Season 7, Episode 19 (Originally released on December 17th, 2023)

On today’s episode of the Shame List Picture Show, we have two extraordinary returning guests — Eric Arsnow and, appearing for her 7th time, Josephine Maria Yanasak-Leszczynski. On this exceptional episode, we will be discussing Andrzej Żuławski’s transgressive masterwork of Polish cinema POSSESSION. This film is heavy and harshly depicts a marriage that is falling apart and how the two former lovers handle each other and their son. On top of that, it’s also a crazy horror film. Often said to be Żuławski’s commentary on his divorce from actress Małgorzata Braunek, POSSESSION has an aura around it because of the many stories that have come out about its difficult production. On this episode we discuss the stories surrounding the production of POSSESSION and what stars Sam Neill and Isabelle Adjani had to overcome; Polish culture; divorce/marriage; parenthood; tentacle monsters; and, of course, Żuławski’s love for Poland.

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If you’d like more information on the book “ReFocus: The Films of Susan Seidelman” which Josephine wrote a chapter on, please go to

Previous episodes with Josephine Maria Yanasak-Leszczysnki as a co-host:
Season 3, Episode 18 — AUDITION
Season 4, Episode 5 — DUNE
Season 7, Episode 4 — SPICE WORLD
Season 7, Episode 9 — 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Season 7, Episode 15 — Blue Velvet

Be sure to check out Eric’s work over at FunLand Studios and Devil’s Teeth

Previous episode with Eric Arsnow
Season 7, Episode 19 — Sunset Blvd.

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Edited by: Michael Viers
Produced by: Michael Viers
Theme Music by: The Directionals
Opening Narration by: Zach McClain
Credits Music by: Ten-Speed
Logo Design by: Amanda Viers