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Depp Impact

By Jenna Kuerzi
With live theatre on pause, Jenna Kuerzi pivoted her show "Johnny Depp: A Retospective on Late-Stage Capitalism", started watching all of Johnny Depp's movies, created a podcast, and is inviting a bevy of interesting people to talk about those movies!

A discussion about all 91 of Johnny Depp's illustrious film, television, and music video appearances.
A celebration of the movies we love, the movies we forgot existed, and a complicated human being we're allowed to have complicated feelings about.
A way to fill the time void caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

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Once Upon A Time in Mexico w/Adam Howard
Jenna is joined by actor, teacher, and long time popcorn sweeper/maker, Adam Howard (@adamdouglashoward) to talk about the delightful blood bath that is Once Upon A Time in Mexico. Wow! I not stinker this deep in Depp's filmography! How did this happen!? It slipped through the cracks. They chat wanting to be cast in The Flick, the perfection that is Salma Hayek, and Spy Kids 3D. Depp is actually really good in this movie and it's... jarring! In a good way? Sure! Mentioned in this Podcast: Adam's Instagram: @adamdouglashoward Letterboxd: @adamhoward HomeBoy Industries: https://homeboyindustries.org/social-enterprises/cafe/ Dumpster Fires For You: @dumpsterfiresforyou Jenna's instagram, twitter, and letterboxd: @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi.com
01:17:11
May 10, 2021
For No Good Reason w/Dane Eissler
Part II of our Depp Dive into the world of Gonzo with pod fave Dane (@dmeissler) to talk about Ralph Steadman and his very British ideals in a very American movement. For No Good Reason is a lovely dive into Steadman's work and a must for anybody even remotely interested in the Gonzo movement. Johnny Depp is barely in this movie! That's a good thing! Organizations mentioned: Broad Street Ministry: broadstreetministry.org Dane's art account and personal instagram: @dmeissler and @eisslerart Dumpster Fires For You: @dumpsterfiresforyou Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi.com
49:52
May 6, 2021
Gonzo: The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson w/Dane Eissler
Jenna is joined by producer, director, visual artist, performer, and professional weirdo Dane Eissler (@dmeisler) to talk about the strangeness and the beauty that is the legacy of Hunter S. Thompson. This episode is part of a two-part episode series about the world of Gonzo, so look for Dane in next week's episode as well! They talk gateways to counter culture, the two sides of Hunter, and why, oh why, J. Depp spent 3 million dollars on Hunter's funeral. Mentioned in this podcast: Healthy Minds Philadelphia: https://healthymindsphilly.org/get-help-now/ Dane's social media: @dmeissler Dane's Art Account: @eisslerart daneeissler.com Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin Dumpster Fires For You: @dumpsterfiresforyou jennakuerzi.com
50:54
April 28, 2021
Random Television Deppisodes w/Amy Boehly
Jenna is joined by actor, comedian, writer, makeup guru, and birthday clown Amy Boehly (@amyboehly) to talk about... not Depp's filmography? But every random television appearance! Yes, every 15 second clip of every Deppisode of Johnny's illustrious television career is here! This includes Lady Blue, King of the Hill, Family Guy, Spongebob Squarepants, The Fast Show, The Vicar of Dibley, Life's Too Short, and that never to be forgotten classic(?), Hotel. Mentioned in this Episode: Amy's social media: Instagram: @amyboehly anyboehly.com The Asian Mosaic Fund: https://www.asianmosaicfund.org/ The Okra Project: https://www.theokraproject.com/ Dumpster Fires For You: @dumpsterfiresforyou Moviejawn.com Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi.com #teamsymone #teamgottmik
01:35:18
April 19, 2021
Transcendence w/Ryan Rebel
Jenna is joined by writer, improviser, director, and creative force Ryan Rebel to talk about the stinker that is Transcendence! They talk box office failures, Rebecca Hall's agent, and Depp's sleepwalking. They also get deep into what movies are better at depicting a future beyond technology. Organizations mentioned in this episode: Ryan's twitch stream: twitch.tv/videoblobby Ryan's patreon: patreon.com/postcreditcoda Ryan;s film blog: https://postcreditcoda.blogspot.com/2021/01/unhhhh.html Black Theatre Alliance Philadelphia: blacktheatrephilly.org Dumpster Fires For You: @dumpsterfiresforyou Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi.com
01:22:29
April 12, 2021
Yoga Hosers w/Adaeze Nwoko and Taiwo Sokan of Disney Deviants
Jenna is joined by deep friends of the pod (and former Textual Deviants) Taiwo Sokan (@taitaitiedye) and Adaeze Nwoko (@theprincessman) to discuss one of the worst movies in Depp's filmography Yoga Hosers! They have deep questions about who this movie is for, how it was made, what is Kevin Smith's obsession with Canada, and how Johnny Depp decided this was the character he would show up for. Organizations mentioned in this podcast: Disney Deviants: @disneydeviantspod disneydeviantspod@gmail.com https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disney-deviants/id1514469642 Taiwo's social media: @taitaitiedye Adaeze's social media: @theprincessman Black Theatre Alliance of Philadelphia: blacktheatrephilly.org Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin Dumpster Fires For You: instagram.com/dumpsterfiresforyou Moviejawn.com jennakuerzi.com
01:23:23
April 5, 2021
Blow w/Dexter Anderson
