Is Hollywood trying to kill the idea of masculinity? Can transsexuals legally force Tinder to make accommodations for their inclusion? Should a fake prince make more than a fake queen? And when did SXSW become a venue for Katie Couric to lead a panel on being Muslim in America? Lex and Matt squeeze in these topics just before Rocco's Tavern gets loud and rowdy for some European soccer game.
Lex Jurgen and Matt Ralston are back at it, this week diving into Texas' transsexual state wrestling champion, an African woman-only commune called Umoja, Funny Or Die taking the easy, safe route for comedy in a departure from their origin, Ryan Seacrest and his hairdresser's spanking allegations, NBC's "Good Girls" and the thousands of women-can-do-men-stuff-too TV shows to come, and finally, of course, stats surrounding school shootings.
Princeton students walk out of a class after the professor teaches about hate speech...during a class on hate speech. Sharpie messages on Sports Illustrated's #MeToo Swimsuit models. "Black Panther" is totally not from a shithole country. People knew about Harvey Weinstein but kept on working. Lex and Matt grapple with these issues, plus Rose McGowan is demanding attention and the Hollywood gender pay gap continues spitting in the face of economics.
Lex and Matt descend on Rocco's Tavern once again to discuss how Nicole Eggert changes her story about Scott Baio's alleged sexual misconduct from 30 years ago, sports and stage parents shoulder zero blame for their kids being sexually abused (like USA Gymnastics), Vanity Fair whitewashes the Oscars of James Franco, Woody Allen and all his weird shit, Instagram ass model Jen Selter's incident with an American Airlines flight crew, and how Kim Kardashian's mind and body are holding up after someone else had her baby.
We kick off 2018 chatting about CNN's big gay New Year's Eve party, Terry Crews' backfiring male #MeToo lawsuit, some guy suing Iliza Shlesinger for her girls only comedy night, Iceland's solution to unequal pay, F1 driver Lewis Hamilton's thoughts on his nephew's wardrobe choices, the new name for Hollywood's new anti-sexual harassment coalition and its fundraising, and Logan Paul's Suicide Forest video.
We wrap up this crazy year with ESPN's John Skipper departing the network due to substance abuse, and how they released the John Buccigross/Adrienne Lawrence texts, Anita Hill's new CASHEW gig, SI swimsuit model Paulina Porzikova on sexual harassment as a compliment, Hollywood celebrities jumping the gun on hot button social issues, Morgan Spurlock pre-confessing his sins, and finally Amanda Knox's new TV show about gender bias toward women on trial.
Journalist Ryan Lizza gets fired from The New Yorker for something unexplained but definitely not work-related. Mei Rui, "cancer researcher and pianist" kicked off Spirit Airlines plane for breastfeeding, films the ordeal. Lex and Matt dive deep into these topics as well as Paz de la Huerta's rape case that isn't going well, Sarah Silverman freaking out about her boyfriend purchasing an American flag, Adriana Lima's fully-clothed announcement, Bella Hadid strays from her lane and gets all political and stuff, and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age kicks a photographer in the face mid-set.
Angela Magana claims she lost her UFC 218 fight due to a sexist male referee stopping the fight prematurely, MSNBC host takes flak for gay slurs in blog posts about Charlie Crist from a decade ago, Time Magazine's short list for Person of the Year honors, Facebook's COO's warning against the #MeToo movement, and a new edition of the Morrissey Quiz (more sexual harassment victims).
We were stood up by another guest, but we press on to talk about Lena Dunham defending Murray Miller against teen rape allegations, Al Franken's groping history, Feminists wanting Johnny Depp removed from "Fantastic Beasts," Playboy's new Big Beautiful Playmate, Kevin Spacey and other celebrities in sex rehab, and Matt takes the new Morrisey-themed Victimization Quiz!
Alex Rose Wiesel joins us as well as Lex's friend Mary Kate Gaffney to talk about George H. W. Bush's ass-grabbing allegations, Facebook's cunning plan to fight revenge porn, and the Scale Of Victimization Test, Kim Kardashian's surrogate baby shower, and Matt's take on the plight of the Male half of our species.
Opportunistic Rose McGowan's "Brave" memoir about the evils of Hollywood, where soon there might be nobody left to produce big projects, especially since the Weinstein scandal revealed how all the big media outlets are in cahoots. Then we have Larry David telling concentration camp jokes on SNL and Taylor Swift being accused of white supremacist complicity, and Lamar Odom takes another fall toward his demise. And even though our guest never showed up, we ponder the intersection of feminism and beauty pageants.
Ali and Amanda of the "Things We're Too Lazy To Blog About" podcast join us to talk about Hollywood's skeletons all coming out of the closet (as well as Kevin Spacey). Lex and Matt also tackle Megan Fox comparing herself to Joan of Arc over her Transformers firing, Lindsey Vonn's idea for equality, why Leo DiCaprio gets a pass on banging a steady stream of young models, how stage moms basically sell their kids to prostitution, and Andy Dick's complaints about the unclear differences between flirting and harassment.
