This week I interview fellow instagrammer @mownby!
- 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?
“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.
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 with Elizabeth Montgomery.
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! “
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Thank you so much for the interview Matthew!
Until Next time! 🙂