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The Debatable Podcast


Aug 12, 2014

LEXI ALEXANDER, Oscar-nominated director best known for "Green Street Hooligans" and cult classic "Punisher: War Zone," joins me to talk about her journey to becoming a Hollywood filmmaker. Along the way, we touch on martial arts, being a stuntwoman, her short films and feature films, her cult status with comic book fans, and her advocacy in representing people exploited or ignored by Hollywood, including women and online file-sharing pirates. It's a great talk! Enjoy!

00:00:00 - 00:07:53 Intro / Plugs
00:08:58 - Interview Open
00:11:23 - Lexi's Martial Arts Years / Growing Up in Europe / Women in Sports
00:15:50 - Gender Equality & the United States / Women in Science & Hollywood
00:19:55 - Chuck Norris / Karate Competitions / The Art of Fighting
00:23:05 - Reality vs Fantasy / The Matrix / Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon / The Raid
00:24:33 - Acting / Being a Stunt Woman / Stunt Safety
00:27:55 - Being in the Mortal Kombat Live Tour / First Jobs / Batman & Robin
00:29:32 - Short Films / Film School / Tuition & Debt / Price of Education
00:35:00 - Johnny Flynton / Filmmaking / American vs European Directors / Dash Mihok / Oscar Submission Process / Effects of Being Nominated / Accolade Chasing
00:51:38 - Green Street Hooligans / Shorts vs Features / Performance in the U.S. / Elijah Wood / Charlie Hunnam
00:58:15 - Punisher: War Zone / Patton Oswalt / How Did This Get Made? / Comic Book Fans / Bittersweet Appreciation / Box Office Effects / Comic Properties / Being Pigeonholed as an Action Director
01:06:48 - The Expendabelles
01:08:18 - Online Piracy / File Sharing / Hollywood's Exploitation of Crews and Indie Filmmakers / What Money Hollywood is Losing & Committing to Fighting Piracy / Torrent Sites / RIAA & Napster
01:15:32 - The Porn Industry & Online Piracy / Sexual Taboos in the U.S. / Who Pirates Movies
01:19:33 - The Pirate Community and Lexi Standing Up for the People / Control of Copying and File Sharing / Where the Money Is
01:21:30 - Geoblocking, Dubbing & Subtitling / Kimdotcom / Pirate Bay
01:27:06 - What Type of Director Lexi Is / Story / Shooting Action / Driven by Drama and Character Performance / Pan's Labyrinth / Winter's Bone / The Insider / Michael Bay
01:30:35 - Next Projects / TV / Turning Sights to International
01:32:19 - Advice for Filmmakers
01:34:30 - Final Comments / Outro

Lexi on Twitter

Stuff discussed on the show:
Neil deGrasse Tyson on Women and Minorities in Science
Patton Oswalt's Review of Punisher: War Zone
Panic Attack! (2009) - A 5 min short movie directed and animated by Fede Alvarez

QuoterGal on Twitter - go get your design made!

Music on this podcast:

Artist: Fritz Monath - Song: Herbstduft
Artist: Santigold - Song: I'm a Lady

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