Peculiar Picture Show was created because we love talking about movies and mental health. Hosts Brandon Gregory and Maria Milazzo both struggle with mental health issues, and they both have degrees in English Literature from Rollins College (where they met), so movies and mental health are natural topics for them.
Movies are more than entertainment—they’re a window into public opinion, and they’re largely influential in shaping public opinion. By exploring what movies say about mental health, we discover what society thinks about mental health, for good or for bad. Some movies have had some great things to say; others have had some very damaging things to say; still others said a lot about mental health without even intending to. We’ll be exploring all of these in our podcast.