Préity Üupala joins us to talk about her background in spirituality, her views as a global citizen, and her thoughts on Harvey Weinstein, tantra and Kit Harrington's apology for his comments on sexism. We also talk ESPN's immediate failure of Barstool Van Talk, Nicki Minaj's brother's child rape case, agent Tyler Grasham's big gay young male parties and harrassment, Kate Del Castillo and Sean Penn's comparative assholishness, and Playboy's first transsexual Playmate.
Scar and Irene from the "Cholos Try" video series stop by to share their views on the #MeToo campaign and Mayim Bialik's opinion, Colin Kaepernick and active NFL kneelers, and P!nk withholding sex from her husband. Lex and Matt then discuss Halloween's gradual erosion into a costumed slutfest, and James Corden's Harvey Weinstein joke that pissed people off.
We're joined by LA's top dating coach Jerod Zavistosky this week for a rousing roundtable on Harvey Weinstein's harassment, Cam Newton's smugly smiling sexist reply to a female sports reporter, how a TSA agent asked out Brie Larson, Amber Rose complaining of being degraded as a "former stripper" (after forming her namesake SlutWalk), and finally ESPN and Jemele Hill.
Beth Bowen of Bravo's "There Goes the Motherhood" brings a refreshing female perspective to the show, as Lex and Matt also talk about Tiffany Trump and when not to take a selfie, college basketball corruption, the "semen flute" guy, Dan Bilzerian live streams himself fleeing from the Vegas massacre, and why nobody in Hollywood is screaming about Roman Polanski's kid rape
Richard Simmons loses in his slander suit against the Enquirer, NFL players kneel for...why, again? Hurricane Maria absolutely destroys Melissa Joan Hart's vacation, the media reports on Trump instead of more objectively important and newsworthy topics, underage hot chicks, and...reproductive coercion?
Lex and Matt are back to talk about the death of Rolling Stone and what it means for legacy media and rock n' roll, and then they get into Tom Cruise's Scientological and parental problems, Scottie Nell Hughes further clouding the definition of rape, Ed Skerin turning down his Hellboy role so an Asian (but still not Japanese) actor can have the role, Ariel Winter's tits and her stage mom's role in exploiting them, and Jaime King's thoughts on body positivity equality
Hollywood is going all out for social justice films and TV, plus a Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic, Fashion Week tries to be something it simply can't be, Matt hates people who ignore the bigger picture surrounding the gender pay gap, Priyanka Chopra gets all feministy, Ted Cruz's Senate Twitter account likes a porn video, and ESPN turns a Monday Night Football broadcast into amateur hour.
For our 100th episode, Lex and Matt are back at Rocco's Tavern in Studio City to discuss Toni Basil's struggles as a one-annoying-hit-wonder, L'Oreal's transsexual former model's racist rant, Kate Middleton's royal tits, the stupid all-female Lord of the Flies remake, Cholo appropriation by the Jenners, Disqus's new "toxic comment" filtration/echo chamber accomodations, and the gayest pizza Brian as ever ordered.
Lex and Matt are back at Rocco's Tavern to discuss Colin Kaepernick's protestors, James Cameron's opinion on Wonder Woman, Amazon and Whole Foods, Matt's thoughts on why humanity is utterly doomed, Burning Man, and Farrah Avraham's vagina rejuvenation.
Joss Whedon's ex-wife says he's a serial young-actress-fucking dick, ESPN re-assigns an Asian football commentator due to concerns about dicks on social media, R. Kelly and his dick get away with everything, Mark Wahlberg's pay gap versus dickless movie stars, and an attempt to talk about Tiger Woods' dick pic ends up being more of a conversation on dicks in general.
We have a rare repeat guest, as Jessica Winther joins Lex and Matt to discuss how some people were uncomfortable with ESPN's Fantasy Football auction, Taylor Swift's ass grab lawsuit victory, erectile dysfunction among young males due to porn. We also touch on Chelsea Manning covering Vogue, Cindy Crawford's kids, and Matt's thoughts on Christina El Moussa receiving alimony from her ex.
Should one actually need to contract an STD in order to sue someone else for not disclosing that they were infected before nailing you? Lex and Matt are joined by special guest Jessica Winther to debate this as well as James Damore fired for failing to Googlethink, British boob model Chloe Ayley's totally fake Italian sex trafficking abduction, Sinead O'Connor acting out for attention again, Serena Williams' beta baby daddy, and Sophie Turner of "Game of Thrones" on casting by follower count versus acting talent.
Ronnie James Dio gets the hologram treatment so other living people can profit, Lil Duval defends his post-transsexual sex violence threats, Matt Explains Debbie Wasserman-Schultz's greasy-ass Jheri Curl, George Clooney is the latest victim of paparazzi feeding middle-age women's cravings to see other people's babies, Lady Gaga's involvement in the Dr. Luke/Kesha likely fake rape case, and Blake Lively's blatant sexism