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Technicolor Theatre

Technicolor Theatre

By Aditya Joshi
Technicolor Theatre is a podcast about representation on film. Each week, host Aditya Joshi will chat with a different artist to dive DEEP into a significant movie from their community and how it influenced them creatively. Created & distributed in partnership with
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The Hate U Give w/ Jonathan Peck

Technicolor Theatre

Boy w/ Alika Maikau
Aditya is joined by filmmaker Alika Maikau to chat about life in Hawaii, the tightness of the Maori & Polynesian film communities, and Taika Waititi’s 2010 instant classic, Boy.
January 7, 2021
Moulin Rouge w/ Jose Solis
Aditya is joined by Jose Solís, film critic and the host of the Token Theatre Friends podcast, to dive into how the wild, campy, colorful world of Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge spoke to Jose's soul. 
December 23, 2020
"Slumdog Millionaire" with Aneesh Chaganty
To kick off Season 3 of Technicolor Theatre, Aditya is joined by Aneesh Chaganty, the director of the new Hulu film RUN, to talk about their experiences with India, telling stories about communities other than your own, and the divisive legacy of 2008's Slumdog Millionaire. 
December 10, 2020
Technicolor Theatre Season 3 Trailer
Before Season 3 drops, Aditya pops in to share a quick message of thanks, set a new release cadence, and reveal our brand new name. 
December 7, 2020
Better Luck Tomorrow w/ Alain Uy
Aditya chats with actor, producer, and director Alain Uy the importance of being given a chance to fail, meeting Justin Lin on the set of “True Detective,” and the wild, irrepressible spirit of Lin’s solo directorial debut Better Luck Tomorrow (2002).
October 16, 2020
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Neymar with Alex Newell
Aditya chats with actor and singer Alex Newell about the politics of gender identity, his experience playing the first transgender character on network television, and the impact of To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Neymar (1995).
September 8, 2020
Ramy S1 E4: "Strawberries" w/ Nader Helmy & Basil Seif
Aditya chats with Nader Helmy & Basil Seif about their experiences with 9/11, performative patriotism, and the scarily accurate Egyptian representation of Ramy through the show’s fourth episode, Strawberries.
September 1, 2020
Chutney Popcorn w/ Rita Sengupta
Aditya chats with actor and comedian Rita Sengupta about queer representation, coming out to a South Asian family, and Nisha Ganatra’s absurd and heartfelt debut film Chutney Popcorn (1999).
August 25, 2020
The Hate U Give w/ Jonathan Peck
Aditya chats with activist and actor Jonathan Peck about catalyzing activism, recent responses to police brutality, and the parallels of his protest experiences to the 2018 film adaptation of The Hate U Give (2018).
August 18, 2020
Get Out with Ola Kalejaye
Aditya and filmmaker Ola Kalejaye chat about tokenism, racism in the film industry, commodifying black bodies, and the inspiring genius of Jordan Peele’s Oscar-winning film Get Out (2017).
August 11, 2020
The Farewell with Li Lai
Token Theatre is back and better than ever, thanks to our new partnership with Mediaversity Reviews! In the first official episode under the Mediaversity banner, Aditya bonds with Mediaversity Reviews founder Li Lai over their immigrant backgrounds, the feeling of losing someone overseas, and a mutual love of Lulu Wang’s The Farewell (2019). Token Theatre is a Mediaversity Reviews podcast. You can find all episodes of Token Theatre on, as well as all major streaming services. 
August 4, 2020
"The Talented Mr. Ripley" with Drew Haskins
Aditya and culture writer Drew Haskins kick off pride month by talking about performative masculinity, the patterns of consumption in queer culture, and the inescapable hotness of Jude Law in "The Talented Mr. Ripley." 
June 9, 2020
"The Big Sick" with Zenobia Shroff
Aditya has on one of his favorite actors, Zenobia Shroff, to talk about her path to success, being considered "exotic" when she moved to the US, and whether her American big break, "The Big Sick," is actually a movie about the South Asian experience.  
May 26, 2020
"Black Panther" with Christian McQueen
Aditya chats with actor & singer Christian McQueen about making your own Wakanda, supportiveness in the POC artist community, and the power of "Black Panther" (+ how to keep it from being stripped away)
May 19, 2020
"Real Women Have Curves" with Eliza Moreno
Aditya is joined by Eliza Moreno to talk chisme,  moms sensing the loss of virginity, looking Latina, and the timelessness of Patricia Cardoso's "Real Women Have Curves." 
May 12, 2020
"Moonlight" with Aida Osman
Aditya is joined by "Big Mouth" writer and "Keep It" host Aida Osman to talk about making your own representation, being "fair and lovely," adolescent masturbation, and of course, the beauty of "Moonlight." 
May 5, 2020
The Namesake with Sid Gopinath
On the very first episode of Token Theatre, Aditya sits down with his writing partner, Sid Gopinath, to discuss Mira Nair's "The Namesake." 
April 28, 2020
A Token Trailer
Welcome to Token Theatre! Host Aditya Joshi breaks down what you can expect on the first season of his new podcast. 
April 21, 2020