The Canon Episode 65: ELECTION With Guest Paul Rust

The man behind LOVE nominates Tracy Flick.

We recorded the latest episode of The Canon early Saturday morning because we had to fit into Paul Rust's incredibly busy schedule. His new series, Love, hit Netflix this weekend, and he's got a movie he wrote called Pee Wee's Big Holiday opening at SXSW in a couple of weeks. The guy is swamped with success, and he still made time to be on our little podcast! 

He nominated 1999's Election, Alexander Payne's adaptation of the Tom Perrotta novel starring Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick and a pre-"Nash out" Chris Klein. It's a movie that kind of riffs on the 1992 election, foretells the 2000 election and remains scarily prescient for the 2016 election. And it's also funny. 

Speaking of funny: when we recorded the episode I had only watched the first episode of Love. When I got home I binged the rest of it, and I can tell you with certainty that it's great. The show, which Rust created with Judd Apatow and Lesley Arfin, uses the Netflix format perfectly to tell a small, nuanced story about people just starting out in a relationship. It's truly excellent, and I can't recommend it highly enough - and this is coming from a guy who has seen just about enough media about youngish white people on the east side of LA having life problems. 

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Next week: The Lost Weekend. This one may be harder to find - I'm not sure it's streaming right now - but there's a very affordable DVD, and this movie is a classic.