Films That Formed the Tween Collective Unconscious of the Y2K Era

Welcome to Sleepover Cinema, where we analyze the films that created the collective unconscious of the girls and gays of the late 90s and early 2000s.

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Series Finale: The Rest is Still Unwritten

Sleepover Cinema | S:10 E:17
The sleepover comes to a bittersweet end this week on the pod. Cue “Graduation (Friends Forever)” by Vitamin C.” We love each and every one of you...
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Book vs. Movie: “Aquamarine” & “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen”

Sleepover Cinema | S:10 E:16
Both of these cinematic faves were based off young adult novels of the early 2000s— but how do the movies stack up against their source texts?...
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THROWBACK: “Aquamarine” & “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen”

Sleepover Cinema | S:10
In advance of this Thursday’s revisit of “Aquamarine” and “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen,” here’s a refresher of our 2020 season one antics...
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Sleepover Cinema | S:10 E:15
It’s been a looming threat for years, but we’re finally here– and just in time for Pride, it turns out!...
Listen to Glee

Paramore’s RIOT!

Sleepover Cinema | S:10 E:14
As a wise woman (regrettably) once said… once a whore, you’re nothing more....
Listen to Paramore’s RIOT!

27 Dresses

Sleepover Cinema | S:10 E:13
If you would assassinate your sister with zero remorse, this one’s for you....
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Our Lips Are Sealed ft. They Thought I Was You

Sleepover Cinema | S:10 E:12
Accompanied by this world’s foremost Mary Kate and Ashley scholars, Lani and Becca from They Thought I Was You, we’re throwing on the barbie with ...
Listen to Our Lips Are Sealed ft. They Thought I Was You

The Little Mermaid

Sleepover Cinema | S:10 E:11
Pop in your battered old cassette and get ready to pour one out for Howard Ashman as we finally discuss the one and only!...
Listen to The Little Mermaid

Green Day’s “American Idiot” ft. Keara Sullivan

Sleepover Cinema | S:10 E:10
"American Idiot" launched a thousand memes, an entire (questionable!) Broadway show, and the post-9/11 political consciousness of youth around the...
Listen to Green Day’s “American Idiot” ft. Keara Sullivan

Best in Show ft. Lukas Battle

Sleepover Cinema | S:10 E:9
Pack your favorite eight kimonos and pile in the van for a trip to the Mayflower Dog Show!...
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Just My Luck ft. Lexi Shaye

Sleepover Cinema | S:10 E:8
We are no fair-weather Lindsay Lohan fans!...
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Zoey 101

Sleepover Cinema | S:10 E:7
It’s an odd time to be covering one of the most beloved shows of Nickelodeon in the 2000s… and yet, here we are, still a little convinced that PCA...
Listen to Zoey 101

Ashley Tisdale’s “Headstrong” ft. Fangirl Central

Sleepover Cinema | S:10 E:6
Hannah and Audrey are joined by Amanda and Amber of Fangirl Central to discuss overall charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent of Miss Sharpay Eva...
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The Last Song

Sleepover Cinema | S:10 E:5
We’re ready to defend some turtle eggs with our lives today as we talk about the dramatic film debut of a post-Hannah Montana Miley Cyrus....
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Webkinz vs. Neopets

Sleepover Cinema | S:10 E:4
Are you a cheeky dog or painted Kacheek kind of girl? Do you prefer an afternoon spent in the Curio Shop or visiting the Soup Faerie? We log on th...
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The Hunger Games ft. Julia Cudney

Sleepover Cinema | S:10 E:3
We’re joined by Hunger Games expert-in-residence Julia Cudney this week as we discuss the jump scare appearance of Rock Peeta, height difference r...
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Barbie of Swan Lake

Sleepover Cinema | S:10 E:2
What do a gay Russian man, NYC Ballet #MeToo drama, and middling CGI have in common? That’s right, relevance to 2003’s “Barbie of Swan Lake!”...
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Li-Lo’s “Speak” vs. H-Duff’s “Metamorphosis”

Sleepover Cinema | S:10 E:1
Two stunning works of sonic mastery birthed by two quintessential teen idols of the early 2000s— Miss Hilary Duff and Miss Lindsay Lohan. Which on...
Listen to Li-Lo’s “Speak” vs. H-Duff’s “Metamorphosis”

