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Outlander

This adaptation of the popular historical fiction/time travel books gets a lot right, but controversy ensued when the costume designer posted online some so-called facts about 18th-century hygiene. We review the movie and the costumes and discuss the controversy — and how they REALLY handled hygiene back in the day.

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Hey, we're back! Well, almost -- we're on Facebook now (and also Twitter, maybe for live-tweeting a podcast or something).

Come join us everywhere, post your ideas for historical costume movies to snark at, and get notifications of our next podcast to download!
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bet you weren't expecting this

Frock Flicks is not only back, but we have a live-recorded, watch-along with the first episode of everybody's love-to-hate-it historical monstrosity "The Tudors"!

Warning: Not for the easily offended, totally sober, or honestly, anyone under 21. This one also continued to go over the top, & we gave it an "explicit" tag in iTunes for frequent discussion of body parts & rampant swearing in between the complaints about couch fabric. Because this is how we roll when we watch a flick :)

Grab a cocktail & go here:
http://www.trystancraft.com/frockflicks/frockflicks.xml

Or go here, click "View in iTunes," & then click "Subscribe."

Then you'll get all our updates whenever you open iTunes & refresh your podstreams (& y'know, in case we actually record a new podcast -- it could happen & wouldn't you hate to miss the fun?).

Let us know what you think!
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dun dun dun! a new podcast

Frock Flicks is back, & this time, we visit the small screen, plus we add a special guest! All this & more can be yours in an hour of audio madness.

demode, sarahbellem, & trystbat invite zoccolaro for a far-ranging discussion of the first episode or so of "The Borgias" -- Showtime's sexed-up look at how Jeremy Irons gets to be Pope in the 15th century. Hmmm... what's he got underneath those red & purple robes???

Warning: Not for the easily offended, totally sober, or honestly, anyone under 21. This one finally went over the top & we gave it an "explicit" tag in iTunes for frequent discussion of male body parts. Give us a break, there weren't a ton of costumes to look at. Just pope-y stuff, so we kinda went south fast.

Grab a cocktail & go here:
http://www.trystancraft.com/frockflicks/frockflicks.xml

Or go here, click "View in iTunes," & then click "Subscribe."

Then you'll get all our updates whenever you open iTunes & refresh your podstreams (& y'know, whenever we actually release a new podcast -- but hey, we have another one in the can so subscribe why doncha?).

Let us know what you think!
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we frocked before, we shall frock again!

Omg, can you believe it, we have another podcast -- and rumors say we'll have another one soon after this!

Check out demode, sarahbellem, & trystbat's rantings & ravings about lushly costumed & perhaps weakly acted "The Affair of the Necklace" in our latest Frock Flicks podcast.

Warning: Not for the faint of heart, underage, totally sober, & otherwise easily offended. In addition to discussing frou-frou 18th-century gowns & wigs, Adrian Brody's towel gets a fair number of mentions ;-)

Grab a cocktail & go here:
http://www.trystancraft.com/frockflicks/frockflicks.xml

Click the link or, to subscribe, open up iTunes & go to the Advanced menu & select "Subscribe to Podcast." Paste or type the url into the dialog box, & then you'll get all our updates whenever you open iTunes & refresh your podstreams.

Let us know what you think!
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wait, wait - photos

If you listened to Episode 4, "Wait, Wait, Don't Frock Me," & maybe you wondered what the heck was going on or who all these crazy people are, well, now you can see pictures!

In the official Costume-Con 26 photo gallery (a vast & growing treasure trove of pictures), I found this set of 7 photos taken during recording. Oh & here are a few more pix of your original recording cast.

demode is the one in green wearing a little hat with papers stuck into it (her Dickens Faire outfit), sarahbellem is the one in a sparkly tiara, & I'm the one in black & white. Those pink papers were our script.

Note: We don't usually podcast in costume or with a script. And that ep., we didn't have Pink Drinks. Shocking!
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anniversary episode

Can you believe it's been a year since we did our first Frock Flick podcast? We haven't exactly posted a year's worth, by other podcast standards, but hey, we do our best :-)

Submitted for your listening pleasure is our latest episode: Mira Nair's Vanity Fair. A Victorian novel set in Regency England imagined thru Bollywood. And somehow, it works! At least we thinks so. Let us know your opinion after you listen to our take.

To get the podcast, go here:
http://www.trystancraft.com/frockflicks/frockflicks.xml

Click the link or, to subscribe, open up iTunes & go to the Advanced menu & select "Subscribe to Podcast." Paste or type the url into the dialog box, & then you'll get all our updates whenever you open iTunes & refresh your podstreams.

Cheers!
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new episode!

But we didn't watch a movie this time. Yep, this is finally our Costume-Con 26 episode (sorry it took me a while to recover & edit this ;-). If you're familiar with the NPR show "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me," you'll recognize the format.

We quizzed the live audience about costume movies & TV shows & related history. Listen for everything from Star Trek to Marie-Antoinette to Showtime's 'The Tudors' references!

Thanks to good sports sweetladykt, myladyswardrobe, bauhausfrau, lindseyerin37, & others for playing our trivia games!!!

Let us know what you think -- maybe we'll do another one at a future event. But next up, a proper movie, promise :-)

Download it here or subscribe in iTunes.