Starting the new season of Validate Me with the first two episodes of Twin Peaks original season 1 from 1990. So much fun sharing this one with Presley and seeing what a generation Z kid things about Twin Peaks. The combo is pretty good because dad watched it a ton and remembers a lot about it, mom watched it when it aired but hasn’t seen it since, and Presley has never seen it. Should be a fun few episodes as we work our way through season one. Let us know if you have any thoughts to share at firstname.lastname@example.org or on twitter @validatemecast
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before family podcast. Presley introduces mom and dad to what might be the start of a generation z John Hughes movement of sappy love stories. The conversation develops into a pretty cool analysis of Gen-Z narrative techniques and how they are impacting filmmaking. It was pretty cool to see Presley so in love with such a wholesome movie, and her reasoning was pretty interesting.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show discussion with Presley and Dad. This time Mommy also get in on the fun and joins us. We talk about both the movie itself and a live show that Presley and Dad attended with a shadow cast performance and a lot of rowdy behavior and fun.
Presley and Cooper began homeschool enrichment this week. Cooper might have cried and he is pretty funny explaining it. Presley is in 8th grade and Cooper is in 2nd. See the video here: https://youtu.be/IjSy1-OF2uQ
Presley really wanted some new makeup in preparation for starting her new homeschool enrichment. Dad took her to the mall and they hit the MAC store for a makeover and then bought some of the products. Video here: https://youtu.be/9pDZIR4RjNo
This time, Presley assigned dad to watch the youtube videos for A Very Potter Musical by StarKid. They both loved it and basically just geek out over their favorite lines and actors. Did someone say Draco Malfoy?
Black Cat LGBT History Lesson with Gay Day on Location in LA. We had the pleasure of being involved in a photoshoot at the Black Cat (video coming soon) so Presley gives us a history lesson about the location. The Black Cat is site of the first documented lgbt civil rights demonstration in the nation held on February 11, 1967. Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1SBvaMng80
How NOT to walk your cat! This week Presley has an audition and then the kids attempt to walk the cat. I don’t think he liked it very much! Cooper asks for ideas for his channel Hisashiburi Cooper has been shooting and editing all of the videos on his channel. He is pretty proud of himself and he is doing a great job! See the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExJpPR2B30A
This episode has dad sharing one of his favorite lesser known movies from the 90s: Zero Effect. This one stars Bill Pullman, Ben Stiller, and Kim Dickens who also appears in Lost. This was a really fun conversation that goes into a ton of side issues about why we love film. An amazing first effort from Jake Kasdan as a writer and director. Dad always looks forward to what he’s going to do next.