our predictions.
1:10:18 - Your emails, including how to deal with your terrible film school classmates. Bret and I swap college film class stories.
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Did you miss the core Frot crew? Close to a full house this week with Vince, Bret, Brendan, and Matt Lieb all back in the Frotquarters to talk Steve Rannazzisi on 9/11, bad festival Q&A questions, Terrence Howard, and Draft Kings.com, the official sponsor of everything repetitive and terrible.

1:12 - We introduce our new fake sponsor, Draft Kings.com

5:00 - Brendan and Bret review the Lightning Elemental Pilsner I got for BeerDrunk last week.

8:20 - Brendan is still angry how often he has had to see that Draft Kings ad.

8:54 - The Tech Awfulness Update: Remember Leap, the fancy San Franciso bus company? Wellll, they're bankrupt. That was fast, wasn't it?

16:00 - We read our favorite parts of the Australian Monday Night Football live blog.

22:56 - Brendan finally gets to weigh in about Straight Outta Compton.

27:30 - A lengthy discussion of bad movie Q&As: why are they so terrible? Are terrible questions peculiar to movies, or does this happen at any question and answer session? People who ask terrible questions: do they ask them everywhere, or just about movies? Discuss.

41:13 - An example of a bad Q & A question that nearly kills Brendan.

51:50 - Matt Lieb shows up and we talk about his visit to Kink.com, and the complicated politics of BDSM.

1:02:45 - We talk about Steve Rannazzisi's fake 9/11 story, with Bret dubbing him a "9/11 Non-Truther." We decide Draft Kings.com is the official sponsor of 9/11.

1:13:15 - We accidentally discover a new character, "Truther Jerry Seinfeld," and it almost kills Brendan. We have to take a recess while he composes himself.

1:14:23 - Terrence Howard and his controversial math theory.

1:24:00 - We finish off with your emails, including a strangely heartwarming success story about anal sex. The power of the frotcast is real!

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Just Vince and Laremy talking movies, sports, and the VMAs this week! Topics include the VMAs, Hard Knocks, Idris Elba/James Bond-gate, The Danish Girl, and more. #Content!

2:00 - We get deep about Laremy's Bell's Palsy
6:00 - Laremy wants to know about my trip to Montana
9:00 - I tell Laremy about the German lady crashing her ATV.
17:40 - Laremy gives us his long-awaited thoughts on Straight Outta Compton.
23:00 - Laremy and I argue about Southpaw.
29:50 - The great "is Iris Elba too street to play James Bond" debate.
37:54 - Laremy has discovered the new most asinine NFL column ever written.
43:30 - Hard Knocks talk
48:50 - The VMAs and Miley Cyrus (did you guys know she f*cks now?).
52:35 - Laremy tries to sell me on Josh Gad.
54:35 - I read Josh Gad's brilliant treatise on why Mike Nichols and Bill Cosby are different people.
1:11:00 - We pour one out for the now-defunct Brad and Laremy on movies :-(
1:13:45 - I pose the question: what's more potentially Oscar-baity, Cate Blanchett playing Lucille Ball in an Aaron Sorkin movie or Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl.

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This week, we're joined by video game champion/comedian/podcaster/documentarian Jason Dove, who tells us about his documentary about Dread Zeppelin, and his long journey into novelty music. The mash-up concept fits perfectly with the film I saw this week, We Are Your Friends. Other topics include the Suge Knight-Eazy E AIDS conspiracy, and the random "I'm Leaving You" essay generator. Enjoy!

00 - Bret's new job. "Same old trash, brand new dumpster."

5:30 - Fun with "Leaving Everywhere," Darius Kazemi's bot that automatically generates "Why I'm Leaving _____" essays for every city using the 2013 American Community Survey.

13:30 - I discuss the Most San Francisco Street incident that I witnessed the other day, where a wannabe hall monitor waiting for the bus tried to drought shame a guy using a hose to clean the sidewalk, at which point he became indignant and called her a "snitch ass twat." All while I live tweeted it from my fire escape. 

26:15 - Matt Lieb turns Korn into Uptown Girl

27:30 - I play the trailer for We Are Your Friends for the gang and then we discuss We Are Your Friends.

41:00 - We talk about our new favorite conspiracy theory, that Suge Knight killed Eazy E by injecting him with AIDs.

48:38 - Jason Dove talks about the documentary he's making about Dread Zeppelin, a group that turns Zeppelin tunes into reggae songs with a 300-pound Elvis impersonator for a lead singer. 

