Welcome to Episode 85 of the Back Lot 605 Podcast! On this week’s show we continue our Pride Month mini-series with the 2004 drama Mysterious Skin from director Gregg Araki. The film was selected by this week’s featured guest Jake Martin, who previously joined us on the John Carpenter Killer Countdown episode. We explore the harsh reality of Mysterious Skin, and upsetting subject matter involved. This is our Mysterious Skin spotlight.
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The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brady Corbet, Elizabeth Shue, and Michelle Trachtenberg. Mysterious Skin follows two teenage boys on very different paths that soon intersect. Brian (Corbet) believes he was abducted by aliens as a child after being unable to recall large portions of his childhood. Neil (Gordon-Levitt) is an out gay teen who spends his time with his best friend Wendy (Trachtenberg) and earns money by selling his body to older men on the street. The two boys find that their paths have intersected before, and were forever changed.
Also in this episode we discuss the latest films coming soon to streaming and select theaters. These titles include, Eurovision Song Contest, My Spy, Irresistible, Yummy, and Force of Nature. For more information on these titles and more, visit our latest Coming Soon article!
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