Welcome to the Insta-hood: @mownby!

This week I interview fellow instagrammer @mownby!

  1. Tell me a little about yourself:

“Tell me a little about yourself. I grew up loving movies and they’ve been my passion since I was very young. I started out mostly loving horror and as I got older and was able to dive deeper through the internet and film classes I discovered a world full of amazing cult and foreign films that blew my mind. Several years ago I began working at Turner Classic Movies and I feel lucky that I get to talk about movies all day long.”

2. How did you become part of the TCM Underground group?

“First I’ll say that Millie De Chirico (TCM programmer and co-host of the I Saw What You Did podcast) is an amazing programmer and has been programming TCM Underground since 2007. When the pandemic hit, Millie asked if I would be interested in becoming a panelist on a show she was creating where we could give some of the amazing films she programs for TCM Underground a platform for discussion and discovery and have fun in a sort of virtual slumber party setting. Now more than 20 episodes in, TCM Slumberground has become a true passion project for us all and so much fun to produce.

3. What was the weirdest movie that left an impression on you and why did it leave such a memorable mark?

The Doom Generation

“I would say that Gregg Araki’s The Doom Generation probably had the biggest impact on me out of everything I saw when I was young. The in-your-face sexuality was so impactful to me, especially knowing i was gay from a very young age. Watching that movie gave me a sense that films that spoke to outsiders or people breaking heteronormative expectations were out there if you looked hard enough and that was exciting to me. “

4. If you have to create a list of five movies to watch this winter season what movies would you put on the list and why?

“Love a theme so I’d probably go with some wintry thrills and chills –

You’ll Like My Mother starring Patty Duke is a good one along with Dead of Winter with Mary Steenburgen.

The Spell

Winter also makes me want to watch a lot of made for TV movies so I’d include The Spell starring Lee Grant.

The Victim

The Victim with Elizabeth Montgomery.

Night Drive

And one of my new favorites and discoveries from last year – Night Drive starring Rhoda herself – Valerie Harper! “

5.  If you were writing an autobiography on yourself: what would be the title of your book and why? 

“My Puppet/My Self – I like the idea of taking a well-known book title from the 70s and creating a spin on it based on my own interests. I’ve always been interested in dolls and puppets and have even dabbled in making some of my own – thus a book title is born! “

If you would like more information on Matthew. The following contact information is below:

Instagram: @mownby

Email: matthewownby@ladycultblog

Thank you so much for the interview Matthew!

Until Next time! 🙂

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