Jenna is joined by friend and Boston Boy in LA Dexter Anderson (@dex55555ter) to talk about everybody's favorite drug, I mean movie, Blow! If you loved the Goodfellas, you'll love this knock off! They chat Slippery Mike, Tuna, Paul Reubens, and the failure of the American Dream. Cocaine is a hell of a drug. Organizations mentioned in this episode: Broad Street Ministry: https://www.broadstreetministry.org/ Dexter's dumb social media: @dex55555ter Dumpster Fires For You: instagram.com/dumpsterfiresforyou Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi.com
01:25:37
March 29, 2021
Finding Neverland w/Steve Grande
Jenna is joined from Chicago by comedian, friend, and fellow podcaster Steve Grande (@this_film_is_not_yet_made) to talk about the delightful schmaltz that is Finding Neverland! They celebrate the magic of live theatre and the importance of storytelling that reaches out to not elderly rich white people. Kate Winslet's coughing is hilarious to behold and Steve and Jenna give a teaser to the sequels they will be making up, inspired by Finding Neverland in a future episode of "This Film Is Not Yet Created". Organizations mentioned in this podcast: This Film is Not Yet Created: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/this-film-is-not-yet-created/id1506425195 https://www.instagram.com/this_film_is_not_yet_created/ Presents from the Heart: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PresentsFromTheHeart Philabundance: https://www.philabundance.org/ Dumpster Fires For You: instagram.com/dumpsterfiresforyou Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi.com
01:15:55
March 22, 2021
Don Juan DeMarco w/Brennen Malone
Jenna is joined by gorgeous human, star of Fat Ham, and great laugher Brennan Malone (@brennensavon) to discuss one of the crowing jewels of J.D.'s "sexxxx" years, Don Juan DeMarco! Brennen gives a beautiful synopsis of a bat shit movie, Faye Dunaway is a smoke show, and Marlon Brando put on pants for this. Since it's still pandemic times, it's questionable if Jenna put on pants to record this podcast. Organizations mentioned in this episode: Brennen's social media: instagram.com/brennensavon Black Theatre Alliance Philadelphia: https://www.blacktheatrephiladelphia.org/ See Brennen in Fat Ham: https://wilmatheater.org/event/fat-ham/ Dumpster Fires For You: instagram.com/dumpsterfiresforyou Moviejawn: @mjpodnetwork Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi.com
01:15:21
March 15, 2021
Public Enemies w/Kyrus Keenan Westcott
Jenna is joined by blogger, podcast host, performer, and really good intro artist Kyrus Keenan Westcott (@thevibewithky) to talk about Michael Mann's Public Enemies! They chat the FBI, why Michael Mann movies are 900 years old, and Jenna says "uhm" too much. Kyrus is an excellent person to talk movies, music, and all things good. "Feel good. Be good. Live a life full of good vibes." Organizations mentioned in this podcast: The Vibe with Ky: https://thevibewithky.com/ Kyrus' social media: @thevibewithky Black Theatre Alliance of Philadelphia: Mutual Aid Fund Austin: https://www.gofundme.com/f/kick-the-cold-austin-mutal-aid Dumpster Fires For You: instagram.com/dumpsterfiresforyou Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi.com Part of the MovieJawn Podcast Network at moviejawn.com
01:20:43
March 8, 2021
Into the Woods w/Abby Rose Morris
Jenna is joined by performer, Sondheim super fan, and podcaster of More Than Tracy Turnblad: Abby Rose Morris (@abbyrosemorris) to live out some musical theatre fantasies and dunk on the movie that is Into the Woods. They discuss the differences between the movie and the stage show, like Depp's Wolf cosplay to 2019's movie "masterpiece" Cats, and explore why fairy tales should probably be told by characters not in them. The link to the only good scene is in the description below. Skip this movie. Orangizations Mentioned in this Episode: The best scene of the movie: https://youtu.be/sWbpxY_1das Black Theatre Alliance of Philadelphia: https://www.blacktheatrephiladelphia.org/ Fund for College Auditions: https://thefundforcollegeauditions.org/ More than Tracy Turnblad: https://www.morethantracyturnblad.com/ Twitter and Instagram: @morethantracyt  Abby's social media: Twitter: abbyrosemorris_ Instagram: abbyrosemorris TikTok: abbyrosemorris Abby's website: https://www.abbyrosemorris.com/ Dumpster Fires For You: instagram.com/dumpsterfiresforyou Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi.com
01:27:28
March 1, 2021
Tusk w/Newton Buchanan
Jenna is joined by performer, producer, father, and one of Jenna's favorite friends Newton Buchanan (@newtron_bomb) to talk about a movie that is less of a movie and more of an experience, Kevin Smith's Tusk! Newt tries to talk through Tusk's plot, Jenna has beef with Kevin Smith, and both admit this is one of the weirder movies they've ever seen. What a movie for Johnny Depp to actually show up and give a great performance in. Organizations mentioned in this Episode: Black Theatre Alliance of Philadelphia: https://www.blacktheatrephiladelphia.org/ New Light Theatre: https://www.newlighttheatre.com/ Newt's Social Media: Instagram: @newtron_bomb Twitter: @newton_buchanan Dumpster Fires For You: instagram.com/dumpsterfiresforyou Jenna's Social Media: @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi.com
01:22:12
February 22, 2021
Sherlock Gnomes w/Jenna Pinchbeck
