In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, a pair of films that each came together quickly, and each topped the US box office

Hollywood was keen at the start of the 2000s to lure Eminem to a movie project. Thus, 8 Mile came together – a film where he was in pretty much every scene. Problem? He’d never acted before.

To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar had no shortage of people wanting to act in it, meanwhile. The problem? Getting insurance for the film, due to its director being pregnant.

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