Episode 32: You're doing camp wrong!

The  Rocky Horror Picture Show  remains the epitome of camp

The Rocky Horror Picture Show remains the epitome of camp

The camp-themed Met Gala got us talking about camp again. What is camp? And how did it change between 1969 and 2019? Most importantly, why is science fiction so deathly terrified of seeming campy? We're going to have a Kiki about this.

Works Cited & Etc.

Camp: Notes on Fashion (exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Met Gala’s Camp Theme Winners: Who Did It Best? (Vanity Fair)

Notes on “Camp” (essay by Susan Sontag)

Keeping Up With The Kardashians (TV show)

Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV show)

Ed Wood (film-maker)

Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975 film)

James Whale (director)

RuPaul’s Drag Race (TV show)

Pose (TV show)

American Horror Story (TV show)

Steven Universe (TV show)

Riverdale (TV show)

Killing Eve (TV show)

Dancing Queen (TV show)

Super Drags (TV show)

Generation X, by Douglas Coupland

Oscar Wilde (writer)

Polari (episode of the Allusionist podcast)

Star Trek: The Original Series (TV show)

Batman (1960s TV show)

George of the Jungle (TV show)

Tom of Finland (artist)

Can’t Stop the Music (movie)

Planet of the Apes (movie series)

J.J. Abrams (writer/director)

Star Trek (2009 movie)

Octavia E. Butler (author)

Devil Girl From Mars (1954 movie)

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951 movie)

The Matrix (1999 movie)

Birdman (Or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014 movie)

Batman (1989 movie)

Argo (2012 movie)

Battlestar Galactica (1978-1979 TV show)

Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009 TV show)

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016 movie)

Batman in Film (Wikipedia page)

The Dark Knight Rises (2012 movie)

Fredric Wertham

Green Lantern (superhero)

Harry Potter (book series by J.K. Rowling)

Russian Doll (TV show)

Groundhog Day (movie)

The Wandering Earth (movie)

Liu Cixin (author)

Charlie Jane Anders