Jenna is joined by performer, producer, bread baker, and famous Jenna, Jenna Pinchbeck (@jennapichbeck) to talk about a movie that was made, Sherlock Gnomes! The Jennas talk gnomes, watching things that make the world melt away, and wonder if Elton John sponsored this movie. Spoiler alert: He DID. Organizations mentioned in this podcast: Black Theatre Alliance of Philadelphia (BTAP): https://www.blacktheatrephiladelphia.org/ Jenna P.'s social media: @jennapinchbeck Jenna P.'s website: https://www.jennapinchbeck.com/ Dumpster Fires For you: instagram.com/dumpsterfiresforyou Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi.com
01:23:19
February 15, 2021
The Lone Ranger w/Ryan Silberstein
Jenna is joined by podcast maven and managing editor of MovieJawn, among all sorts of Herculean tasks, Ryan Silberstein (@silberwhatever) to talk about the 2 hour and 45 minute ride that is The Lone Ranger. Yes, the Lone Ranger. Disney's biggest cinematic flop of all time. Johnny's attempt to "right the wrongs of Native American portrayals in movies" because that is his cross to bear. They talk train chases, Armie Hammer controversies, and Ryan says Depp's old man makeup makes him look like a melted candle. Organizations mentioned in this podcast, being created on the land of the Lenni-Lenape: Ryan's social media: @silberwhatever Philabundance: https://www.philabundance.org/ I Saw it in a Movie: http://www.moviejawn.com/i-saw-it-in-a-movie/category/i+saw+it+in+a+movie Fyeah F1: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/f-yeah-f1/id1502048923 Shames Files: https://shamefiles.libsyn.com/ Dumpster Fires For You: Dumpster Fires For you: instagram.com/dumpsterfiresforyou Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi.com
01:17:10
February 8, 2021
The Professor w/Claris Park
Jenna is joined by multi-hyphenated theatre artist and law school student Claris Park (@clarisparkis) to discuss a movie they both hate a lot, The Professor. This episode is trans atlantic! Claris woke up very early to talk and Jenna didn't turn into a pumpkin at 7pm! Claris declines to give law advice and the two describe every way they hate this movie. It is, in fact, Johnny Depp's worst reviewed film on Rotten Tomatoes at 10% and seriously, do not watch this garbage movie. Listen to the pod instead. Organizations mentioned in this podcast: Claris' social media: @clarisparkis Philabundance: https://www.philabundance.org/ Dumpster Fires For You: instagram.com/dumpsterfiresforyou Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi.com
01:27:01
February 1, 2021
The Tourist w/Nataija (Tay) Sconiers
Jenna is joined by the beautiful, talented, and multi-hyphenated artist Nataija (Tay) Sconiers to talk about a movie nobody remembers: The Tourist! Tay gives a gorgeous costume breakdown, we celebrate Europe, and the Golden Globes couldn’t figure out if this movie was a comedy or a drama. So they went with comedy. It isn’t a comedy.
01:08:38
January 25, 2021
Mordecai w/Hate Watch Great Watch
Jenna is joined by Allison Yakulis and Hunter Bush of Hate Watch Great Watch (@hwgw) to talk about a hate watch, but maybe not a great watch, Mordecai! They talk about how Ewan McGregor is the best part of most bad things, the other half of late stage capitalism that is Gwyneth Paltrow, and find nice things to say about the movie's aesthetic. Jenna hates the "barf" noise. There's a lot of "barf" noise in this movie. Organizations mentioned in this episode: Hate Watch Great Watch: http://www.moviejawn.com/hate-watch-great-watch Hate Watch Great Watch's social media: @HWGWpodcast writeHWGW@gmail.com Jenna's candles: instagram.com/dumpsterfiresforyou Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi.com
01:25:26
January 18, 2021
Rango w/Eduardo Delgado
Jenna is joined by the legacy, the talented, the effervescent, and the hilariously beautiful Eduardo Delgado (@papi_edu) to talk about a genuinely great film, Rango! They giggle about mariachi owls, chariot chase scenes, and forget to discuss the premiere episode of Rupaul's Drag Race, even though it was in both of their notes to talk about it. Both are impressed by Depp's vocal performance and want more kids moves to be directed toward adults. Organizations mentioned in this podcasts: Eduardo's instagram: papito_edu The Kiki Gallery: https://www.instagram.com/thekikigallery/  Dumpster Fires For You: www.instagram.com/dumpsterfiresforyou Broad Street Ministry: www.broadstreetministry.org/ Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi@gmail.com
01:14:51
January 11, 2021
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory w/Jessica Money
Jenna is joined by performer extraordinaire Jessica Money (@money226156) to talk about that childhood disappointment that is Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! They discuss the differences between Wonkas, matching tracksuits, and what ever happened to AnnaSophia Robb. Jessica enjoys Helena Bonham Carter when she's not tasked with being a weirdo and they track the seven deadly sins within the brats. Organizations mentioned in this podcast: Black Theatre Alliance of Philadelphia: https://www.blacktheatrephiladelphia.org/ Jessica's social media: @money226156 Jenna's candle instagram: @dumpsterfiresforyou Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi.com
01:14:37
January 4, 2021
Nick of Time w/Kevin Lau
Jenna is joined by comedian, performer, and all around magical human Kevin Lau (@therealkevinlao) to talk about a movie so unmemorable they had to watch it twice, Nick of Time! While not a truly successful film, Kevin and Jenna find nice things to say. They try to remember Christopher Walken's filmography, every small child in the early 90's looks like Mara Wilson, and they try to get to the bottom of when movie stars are just in it for the paycheck. Organizations mentioned in this podcast: Kevin's social media: @therealkevinlao Dumpster Fires For You: @dumpsterfiresforyou on instagram Broad Street Ministry: broadstreetministry.org Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi.com
