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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

Jan 4, 2017
You can't really talk about mental health without discussing one of the most ubiquitous portrayals of mental illness in film: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. For this episode, we watched The Aviator (2004), a movie about the life and madness of Howard Hughes. 

He was a wealthy filmmaker, aviation innovator, and avid womanizer, and we had plenty to discuss... as this is a nearly three hour movie.

OCD History: http://ocd.stanford.edu/treatment/history.html

Howard Hughes Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Hughes

The Spruce Goose: http://www.evergreenmuseum.org/the-spruce-goose

The Aviator IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338751/

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