RuPaul's Drag Race

Sleepover Cinema | S:9 E:17
Step into the werkroom with us this week as we deliver a PhD-level seminar on the reality show we’ve been shaped by for 10+ years, RuPaul’s Drag R...
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Les Misérables

Sleepover Cinema | S:9 E:15
This episode is a tale of traumatic drama club productions, method acting taken too far, and aspirations to believe in God....
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Mean Girls 2 vs. Legally Blondes

Sleepover Cinema | S:9 E:15
What do you get when you take two truly and completely blasphemous sequels and make them duke it out in the ring?...
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Disney Scene It

Sleepover Cinema | S:9 E:14
We’re diving into the ever-so-stimulating Disney Scene It, an arguably unchallenging trivia game with one of the most haunting soundtracks of our ...
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Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure

Sleepover Cinema | S:9 E:13
Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure gives us everything we didn’t know we needed, including questionable hard-front wigs....
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Sleepover Cinema | S:9 E:12
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is by sharing your daddy issues loud and clear!...
Listen to Elf

Aladdin ft. Aimee's Room

Sleepover Cinema | S:9 E:11
A fresh discussion of "Aladdin," including our controversial favorite song, Tumblr-ified Disney Princes, and of course, that one scene where Jafar...
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Nacho Libre

Sleepover Cinema | S:9 E:10
Please join us in our quarters for some toast, a revue of “is Nacho Libre racist?” Twitter discourse, and of course, a celebration of Jack Black....
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Sleepover Cinema | S:9 E:9
We’re supporting our local PBS stations today by celebrating one of public media’s finest offerings— Arthur!...
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The Nintendo Wii

Sleepover Cinema | S:9 E:8
Close your eyes and listen to the cool sounds of the Wii’s main menu…...
Listen to The Nintendo Wii

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Sleepover Cinema | S:9 E:7
This week we earn graduate degrees in the extended lore of Voldemort’s upbringing....
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Dance Moms

Sleepover Cinema | S:9 E:6
Our world is with our girls— and by “our girls” we mean the girls and moms of everyone’s favorite Lifetime program, Dance Moms....
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Sky High ft. HBO Girls Rewatch Podcast

Sleepover Cinema | S:9 E:5
Amelia and Evan of the HBO Girls Rewatch podcast join us in an attempt to answer the question… why does Mrs. Stronghold have 10/10 cleavage at her...
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Halloween Specials: Part 2!

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We’re wrapping up our Halloween era just the way we started— a fun and flirty tour through Halloween episodes of Sleepover Cinema-worthy TV shows....
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Corpse Bride

Sleepover Cinema | S:9 E:3
They didn’t have to make her so hot, and yet… they did....
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The Black Parade by My Chemical Romance

Sleepover Cinema | S:9 E:2
The Mary-Kate and Ashley to My Chemical Romance pipeline is more robust than you might think!...
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Halloween TV Specials

Sleepover Cinema | S:9 E:1
We’re kicking off season nine of Sleepover Cinema with a Halloween party— we’re watching six very special Halloween episodes from our favorite Nic...
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Sleepover Cinema: SENIOR YEAR

Sleepover Cinema | S:8 E:17
If Sleepover Cinema was a high school student, she’d be starting her senior year!...
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The Lion King

Sleepover Cinema | S:8 E:16
When did you first witness the bedroom eyes of an animated lioness?...
Listen to The Lion King

Hannah Montana

Sleepover Cinema | S:9 E:14
While Hannah Montana had massive impact on kids’ TV overall (how many shows can you name that were centered around kids vying for fame?), we delib...
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Barbie Girl Games: Behind The Scenes

Sleepover Cinema | S:6 E:14
We’re talking beloved Barbie PC games— specifically Barbie Nail Designer, Barbie Sparkling Ice Show, and Barbie Pet Rescue....
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The Incredibles

Sleepover Cinema | S:8 E:13
An exploration of one man’s dwindling masculinity in the vein of American Beauty (somehow), 2004’s “The Incredibles” is a crown jewel of Pixar’s g...
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Holiday in the Sun

Sleepover Cinema | S:8 E:12
Come check into The Atlantis Resort® with America’s favorite twins in “Holiday in the Sun!”...
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That's So Raven