49:00 - Brief interlude with Matt Lieb's new character, "Kevin the guy in the office no one really likes."

1:21:00 - We talk about Bret and I's favorite musical games, including out-of-order Tom Petty lyrics, and new lines for "Thank God I'm a Country Boy." (Try it at home!)

1:25:00 - Your emails.
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Jane Harrison joins Matt Lieb and Vince Mancini in the Frotquarters for an all-comedian Frotcast about The Fat Jew, the Ashley Madison hack, heckler videos, and YouTube prank videos. Plus, your emails, and the return of "Jewish John Lennon."

2:17 - We talk about that "comedian destroys heckler!" video that was going around and why it's kind of bullsh*t.

14:45 - We talk about the pogrom against the Fat Jew (Matt agrees with the outrage but worries people are pronouncing Fat Jew's name with a hard J). Jane brings up an interesting Tosh comparison.

32:10 - Child actors with speech impediments! I brought a few clips for Jane and Matt to see if they find this phenomenon as terrible as I do. I find it patronizing and infuriating.

44:34 - Matt Lieb reads us his tweets he thinks should've gotten more retweets.

49:18 - The return of "Jewish John Lennon."

55:50 - The Ashley Madison hack, Josh Duggar, and the viral miscarriage couple getting hacked

1:00:15 - The strange, awful phenomenon of YouTube prank videos, including the Russian guy who call random black people the N-word, and all the idiots who ask people a dumb sex pun.

1:16:00 - We answer your emails, including a follow-up from the guy who was worried his girlfriend was going to bang some guy in Europe, a story about gay Aussie sex mishaps, and a request for herpes advice.

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This morning I posted my interview with Bobcat Goldthwait about Call Me Lucky (my review), which hits more theaters this weekend. Just for fun (or in case you want to hear it in your car), here's the audio from that interview. Bobcat talks about his relationship with Barry Crimmins (the subject of Call Me Lucky), and with Robin Williams and Rowdy Roddy Piper. We talked about his early days of stand-up, and I asked him about performing at the Gathering of the Juggalos, since I knew we'd both been there. It was the first time since the Gathering that an interview subject has said "whoop whoop" to me. Enjoy.

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Joshua Oppenheimer has spent 14 years in Indonesia, interviewing survivors of a 1965 purge of alleged communists that killed up to a million people. He co-directed the 2012 film 'Act of Killing,' which focused on commandos and militia leaders who bragged about the killings. Oppenheimer got them to open up under the guise of helping them make a film about their "heroic" actions. His latest, 'Look of Silence' is a companion piece, if much different, tonally, focusing on the victims. If 'Act of Killing' was lurid and macabre, even freewheeling, 'The Look of Silence' is somber, weighed down by ghosts of the past. It's heavy, even oppressive. As Oppenheimer says, it's "a film about memory and oblivion."

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This week's FilmDrunk Frotcast really has everything: big name guests, insightful interviews, original bits, clever pop culture analysis, engaging hosts, and really just a lot of heart. Comedian Matt Lieb joins FilmDrunk's Vince Mancini and Brendan in the Frotquarters, with Shit My Dad Says/I Suck At Girls author Justin Halpern joining via Skype.

2:35 - Matt refuses to believe that Al Pacino is in Jack & Jill. Brendan and Matt do dueling Al Pacino/Adam Sandler impressions

3:45 - The "Uptown Girl" talent redux, where Matt Lieb can turn any song into "Uptown Girl." Brendan hadn't played before.

8:05 - I attempt to get Matt Lieb to "Uptown Girl" the top 100 songs, before quickly realizing we only know about three of them.

8:42 - Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" gets Uptown Girl'd.

9:40 - "Uptown Funk" gets Uptown Girl'd

13:00 - Justin Halpern joins us via Skype.

17:15 - Big question for Justin as someone who has worked on multiple sitcoms: Have multi-cam sitcoms started mixing the studio audience louder? Why are studio audiences so much more present in multi-cam comedies?

23:00 - The phenomenon of studio audience members saying weird things during shows and how much time it takes to mix them out.

26:50 - The strange phenomenon of laugh-track shows being so much more popular than non in syndication.

33:30 - Justin's story about Robert Downey Jr. on the set of Due Date.

37:30 - Justin's Mark Wahlberg encounter, about how Wahlberg initially hated 'The Departed,' and called it 'Gayfellas.'

