Alyson and Bryan Holdman (Writer/Producer of shows including Pretty Little Liars, Kyle XY and Our Kind of People and author) discuss the new documentary WHAM! and specifically the final few minutes that cover the farewell concert at Wembley in 1986. Bryan and Alyson discuss the female and queer gaze and how it applies to this film, WHAM!, George Michael, their careers and the fandoms surrounding both. They also talk about how WHAM! is a love letter to male friendship and allyship and how surprisingly emotional both of them were watching this film. Alyson loves any opportunity to talk to her decades old friend (!!!) and this incredibly wide ranging conversation is no exception. They loved it and hope you will too.
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Creators and Guests
Alyson Shelton (she/her)
Alyson Shelton writes about women across mediums + genres. She’s written about a superpowered and multi-faceted heroine in her comic Reburn, and uncovering childhood secrets in Eve of Understanding, the award winning feature she wrote and directed. In her award winning screenplay, The Night We Met, she tackles a psychological thriller through fractured realities and self-invention. She is working on a memoir in essays and her writing has been published widely at outlets including The New York Times, Ms., The Rumpus and more. Her generalist knowledge and approach make her the perfect fit for her podcast, Fine Cut, in which she and a guest take a deep dive into one scene of the guest’s choosing. You can learn more about her through her website, www.alysonshelton.com and her Instagram @byalysonshelton where she hosts a weekly Instagram Live series inspired by George Ella Lyon’s poem, Where I’m From, where she’s hosted over 100 writers and creatives.