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This week’s episode is dedicated to movies about all-consuming high school love. First up, let’s analyze the most wicked game in Winona Ryder and Christian Slater’s Heathers. It’s a cruel little sport called croquet, and just like the Heathers, actress and comedian Lindsay Lucas-Bartlett played it competitively in high school, no holds barred. It turns out that croquet is the true test of a person’s morality, where nice people risk finishing last.
Then, writer, director, and Hollywood Renaissance Man Mark Duplass comes into the studio to open up about the high school girlfriend he swore he was going to marry, back when he was a kid in New Orleans shooting movies with his older brother Jay. Mark was a huge romantic, the type who would have held a boombox over his head. In fact, he still might — let’s find out on this week’s episode.
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