46:19 - We read some of Nikki Finke's hard-boiled Hollywood insider fiction.

54:00 - Brendan describes Michael Jordan getting owned by middle schoolers, and how that's Brendan's greatest fear.

1:00:00 - We discuss Miles Teller's Esquire profile. Is Miles Teller the new Shia Labeouf? Discuss.

1:06:18 - We read your emails and play your voicemails, including a listener who wonders about shoplifting the pootie from a single mother that's a stripper, and another about Dave Matthews Band, which leads us into a discussion about music nerd rock.

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Great show this week, as our guest, comedian Joe Sinclitico either makes or ruins my show with his audible vaping. Matt Lieb and Bret were also in the Frotquarters to talk Cecil the Lion, Woody Allen, True Detective, and horrible press tour interviews. Also, Matt Lieb introduces his new segment, the "Uptown Girl Game."

2:34 - Matt Lieb's incredible "Uptown Girl" talent. Matt Lieb can turn ANY SONG into Billy Joel's "Uptown Girl." It's really quite something.

9:16 - Cecil the Lion and the cyber lynch mob. "Yeah, but somebody has to go in the wicker man, and I'm glad it's this guy." -Bret

23:30 - Ave Maria becomes Uptown Girl. Matt Lieb has the voice of an angel.

24:18 - I try to explain Woody Allen's "Irrational Man" to the frot crew. 

33:40 - Joe Sinclitico calls in. We listen to him vaping.

37:37 - We talk about this season of True Detective and how much we like it and how people that keep whining about it can suck it.

38:50 - Joe Sinclitico was apparently making tea.

53:00 - Joe also has some thoughts about Cecil the Lion. 

1:05:00 - Cara Delavigne's awful interviewers and the trouble with trying to keep up with psychotically caffeinated morning show hosts on awkward press tours.

1:12:20 - My OTHER favorite awkward press tour interview, the Australian Amy Schumer interview that feels like a Christopher Guest sketch. 

1:15:28 - We bring Joe back. It was a mistake.

1:17:47 - We talk about Southpaw and the trouble with boxing movies.

1:20:00 - We answer a question from the emails about hooking up at weddings. 
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SB Nation video (and text!) personality Matt Ufford guest stars this week (with Matt Lieb and Vince Mancini) as we talk about Pixels/Adam Sandler, and this week in pop culture, including Gawker's Geithner drama, getting to the bottom of Taylor Swift's latest beef, and our Pistol Drone for President campaign. Plus, your emails.

00:00 - Matt Lieb's wonderful comedy bit about electric skateboards.
2:00 - PIXELS. I describe the plot for Ufford. "I would not have come on this week if I knew this was what I was in for."
6:30 - We talk about Ufford's tweet about Adam Sandler's 'Fart Vacation,' and what it says about Adam Sandler movies that some people thought this was a real movie.
8:43 - GAWKER DRAMA. We talk about Max Read and Tommy Craggs resigning from Gawker after Gawker took down the Geithner post, and what would have to happen for us to resign in protest from a job we otherwise liked (this from a current Vox employee and an Uproxx employee).
19:30 - The way the current advertising system creates an environment that produces the kinds of shitty, click-bait content everyone hates, even the people writing it. 
20:50 - Matt Lieb finds his new least favorite Gawker post, "the bravery of Judd Apatow knows no bounds," a snarky takedown of Judd Apatow's Cosby impression. Ufford and I explain the inside-baseball factors that cause a post like that to get written, and Lieb and I discuss the viability of Cosby jokes.
33:36 - We breakdown my new favorite Amy Schumer thinkpiece, from the Guardian, about how Amy Schumer is now *too* successful, and how that could be "potentially problematic" for her. And society. Or something.
44:22 - PISTOL DRONE FOR PRESIDENT! Ufford and Bret's new social media campaign
48:30 - THE TAYLOR SWIFT BEEFDOWN. We try to parse Katy Perry's incredibly obtuse tweet, and the Matts help us get to the root of the now-legendary Katy Perry/Taylor Swift/Nicki Minaj beef triangle. "I used to know calculus!" sighs Ufford. 
58:26 - Your emails. Starting with the guy whose friend named his son "Revin," continuing with the guy whose on-again-off-again girlfriend is banging her platonic friend on a European island somewhere and how he should feel about that.
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Brendan, Bret, and Matt Lieb are out this week (illnesses and extenuating circumstances, couldn't be helped), but in their place we've got Laremy Legel and Ashley Burns joining via Skype. As well as SO MUCH #CONTENT. Turns out, when Matt isn't around to discuss his sex life, you go deep into the actual Issues of the Day. I'm on the fence about whether this is a good thing. The Ant-Man spoilers are very light, but if you want to avoid them completely, skip from the 27-minutes mark to 34 and you'll miss everything.


