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34: Deep Thoughts About Superman: The Movie

Updated: Jul 2

April 30, 2024



It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s an unreasonable hatred for Hackensack, New Jersey!

This week, Tracie brings her Deep Thoughts about the 1978 film Superman: The Movie. From the way this film helped legitimize comic books and superheroes as a valid art form to the huge influence Christopher Reeve’s Superman still has on our culture, this pillar of the Guy Girls’ childhood offers a lot to appreciate on a second look. But, not everything is rosy in Smallville and Metropolis, including the misogyny of Lois Lane’s inability to spell, despite being The Daily Planet’s best reporter, and a cavalier attitude about consent.

Retreat to your own personal Fortress of Solitude and take a listen.



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