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On Ep 121 George interviews director Dava Whisenant about her award winning film Bathtubs Over Broadway (streaming on Netflix). The film follows the arc of comedy writer Steve Young (Late Show with David Letterman) as he discovers the little-known world of industrial musical theater. At first it’s great goofy comedy fodder, but he develops a community at first amongst obscure record collectors (including Germs drummer Don Bolles and Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra) and subsequently upon further digging with there songwriters and performers themselves. The viewer is hopefully moved in the same direction from ironic amusement with songs about dog food and washing machines to appreciating the talent involved (which included Andrea Martin, Martin Short, Florence Henderson, and Chita Rivera). Original score composer Anthony DiLorenzo was also nominated for Best Score by the IDA Documentary Awards.