A Year in Film: A Hollywood Suite Podcast


1997 — Romy & Michele's High School Reunion & B.A.P.S.: Business Ladies (feat. Carolyn Mauricette)

Season 3, Ep. 15

It's a Business Woman's Special with this week's episode featuring Carolyn Mauricette, who joins Becky and Alicia in Beverly Hills to revisit 1997 comedies Romy & Michele's High School Reunion and B.A.P.S.

Carolyn is a film programmer and Development Coordinator for the Blood in the Snow Film Festival and a contributing author to the first edition of the Women in Horror AnnualThe Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films, and The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Film. She is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic and has also written pieces for Graveyard Shift Sisters, film reviews for Cinema Axis, and articles for Grim Magazine. She deep dives into race and representation of people of color in genre film on her website, View from the Dark, and co-hosts the podcast Reely Melanated with Ashlee Blackwell where they talk about movies they love. 

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2010 — Burlesque & Elektra Luxx: Erotica (feat. Laura Desiree)

Season 4, Ep. 22
Becky and Alicia invite Laura Desiree to the AYIF stage to discuss the silly, yet sultry Burlesque and Elektra Luxx. Raised on a healthy diet of classic hollywood cinema and her father’s room-sized vinyl collection, Laura Desiree has always had curiosity for all things sex and sensuality. While attending The New York Film Academy in 2008, she was seduced by nightclub culture and spent the next 5 years as a bar top Go-Go dancer and Burlesque Performer touring the USA, Canada and Europe. In 2013, Laura relocated to her home Toronto, Canada to create erotic art performances for the stage as the Creative Director at Toronto's Candyland. In 2016 Laura joined the web + TV series Naked News as their lead anchor, credited show writer and segment producer. Laura has produced a number of series for the network’s Love, Sex and Culture segments, including investigations into sexual behaviors, trends in sex and the pursuit of great sex. She has interviewed adult industry performers and leading medical experts around the world and covered events including the AVN Awards, Pornhub Awards, XBiz Awards and Toronto International Film Festival. Laura was one of the hosts and creators of the CAM4 podcast A Mouthful with Laura + Romi, found on all streaming platforms. Her current podcast Licked&Loaded features weekly episodes all in favor of prioritizing pleasure! Laura's latest YouTube series Red Umbrella Talk is a 5-part talk show filmed at New York’s Museum of Sex, that breaks down the misconceptions of Sex Work by presenting questions from the general public to actual industry service providers. Check out the full series on YouTube today!