Ten Things Paltrow’s “The Goop Lab” Has In Common With “My Dad Wrote A Porno”

Ten Things Paltrow’s “The Goop Lab” Has In Common With “My Dad Wrote A Porno” January 20, 2020

Firstly, a ‘we’re not worthy’ in the direction of this Tweet:

1. The very idea of both titles will have you raising your eyebrows until they meet your hairline, and then hurriedly checking that your computer is on anon-mode (and you delete the browser-cache twice that day just in case);

2. They both feature a woman who has done some rather interesting things in their line of work…

3. … these lines of work both include concepts of feminist empowerment and reinvention… however one is via encouraging experiences that are potentially hair-raising… and the other is just podcast humour.

4. Both shows ‘explore ideas that may seem out there or too scary’.

In the case of My Dad Wrote a Porno, I’d say it’s the sex scenes with Ken Dewsbury, the Central and Northern England RSM of Steele’s Pots and Pans. Oh, and the episode about the maze. And anything to do with Jim Sterling. Especially the bits with Jim Sterling. And, ahem, his bits.

Regarding Paltrow’s show, I’d say it’s ALL of it.

5. Both make you blush regarding their obsession with vaginas.

6. Both make you very concerned as to what is being suggested about vaginas…. although one involves insertion of things like jade eggs… and the other has completely mind-bogglingly hilarious anatomical inventiveness regarding women’s bodies in general. I’ll leave it up to you to figure out which is which.

7. Both make you really very worried as to whether anyone involved in the writing actually has ever consulted a qualified professional what the heck vaginas should really be doing in their daily lives (the works of Rocky Flintstone, however, are certainly not billed in any way as a health guide… unless you believe laugher is a medicine!)

8. Both Goop and My Dad Wrote a Porno are listenable as podcasts! Although I think that “leading thinkers, culture changers, and industry disruptors” will wear more clothing on in their day-to-day business in Goop’s episodes, when compared to the thinky-industry-executive-types who feature in Belinda’s story on the MDWAP podcast.

9. These shows had me laughing more than was probably good for me, but I knew it was all fictional when it came to MDWAP. Especially after Goop tried to tout psychics as being valid therapy.

10. And finally, what they both have in common is that you can find both of them on the television, but only My Dad Wrote A Porno is something that I’ll recommend catching up with on streaming TV services if you haven’t seen it before now, and I also highly recommend seeing their live tour.

And my sincere apologies to any fellow MDWAP fans who know (as I know) that it’s a far better show than anything that is produced by Paltrow.

 


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