Camp Cope are one of the most influential Australian bands of the past decade. Their music and their activism forced the industry to confront its history of sexism and discrimination. Now the band is breaking up.
Today on The Drop, Georgia Maq, Sarah Thompson and Kelly-Dawn Helmrich talk about the origins of Camp Cope, the impact they made, and why they are breaking up.
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Is Saltburn the most divisive film of the year? Plus, the best (and weirdest) show on TV right now
1:13:55Saltburn, the dark psychological thriller starring Barry Keoghan and Jacob Elordi, is the second feature film from writer/director Emerald Fennell after her Oscar-nominated debut, Promising Young Women. It's one of the most divisive films of the year, with some critics describing it as a funny, sharp satire of the rich while others have dismissed it as derivative and messy. Osman, Thomas and Mel review the film (spoiler-free) and discuss the most controversial moments, what works and what doesn't, and how it compares to classics like Brideshead Revisited and The Talented Mr Ripley. Then they talk about the second episode of The Curse, which is fast becoming one of the best and strangest shows of the year. Plus, the latest season of The Crown and Jim Chalmers' obsession with 90s hip-hop.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Killer is a stylish, thrilling hit. Plus, Nathan Fielder is back with the wildest show of the year
58:52David Fincher's The Killer is deservedly the most popular film on Netflix right now. Osman, Thomas and Mel unpack this stylish, cold-blooded thriller starring Michael Fassbender and discuss how it compares to other Fincher classics like The Social Network, Gone Girl, Fight Club and Zodiac. They also review the first episode of Nathan Fielder's new show The Curse, starring Emma Stone. Plus, a conversation about Robbie Williams' documentary, The Buccaneers and a new book about Marvel.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Is this really the end of prestige TV? Plus, Dumb Money and The Kardashians
1:01:22What do The Wire, The Sopranos, Game of Thrones and Succession have in common? They're commonly regarded as examples of "prestige TV": high quality dramas, that push the medium forward and create plenty of buzz. But there's a growing sense that we be living in a post-prestige world. Osman, Thomas and Mel try to define what exactly makes a show prestige, debate if we will ever have a show as good as Succession again and share some of their favourite, lesser-known TV dramas from the past few years. Plus, a conversation about the new film, Dumb Money and the latest season of The Kardashians.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Hasan Minhaj controversy, Netflix’s OneFour doco, and a new fine-dining TV drama
57:57They say never let the truth get in the way of a good story, but what about a funny joke? Following on from the New Yorker’s allegations that comedian Hasan Minhaj fabricated stories in his Netflix specials, Osman, Mel and Thomas discuss how much comedians should be allowed to embellish on stage, why Minhaj was fact-checked when other stand-ups aren’t, and where the line is when it comes to “emotional truth.” Plus, Mel learns about drill rap via the OneFour doco on Netflix, and there’s a new fine-dining drama that might just be better than The Bear.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Britney Spears, the ethics of celebrity memoirs and Taylor Swift v Martin Scorcese
55:44Britney Spears is the latest celebrity to release a tell-all memoir, covering her rise to fame, relationships and controversial conservatorship. With the increasing popularity of celebrity memoirs, Julia Fox and Jada Pinkett Smith have also recently released much-hyped books, Osman, Thomas and Mel unpack what role they play in our understanding of pop culture and the ethics of telling one-side of the story. Plus, they cover the battle between Taylor Swift and Martin Scorcese at the box office and share their culture recommendations for the week.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Why Killers of the Flower Moon is Martin Scorcese's most important film
1:02:12From Goodfellas to Taxi Driver, The Wolf of Wall Street to The Departed, Martin Scorcese has made some of the biggest and best films in Hollywood history. But his latest film, Killers of the Flowers Moon, which focuses on a series of murders in the US in the 1920s could be the director at his very best. Osman, Thomas and Mel discuss (spoiler-free) the Killers of the Flower Moon, and why it feels so important in this current moment. They compare notes on Scorsese's body of work, talk about their favourite films and zero in on his long running relationship with his two leads: Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. Plus, Mel gives the thumbs up to Green Dot, a buzzy literary debut from a young Australian author and Osman talks about why he is into Netflix's The Fall of the House of Usher. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Why are Australia's biggest celebrities silent on the Voice?
42:32Back in 2017 some of Australia's biggest stars, including Margot Robbie, Chris Hemsworth, Russell Crowe and Kylie Minogue, publicly backed the same-sex marriage campaign. But in the lead-up to the Voice referendum most celebrities have been silent. Osman, Thomas and Mel look at who is weighing into the Voice debate, who is staying quiet and unpack what role celebrity endorsements play in modern culture. Plus, they talk about Netflix's new film Fair Play, the Oscar-worthy romance Past Lives and the gripping new novel Bright Young Women.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
'Beckham', the problem with celebrity docos, and a hidden prestige TV gem
55:15Netflix's latest blockbuster sports documentary, directed by Succession's Fisher Stevens, is about the life and career of David Beckham, and his relationship with Victoria (aka Posh Spice), Osman, Thomas and Mel review Beckham, discuss what makes a sports documentary and talk about whether celebrities have too much control when it comes to telling the story of their lives before sharing their favourite sports docos of all time. Then they dig into The Gold, a gripping heist drama that deserves more buzz, before sharing their recommendations in Impress Your Friends.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
How Taylor Swift conquered... everything
56:16Taylor Swift has already dominated the cultural conversation in 2023 and now she's turning her attention to professional sports, with a surprise appearance at an NFL match leading to a global meltdown. Osman, Thomas and Mel break down what exactly this crossover event means for pop culture and Swift, and why everyone is obsessed with Travis Kelce. Plus, they discuss the end of the Hollywood writers' strike, and share their recommendations in Impress Your Friends.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Russell Brand allegations and the cult of celebrity
59:58A years long investigation into Russell Brand has seen the actor, comedian and controversial commentator accused of sexual assault by multiple women. Brand denies the allegations, but this week a number of examples of him acting inappropriately towards women have resurfaced. Osman, Thomas and Mel unpack Brand's rise to fame, why his behaviour was never reined in and what his career, and the allegations against him, reveal about celebrity culture. Plus, we introduce a new segment: Impress Your Friends, featuring pop culture recommendations from each of the hosts.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.