Episode #35: The Gilded Uterus

Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman as Fantine and Valjean in Les Misérables

Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman as Fantine and Valjean in Les Misérables

We cover the gamut of Les Misérables topics, from anachronistic teeth and hair in period pieces to actors losing weight for roles, to the Role of Women in the movie, to the unapologetically sub-par vocal stylings of Russell Crowe, to the breakaway pop hit potential of various numbers, to queer readings of the text.

 

  • Sidebar 1: Kate Winslet married a guy named Ned Rocknroll (his legal name) over the holidays.
  • Sidebar 2: Kimye are procreating. But will Kim’s uterus be as gilded as The Daily Show portrayed Kate Middleton’s to be?.

Jenny remains unwilling to see The Hobbit, but Cynara braved 48fps to bring you her report on hobbit holes, Eagles Ex Machina and related subjects

PLUS! What book was recently banished from Cynara’s night table?

End clip: Anne Hathaway performs “I Dreamed a Dream”