Alyson and A.R. (Tony) Farina (from Indie Comics Spotlight and author of the forthcoming YA novel, Welcome to Mansfield) talk about “The Sexy Getting Ready Song” from the pilot of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend created by and starring Rachel Bloom. Tony sings the praises of the episode and the show and how it deconstructs so many tropes through its inventive musical approach. And in this scene it’s deconstructing all the rings women jump through to get ready for a date and how perhaps all the women are really dressing up for each other? ‘Cause really how many guys care that much? And they talk about the ones they love and how they love them no matter what they’re wearing (that sounds a little dirty and that’s OK). And as an added and unexpected bonus Alyson talks about her evolving relationship to musicals. It’s a fun episode and it’s a musical scene, does it get more festive? Have a listen!
Tony’s Website: www.arfarina.com
Tony’s Instagram: @a.r.farina
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Alyson’s Website: www.alysonshelton.com
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.