01:07:57
December 28, 2020
The Astronaut's Wife w/Carleigh Spence
Jenna is joined by musician, performer, and TikTok sensation Carleigh Spence (@teenscientist) for a special CHRISTMAS EPISODE about what is widely considered Johnny Depp's worst movie, The Astronaut's Wife! They talk the Pirates of the Caribbean section of Kingdom Hearts II, Charlize Theron's role choices pre-Oscar win, and giggle their way through the bat shit plot of this movie. Jenna continues to hate watching Johnny kiss. Carleigh is a big fan of Charlize's passionate "mirror monologues" and wonders if she had a script or if the filmmakers just said to kind of... talk. Organizations mentioned in this podcast: Broad Street Ministry: https://www.broadstreetministry.org/ Carleigh's social media: @teenscientist on TikTok and instagram Twitter: _teen_scientist Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/join/teenscientist Awesome Socks: https://awesomesocks.club/?utm_source=tiktok&utm_medium=4f143a8ad5&utm_name=cbdab759c0 The Astronaut's Wife Fan Fiction: https://m.fanfiction.net/u/3465449/ Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin Jenna's candle company: Instagram: @dumpsterfiresforyou jennakuerzi.com
01:32:15
December 21, 2020
The Source: The Story of the Beats w/Joe Lex
Jenna is joined by former ER doctor and current podcast and radio host Joe Lex to talk some history and a very brief Johnny Depp performance in the documentary The Source: The Story of the Beats. They chat Ginsberg, Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac, the history of hip, and Johnny Depp's undisputed lesbian icon status. Joe is a treasure trove of amazing information, so Jenna mostly listens and absorbs the stories.  Organizations/References in this episode: Laurel Hill Cemetery: https://thelaurelhillcemetery.org/ All Bones Considered: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/all-bones-considered-laurel-hill-stories/id1504990916 Joe's website: joelex.xyz Dr. Joe's Groove: https://phillycam.org/listen Broad street ministry: broadstreetministry.org Subterranean Homesick Blues music video: https://youtu.be/MGxjIBEZvx0 Jenna's candle company: @dumpsterfiresforyou on instagram. Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi.com
01:07:60
December 14, 2020
Black Mass w/RoShawn Briscoe
Jenna is joined by actor, writer, comedian, content creator, and #notkenan, RoShawn Briscoe (@itsroshawnb) to talk about one of Johnny's many mobster movies, Black Mass! They talk the real life depravity behind this story, Johnny Depp's blue contact lenses, the difference between Irish and Italian mobsters, and the origins of RoShawn naming Jenna's parent's house the "Kuerzi Garden". Organizations mentioned in this podcast: RoShawn's Social Media: @itsroshawnb RoShawn's website: https://www.roshawnbriscoeofficial.com/ Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin Broad Street Ministry: https://www.broadstreetministry.org/ Jenna's candle company: instagram.com/dumpsterfiresforyou jennakuerzi.com
01:25:42
December 7, 2020
Alice Through the Looking Glass w/Megan Chilastri
Jenna is joined by comedian, writer, and great person to follow on twitter, Megan Chilastri (@meganissleepy) to talk about the piece of poop that is (not Tim Burton's!) Alice Through the Looking Glass!  We discuss the Monster on The Masked Singer,  Adam Sandler's Jack and Jill, and pretty much everything that isn't Alice Through the Looking Glass. They question who this movie was for and why this story was told. A boat captain Alice, does not a feminist message make. Organizations mentioned in this podcast: Megan's social media: @meganissleepy A Better Life Therapy: https://abetterlifetherapy.com/bipoc-community-therapy-fund?mc_cid=006c71b90f&mc_eid=633d02bd2a Okra Project: https://www.theokraproject.com/ Survivor Challenge (Jack and Jill): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC1Y0qT9X9Q Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi.com
01:27:08
November 30, 2020
Alice in Wonderland w/Rosalie Kicks
Jenna is joined by co-creator of MovieJawn, director and writer of the upcoming short Pizzaman, and old sport to all, Rosalie Kicks (@bonjouroldsport) to talk about the Tim Burton cash-grab that is 2010's Alice in Wonderland! Jenna was greatly disappointed in this movie, but at least it kinda looks pretty? Rosalie can now cross this movie off her "Crispin Glover Movies To Watch" List, because believe it or not, he is indeed in this movie. They're tired of FEMINISM MEANS GIRLS DO STUFF TOO narratives and Johnny Depp is barely in this movie, even though he gets top billing. What a life. Organizations mentioned in this podcast: MovieJawn Instagram & Twitter: @moviejawn Website: moviejawn.com Loveland Foundation: https://thelovelandfoundation.org/ Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi.com
01:13:25
November 23, 2020
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides w/Ezra Ali-Dow
Jenna is joined by performer, scenic designer, and jack of all trades Ezra Ali-Dow (@__alidow) to talk the oft forgotten 4th Pirate's movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Strange Tides! Ezra accidentally watched the 5th movie and Jenna has to apologize for that. They chat Penelope Cruz, sequel fatigue, and what it must be like to earn 56 million dollars for a movie. Johnny Depp earned 56. Million. Dollars. For. This. Movie. Let that sink in. Organizations mentioned in this podcast: Ezra's social media: @__alidow Mama Tee Fridge: @mamateefridge Okra Project: https://www.theokraproject.com/ Triple Bottom Brewery: https://triplebottombrewing.com/ Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi.com
