Frotcast 431: Laremy Is Back, And He Has A Coronavirus Quarantine List



Hey, all you Frotcast listeners out there who just keep on listening no matter how close humanity comes to complete obliteration! We’ve got another brilliant episode of your favorite podcast ready for your consumption. This week, Vince and Matt welcome Laremy Legel back into the virtual Frotquarters to check in with how he and his family are adjusting to sheltering in place. We discuss everything from the coronavirus, to the COVID 19 death count, to quarantine, to movies eventually. I swear, at some point we talk about movies. I don’t remember which movies but we definitely talked up a storm about them. At the very least, we discuss movie stars and other celebrities making a viral video of each of them singing John Lennon’s “Imagine” and how the internet unanimously decided it was bad and that they should feel shame. We pray that they do.

We also briefly talk about how Jared Leto was unaware of the pandemic because had been in a silent retreat for the past 12 days. His obliviousness to the species ending pandemic was a real highlight of our week. Madonna also had some thoughts. Finally, we read emails and listen to some amazing voicemails, including one from a listener who had a brief run in with Gary Busey. It’s fantastic.


Frotcast 430: Joe Sinclitico Marked Safe From Coronavirus



Hey everyone! Wow what a weird time to be alive (for now). As you are all probably aware, a virus has spread throughout the world that is threatening to kill our parents. And now that we are forced to stay inside our homes and think about what we did to deserve a mass extinction, we figured this is the perfect time to frot. This week, Matt and Vince welcome Frotcast legend Joe Sinclitico to the virtual Frotquarters to discuss his very recent decision to hide out from the virus at an undisclosed location in Washington state. In this episode, we discuss everything from coronavirus to quarantine to cancel culture to Corey Feldman.

If you are unfamiliar, Corey Feldman recently premiered a documentary about himself and Corey Haim called My Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys – which you can read about here. We also discuss a recent article in The New Yorker in which Fiona Apple explains the exact moment that lead her to quitting cocaine – being stuck with a coked out Quentin Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson.

It’s a great episode of a great film podcast and you really should listen. Please patronize us at Patreon.com/frotcast.


Frotcast 429 – Glenn Danzig’s Albino Rape Spider w Grant Lyon



Hey ladies and fellas and everyone in! Time for another timely and regularly scheduled episode of the Filmdrunk Frotcast – the best podcast about movies ever made. This week, Matt and Vince welcome comedian Grant Lyon who not only knows Matt from the LA comedy scene but was also a fellow Banana Slug at UCSC. In this episode, Matt and Grant reminisce about a stand up comedy class at Santa Cruz and how it made them into the superstars they are today. Also, Vince explains Alex Jones’ DUI arrest and the new conspiracy theory that has cropped up behind it.

Finally, Matt and Vince discuss Glenn Danzig’s directorial debut film Verotika – a series of spooky vignettes that get progressively more lazy. The first and most robustly scripted vignette “The Albino Spider of Dajette” is about a big boobed Frenchwoman with eyes for nipples who cries on an albino spider causing it to transform into a man-sized albino spider who rapes and murders women whenever the Frenchwoman falls asleep. It’s hard to describe how bad this movie is without comparing it to the best bad movie of all time The Room. While Verotika is no Room, the albino rape spider is not far behind.

You can rent Verotika on YouTube or Amazon Prime now, or you could wait a couple of months for someone to leak “The Albino Spider of Dajette” on to liveleak or pornhub or something. Please pay us at Patreon.com/Frotcast.

