Episode 101

The Room / The Disaster Artist (ft interview with Greg Sestero) (+AMA!)

To celebrate the 100 episodes preceding it, here's a special episode about Tommy Wiseau's cult classic disasterpiece The Room, and the movie all about the making of The Room, The Disaster Artist.

The Room holds a special place in many peoples' hearts, despite often being labelled as one of the worst movies ever made. The Disaster Artist is based on Greg Sestero's book of the same name, which is in turn based on his time working on The Room, and his friendship with writer/producer/director/actor Tommy Wiseau.

Oh, hi Mark! This episode also includes a special interview with "Mark" from The Room; actor, writer and producer Greg Sestero, on his memories working on The Room, his experience writing The Disaster Artist, and how The Room's positivity continues to spread. A huge thank you to Greg for taking the time to chat with me.

This episode also features cameos from Sam (Movie Reviews in 20 Q's) and Nick (Nikoli's Kitchen) who also deserve huge thanks. To Sam for getting me to watch The Room in the first place, persuading me to do this episode, and suggesting I contact Greg Sestero for an interview. And to Nick, a huge fan of The Room, and one of the kindest, most amazing people in the world. I just like to watch you guys! Thank you both hugely for getting involved, for sending me all those The Room GIFS and for introducing this episode. Anyway, how's your sex life?

The episode ends with a brief AMA featuring questions from listeners and fellow podcasters. Thank you to everyone who took part! You're tearing me apart, listeners!

About the Podcast

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Verbal Diorama
The podcast on the history and legacy of movies you know, and movies you don't.

About your host

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Hi! I'm Em. I created Verbal Diorama in 2018, and launched the podcast in February 2019 to rapturous applause and acclaim.... from my cat Jess.

The modus operandi of Verbal Diorama is simple: movies are tough to make! The coming together of a team of people from all walks of life to make something to entertain, delight and educate us for 90+ mins is not an easy task, and yet so many succeed at it. That must be something to celebrate.

I'm here to do just that - to celebrate movies. Their history and legacy, and why they remain so special to so many of us.

I mostly host solo, but often you'll hear my cat Jess in the background (she's 17 years old, and very loud!).

I love podcasts and listen to many, but never my own.

I unashamedly love The Mummy (1999) and Grease 2. I'm still looking for a cool rider.