October 30, 2023

EP. 186 — In Our Shameless Era with Simon Rex

This week, Jameela is joined by one of her good friends, Simon Rex, known for the Scary Movie series, as the ‘Red Rocket’ award-winning actor, former MTV VJ, and his music alter ego, Dirt Nasty. They discuss the steep rise and fall of working in the entertainment industry, especially Simon’s visibility in the early canon of Internet scandals (plus a recent ethical decision regarding Meghan Markle), along with adult mental health in the context of childhood abandonment, the lack of solid representation in male role models, Simon’s recent ADHD diagnosis, and much more.


You can find Simon on IG @simonrex415


You can find transcripts from the show on the Earwolf website


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  Jameela Intro Hello and welcome to another episode of I Weigh with Jameela Jamil, a podcast against shame. I hope you’re well. Today’s episode is a bit of a different one. It’s more of a human interest story, and I don’t do those all the time. But I think that when the world feels particularly hopeless, I want something warm and hopeful and distracting to listen to. And I asked my lovely and fascinating friend Simon Rex, to come on to the podcast to tell us his life story, because I think it’s such a fascinating one. Now, of course, this is the tale of objectively a straight, handsome white man who has had a career in the most unrelatable industry on earth, the entertainment industry. But if you dig beneath the surface, his story is just bananas, uh, from childhood through to his unexpected entry into the industry and the spectacular highs and lows and then highs again of that journey, and what that does to someone’s psyche and the shame invol

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