 


Unlocked: The Ben Tribute Episode



For those of you who just started listening to the Frotcast (is that a thing? do those people exist? I hope so), you may have never heard our original host, Ben Kaplan. Ben, our motorcyclin’ ridin’ (true), ear rapin’ (according to our first negative iTunes review) Frotcast co-founder (the podcast was literally his idea, discussed with Brendan, Bret, and I at the Horseshoe bar in San Francisco) died of cancer in December 2017. He’d gotten diagnosed a few years before that, at which point he swore off work forever like a true king and traveled the world for a while. He wrote all about it, you can still get his book on Kindle. So in 2018, we got the original Frotcast gang back together — Brendan and Bret, plus original super guest, Laremy, and eventual Frotcast regular Matt Lieb (both of whom would star in Whoop Dreams, the Gathering of the Juggalos documentary we Kickstarted in 2013 — Ben actually got his initial diagnosis right after we got home), for a Ben Tribute episode.

Today would’ve been Ben’s 41st birthday, so in honor of that I thought I’d put the Ben Tribute episode on the free feed. Fun fact: Schnitzel Bob’s fan-fiction in the comments section of the original post still makes me cry. That’s how dumb our lives are, and I thank you all for that from the bottom of my heart. It was a weird idea, playing clips of us while we recorded ourselves listening to it. Honestly, I probably wouldn’t put it on my podcasting reel. But it was worth it to hear the old clips of Ben. With all the hours of audio we have of him, you’d think we could just listen for hours and hours. But I still haven’t, it’s too hard. Maybe someday. For now it’s nice to go down memory lane at least once a year. Thanks for listening to whatever the hell it is we’ve been doing all these years. We love you all. Matt and I will be back with a regular episode later this week.


Frotcast 428: More Like Super Boosday Am I Left?



What up all you wonderful Frotcast listeners out there. It’s time for another amazing episode of your all time favorite movie podcast! And boy did we talk about movies in this one. Yup. Yes sir. Movies were indeed discussed. But also, we recorded this episode a couple of hours before the polls closed on Super Tuesday so Vince and I, along with our guest the incomparable Jessica Sele, were just a wee bit distracted. In fact, one could say we were preemptively depressed about what we knew was coming AKA America momentarily forgetting that Joe Biden’s brain is mostly soup and voting for him instead of a Jewish socialist who had a heart attack and wants to give me healthcare. But hey, let’s not get all political. Politics are a distraction from the real news of the day: movie news.

In this episode, we discuss Moana, the Invisible Man, Hollow Man, the Coronavirus, and the fact that we will be in for for more years of Donald Trump if we nominate Joe Biden not because Biden is a bad person but because the youth vote, which Bernie has more of than any candidate since Barack Obama, is kinda fickle and will not show up for Biden. I mean, we’ll try to get them out to vote but damn man, it’s gonna be an uphill battle.

Anyway, enjoy!


TEASER: Live Riff of Double Team, Get It On Patreon!



This bonus episode of the FilmDrunk Frotcast is available exclusively to our $20 Patreon subscribers. You can add our premium content to your regular podcast feed!

This month on the Frotcast, for our live riff episode (in which we do commentary over a B-movie, an idea that has never before been attempted), we’ve chosen the 1997 action classic Double Team. It stars the extremely then-current combination of Dennis Rodman and Jean Claude Van Damme — the Worm and The Muscles From Brussels, together at last. Will there be basketball jokes? Will there be an excruciatingly long training montage in which Jean Claude Van Damme does the splits for some reason? Look, I don’t want to spoil it. Joining us this week is your old friend Joe Sinclitico (Adam Devine’s House Party, Comedy Juice).

Double Team, which definitely sounds like a pornographic movie title, is available to stream for free on Showtime or for $2.99 on Amazon Prime. We didn’t want you to have to spend additional money on it but I think you’ll agree that this was a hard target to pass up. Ooh, Hard Target, that’s another solid Van Dmme title.  Fodder for next month’s live riff, perhaps? Anyway, massive thanks to our premium subscribers for whom all this is possible and without whom we would not do it. Tell your dumb friends to subscribe at patreon.com/frotcast, so they too might sup from the goblet of live riffs.


