e235. Is Jennifer’s Body a bad movie?

Episode artwork featuring the stars of Jennifer's Body, Amanda Seyfried and Megan Fox

A couple of weeks ago we looked over the film Under the Cherry Moon to prove that it was a good movie. Mav got Monica to watch the film and agree that there’s far more to it than its reputation. Now it’s Monica’s turn to suggest a movie for the same treatment and in the spirit of Halloween she’s selected Jennifer’s Body. The horror film, written by Diablo Cody and directed by Karyn Kusama premiered in 2009 as a star vehicle for Megan Fox (and co-star Amanda Seyfried), and promptly bombed at the box office, netting only $31M on a $16M budget. However, since that time Jennifer’s Body has seen a resurgence as a queer positive feminist cult classic and developed a following of devoted fans who see it as not only an overlooked gem, but an actual masterpiece.

So, on this week’s episode Monica and Mav are joined by film makers Jose Nateras and Kristen Batko to discuss their love for Jennifer’s Body and why there’s more to it than there might initially seem. Have you seen the film? Do you agree? Or if you haven’t seen the film have we convinced you? Listen to the episode and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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