Sleepover Cinema | S:8 E:11
Oh snap… it’s time for our long-awaited episode on “That’s So Raven!”...
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Return to Oz

Sleepover Cinema | S:8 E:10
Do you have hazy memories of a young Dorothy Gale being strapped down to a gurney in a psychological institution?...
Listen to Return to Oz


Sleepover Cinema | S:8 E:8
Hi Barbie! In a Sleepover Cinema first, we’re tackling a current-day release, and the movie gripping the nation— Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie.”...
Listen to Barbie

Lady Gaga's THE FAME

Sleepover Cinema | S:8 E:8
The girls and gays of 2008 had no idea what was coming for them....
Listen to Lady Gaga's THE FAME

Beauty and The Beast

Sleepover Cinema | S:8 E:6
The favorite princess of many-a-girlie, Belle is the girl so many of us love to love. But does she really deserve it after all these years?...
Listen to Beauty and The Beast

American Idol

Sleepover Cinema | S:8 E:6
The promise of fame, glamor, and brand sponsorships swirled around the phenomenon we now know as the most influential TV show of our time....
Listen to American Idol

2004's JoJo

Sleepover Cinema | S:8 E:5
If this album had you feeling like your 5th grade breakup was the stuff of R&B ballads, welcome to the club— JoJo was our president....
Listen to 2004's JoJo

The Cinderella Trilogy

Sleepover Cinema | S:8 E:4
A timeless classic slowly defiled by its own creators, 1950’s “Cinderella” is a staple of the Disney universe....
Listen to The Cinderella Trilogy


Sleepover Cinema | S:8 E:3
“A voice of a generation” doesn’t come along every day....
Listen to GIRLS

Sex and The City

Sleepover Cinema | S:8 E:2
We couldn’t help but wonder… is the freedom of single womanhood best represented by purchasing designer clothes and ordering take out every night?...
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Shrek 2

Sleepover Cinema | S:8 E:1
We’re back for season 8 (our Bob The Drag Queen Era) with the critically and culturally acclaimed “Shrek 2.”...
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“Born To Die” by Lana Del Rey

Sleepover Cinema | S:7 E:17
A hit song about your boyfriend picking video games over you... just what we needed as chronically online teenagers, right?...
Listen to “Born To Die” by Lana Del Rey

Gossip Girl

Sleepover Cinema | S:7 E:16
You know you love her!...
Listen to Gossip Girl

Bridge to Terabithia

Sleepover Cinema | S:7 E:15
A surprisingly dark coming-of-age drama hiding behind expensive CGI and AnnaSophia Robb, “Bridge to Terabithia” was a heartbreaker… but is it stil...
Listen to Bridge to Terabithia

Spirited Away

Sleepover Cinema | S:7 E:14
Hannah and Audrey felt VERY fancy watching Spirited Away— the wine and cheese of children’s media— in the minivan as children....
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Sleepover Cinema | S:7 E:13
Back when the world was new and planet Earth was down on its luck… noted boyfriend and RuneScape micro-influencer Josh was hype out of his mind to...
Listen to Hercules

"Fearless" by Taylor Swift

Sleepover Cinema | S:7 E:12
A sparkling, serotonin-pumping portrait of suburban white girl life, Taylor Swift’s sophomore album “Fearless” preceded her status as one of pop c...
Listen to "Fearless" by Taylor Swift

Lizzie McGuire

Sleepover Cinema | S:7 E:11
Lizzie McGuire is fondly remembered for its funky fashions and relatable plot lines… but was it, dare we say… simply a merchandising opportunity?...
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Mary Poppins

Sleepover Cinema | S:7 E:10
We’re back for a second round of Julie Andrews, complete with unsettling child actors, an army of lanky chimneysweeps, and deeply indulgent musica...
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Pitch Perfect ft. Brett Castro

Sleepover Cinema | S:7 E:9
Pitch Perfect” has it all. Childhood bestie and resident a cappella expert Brett Castro joins us to expose NYU a cappella and revel in the joys of...
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Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging ft. Mila Tequila

Sleepover Cinema | S:7 E:8
Superstar guest Mila Tequila joins us to share stories of boy-craziness, being British-adjacent, and of course,  some hot takes on her favorite ...
Listen to Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging ft. Mila Tequila

