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357. The Modern State of the Rom-Com

February 27th, 2022

This week, inspired by this interview in Anne Helen Petersen's Substack with Scott Meslow, author of From Hollywood With Love: The Rise and Fall (and Rise Again) of the Romantic Comedy, Emily and Ed discuss the past, present and future of the romcom. Is the genre in rude health, as suggested by the increased number of them being made for streaming services? Or is it on life support, since romcoms generally don't get big theatrical releases anymore and (with some very notable exceptions) rarely break through to the broader culture as they did in their heyday of the '80s and '90s? Also, wasn't Nora Ephron the greatest? (That last one is of course rhetorical.)

00:00:00 - 00:10:11 - Intro

00:10:12 - 00:46:27 - Emily & Ed discuss the state of the

00:46:28 - 00:50:51 - SRS Recommends & Outro


- Trainwreckords: Katy Perry's "Witness" by Todd in the Shadows, as recommended by Ed

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