4:44: This week's fanboy cry sesh: Comic-Con exclusives! Are they exclusive enough anymore? 

5:25: Hey, what ever happened to Nikki Finke?

19:46: Suicide Squad trailer

23:00: C-Tates helping Stan Lee offstage at Comic-Con, and the future of Stan Lee cameos. Like if Stan Lee dies, will Andy Serkis help digitally recreate a Stan Lee cameo?

26:43: First mention of Ant-Man

27:26: Ant-Man end-credits scene spoiler!

28:08: Another Ant-Man end-credits scene spoiler. (sort of. ends about about 28:40)

33:09 - 33:45 Very vague Ant-Man spoilers.

34:50 - 35:30 More slight, vague Ant-Man spoilers.

37:33: Burnsy has a story about meeting a guy from O-Town who is also named Ashley.

38:57: Trainwreck and Judd Apatow. Does he add Melissa-McCarthy-shitting-in-the-street scenes into lady-centric movies to sell them to dudes, or is he just getting blamed for something that's someone else's doing? 

45:35: Peter Berg and Caitlyn Jenner

50:05: We try to parse my new favorite RottenTomatoes pull quote. "I'm not sure who's most responsible for Trainwreck's ultimate timidity, for the mordant ribaldry evinced in the first half hour or so inexorably oozing into couple-y goo."

1:09:35: Question from the emails: What is the most 90s movie? 
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This week on the Frotcast, the world's best pop culture podcast! Brendan is back in-studio, joining Matt Lieb and Vince Mancini, with guest comedian Torio Van Grol. Topics:

-Matt Lieb's Breakup. Snuggly Rock has crumbled and winter is coming. Matt joins all the dating sites and we discuss the merits of each, from J-Swype (that's the Jewish Tinder) to FarmersOnly and AshleyMadison.
-Dogfight, the backyard brawling documentary from the director of The U. 
-Jared from Subway's child porn. Do we hope it's true or untrue?
-Ted 2 - Matt, Vince, and Torio all saw it, and we agreed the funniest bit in it was the stoners in the back row laughing like Beavis & Butthead at all the worst jokes.
- Torio is now a Segway tour guide and tells us about an old lady who fell. 
- The Amy Schumer thinkpiece industry and the internet science of exposing secret racists. "I saw your secret heart!" -Matt Lieb
- License to Shill: Why selling out seems like it must be awesome.
-Your emails, including how the Frotcast ruined one listener's relationship with his father.
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First of all... DON'T FREAK OUT! I opened this week's show with about a minute of Matt Lieb's stand up. It's something I've been wanting to experiment with. After that, it's a regular Frotcast, with Matt Lieb, Bret, and Vince, live in studio. 

This week's topics!
-What do deaf people sound like when they orgasm? (Don't ask how we got on this subject)
-The 'rules' of comedy and thinkpiece culture.
-HBO - Game of Thrones and that BIG TWIST in True Detective
-The new 'Snowden' movie and Oliver Stone.
-Danny Boyle's 'Steve Jobs' and Aaron Sorkin in general. (Quoth Bret: "In the first draft of all Aaron Sorkin's scripts, the female characters are all named 'MY EX-WIFE.'")
-The Startup Castle gets evicted
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This week on the Frotcast, Ben and Burnsy join via Skype, with Vince, Bret, and Steve Post in the Frotquarters. We talk about the first episode of season two of True Detective, an HBO show about some police officers who drink a lot and are very sad about the absurdity of existence. Alt titles: "California Pout Force." "Grumbleteam Jelloshots." "The Misanthropolice." My hypothesis: Colin Farrell's character isn't a bad dad. His only crime is caring *too* much. 