“Let Go” by Avril Lavigne

Sleepover Cinema | S:7 E:7
Avril Lavigne’s 2002 debut album “Let Go” impacted teenage pop culture in a seismic way, representing a glossy alternative to sexy teen idols and ...
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Beauty Shop

Sleepover Cinema | S:7 E:6
The all-encompassing warmth of Queen Latifah and her salon of besties has made “Beauty Shop” a staple of Black feel-good cinema for nearly two dec...
Listen to Beauty Shop

The Wizard of Oz

Sleepover Cinema | S:7 E:5
The ruby slippers, the poppy field, the man behind the curtain… who could forget THEEE Wizard of Oz?!...
Listen to The Wizard of Oz

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Sleepover Cinema | S:7 E:4
J*hnny D*pp’s 2005 portrayal of Willy Wonka haunts the minds of our generation for his grey-white skin, the sound of his squeaky purple rubber glo...
Listen to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Sleepover Cinema | S:7 E:3
Although Disney may have tried to bury the princess energy behind action-packed marketing… the real girlies knew that Tangled *was* for us. But do...
Listen to Tangled

As Told By Ginger

Sleepover Cinema | S:7 E:2
Someone once told us the grass is much greener on the other side, and that someone was total wannabe Ginger Foutley....
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The Sound of Music

Sleepover Cinema | S:7 E:1
The hills ARE, in fact, very alive! We’re starting season seven strong with Audrey’s favorite movie of all time: “The Sound of Music!”...
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Sleepover Cinema | S:6 E:17
From its historic 2002 Oscar win to its current status as an only slightly-outdated meme, it’s undeniable: Shrek is love, Shrek is life....
Listen to Shrek

The Holiday

Sleepover Cinema | S:6 E:16
A Hollywood blockbuster quite guilty of unforgivable Jack Black erasure, “The Holiday” is a classic of the genre for some....
Listen to The Holiday

Barbie in The Nutcracker

Sleepover Cinema | S:6 E:15
A true brain-melter, 2001’s Barbie in The Nutcracker was a straight-to-home-video classic (orrrr extended commercial, depending on who you ask)....
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1994’s Little Women

Sleepover Cinema | S:6 E:14
It’s hard to believe that our deepest episode yet (and our 100th!) is inspired by source text written in 1868, and yet… it’s here!...
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Samantha: An American Girl Holiday

Sleepover Cinema | S:6 E:13
Samantha Parkington, an arguably overzealous ally to the working class of early 1900s America, is here to denounce child labor (in an outfit that ...
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Glitter ft. Yhara Zayd

Sleepover Cinema | S:6 E:12
An infamously doomed star vehicle for one Miss Mariah Carey, “Glitter,” released on literal 9/11, was swiftly swept under the rug by audiences, cr...
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Sleepover Cinema | S:6 E:11
1937’s “The one that started it all” has it all— singing animals, cinematic and artistic history, and… very unsettling undertones about death and ...
Listen to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Sleepover Cinema | S:6 E:10
“This is the last time to get it right” as we round out our non-chronological trio of High School Musical episodes....
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The 10th Kingdom ft. Scott Cohen

Sleepover Cinema | S:6 E:9
Perhaps the truest example of art that formed our shared unconscious, “The 10th Kingdom” is a fantasy mini-series that aired on NBC in 2000 (and a...
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John Tucker Must Die

Sleepover Cinema | S:6 E:8
An icon of non-monogamous representation, John Tucker is the guy every straight girl yearns to date… despite the fact that he seems concretely gay...
Listen to John Tucker Must Die


Sleepover Cinema | S:6 E:7
Happy Halloween, our little ghosts and ghouls! We’re indulging our sweet tooth in a classic this week....
Listen to Halloweentown

Scream ft. Hunter Livingston

Sleepover Cinema | S:6 E:6
As the most beloved (and most lucrative) cinematic inside joke of the horror genre, “Scream” set the bar for a generation of scary movie fans....
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Sleepover Cinema | S:6 E:5
“Twitches” dares to evoke a world where you’re actually royal in a dystopian fantasy universe… that looks like hell, in a bad way....
Listen to Twitches

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone ft. The Cousins!