Frotcast 427: Now More Than Ever, With Harry Moroz



Sup piggies! Are you ready for another week of movie and television news distilled into a palatable hour and a half of premium audio content? ME NEITHER! But you better get ready, because like it or not Matt and Vince have doomed themselves to a life of being your one stop shop for everything HOLLYWOOD. I’ll admit, this is all kind of stream of consciousness and I’m probably not making as much sense as I feel I’m making. This is Matt Lieb, by the way.

Anyway, this week Vince and I welcome back Harry Moroz to the podcast where we discussed everything from why comedy is actually not that important, to Michael Shannon’s short but memorable role in the movie 8 Mile. He was having sex with Eminem’s mom. We also begin preparing the rules for Vince’s annual Oscars drinking game.

And speaking of the Oscars, it’s time for a BIG FROTCAST NEWS ALERT! *airhorn* *airhorn* *airhorn* Vince and I are going to be doing a very special Oscars livestream this Sunday at 5pm PST, and you can watch it for free on the HotMic app available on the app store! Just download the app and use the promo code LIEB and you’ll be able to watch me and Vince and maybe a special guest talk over the Oscars broadcast live. You can chat with us, even tip us like strippers. The app syncs with your tv so that you can hear our commentary in real time. Or you can just listen to us talk and not watch the Oscars. The choice is yours! Download the app HotMic right NOW!


TEASER – Frotcast Bonus: Vince at Sundance



Here is just a taste of our Patreon-Only episode of the Frotcast where Vince goes to Sundance.

Hey frotcast patrons! It’s that time of year again where Vince Mancini leaves the comfort of the Frotquarters and treks on up to Park City, Utah for the very important Sundance Film Festival. This week, Vince regales Matt with tales of the festival and talks about some of the movies he saw including one where Michael Keaton did 9/11 or something. They also talk about Bulletproof 2: the sequel nobody asked for and nobody wanted but was made anyway because that’s just how shit works out sometimes. Listen now!

 

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Frotcast 426: Matt Mourns Kobe On Behalf Of The Tall, With Jason Webb And Jessica Sele



This week brings us a very special Frotcast, in which Matt is forced to get serious and mourn the death of his sporting hero, Kobe Bryant. We attempt to peel back the layers and find out what it is about the star basketball player that so appealed to the guy who usually only makes jokes about quicksand porn and eating butt. It turns out that part of it was because he was tall, and that there’s a special fellowship among the tall.

Our guests this week are comedians Jessica Sele and Jason Webb, who share their own Kobe reminiscences and examples of how they’ve applied the Mamba Mentality in their own lives. Other topics include Sumo wrestling, morbid parents, that front flap on the underwear, and Jason’s ineffective mission trips throughout the nation’s south. Please enjoy, and as we say on the Frotcast, when you’re here you’re family.


Frotcast 425: Tyler Perry Presents Herpes Are Forever, With Two Girls One Mic



This week on the Frotcast, we welcome Yvette d’Entremont and Alice Vaughn, from the Two Girls One Mic porncast, who discovered Matt Lieb through his status as one of the internet’s foremost quicksand p*rn enthusiasts. That’s the power of the Frotcast. Yvette and Alice are about to head off to their first AVN Awards, so we try to play AVN Awards Bingo. Now that Knives Out has been out for a while and Matt has finally seen it, we discuss the feasibility of its drug subplot with Matt, in his capacity as a former IV drug user (10 years sober, hooray for Matt!). At which point we discover that Yvette wrote her thesis on the opiate epidemic. That’s almost TOO MUCH EXPERTISE for one show. This leads into our talk about how Matt lost his verified checkmark on Twitter during the New York Times presidential endorsement kerfuffle. As one replier commented, “for Matt so loved posting that he sacrificed his only begotten checkmark.”

Finally, I regale Matt and the gang with my recap of Tyler Perry’s new Netflix movie, A Fall From Grace, which I urge everyone to watch with their friends, a truly surreal experience. We finish things off with your email questions and voicemails. Become a patron at Patreon.com/Frotcast to access all of our bonus content!