The Fully Monty, Slipknot's most experimental record, and Turkish pop bangers on the latest Hell Bent for Metal special - Knotfest

The Fully Monty, Slipknot’s most experimental record, and Turkish pop bangers on the latest Hell Bent for Metal special

Posted by Matt Rushton in Culture on April 7, 2022

The LGBT+ heavy metal podcast’s 8th special looks at queer culture classic ‘The Full Monty’, explains why Slipknot’s ‘Vol.3 (The Subliminal Verses)’ is one of the classics in HCGBs’ jukebox, and explains why Turkish pop banger “Şımarık” by Tarkan speaks to them as queer people.

Hell Bent For Metal's latest special episode flips the regular show on its head again to talk about some directly relevant things that wouldn't fit the main show. The guys begin by discussing the 1997 surprise blockbuster hit The Full Monty. There's talk on the economic landscape at the time in Sheffield, England, where the film was set. Many people had suddenly lost jobs they thought were secure, including the main characters of the movie which led them to become strippers. Tom and Matt discuss how in some ways the film was very much ahead of its time in terms of highlighting body positivity and some aspects of racial commentary, whilst also highlighting some things that would perhaps not pass today. Obviously, there's then an in-depth look at the movie from a queer angle. Whilst one host grew up watching the film often and starting to see himself in one of the
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