Miss Congeniality & The Silence of the Lambs

Being a female FBI agent looks EXHAUSTING… This week we say f*ck your boys club. So swap your sweatpants for your best business casual and aviators. We’re talking about THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) and MISS CONGENIALITY (2000).

We’re asking the important questions, like how does any woman succeed without a queer or queer-coded male mentor? Why do all dramatic FBI transactions require an airplane hanger? And where are the HR departments in either of these movies?! Sure Anthony Hopkins deserved the Oscar despite his limited screen time, but where’s William Shatner’s award for stealing the entire show?

It’s hard to believe these movies have as much in common as they do – about as hard to believe as Sandy B requiring a team of people to get her pageant-ready. So pour yourself a nice glass of Chianti (hold the fava beans) and join us.

Theme song: Written by Tara Clune, Amanda Festa and Ryan Hirsh; Performed by Brooke Parker and Ryan Hirsh.