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25: Deep Thoughts About Reality Bites

February 20, 2024

Ooh, my little pretty one…who was really going to be somebody by age 23

On today’s episode of Deep Thoughts About Stupid Sh*t, Tracie revisits the film of Generation X: Reality Bites. Despite passing the Bechdel test with flying colors, the story of documentary filmmaker Lelaina (played by Winona Ryder) not only seems to present the audience with a choice between selling out and suffering (while being insulted by Ethan Hawke), but it also has erased the authorship of the film’s writer, filmmaker Helen Childress, by attributing her choices to director Ben Stiller. 

Listen in as we turn up the volume and dance in the gas station mini mart along with Lelaina, Vickie, Sammy!

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