A Year in Film: A Hollywood Suite Podcast


2010 — Boy & Submarine: Coming of Age (feat. Jordan Hayles and Emily Gagne)

Season 4, Ep. 10

Becky and supervising producer Emily Gagne are joined by Jordan Hayles as they get emotional about 2010's Boy (directed by Taika Waititi) and Submarine (directed by Richard Ayoade). Hailing from Scarborough, Ontario, Jordan Hayles is a television and film editor who has taken pride in his attention to detail which has lead to his ascension in his career. His diverse array of work has spanned from Lifestyle, Doc-Style, Sports, and Narrative, with his work appearing on networks such as VICE, NBC, HGTV, Food Network, CBC, CTV, and with the various teams owned by Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment (MLSE). He’s also an advocate for diversity, understanding that in his position there are not many who are fairly represented across the board, and it’s his mission to give back to others, and hopefully break in more talent through the doors as his career advances.

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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!