Sunday, July 28, 2013

Podcast Covers ‘Spidergate’ from an Insider’s Perspective

New Light Shed on Lianne 'Spiderbaby' Plagiarism Scandal

One of the hosts of The Cutting Room Movie Podcast, David Pace, was caught up in the Lianne Spiderbaby (aka Quentin Tarantino's main squeeze) plagiarism scandal that recently shook the horror community and rattled journalistic cages everywhere. He recently brought to the show the writer who broke the story, Mike White (Impossible Funky Blog, The Projection Booth Podcast), and together they revealed to Dave's co-hosts, Tom Dettloff and Joe Christiana, a sordid tale of an American Dream gone corrupt. The aftermath of the scandal was felt full tilt at Fangoria, where both Dave and Spiderbaby brandished their pens, honorable and filthy, respectively, until the s hit the f.

Spiderbaby, who's now reverted to her original name, Lianne MacDougal, publicly admitted to plagiarizing large portions of her work for Fangoria and other publications whose credibility has now been called into question.

The Cutting Room Movie Podcast cut its teeth as a horror-centric movie talk show on The Horror Palace before expanding to a more general cinema program. The hosts strive to discuss movies in ways that are insightful, entertaining and deeply personal, writing original reviews that serve as introductions for their ensuing roundtable discussions. Guests have included cult-horror actor Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, Weird Science), Producer/Director Brian Yuzna (Re-Animator), Actress Halley Feiffer (The Squid and The Whale), academic and writer Dr. Kim Paffenroth (author of many film criticism books), and Actress Aarti Mann (The Big Bang Theory).

The episode Lianne Spiderbaby & Journalistic Integrity (or lack thereof) can be found:

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