Sleepover Cinema | S:6 E:4
Coming to you live from our family vacation, the cousins are reunited to tackle the first film of generation’s most influential franchise (yes, we...
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Cheaper By the Dozen

Sleepover Cinema | S:6 E:3
A tale of one massive, kind of gross family utterly derailed by one man’s dedication to football....
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Coyote Ugly

Sleepover Cinema | S:6 E:2
Pull out your tiny jorts and your bottles of hard liquor, because this week John Goodman is your daddy....
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2 Years of Sleepover Cinema

Sleepover Cinema | S:6 E:1
In celebration of two years of the pod, we’ve put together a spicy little variety show for all of you!...
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Sleepover Cinema | S:5 E:17
Can The Trunchbull be rehabilitated? This week we’re asking the big questions....
Listen to Matilda

GBF ft. Our GBFs

Sleepover Cinema | S:5 E:16
Oh, to be a GBF in 2013… a deeply unsavory task, it turns out!...
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Princess Protection Program

Sleepover Cinema | S:5 E:15
Exploiting a seemingly toxic “friendship” that supported a multi-million dollar media empire, we have “Princess Protection Program.”...
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High School Musical ft. Good Children

Sleepover Cinema | S:5 E:14
We’re soaring, flying, and fully confessing to the impact of Corbin Bleu’s armpits on our developing psyches with the Good Children podcast!...
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Raise Your Voice

Sleepover Cinema | S:5 E:13
In this Christian-flavored coming-of-age story, Terri (Hilary Duff) has a voice that guarantees a highly successful life in the musical spotlight…...
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Sleepover Cinema | S:5 E:12
“Perks” shows us that you can be hot, intelligent, and interesting and somehow still live on “the island of misfit toys.”...
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Stuck in the Suburbs

Sleepover Cinema | S:5 E:11
SNL’s Taran Killam as a tortured pop star with a missing cell phone? Brenda Song in a parade of eclectic outfits? Pathological lies between best g...
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Bratz Rock Angelz

Sleepover Cinema | S:5 E:10
They’re the ONLY girls with a passion for fashion… they’re the Bratz, and they’re here in full low-budget CGI glory....
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Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde

Sleepover Cinema | S:5 E:10
It turns out that all we need to unite our vicious two-party political system is gay dogs on both sides of the aisle....
Listen to Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde

500 Days of Summer

Sleepover Cinema | S:5 E:8
Dust off your cruiser bike and your Urban Outfitters record player… we’re going back to 2009 with “500 Days of Summer.”...
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Bring It On: All or Nothing ft. @theafternoonspecial

Sleepover Cinema | S:5 E:7
A usual suspect of any ABC Family weekend lineup, “Bring It On: All or Nothing” is infamous, and not just for its haunting krumping scene....
Listen to Bring It On: All or Nothing ft. @theafternoonspecial

Switching Goals

Sleepover Cinema | S:5 E:6
We’re busting out the Sam’s Club Mary-Kate and Ashley DVD trio value pack again to talk about 1999’s “Switching Goals!”...
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Alice in Wonderland ft. Tina Majorino

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There’s a pretty high chance your memories of this movie feel more like half-recollected (and eerie!) childhood dreams… and for good reason....
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Napoleon Dynamite ft. Tina Majorino

Sleepover Cinema | S:5 E:4
Tina Majorino— AKA Deb, the girl with the side ponytail who drinks 1% milk— joins us to talk about this career highlight and much more, even dropp...
Listen to Napoleon Dynamite ft. Tina Majorino

Lilo and Stitch

Sleepover Cinema | S:5 E:3
Trojan Horsing an extremely beautiful and nuanced story story via an external shell of intergalactic mischief, “Lilo and Stitch” will rip your hea...
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Sydney White

Sleepover Cinema | S:5 E:2
In this VERY loose adaptation of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves,” our beloved Amanda Bynes is Not Like Other (Freshman) Girls on her college ca...
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Read It and Weep

Sleepover Cinema | S:5 E:1
Kicking off our fifth season, the classic 2006 DCOM “Read It and Weep” asks the essential question: what would YOU do if your incredibly shady, sl...
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Sleepover Cinema | S:4 E:17
If you haven’t been emotionally ravaged by 1997’s “Titanic” in someone’s basement, have you really lived?...
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Jennifer’s Body ft. Joey Donatelli

Sleepover Cinema | S:4 E:16
A movie whose misaligned marketing was nearly as lethal as its main character, 2009’s “Jennifer’s Body” has earned cult classic status for bisexua...
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Barbie as Rapunzel