01:23:18
November 16, 2020
Donnie Brasco w/Textual Deviants
Jenna is joined by extra special book club podcast hosts Adaeze Nwoko and Taiwo Sokan of Textual Deviants (@textualdeviants) to talk about a movie based on a book none of them have read, Donnie Brasco!  They talk the mafia, Al Pacino's many good performances, and Anne Heche on Dancing with the Stars. Did you know Anne Heche was in this movie? She yells a lot. So does Johnny. Organizations mentioned in this podcast: Textual Deviants: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ha6lA0O0Srls0dGFeu7Ei?si=ZEQSN84mSnWq82asCpXPKA Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/textual-deviants/id1514469642 Gmail: textdeviants@gmail.com Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi.com
01:18:48
November 9, 2020
Funny or Die's The Art of the Deal w/Langston Darby
Jenna is joined by actor, singer, improviser, and jack of all trades Langston Darby (@langstondarby) for a very special pre-election episode. Today, they're discussing Funny or Die's 2016 sketch Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal. They talk cult of personalities, poop jokes, and why we should never be fans of our politicians. Filmed over 4 days, this extended sketch takes the form of a supposed film adaptation of the hit book The Art of the Deal, directed, written by, and "starring" the T-man. Did Funny or Die know they were telling the future in 2016? Who can say. Organizations mentioned in this episode: VOTE. VOTE. VOTE. Langston's twitter: @langstondarby Langston's instagram: @langstonhdarby langstondarby.com Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi.com
01:30:39
November 2, 2020
Dead Man w/I Like to Movie Movie
In a very special co-pod experience, Jenna is joined by Garrett Smith (@filmadelphia) and Dan Scully (@danscully) of I Like To Movie Movie (@ilike2movie) for Dead Man! They unpack Jim Jarmusch's sleepy 1995 film and celebrate Nobody as the hilarious hero he is. They discuss neo-noir westerns, Depp's simplicity, and Jenna gets a package delivered in the middle of the podcast. Organizations mentioned in this podcast: I Like to Movie Movie: https://ilike2movie.libsyn.com/ Garrett's social media: @filmadelphia Dan's social media: @danscully Cinema 76: cinema76.com Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi.com
01:41:48
October 26, 2020
The Rum Diary w/Dan Hodge
Jenna is joined by Philadelphia Artist Collective Artistic Director, performer, writer, and director Dan Hodge to talk about the movie where Amber Heard and Johnny Depp met... The Rum Diary! They discuss how things can become toothless as they make the transition from book to film, Hunter S. Thompson's legacy, and Jenna laments the absence of Benicio del Toro. This movie proves that, while dedicating a film to a friend is a nice gesture, it's maybe not entertaining. Organizations Mentioned in this Episode: Philadelphia Artists Collective: https://www.philartistscollective.org/ Black Lives Matter Philly: http://www.blmphilly.com/ The Loveland Foundation: https://thelovelandfoundation.org/ Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi.com
01:05:12
October 19, 2020
Dark Shadows w/Ang Bey
Jenna is joined by the multi-hyphenated talent powerhouse that is Ang Bey (@theangbee) to talk about the very confused Dark Shadows! They try to figure out if there is any connective tissue between the show in the 70's and this Tim Burton take, but have a hard time finding merit in this film. They discuss Depp's ugly wig, the truck loads of clown white that propel this movie, and it is ONCE AGAIN discovered that Tim Burton doesn't know any people who aren't the color of a sheet of paper.  Organizations mentioned in this podcast: Ang's social media: @theangbee Ang's website: https://www.angelaantoinettebey.com/ Black Theatre Alliance Philadelphia: https://www.blacktheatrephiladelphia.org/ Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi.com
01:24:57
October 12, 2020
From Hell w/Terry Brennan
Jenna is joined by circus artist and pizza youtuber, Terry Brennan (@terrencembrennan) to talk about the Hughes Brother's 2001 opus From Hell! They discuss the jump from graphic novel to film, the many terms used to describe ladies of the night, and the first recorded incident of Johnny Depp's vaguely British accent. Terry fell asleep during the movie at one point and Jenna can't remember what happened when he fell asleep, but Bilbo Baggins AND Hagrid are in this movie, so you know it was filmed in London. Oh yes. And no matter how hard the early 2000's tried, a slow motion sex scene is still not sexy or artful. Organizations mentioned this episode: Terry's social media: @terrencembrennan Waging Non-Violence: Wagingnonviolence.org The Deep Dish: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT2b5uWCvhbTh7oW_jfrk8g Tribe of Fools: tribeoffools.org Jenna' social media: @lessthanamuffin Blah(b): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd0bitZ5fQI jennakuerzi.com
01:18:32
October 5, 2020
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales w/Stephen Richards
Jenna is joined by Hot Property co-host, Stephen Richards(follow his dog on instagram @bb8_thecorgi) as he attempts to defend everybody's least favorite entry in the Pirate's franchise... Dead Men Tell No Tales! They discuss the lore of Jack Sparrow and his compass, Barbossa's hero arch, and the wet blankets that are Carina Smythe and Henry Turner. Steven has a tough time defending his thesis statement and they explore how this movie is an allegory for Depp's own troubles. Organizations mentioned in this podcast: Marsha P. Johnson Institute: https://marshap.org/ Hot Property: https://open.spotify.com/show/6h429XCbEFthOdcoCBmgKI?si=EM32RDuBQpy_tAokj-a-GQ Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin Stephen's dog, BB: on instagram: @bb8_thecorgi jennakuerzi.com
