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Global and Generational Pop Consciousness – with Erika Eleniak

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Listen to: Global and Generational Pop Consciousness
Original air date: Monday, February 24, 2014

Stacy-Malayna-Erika

Stacy-Malayna-Erika

Episode Description:

This week, with celebrity guest Erika Eleniak, the Pop Conscious gals will be discussing pop culture that goes global and what captures the attention of young people. Do movies like E.T., (in which Erika was a cast member) still resonate with young people today? What subcultures and conventions have been built around various pop influences? And how are younger generations experiencing the interactive quality of today’s pop culture? Listen in and we’ll share our insights!

Erika as Elly May

Erika as Elly May

What we talked about:

  • The deeper meaning and themes behind the TV shows and movies she’s been in…
  • Erika’s on-screen kiss at age 12, directed by Steven Spielberg…
  • How Baywatch evolved from Movie of the Week and Pamela Anderson’s intro being Erika’s swan song…
  • William Shatner as her dad…
  • 6 Degrees of Separation (and of Kevin Bacon)…
  • The transformations (Hero’s Journey) of each of her characters, from Under Siege to The Opponent…
  • The archetypes represented by her roles…
  • Favorite Bible stories, from a spiritual and metaphysical perspective…
  • Her roles in life as a mother, wedding celebrant and children’s book author
  • The importance of influences on youth – pop culture and spiritual principle…
  • The global influence of pop culture and how it differs around the world…does it get lost in translation?
  • Perspectives from Sri Lanka, where Malayna was broadcasting from, and Bollywood actresses as spokespeople for multinationals…
  • How to tell what season of Castle you’re watching by the length of Beckett’s hair
  • Themes of love and paying it forward.

Image of Erika above is a screenshot from The Beverly Hillbillies video trailer on YouTube.