Episode 40: Why we're pissed about Dan Reynolds' documentary Believer

This week, Cari and Kelsae discuss the Dan Reynolds documentary Believer, which was made available on HBO this week. Lots of people have been lauding it, but (spoiler alert which should surprise no one) Cari and Kelsae think it has a lot of shortcomings to say the least. There's a lot of anger, a lot of swearing, and a lot of Imagine Dragons songs unfortunately now stuck in our heads. This documentary is NOT about queer people or the youth suicide epidemic in Utah or the Mormon church's anti-gay policies. It is about Dan Reynolds deciding that gay people are people. Let's be real. CONTENT WARNING: Discussion of suicide throughout.

Opening thought by Kaveh Akbar 

Closing thought by Carrie Fisher

Links Mentioned

 The TL;DR version of our message to Dan Reynolds and co. 

The TL;DR version of our message to Dan Reynolds and co. 

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