Episode 812: The New Puritanism
In this episode, David and Scott discuss the new puritanism making itself known in film fandom as well as the name change of the former City of Lights, City of Angels film festival.
The new puritanism that has been popping up in online film discussion seems to want to instruct us as to what is and is not okay to depict and even to watch in a movie. David and Scott try to unpack the origins of this wave of thinking as well as delineate what it does and does not have in common with the moralizing of past decades.
Battleship Pretension is a film discussion show and a film review website founded by Tyler Smith and David Bax. Beginning in March 2007, Battleship Pretension the show (known to fans simply as “BP”) embodies the type of laidback, free-flowing conversations had by lovers of film around the world. Battleship Pretension the website is dedicated to being a destination for those seeking worthwhile opinions on current releases, be they foreign, independent, studio pictures, theatrical, home video releases, etc. From its meager beginnings in Los Angeles, Battleship Pretension has amassed a worldwide audience and readership. From Germany to Korea to Australia, people have tuned in to share in Tyler and David’s love of film. As Battleship Pretension’s following continues to grow, the purpose remains the same: Reach out to the international cinephile community, invite them to join in the discussion and perhaps even start one of their own.