01:05:01
September 28, 2020
Private Resort w/Charlotte Northeast
Jenna is joined by actor, director, and Canadian, Charlotte Northeast (@northeast007) to talk about that rightfully forgotten 80's sex comedy, Private Resort! Yes, Depp's second feature film. Rob Morrow's film debut. A film so stupid, they vowed to destroy every copy ever made. Thanks to the power of digital media, they will never succeed! Be assured, this movie is a stinker. They discuss karate grandmas, boobies, Depp's butt, and ask the big question... what kind of private resort is this? Organizations mentioned in this podcast: Charlotte's social media: northeast007 charlottenortheast.com Grit and the Grasepaint: https://www.gritinthegreasepaint.com/ The Okra Project: https://www.theokraproject.com/ Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi.com
01:19:32
September 21, 2020
Murder on the Orient Express w/R. Eric Thomas
Jenna is joined by host, comedian, and #1 news article reader R. Eric Thomas (@oureric) to discuss Kenneth Braughan's flex on that ol' Agatha Christie chestnut Murder on the Orient Express! Eric reintroduces Jenna to the word "flibbertigibbet" and they question the engineering (and ethics) required to squeeze more than one person into a single train sleeping quarters. They celebrate Leslie Odom Jr., Josh Gad, and Michelle Pfieffer's agents, question Olivia Colman's agent, and think deeply about the exquisite camp this movie could have-should have-been. Eric's social media: @oureric https://rericthomas.com/ Purchase Here For It, or How to Save Your Soul in America: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/588517/here-for-it-by-r-eric-thomas/ Eric reads the news on Elle.com: https://www.elle.com/eric-reads-the-news/ Marsha P. Johnson Institute: marshap.org Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi.com
01:22:29
September 14, 2020
The Ninth Gate w/Tai Verley
Jenna is joined by actor, creative, steering committee member of Black Theatre Alliance of Philadelphia, and badass artistic director of Revolution Shakespeare, Tai Verley (@lapetiteroi). Jenna and Tai talk Roman Polanski's very strange, hyper hilarious, film The Ninth Gate. Tai saw this movie when she was 16, which is too young to see this movie. Both Tai and Jenna only remembered the "lady in the wheelchair", but they discuss separating art from artist, Depp's smoking habit, and how unintentionally(?) hilarious this film is. Moral of the story: Rich people are dorks. Organizations mentioned in this podcast: Revolution Shakespeare: @revshakespeare Black Theatre Alliance of Philadelphia: https://www.blacktheatrephiladelphia.org/ Tai's social media: @lapetiteroi Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi.com
01:08:30
September 8, 2020
21 Jump Street w/Camille Young
Jenna is joined by singer, actor, and superstar Camille Young (@cahppymeal) to go back to where it all started.... down on (21) Jump Street! Camille watched most of the 80's classic 21 Jump Street. Jenna was a slacker and only got through the middle of season 2, so Camille caught her up. Camille's mom asserts this is "Johnny Depp at his best." Camille and Jenna kind of agree? They determine 21 Jump Street is Degrassi meets Law and Order, the movie is just not their style, and they just don't make gritty teeny bopper cop shows like they used to. Organizations mentioned in this podcast: Textured Heir: @texturedheir Textured Heir podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/does-it-hold-up/id1529217138 Camille's social media: @cahappymeal Marsha P. Johnson Institute: https://marshap.org/ Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin www.jennakuerzi.com
01:19:30
August 31, 2020
Secret Window w/Bryant Edwards
Jenna is joined by marketing manager and producer of Theatre Contra, Bryant Edwards to talk Secret Window! The movie I always type up as Secret Garden. They aren't the same! But also kind of the same? They discuss 2004 movie twists, Johnny Depp's luscious hair, and comfy robes. They also discuss how meh this movie is, David Koepp's uneven filmography, and Bryant's a big fan of the insurance lady who appears in one scene. Organizations mentioned in this episode: The Okra Project: https://www.theokraproject.com/ Theatre Contra: https://www.theatrecontra.com/ Bryant's instagram: @breadwards112 Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi.com
01:03:28
August 30, 2020
Sleepy Hollow w/Terrill Braswell
Jenna is joined by actor, photographer, and host of the podcast Movie Movie Film Film, Terrill Braswell (@zzzmooch) to talk the 1999 Tim Burton classic, Sleepy Hollow! They discuss the intersection between science and the supernatural, Terrill's love of Christina Ricci, and the women of Sleepy Hollow. They explore how this feels like a PG-13 film, Miranda Witcherson, and the intersection between Jason Vorheese and the Headless Horseman. But the real question remains: Does Tim Burton know any black people? Organizations mentioned in this podcast: Terrill's social media: @zzzmooch Movie Movie Film Film: https://twitter.com/MovieFilmPod https://t.co/0qCB3avned?amp=1 The Okra Project: https://www.theokraproject.com/ Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi.com
01:11:26
August 24, 2020
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl w/Alyssa May Gold
