The Skin I Live In: It’s What’s On the Outside That Counts

The movie: Spanish psychological thriller The Skin I Live In

The guest: Co-host of Hammer films podcast Hammertime Horror, Riley McDonald

Trigger warning re: discussions of sexual assault and violence

Among the topics we get into:

  • bad Netflix plot summaries
  • the incredible structure of The Skin I Live In and how its non-linear story creates a compelling confusion of feelings
  • the murky danger of sympathy
  • the fragility of identity
  • how one’s face belongs more to others than to ourselves
  • the movie’s deft balancing of multiple genres

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Dylan Clark-Moore
is a podcast creator and blogger at NetFlakes. You can find him on Letterboxd and Twitter.

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The Skin I Live In is also available on Amazon.

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