Ep. 125 — AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000) with Brittany Brock


It's a new month, which means the beginning of a brand new series here at the Psychotronic Film Society and this week, we're celebrating women directors! Women have long been strong contributors to genre cinema and are, unfortunately, not always given their due, so this month, we'll be featuring genre films directed by women, beginning with Mary Harron's adaptation of AMERICAN PSYCHO!

We'll trace the film's nearly decade-long development as it moved through the hands of several directors and stars, finally landing on the pairing of Harron and Christian Bale, in a star-making turn.

We'll discuss how the film was transformed through the lens of a female director (and co-writer) and how different the film may have been had it been directed by a man as originally intended. As we trace the film's background, we'll also discuss its legacy as a cult film and as the ultimate question: is it a worthy addition to the Psychotronic Hall of Fame?

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Joining us in this discussion is special guest Brittany Brock, herself a director and head honcho of Ghost Animal Productions.

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