Ep. 354: Movie Moms! Plus, The Parents Are Not All Right with Chloe Cooney

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Biz is joined by guest co-host Drea Clark, producer, film festival programmer, and podcaster. We discuss how motherhood is portrayed in the movies, from the effortless high-heel wearing mothers of the 50's and 60's, to the outright terrible mothers in horror films, and the surprising representation in action movies. Drea gives us a movie mom watch list that we can get behind. Plus, Biz is slipping, we miss Theresa, and we talk to Chloe Cooney about her article, "The Parents Are Not All Right."

Follow Chloe Cooney on Twitter @chloeicooney

Follow Drea Clark on Twitter @TheDreaClark and listen to her podcasts Who Shot Ya? and Ticklish Business wherever you download podcasts.

Drea's Movie Mom Recommendation List

Juno (Allison Janey)

True Lies (Jaime Lee Curtis)

The Long Kiss Goodnight (Geena Davis)

Alien (Sigourney Weaver)

Terminator: Dark Fate (Linda Hamilton)

Suicide Prevention Hotline: Call or chat. They are here to help anyone in crisis. Adults, children, LGBTQ, disaster survivors, you name it, they can help.

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.organd number 1-800-273-8255 and there is a chat option on the website.

Crisis Text Line: Text from anywhere in the USA (also Canada and the UK) to text with a trained counselor. A real human being.

USA text 741741

Canada text 686868

UK text 85258

Website: https://www.crisistextline.org

National Sexual Assault: Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

https://www.rainn.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline: Tip: You can quickly leave this website by clicking on the “X” icon in the bottom right or by pressing the Escape key twice. Users of the Microsoft Edge web browser will not be able to use the “back” button to re-enter the website after hitting the “X” or “Escape” button.

https://www.thehotline.org/help/

Our advocates are available 24/7 at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) in more than 200 languages. All calls are free and confidential.

They suggest that if you are a victim and cannot seek help, ask a friend or family member to call for you.

Teletherapy Search:https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/online-counseling

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

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