The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast // Episode 7: Rachel Getting Married with Diana Ascarrunz

The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast // Episode 7: Rachel Getting Married with Diana Ascarrunz

This week, Jen is joined by Austin, Texas, photographer Diana Ascarrunz to review the 2008 film, Rachel Getting Married. This movie proves that even joyous occasions like weddings aren't without emotional baggage and family drama, but in fact can sometimes amplify those emotions and make for a more stressful situation for everyone, especially if the wedding is also the first time you are reuniting with your family after a period in rehab. This film showcases a gorgeous, diverse, and musical backyard wedding, but it's not without bumps along the way.

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The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast // Episode 6: Sex and the City 2 with Renee Dalo

The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast // Episode 6: Sex and the City 2 with Renee Dalo

This week, Jen and guest Renee Dalo of Moxie Bright Events review Sex and the City 2: The Movie, where Stanford Blatch and Anthony Marentino tie the knot at a Connecticut inn with the help of Liza Minnelli. Unfortunately, the women of Sex and the City share a lot of problematic commentary and weird stereotypical gender roles get applied to this same-sex union. The whole movie tries to develop a well-intentioned theme of everyone's right to make their own rules in their marriage, but all those good intentions get lost due to bad writing and the movie's incredibly offensive UAE vacation storyline. And in case you were wondering, yes there are more swans.

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The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast // Episode 4: Jenny's Wedding with Bethany Frazier

The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast // Episode 4: Jenny's Wedding with Bethany Frazier

In this episode, Jen is joined by Maven Made owner, Bethany Frazier, as they review the 2015 movie Jenny's Wedding where Katherine Heigl and Alexis Bledel pretend to be lesbians and make the worst movie known to man. Jen & Bethany both watched it so that you don't have to. Instead you should go watch Buffy. Like, really, why aren't you watching Buffy??

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The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast // Episode 3: I Dream of NeNe with Allison Davis

The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast // Episode 3: I Dream of NeNe with Allison Davis

In this third episode of The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast, Jen and wedding planner Allison Davis review the 2013 8-episode Bravo TV series, I Dream of NeNe. They talk about The Real Housewives of Atlanta, the stereotype of the "sassy black woman," the stigma of mental health care in the black community, prenups, vajazzling, what it really takes to put on a celebrity wedding, and that time Jen had an unfortunate nip slip. 45 is also mentioned, but don't worry, his name has been bleeped out for your comfort.

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Black BeauTEA Talk // For Wakanda? Without A Question.

Black BeauTEA Talk // For Wakanda? Without A Question.

Now let’s talk about the representation of black women in this movie!! I’m a young black woman, I would say, but the narrative I’ve always received has been that women follow their men. Subconsciously, and very blatantly, I was told things like “let the man lead,” “The man is the head of the household,” “Women are the nurturers,” insert whatever else oddball Christian-based bullshit you can think of. Black Panther literally took every bit of that and said “fuck what you talmbout” and it made me cry. I’ll probably be crying weeks from now at the very thought of that!

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The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast // Episode 2: When In Rome with Liv Lyszyk

The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast // Episode 2: When In Rome with Liv Lyszyk

WARNING: This episode discusses stalking and sexual harassment

In this second episode of The Catalyst Wedding Review Podcast, Jen and photographer Liv Lyszyk review the 2010 Kristen Bell rom com, When In Rome, where Kristen Bell accidentally finds herself at the middle of a love spell where Dax Sheppard, Will Arnett, Danny DeVito, and Jon Heder become obsessed with her, and frankly, it's gross. A love story gets squeezed in there somewhere, and we try to remember we LOVE Kristen Bell all the way through.

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