The Bitter Medicine of Unhappy Endings
Horror writer G. Emerald, who has a background in the medical system, joins us to talk about the healing power of stories that leave us with a bad taste in our mouths. Audiences like happy endings, but do we really need every story to end on a high note? Are we being pacified? Why did the Hays Code require movies to have uplifting endings? Do happy endings sublimate the revolutionary energy that we should be putting into activism instead? Why are horror fans handling the pandemic better? What does it mean to have a Cronenberg day? Why is KA Applegate the Chad to JK Rowling’s Virgin TERF? We also touch upon Apocalypse hunks, the inevitability of death, and the nightmare that is the human body.

About Rite Gud: R.S. Benedict is an author, appearing in Fantasy and Science Fiction and Gardner Dozois’ The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of The Year’s Best Science Fiction. Matt Keeley, founder of Kittysneezes, is producing Rite Gud for KS Media, LLC. Rite Gud is a Kittysneezes production. If you have questions, comments and concerns, email ritegud – at – kittysneezes – dot – com. Rite Gud is also on Patreon, at Patrons receive access to the official Kittysneezes Discord, exclusive episodes, critiques and more.

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