Sleepover Cinema | S:4 E:16
Buried deep in air-conditioned basements across the US, there are thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of copies of 2002’s “Barbie as Rapunzel...
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Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

Sleepover Cinema | S:4 E:15
Tibby, Carmen, Bridget, and Lena are here to further stretch out their beloved pair of jeans, and our concept of what a "functional" friend group ...
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Sleepover Cinema | S:4 E:14
Amy Heckerling’s 1995 dreamscape “Clueless” is a movie we’ve both seen dozens of times, and to the great benefit of our creative spirits....
Listen to Clueless

The Notebook

Sleepover Cinema | S:4 E:12
A Too Hot James Marsden, whitewashed depictions of the American South, and of course, a heartbreaking (manipulative?) framing device featuring the...
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The Swan Princess

Sleepover Cinema | S:4 E:11
As one of the dustiest and deeply unvisited relics of our childhood, 1994’s The Swan Princess is one we were very eager to return to....
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Sleepover Cinema | S:4 E:10
A surprisingly specific film to be the most successful romcom of our time, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” made us feel soooo grown up when we first sa...
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Scooby Doo

Sleepover Cinema | S:4 E:9
While it’s not as gay as we want it to be, we all still love 2002’s live action adaptation of the cartoon classic, “Scooby Doo.”...
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Charlie's Angels

Sleepover Cinema | S:4 E:8
Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz… Bill Murray? You already know it... it's 2000’s “Charlie’s Angels.”...
Listen to Charlie's Angels


Sleepover Cinema | S:4 E:7
A plucky red-headed girl orphan saves the day once again… but this time, in Paris, AND with Frances McDormand!...
Listen to Madeline

Cadet Kelly

Sleepover Cinema | S:4 E:6
Is this the story of a liberal NYC mother-and-daughter’s totally unprompted radicalization? Or is this a very subtle, tongue-in-cheek, subtext-hea...
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Sleepover Cinema | S:4 E:5
A haunting piece of Sleepover Cinema’s “collective unconscious,” 1994’s “Thumbelina” is a much-pondered gem of our canon....
Listen to Thumbelina

Billboard Dad

Sleepover Cinema | S:4 E:4
A decidedly adult-centric tale centered around the romantic exploits of an artist and his dastardly… fine art dealer?...
Listen to Billboard Dad

Eloise at Christmastime

Sleepover Cinema | S:4 E:4
Another timeless classic from The Wonderful World of Disney, “Eloise at Christmastime” has everything we need....
Listen to Eloise at Christmastime

Camp Rock

Sleepover Cinema | S:4 E:2
In a post-High School Musical world, Disney Channel had a lot to live up to....
Listen to Camp Rock

What a Girl Wants

Sleepover Cinema | S:4 E:1
We’re kicking off season four of Sleepover Cinema with true classic: 2003’s What A Girl Wants starring Amanda Bynes....
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Two Big Announcements!

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Yes, we’re on our between-season break, BUT we needed to just pop in for a sec!!!...
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Sleepover Cinema | S:3 E:18
With an absolutely divine ensemble cast, 1960’s-flavored bops, and a surprisingly tender performance by one John Travolta, 2007’s Hairspray is an ...
Listen to Hairspray


Sleepover Cinema | S:3 E:16
As the sole film (perhaps!) responsible for the movie musical renaissance of the mid 000s, 2002’s Chicago is THE overachiever of its genre and tim...
Listen to Chicago

Hocus Pocus (Live!)

Sleepover Cinema | S:3 E:15
Drag queens love it for a reason!...
Listen to Hocus Pocus (Live!)

Sweeney Todd

Sleepover Cinema | S:3 E:15
The first R-rated many of us dared to see, star-studded with nearly every villain from the Harry Potter franchise, this one is for the emo theatre...
Listen to Sweeney Todd


Sleepover Cinema | S:3 E:14
If you did youth theatre in the mid-000s (and especially if you considered yourself edgy), you already know it well— 2005’s RENT....
Listen to RENT


Sleepover Cinema | S:3 E:12
With the holy warmth of Ms. Audra McDonald and a character canonically referred to as “daddy,” 1999’s Annie is made-for-TV perfection....
Listen to Annie

High School Musical 2

Sleepover Cinema | S:3 E:12
We’re celebrating the end of summer with a quick trip to Lava Springs Country Club....
Listen to High School Musical 2

The Phantom of the Opera

Sleepover Cinema | S:3 E:11
Our musical mini-season kicks off to a melodramatic start with 2004’s “The Phantom of the Opera." Turn your face away from the garish light of day...
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First Anniversary Spectacular!

