Subscriber Podcast #24 – Swimming with Sharks

Kevin Spacey in Swimming with Sharks (1994)
Published October 26th 2018 | Tags: , , , ,

On this month’s subscriber-only podcast I dissect the 1994 movie Swimming with Sharks, about a young man who goes to work at a Hollywood studio, where his boss (Kevin Spacey) abuses and bullies him relentlessly. I reflect on the film’s relevance in the wake of the #MeToo phenomenon, and how the film is a dark satire based around a love triangle (or sex triangle). I also discuss the psychological observations in the movie, how abused people often become abusers, and how the story is supposed to be cathartic, encouraging the audience to resist abusive impulses.

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