Fashion Grunge Podcast

146: You used me for football. I'll use you to get into Harvard. | School Ties (1992)

Episode Summary

"Was it worth it? Breaking a tradition just to win a football game?"

Episode Notes

In keeping with the worlds 'Brendan Fraser Renaissance' it was time to discuss the film that started his career, School Ties. While this film is hard to watch for many reasons, it's still required viewing. The story is set in the 1950s and revolves around the anti-Semitism at a boys prep school. While the performances of emerging actors that we know so well today are front and center, it's Brendan Fraser that really gives such a powerful performance. 

This was Jai's first time watching and  for me it's been a good while since I've seen it. Basically not only does it seem that boys prep schools are breeding grounds for evil in this film, however the adults are not much better. In our behind the scenes research we learned an incredible amount about where actress Amy Locane is now, prep fashion,  and the casting process.

*apologies for the weird audio


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