Then I address all my numerous haters, from Entourage fans to the defenders of Inside Out's 100% RottenTomatoes rating. We suspect Pixar sends everyone who defends them in internet comment sections a free pie if they reach 100% on RottenTomatoes and I ruined it for everyone. We talk about Ballers, Burny gives us the latest scoop from Florida, and Steve Post admits that he took a picture of Chris Pratt to the barber and put his thumb over the face. "Make me look like that," he said, and now he looks like a thumb with Chris Pratt's hair. Enjoy. 
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With Bret and Matt Lieb joining Vince in the Frotquarters, we open this week with a lengthy, or possibly girthy, discussion of Lebron James' penis. Laremy joins via Skype to discuss Pixar's latest, Inside Out, which we both saw. Since we've been off for two weeks, we discuss Jerry Seinfeld's now-infamous "Political Correctness is killing comedy" comment (words Jerry Seinfeld didn't actually say), and Matt's perspective as a fellow Jewish comedian (I'm required by law to mention that Matt is Jewish at least once in every post). After that we talk Rachel Dolezal (because who ISN'T talking Rachel Dolezal, am I right??), people whining about Game of Thrones, and Jurassic World. 

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Greg Sestero is perhaps best known for playing Mark in The Room ("Oh, hi, Mark."). He's also the co-author of The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made. Michael Rousselet is co-director of Dude Bro Party Massacre III, which also stars Greg Sestero. Rousselet also happens to be one of the first people to discover The Room, helping to make it a cult hit, who's credited for starting many of The Room's now familiar audience participation trends, like throwing spoons at the screen. I got them together 12 years almost to the day after the first The Room screening, to ask Greg what it was like being Tommy Wiseau's producing partner and roommate, his teenage modeling days in Europe, and what it's like having had his life inexorably tied to Tommy Wiseau's for close to 20 years now. And to ask Mike about the first time he saw The Room, and what possessed him to force everyone he knew to watch it. How old is Tommy Wiseau? Where is Tommy Wiseau actually from? How did Tommy Wiseau get so rich, and how could afford to blow $6 million on The Room? What does it all mean? We answer all or none of these questions on this week's BookDrunk Radio. 

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Vince is down in LA for a special edition Frotcast with Michael E. Peter, Michael Rousselet, and Alec Owen of 5-Second Films, whose crowd-funded magnum opus, Dude Bro Party Massacre III, for which they raised more than $200,000, plays the LA Film Festival this week. We talk about how you make a movie with 12-15 people involved in the creative process and how they scored all their magnificent cameos, from Larry King to Patton Oswalt to Andrew WK. We also discuss how much Larry King got paid ($8, seriously) and what Andrew WK calls his "character supplies" (mostly Doritos and Four Loko). Enjoy.

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I know it's probably not why people listen to the Frotcast, but this week, we talk about movies! Lots of them. We open with Kung Fury, now free on YouTube, which we all watched, and mostly enjoyed. After that, I discuss my experience seeing the Entourage movie, which organically leads us into Chet Haze's spirited and similarly tone-deaf defense of using the N-word, aka "N-Star" (including a digression into Brent Weinbach's "Gangsta Party Line"). After that, we discuss the Rashida Jones-produced Netflix documentary about amateur teen porn, Hot Girls Wanted. Which felt very local news scare piece to me. ("It's CALLED amateur porn, and YOUR HOT TEEN could be doing it..."). From there, Matt and I discuss Love & Mercy, the Brian Wilson biopic starring Paul Dano and John Cusack, which Matt is well qualified to critique as a Brian Wilson freak and Beach Boys scholar. Should a biopic just be a dramatic retelling of what you already know or should it try to innovate? Finally, we finish up with your emails, including a bitter script reader's take on "the two wolves story," another reader's rank of the frot crew by f*ckability, and yet another question about the best way to wipe your ass. Frot on and enjoy.   

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This week on the Frotcast, aka Comedians With Microphones Talking Movies, I talk about San Andreas (my review), a film about a very muscular, chesty man's love for his chesty wife and their busty daughter in a time of earthquakes. Bret continues his journey to shilldom ("I get #horny for #brands!") and Matt Lieb tells us about his latest commercial, and why Alexandra Daddario is so attractive it makes him angry. About 30 minutes in, Kaseem Bentley, (SF Weekly Best of Award Winner for "Racial Humor You Don't Feel Guilty Laughing At" and one of the Bay Area's “Top 5 Comedians to Watch” according to the San Jose Mercury News) drops by. Kaseem spends the first 10 minutes or so making fun of me, my friends, and my past relationships, then dives down the rabbit hole of obscure San Francisco comedy references. At one point, he and Matt Lieb have a frank discussion about the existence of God. I dunno, man. Meanwhile, I try to ask him questions about his parents being in the Nation of Islam and the Black Panthers, what the deal is with bean pie, and how it was he came to be San Francisco's only insult comic/social worker. As always, Kaseem is really interesting in the brief moments you can get him to stop being hilarious.

