Girls On Film / Ep 57: Musicals and Festivities – Pitch Perfect and more

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In this lively episode, Anna is first joined by freelance journalist and her regular karaoke companion, Kat Brown. A massive fan of Pitch Perfect, Kat enthusiastically delves into the comedic and authentic female friendships presented on screen. Looking at how the film has aged, they explore both where Pitch Perfect hits the right notes and where it may need a little tuning. Kat mentions some other musical movies she’s been watching, spanning classic and cult favourites. Next, Anna talks to some real-life Barden Bellas. Jade Harvey and Gina Dunn are two members of Cardiff University’s DeciBelles, an award-winning all-female a cappella group. They speak to the sisterhood of their singing society and compare their experiences with those of the Bellas. Finally, Anna welcomes musician and old friend Charley Stone to the show for a festive twist. Charley talks about her new single, Merry Christmas Actually. Inspired by Love Actually’s cue cards scene, this song takes a feminist stance on the infamous moment. Kat’s recommendations: Grease 2, My Fair Lady, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Secret Garden, Hook, Nanny McPhee Gina’s and Jade’s recommendations: Once, Rock of Ages Charley’s recommendations: Edward Scissorhands, Swallows and Amazons, The Railway Children Anna’s recommendations: I’m Your Woman, Wonder Woman 1984 You can watch Pitch Perfect, Once, Rock of Ages, Swallows and Amazons (1974), The Railway Children and I’m Your Woman on Amazon Prime Video now. Listen to Merry Christmas Actually here: Find Helen O’Hara’s Bah Humbug podcast here: DeciBelles Social Media: @CU_DeciBelles Become a patron of Girls on Film on Patreon here: Follow us on socials: Watch Girls On Film on the BFI’s YouTube channel: Girls On Film is an HLA production. Executive producer: Hedda Archbold. Producer: Jane Long. Principal Partner: Peter Brewer. Assistant Producer and Social Media Manager: Heather Dempsey. Intern: Elliana Jay. This episode is in partnership with Amazon Prime Video.