#411: SOPHIE THATCHER
⬛ Shadowboxes on ebay, 🎥 Making Sims Movies , 📖 Anna Kavan- Machines in the Head, and more.
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Cool people like cool things, which is why we asked Sophie Thatcher to share a taste of her taste on Perfectly Imperfect.
Sophie Bathsheba Thatcher is a Los Angeles-based actress and musician who’s garnered widespread recognition for her role as Natalie Scatorccio in the highly acclaimed and adored Showtime series Yellowjackets. She made her big screen horror debut in 2018 with Pedro Pascal in the sci-fi film Prospect, and has since appeared in the Star Wars TV spin off The Book of Boba Fett and the film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Boogeyman, among many other things. Sophie has also been working on some solo ambient music that she’ll be releasing soon. Lucky for us, Sophie is here to tell us what she’s been into.
Without further ado
Sophie Thatcher (instagram)
⬛ Shadowboxes on ebay
I’ve collected a lot of shadowboxes off Ebay over the past couple years. It fulfills my tiny furniture obsession. (No, I'm not talking about the Lena Dunham movie) I grew up with a dollhouse my great grandfather made and ended up turning it into sets for shorts and claymations with my twin Ellie. To narrow down the search and find just the right one on Ebay look up; “German Folk Art Shadowboxes”. You’ll find some bangers.
🎥 Making Sims Movies
This was my life in middle school. I would spend hours on the computer after school building sets, creating characters and writing scripts. It doesn’t hold up as well because I don’t want to torment my computer with all the custom content downloads… and now I’m jaded from making movies with real people (lol) I made a zombie series called Propagation on Sims. I made an epic short about teenage pregnancy to a Sigur Ros song. I made one about a teacher student affair to the song Nude by Radiohead. I was full of so much confusion and emotions… making movies on Sims 2 was my release. Check out Lodelday on youtube. She was my inspiration. Her movies informed my taste in a way. Long live Sims 2. Forever love. Here is Frances Nowak; a character I made for a failed short about a widowed woman finding her life again to the Umbrellas of Cherbourg theme song. The dramaaaa.
📖 Anna Kavan- Machines in the Head
A bizarre and unsettling blend of science fiction and Anna’s own life; these short stories transcend you to a fantastical darker otherworld. If you’re a fan of experimental fiction then this book is for you. She sets up her characters' environmental circumstances strikingly and distinctly within the first sentences of each story. I couldn’t put it down. “Face of My People” is one of my favorites of the bunch, it put me in a really strange headspace one day on set. I couldn't shake it off.
🥒 Bubbies Spicy Kosher Pickles
Best drunk snack. Hands down. I’ll finish the whole jar easily. Highly recommend to pickle lovers out there.
🎵 Amateur Hour- Krökta Tankar Och Branda Vanor
This beautifully harrowing album from experimental ambient trio from Gothenburg has easily made it onto one of my favorite albums list of the past couple years. First time I listened to the track “Stanna Hos Mig” I felt like I was listening back at a fuzzy and distorted memory. The delay on the strings and the vocals are ghostly and sublime; creating a sort of distance from the listener. This album shapeshifts and folds into whatever domineering headspace you’re in at the time. I would love to sample their work sometime. This is the kind of music I wish I was making.
The perfect amount of weed. By the time the edible hits you’ve forgotten you’ve taken and it comes like a delicate brush of wind on a spring day; always a pleasant surprise. Be wary of the subtle ego death if you’ve had an off day. Take with caution.
🧴 Skinceuticals scar cream
I have scars on my lip from a goddamn scooter accident a year ago; but they are luckily fading due to surgeries and this cream. I put it on my lips every night before bed. The texture of the scars have faded and flattened and the whiteness has subdued. Very easy on the skin too.
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