Before Perfect Blue was unleashed to audiences in 1997, no other film — animated or live-action — blurred the lines between fantasy and reality in contemporary Japan so vividly.⁠

The classic thriller by Satoshi Kon gets discussed in this week’s BEHOLD!, along with the recursive meta writing of Adaptation, the emotional exploitation of the acting process in Madeline’s Madeline, and the deconstruction of ego in Birdman.⁠

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Genre Equality is a monthly podcast reviewing fantasy, horror, and science fiction content hosted by Hidzir Junaini and Isa Foong. The duo also hosts the bi-monthly BEHOLD!, which features a deeper dive into the pop-culture touchstones they love.