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Welcome to another episode of what we like to call "Comedians with Microphones Talking Movies." This week on the Frotcast, our guest is Laremy Legel from Film.Com (and the upcoming movie 'Lightweight'), and the topics are rape scenes in Game of Thrones and feminism in Mad Max: Fury Road. But before we get to that, we've got an update on the "Startup Castle," which you may remember from last week as the folks behind the world's most pathos-drenched roommate ad. It turns out, the guy who "founded" (aka rented) the Startup Castle is a former Chippendales dancer and castmember on a pirate reality show. Neat! After that we get to Game of Thrones, and whether departing from the books has made it open season on criticisms of being gratuitous/rapey/predictable. We move onto Mad Max: Fury Road and the great (misguided) "Is It Feminist??" debate. Also, we discuss Armond White's review. Finally, we finish things off with your emails, including a question about honk shaming and a Smash Mouth story. Enjoy, and please continue Frotting.

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This week on the Frotcast, Incompatent Thieves director Tom Dean joins Matt Lieb and myself (Vince Mancini) in the Frotquarters. We begin discussing the epic beef between Third Eye Blind's Stephan Jenkins and Smash Mouth's Steve Harwell, the most 90s beef since the Arch Deluxe. After that we discuss 80s sitcom theme songs and how bizarrely similar they all were. They were all somehow about a perfect family, that was an antidote to depression, bad news on the TV, and a general apocalyptic hellscape they implied existing outside the set. Then we get into the Kurt Cobain documentary, Montage of Heck, heroin addicts in general (a subject with which Matt is somewhat familiar), and why Courtney Love is so perfectly hatable. Is Courtney Love everything we accused Yoko of being? Finally, we finish off talking about "The Startup Castle," and their ad for a roommate who doesn't wear too much makeup, watch too much TV, drink, smoke, have too many tattoos, listen to songs with explicit lyrics, or drive too much - another perfectly insufferable illustration of everything despicable about the tech industry in Silicon Valley. Fun! Fun! Fun! 

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This week, OJ Patterson of Courting Comedy/Super Trashed Bros is in the Frotquarters to discuss the #CONTROVERSY surrounding Jeremy Renner's alleged slut-shaming of Black Widow. Is it okay to call a fictional character a slut? Did he ruin his original non-apology by trying to explain it? Also, why did Joss Whedon quit Twitter, or rather, where did Patton Oswalt & Co come up with their explanations for Joss Whedon quitting Twitter? After that, we talk about A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night. Underrated? Overrated? Accurately rated? X-Rated? Is the setting supposed to be Iran? Also, BRET FINALLY SELLS OUT! "I want a slice of that idiot pie," Bret says. "In a world of monsters and shills, I want to be a shill." "I want you to be a shill with me," Matt Lieb says. "People always try to make it about Batman and the Joker, but it's not about Batman and the Joker. It's about the Joker and Ronald McDonald, and I want to be Ronald McDonald. I want to feed you, but in a clownish sort of way."

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After losing a week to technical difficulties, we're back! This week, we're discussing the release of the Star Wars trailer and the people competing to see who can be the most nostalgic for Star Wars. The big question is, what’s the line between acceptable, earnest fandom for something that meant a lot to you, and cheering while a corporation sells you your childhood? We try to answer that, talk about "thug" as we solve race relations in Baltimore, listen to some of Joe Sinclitico's stand-up comedy about koala hunting, and try to figure out if Matt Lieb actually likes us. As for the listener who asked if the Frotcast was dying, no, it is not, we just had some troubles upgrading our recording set up. We've come a long way, from shouting into a single mic to multi-track recording. Not successfully, mind you, but it's been a journey. 

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I was in SoCal this week for the MTV Movie Awards and Alison Rosen's podcast, so the regular Frotcrew is gone this week (though Bret did still show up to the Frotquarters, poor Bret). Not to fear, though, because I was able to get a couple fan-favorite guests to record the make-up 'cast, comedians Joe Sinclitico and Matt Louv (the museum of comedy). We talked about Joe's righteous mustache and it smelling like a condom, the MTV Movie Awards, Furious 7, and discussed whether Vin Diesel is trying to bring up Paul Walker as much as Rudy Giuliani brings up 9/11. Enjoy.

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