-Guillermo Del Toro
To kick off Pride Month, I've chosen to discuss GUILLERMO DEL TORO's Oscar-winning fantasy film, THE SHAPE OF WATER.
On the surface, the story appears to be simply a sci fi Beauty and the Beast/Creature From the Black Lagoon mashup.
Look closer, and you'll see a story of people who are considered "less than" by a cruel and soulless society who rise up to fight against that system in the name of an untraditional love.
Not only is that Queer AF, but the film also echoes much of what is happened today with the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
My special guest is actor/singer/supervillian MAYA MURPHY (21st Century Demon Hunter).
THE SHAPE OF WATER was written and directed by GUILLERMO DEL TORO and stars SALLY HAWKINS, DOUG JONES, OCTAVIA SPENCER, RICHARD JENKINS and MICHAEL SHANNON. It also won the 2018 Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Music and Best Production Design.
Maya Murphy is a massive nerd based in NYC. She is a co-host of DAMN YOU, UNCLE LEWIS, a Friday the 13th tv series recap podcast. Her voice can also be heard in the upcoming video game Strangeland, and the narrative podcast Whisperling.