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‘You People’: A Bagel Report deep dive

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After seeing it opening weekend in theaters and then again on Netflix amid a swirl of wildly inconsistent reviews, we are turning into review people as we take on “You People,” the cringey interfaith, interracial romcom (cringe-com?) starring Jonah Hill, Lauren London, Eddie Murphy and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Overall observations, questions about content choices and missed opportunities to explore faith, meaning and connection. As we cruise through a million hot takes on “You People,” keep your ears peeled for exciting tropes like “consensus-building,” “calling in vs. calling out,” “the oppression Olympics,” and “zero-sum game.”

This episode of The Bagel Report is sponsored by the Jewish Film Institute, whose WinterFest event is coming up Feb. 25-26 at the Vogue Theater in San Francisco.

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Listen to “You People: A Bagel Report Deep Dive” on Spreaker.


Show notes

Selected reactions to “You People”

Dialogue and representation organizations:

Reactions to Farrakhan’s claims about Jews and slavery:

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Erin Ben-Moche and Esther D. Kustanowitz
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Erin Ben-Moche and Esther D. Kustanowitz are the hosts of The Bagel Report, an award-winning podcast about Jewish representation and identity in pop culture, produced by J. The Jewish News of Northern California in partnership with Jewfolk, Inc. New episodes are available on (most) Mondays on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.