Feb. 9, 2022

The Patriarchy is Very Withholding (Female Friendship on Screen)

The Patriarchy is Very Withholding (Female Friendship on Screen)

This week we dive into female friendships on screen. But first we update you on what we watched, Avery has a random one for ya and Rosey is still apathetically watching How I Met Your Father. Then Rosey brings us through the history (spoiler alert: the patriarchy sucks) and then she and Avery share their friendship picks for a few categories: Odd Couple, Unexpected, BFFLs, Ride or Die, and Frenemies. 

Next week we’ll be looking at shows that aged gracefully compared to those that jump the shark.

Some topics covered:

Shows and movies with the female friendships we talk about:

  • The Women
  • Gone With the Wind
  • I Love Lucy (Lucy and Ethel)
  • 9 to 5
  • The Color Purple
  • Thelma and Louise
  • Poison Ivy
  • Single White Female
  • Sex and the City
  • Waiting to Exhale
  • Queen Bees
  • Mean Girls
  • Legally Blonde
  • One Tree Hill
  • The OC
  • Veronica Mars
  • Bridesmaids
  • Parks and Rec
  • Dead to Me
  • Sex Eduation
  • Clueless
  • Lady Bird
  • Friends
  • Jane the Virgin
  • Bold Type
  • Glow
  • UnReal
  • Yellowjackets
  • Spaced
  • Broad City
  • A League of Their Own

Things we trailed:

Where to stream:

  • Band of Brothers — HBO Max
  • Saving Private Ryan — Amazon/AppleTV (paid)
  • How I Met Your Father — Hulu
  • Single Drunk Female — Hulu

As always, please hit us up with questions, suggestions, just to say hi, or god forbid any concerns (jkkk if you’re concerned we’re concerned, def let us know). You can email us at theriftpod@gmail.com.

Episodes drop every Wednesday. See you next week!