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We talk best and worst movies upon rewatch, answer juicy listener questions, and debate whether or not we had the 90s Barbie airplane as children....
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Easy A ft. Movies That Raised Us

Sleepover Cinema | S:3 E:9
Emma Stone was THAT GIRL for young millennials, and there’s perhaps no better example of her It-ness than 2010’s “Easy A.”...
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Mean Girls

Sleepover Cinema | S:3 E:8
You know every line, whether you like it or not. It’s finally time for 2004’s “Mean Girls” to take center stage on Sleepover Cinema....
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Holes ft. Yhara Zayd

Sleepover Cinema | S:3 E:7
Featuring multiple instances of vigilante justice, and what turns out to be a not-so-subtle allegory for the prison industrial complex, Holes does...
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Bend It Like Beckham

Sleepover Cinema | S:3 E:6
Now, we aren’t normally here for sports movies… but for 2002’s “Bend It Like Beckham,” we’ll make an exception....
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Sleepover Cinema | S:3 E:5
With a Mandy Moore filled with righteous fury, problematic wheelchair usage, and just a sprinkling of gay nonsense, “Saved!” absolutely reeks of 2...
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The Devil Wears Prada ft. Emma McGuigan

Sleepover Cinema | S:3 E:4
This movie has made an indelible mark on the world of cozy girls’ night movies (almost as much as the color cerulean in trickle-down fashion philo...
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Sleepover Cinema | S:3 E:3
2007’s “Enchanted” signaled the beginning of polarizing era of Disney content: the reign of the “self-aware” princess....
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Sleepover Cinema | S:3 E:1
In a Sleepover Cinema first, 2007’s “Juno” is an indie critical darling documenting the unplanned pregnancy of a precocious sixteen year old....
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The Parent Trap

Sleepover Cinema | S:3 E:1
With camp-based hijinks, a solid A on the Bechdel Test, and just a sprinkle of comp het, this movie won the hearts of millions....
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Pt. 2: Legally Blonde ft. Mom!

Sleepover Cinema | S:2 E:17
Was mom awareness of the feminism inherent in the blonde bimbo trope explored in 2001’s “Legally Blonde?”...
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Pt. 1: Legally Blonde ft. Mom!

Sleepover Cinema | S:2 E:16
2001’s “Legally Blonde" was first shown to us by our mom one fateful evening in approximately 2004....
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13 Going on 30

Sleepover Cinema | S:2 E:15
With a sad adult Mark Ruffalo and seemingly the biggest soundtrack budget in film history, there’s much to discuss, and that, we do....
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Hannah Montana: The Movie

Sleepover Cinema | S:2 E:14
It ain’t about how fast I get there, it ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side… it’s 2009’s “Hannah Montana: The Movie.”...
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Barbie as The Princess and The Pauper

Sleepover Cinema | S:2 E:13
2004’s “Barbie as The Princess and the Pauper” is part gripping cinema, part ubiquitous basement background noise for a generation....
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Jump In!

Sleepover Cinema | S:2 E:12
Double dutch, wildly unsubtle use of stunt doubles, and rated-G discussions of toxic masculinity in tact… what do we think?...
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School of Rock ft. Rivkah Reyes

Sleepover Cinema | S:1 E:11
2003’s “School of Rock” may be the most ubiquitously adored film of our generation....
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Get A Clue

Sleepover Cinema | S:2 E:10
Relentlessly flawless fashion, the magic of a tween Lindsay Lohan, AND Y2K proto-video chats? 2002’s “Get A Clue” has it all....
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Bring It On

Sleepover Cinema | S:2 E:9
Hate them cause they’re beautiful? Well, they don’t like you either....
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New York Minute

Sleepover Cinema | S:2 E:8
Mary-Kate and Ashley take New York City with diametrically-opposed personalities and personal styles… this should be the movie of a generation, no...
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Twilight ft. Megan and Liz