Jenna is joined by the supremely talented, Broadway bound, Pocket Universe Artistic Director, Alyssa May Gold (@heylyssamay)!! Jenna and Alyssa talk about how much they love Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and how Jack Sparrow inspired them to chase roles that aren't damsels in distress. Alyssa tracks Elizabeth Swann's hair over the course of the film, they celebrate how good Jack Sparrow's wordless introduction is, and they root for a world where Zoe Saldana gets her own Pirate movie. They rise above technical difficulties and Jenna gives Alyssa a fool's mission....to summarize a 2 hour and 45 minute EPIC in 10 minutes.  Organizations mentioned in this podcast: Pocket Universe: https://www.pocket-universe.com/ The Loveland Foundation: https://thelovelandfoundation.org/ Alyssa's website: https://www.alyssamaygold.com/ The Okra Project: https://www.theokraproject.com/ Alyssa's social media: @heylyssamay Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin Pocket Universe on social media: @universepocket jennakuerzi.com
01:33:16
August 17, 2020
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus w/Mariah Ghant
Jenna is joined by poet, arts administrator, and star, Mariah Ghant (@emgeewillikers)! They talk Heath Ledger's legacy and the weirdness that is The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.  They investigate Terry Gilliam's obsession with perfect femininity, the beauty of this film's art direction, and how Tom Waits is actually probably the Devil. In a good way! While not considered a "Johnny Depp film", we talk Johnny's 10 minute contribution to this film and the gift of life Depp (as well as Jude Law and Colin Farrell) gave to this film, in spite of the tragic death of its star. Organizations Mentioned in this Podcast: The Okra Project: https://www.theokraproject.com/ Marsha P. Johnson Institute: https://marshap.org/ Mariah's poetry instagram: @mariah.g.poetry Mariah's personal instagram: @emgeewillikers Jenna's instagram: @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi.com
01:09:20
August 3, 2020
Benny and Joon w/Jacquie Baker
Jenna is joined by sketch comedian and grad school applicant, Jacquie Baker (jacquiebaker.com/) to talk Benny and Joon! They discuss 90's trends, dancing bread, and who gets to speak for people deemed "mentally unfit" by their own caregivers. A new rating scale is created, the "Greasy Fingers", inspired by Guy Fieri and the culinary innovation on display in this film. Organizations mentioned in this podcast: The Okra Project: https://www.theokraproject.com/ Anna Crusis Women's Choir: https://www.facebook.com/AnnaCrusisChoir/ The Incredible Shrinking Matt and Jacquie: https://www.incredibleshrinkingmattandjacquie.com/ The Flat Earth: https://www.facebook.com/theflatearthsketch/ The Incredible Dreamz: https://www.facebook.com/2incredible2dreamz Jacquie's social media: @bakerjacquie Jenna's social media: @lessthanamuffin
01:07:14
July 27, 2020
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas w/Hank Curry
Jenna is joined by Philly actor, writer, artist, and storyteller Hank Curry (@hankcurryactor) to talk *a lot* about Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas! They discuss the brilliance of Benicio del Toro, why Jenna loves Las Vegas, clowns in cinema, and the death of the American dream. Hank had never seen the movie before and watch it TWICE to get in the DVD commentary. Jenna had that Ralph Steadman poster everybody had in college (you know the one) on her wall for years. Organizations mentioned in this podcast: The Okra Project: https://www.theokraproject.com/ Wearing a damn mask. Hank's website: hankcurryactor.com Jenna's website: jennakuerzi.com
01:18:45
July 20, 2020
Chocolat w/James Haro
Jenna is joined by Theatre Philadelphia's programs assistant, playwright, hard worker, and lovely human being, James Haro (@jamdanharo)! They discuss the sweet, sweet, very sweet movie Chocolat. Jenna dishes on how it's actually kinda nice to see a diabetic in a film just living their life and James discovers just how much plot is in this seemingly simple movie. They talk about how early 2000 films were filled with sssseeeeexxxxx, about how you should wear a damn mask and how Juliette Binoche is Juliette Binoche. Organizations mentioned: Wearing a damn mask. The Okra Project: https://www.theokraproject.com/ Theatre Philadelphia Emergency Relief Fund: TheatrePhiladelphia.org PHL Immigrant COVID Relief Fund: https://www.sanctuaryphiladelphia.org/ James on twitter and instagram: @jamdanharo Jenna on twitter and instagram: @lessthanamuffin www.jennakuerzi.com
01:11:42
July 13, 2020
Corpse Bride w/CJ Higgins
Jenna is joined by college friend, devising artist, and My Gay Agenda podcast co-host, CJ Higgins (https://cjhigginstheatre.com) to talk about Tim Burton's Corpse Bride. They talk about how Tim Burton doesn't know any people of color, how it feels to be deemed "experts" on the 2019 Cats movie and Johnny Depp, and actually get into some hot takes about binary thinking and why Mr. Depp and Amber Heard suck. Organizations Mentioned in this episode: The Okra Project: https://www.theokraproject.com/ The Marsha P. Johnson Institute: https://marshap.org/ My Gay Agenda Podcast: https://www.mygayagendapodcast.com/ CJ's instagram: @cjhigginstheatre Jenna's instagram: @lessthanamuffin www.jennakuerzi.com
01:14:02
July 6, 2020
The Man Who Cried w/Cameron Kelsall
