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  • The show where we discuss gender, genre, and je ne sais quoi, one Channing Tatum movie at a time. New episode third Tuesday of every month. Hosted by Rachel S. Bernstein and Rachel Lee Berger.
    2021 Channing Salon
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Episodes
  • Episode 08: Step Up 2: The Streets

    Sep 22 2021

    Rachel & Rachel discuss sequel tropes, art school politics, and Moose in STEP UP 2: THE STREETS (2008). Tragically, our pitch for a rebooted Footloose Cinematic Universe was cut for time.

    CONTENT WARNINGS: This episode contains discussion of racist movie tropes.

    Our next episode on STOP-LOSS (2008) is coming your way October 18th!

    Email us at channingsalon@gmail.com and follow us on:

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    1 hr and 4 mins
  • Episode 07: Battle In Seattle

    Aug 19 2021

    Rachel & Rachel discuss cops, shirtlessness, and the mystery of the missing Joshua Jackson in BATTLE IN SEATTLE (2007). Seriously, if you know who Joshua Jackson plays in this movie, please tell us.

    CONTENT WARNINGS: This episode discusses on screen depictions of police brutality and miscarriage.

    Our next episode on STEP UP 2: THE STREETS (2008) is coming your way September 21st!

    Email us at channingsalon@gmail.com and follow us on:

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    1 hr and 5 mins
  • Episode 06: Step Up

    Jul 21 2021

    Rachel & Rachel discuss perfunctory romance, tights, and the eternal conflict of basketball vs. dancing in STEP UP (2006). Tragically, our discussion of whether Anne Fletcher should have directed CATS (2019) was cut for time.

    Our next episode on BATTLE IN SEATTLE (2007) is coming your way August 16th!

    Email us at channingsalon@gmail.com and follow us on:

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    1 hr and 17 mins

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  • Luke Schutz
  • 26-09-2021

Brilliant, Funny, and Surprisingly In-Depth

One one level, yes, this is a podcast about Channing Tatum and his filmography. Most of these films I find at best entertaining and fun and sometimes some of the worst films ever. Of course, Channing is hot and charming and a skilled performer.

However, The Channing Salon is far, far more than that.

It's a complex breakdown of themes and story-craft by two smart, articulate, witty, and hilarious hosts. It's a close look into a friendship and fanship between two film-lovers. It's a frank and fascinating exploration of what film as a medium can do to explore themes of humanity, sexuality, gender, class, race, art, growth, hope, mental illness, and more--no matter how cheesy, silly, or shallow any script may seem on the surface.

Since listening I've come to appreciate both Tatum, his acting, and his films far more than I ever did before. More than that, I've learned more about the philosophy and psychology of storytelling, movie-making, and the social impact of pop art and become an even bigger film-lover.

I highly suggest you listen. With only 8 episodes released by the time of this review, there are a whole lot of films left to explore, and I look forward to them getting to some of my favorites and making me take a second look at those I'd already dismissed.

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