Sleepover Cinema | S:2 E:7
Close your eyes and imagine: it’s November 2009. You’re standing in a suburban movie theatre with “Team Edward” emblazoned across your chest....
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The Cheetah Girls 2

Sleepover Cinema | S:2 E:6
A critical influence on basic girls’ study abroad trips fo generations to come, The Cheetah Girls 2 is a blazer-and-tank-tops-filled romp through ...
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Heathers vs. The Craft ft. Yhara Zayd

Sleepover Cinema | S:2 E:5
Pitting two killer teen classics against each other is not a game for the faint of heart— especially 1989’s “Heathers” and 1996’s “The Craft.”...
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The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea

Sleepover Cinema | S:2 E:4
Despite its being plagued by low-budget animation, plot holes, and critical disdain, Audrey and Hannah may have seen this movie even more times th...
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Ella Enchanted

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2004’s “Ella Enchanted,” while a prime byproduct of the Shrek Industrial Complex of the early 2000s, is in retrospect a rare breed....
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She's The Man

Sleepover Cinema | S:2 E:2
Is this movie the understated exploration of queer identity that we want it to be?...
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Season Two Premiere: Sleepover

Sleepover Cinema | S:2 E:1
A critically-misunderstood movie ceaselessly packed with clichés, hijinks, and cute boys, “Sleepover” is, according to the Leach sisters, a perspe...
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Aquamarine: Season One Finalé

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2006’s “Aquamarine.” Where do we begin? An inspiration. A vision. A fount of creative energy....
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Josie and The Pussycats ft. Name 3 Songs

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2001’s “Josie and the Pussycats” suffered from a classic case of misaligned marketing— and while this movie was certainly NOT made for kids, the i...
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Bratz vs. The Clique

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2008’s “The Clique” and 2007’s "Bratz” SHOULD have been huge hits, considering that they were products of some of the most popular intellectual pr...
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The Lizzie McGuire Movie ft. YouthCulture2000

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Who didn’t want to see their favorite everywoman swept into a highly-fantastical scenario involving Italian pop stars, couture, AND being the cent...
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Cow Belles vs. Material Girls

Sleepover Cinema | S:1 E:13
2006 was clearly a time full of growing pains for women in pop culture, as told by two ENTIRELY SEPARATE tween-targeted movies centering around th...
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Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

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Featuring baby Chris Pine, painful jokes about a wooden leg, and an only-somewhat justifiable autotuned duet between Dame Julie Andrews and Raven ...
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Ice Princess

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With lots of visible breath in cold air, plenty of Zamboni shots, and of course, GREAT sparkling leotards, does this movie live up to the ladies’ ...
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Life Size

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In 2000’s cult classic “Life Size,” we were surprised to rediscover under-discussed successful witchcraft, visible traumatization of an eleven-yea...
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Freaky Friday

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The female-fronted band of your dreams, a middle-aged makeover montage, and genuinely compelling chemistry between a teen heartthrob and someone o...
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Passport to Paris

Sleepover Cinema | S:1 E:8
What do two all-American tweens do the city of lights? Diplomatically finesse a revamp of the aqueduct system of Paris, apparently....
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1997's Cinderella

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There are few made-for-TV spectaculars as egregiously underrated....
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The Princess Diaries

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Not to be dramatic, but 2001’s “The Princess Diaries” is a movie so close to our hearts that it’s almost impossible to interpret it as art....
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A Cinderella Story

Sleepover Cinema | S:1 E:5
Does it stand the test of time? Short answer... no....
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Uptown Girls

Sleepover Cinema | S:1 E:4
2003’s Uptown Girls starring Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning would be nothing without its complicated female characters...
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The Cheetah Girls

Sleepover Cinema | S:1 E:3
2003’s The Cheetah Girls marked the beginning of the iconic Disney Channel movie musical era— one that Hannah and Audrey grew up in the thick of....
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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Sleepover Cinema | S:1 E:3
Featuring an offscreen hookup with a camp counselor, terminal illness in suburbia, a Grecian vacation, AND an emotional breakdown in a bridal shop...
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Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen

Sleepover Cinema | S:1 E:1
2004's Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen has everything one could ever want: fantasy sequences, impeccable costumes, AND a mean girl played by ...
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Coming Soon!

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Welcome to Sleepover Cinema, where we analyze the films that created the collective unconscious of the girls, gays, and girl-gays of the late 90s ...
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