Jenna is joined by Philadelphia and New York critic, Cameron Kelsall (@CameronPKelsall on twitter) ! Shifting gears a little bit, they talk about a lesser known Depp title... Sally Potter's The Man Who Cried. They discuss slow motion hair flips, art house sensuality, Christina Ricci's eyes, and the movie's star: a majestic white horse. Because of this film, this is now a Cate Blanchett podcast. Organizations Mentioned: Marsha P. Johnson Institute: https://marshap.org/ Broad Street Ministry: https://www.broadstreetministry.org/ Black Trans Travel Fund: https://www.blacktranstravelfund.com/ The Okra Project: https://www.theokraproject.com/ Reclining Standards: https://recliningstandards.com/ Cameron's Instagram: @ckelsall
01:01:02
June 29, 2020
Nightmare on Elm Street w/Carlos Castillo
Jenna is joined by the talented singer, actor, and Elm Street scholar Carlos Castillo (Instagram: @cemanuelcastillo)! They deep dive into the iconic Nightmare and (almost) all of the sequels, since Jenna has only seen the first two. A celebration of crop tops, Heather Langenkamp, and a bed full of blood. Johnny Depp's first film role. It's wild to see "Introducing... Johnny Depp" in the credits. There is a hiccup at the 52 minute mark, so apologizes in advance. I'm new in town. Organizations mentioned in this podcast: For the Gworls: https://linktr.ee/ForTheGworlsParty https://www.artsbusinesscollaborative.org/asp-products/for-the-gworls-rent-and-gender-affirming-surgery-fund/ Broad Street Ministry: https://www.broadstreetministry.org/ Marsha P. Johnson Institute: https://marshap.org/
01:12:39
June 24, 2020
Ed Wood w/Dane Eissler
Jenna is joined by college friend and resident Edward D. Wood Jr. fan Dane Eissler (www.daneeissler.com) to talk Ed Wood! They discuss the beautiful Bunny Beckinridge, Tim Burton's muses, and how earnest (and queer!) this black and (pretty decidedly) white, movie is. Organizations Discussed: Marsha P. Johnson Institute https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/ODQ0NjY= Broad Street Ministry https://www.broadstreetministry.org/ Dane's Art Instagram: @Eisslerart
01:06:25
June 17, 2020
Cry Baby w/Meg Williams
Jenna is joined by Meg Williams to talk about Cry Baby! Meg gives credit where credit is due and agrees this movie was responsible for all sorts of naughty thoughts at the AMC Marlton 8. They celebrate Mink Stole, Jenna discusses the true murder that inspired the film, and they swoon over Johnny Depp's single tear and Traci Lords in all of her beautiful glory.  In this time of civil revolution, I would be remiss to mention that this podcast does not stand for those who hate others. The world is changing and organizations working towards good need your time and/or money. Black lives matter. Black Visions Collective Broad Street Ministry Women's Medical Fund
01:15:23
June 9, 2020
Edward Scissorhands w/Donovan Lockett
Jenna is joined by Donovan Lockett (www.donovanlockett.com) to talk to Edward Scissorhands! Jenna keeps saying Edward Scissorhands was made in 1999. It was not. It was made 1990. 10 minutes in, Jenna has an audio malfunction while Donovan is doing a plot description, but then Jenna fixes it and we're off. Jenna and Donovan celebrate Joyce, the neighbor, and the Frankenstein/Pinocchio allegories in a movie about a very pale man doing very pale things in a very white town.  In this time of civil revolution, I would be remiss to mention that this podcast does not stand for those who hate others. The world is changing and organizations working towards equality and systematic reform need your time and/or money. Black lives matter. Organizations mentioned in this episode: Black Visions Collective Broad Street Ministry Philadelphia Young Playwrights Black Lives Matter Philly
58:41
June 7, 2020
Sweeney Todd w/Alex Bechtel
Jenna is joined by Philadelphia actor, musician, Sondeheim fan, and friend (of the show) Alex Bechtel! (www.alexbechtel.com) Alex and Jenna talk about how great Alan Rickman is and how much Sweeney Todd (the musical) ignited their love of the macabre and alternative musical theatre. They explore why everybody in this movie is whispering and have big pronunciation questions that make them apologize to their acting teachers. Jenna can't stop talking about the Pretty Women sequence because it's the best.
01:10:02
May 25, 2020
What's Eating Gilbert Grape? w/Katherine Perry
Jenna is joined by Katherine Perry (www.katherineperry.net), Philadelphia personality and friend, to talk about What's Eating Gilbert Grape?. They discuss Gilbert's changing hair color, the beauty and  tragedy of Momma, and Juliette Lewis' bucket hat.
57:34
May 15, 2020
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and At World's End w/Dan Scully
Jenna is joined by the only other person she's spent a significant amount of time with in Quarantine, Dan Scully of Cinema76.com and the I Like to Movie Movie Podcast! One of their Quarantine projects was to watch all of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, which sounded like a chore at first, but was actual way more delightful than either of them anticipated! They discuss Dead Man's Chest and At World's End while drinking hard seltzers and beer. New format! Jenna will be having guests on to talk about a Johnny Depp movie instead of talking to herself, unless she absolutely has to talk to herself because nobody remembers having watched The Astronaut's Wife! I Like To Movie Movie: https://ilike2movie.libsyn.com/ Cinema 76: www.cinema76.com www.jennakuerzi.com
01:12:28
May 10, 2020
Pirates of the Caribbean: Jenna talks to a wall
Jenna talks about Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and gives a very bad synopsis. Shares small snippets of dialogue from the POTC fan fic, "Steamy Sexy Caribbean Summer" written by "Me", whoever me is, because it isn't Jenna. A mini-solo episode. A test of sorts. @lessthanamuffin jennakuerzi.com
23:36
May 10, 2020