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Is This Reel Life?

Is This Reel Life? is a podcast which examines the real world implications of a myriad of films; it is run by two outspoken, liberal, atheist ladies who have some serious opinions to share. Kristen is a talented videographer with a degree in film studies. Growing up in Louisiana as a trans woman was definitely not easy, but Kristen has allowed those experiences to formulate an excellent sense of humor and a brilliant perspective on the world around her. Bethany has a degree in psychology and a background in film noir. A firebrand atheist and pansexual polyamorous woman from Kentucky, Bethany has a truly unique point of view. We watch movies of all genres and attempt to reconcile Hollywood with the real world. Want to contact us directly? Email ReelLifeChicago@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @ReelLifeChicago or Instagram @JustReelThings
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Is This Reel Life? is a podcast which examines the real world implications of a myriad of films; it is run by two outspoken, liberal, atheist ladies who have some serious opinions to share. 

Kristen is a talented videographer with a degree in film studies. Growing up in Louisiana as a trans woman was definitely not easy, but Kristen has allowed those experiences to formulate an excellent sense of humor and a brilliant perspective on the world around her.

Bethany has a degree in psychology and a background in film noir. A firebrand atheist and pansexual polyamorous woman from Kentucky, Bethany has a truly unique point of view. 

We watch movies of all genres and attempt to reconcile Hollywood with the real world.

We love donations over at www.patreon.com/IsThisReelLife. If you want to support us in a non-monetary way, you can give us one of those awesome 5-star iTunes reviews! You can add us on Stitcher (just search Is This Reel Life? in the app), iTunes, or your favorite podcast app by entering our feed: http://isthisreellife.libsyn.com/rss

Want to contact us directly? Find us on Facebook, email ReelLifeChicago@gmail.com, or follow us on Twitter @ReelLifeChicago or Instagram @JustReelThings

Dec 28, 2016
When we decided to start this podcast, we wanted to cover some pretty deep shit. Topics like religion and LGBTQ issues... and mental health. This episode is about The Virgin Suicides (1999) and it begins our series dubbed Mental Health Days (because we all need them). 

This year has been pretty shitty all around; 2016 has given us the deaths of many great actors and notables, and this time of year tends to be the worst for depression and suicide attempts. 

This movie is about coping with grief - the wrong ways. If you are having difficulty coping with loss or depression, please check out the links below for the suicide prevention lifeline and better ways to cope. 

As always, feel free to drop us a line at ReelLifeChicago@gmail.com.

The Virgin Suicides IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0159097/

http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Mayo Clinic's tips for coping: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/basics/coping-support/CON-20032977

Looking for a secular therapist in your area? Check out Recovering From Religion's database here: https://www.seculartherapy.org/

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