We can't get enough of the mullet mouse in Sexy Beasts
I said what I said (plus: The Last Letter From Your Lover, Blood Red Sky)
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Obviously when I say “we” in the headline I mean me, famous rat appreciator and tab-opener. Here’s what I have this week:
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God gives his hardest battles to his sexiest soldiers; we give our greatest and most insane first dates to our sexiest beasts. Such is the way of the world! Personally, I am just enamoured with this dating show where hot people get transformed into quote-unquote ugly characters/animals/supernatural creatures because the two things I love most in this world are 1) mess and 2) hot rodents, and Sexy Beasts lies at the Venn diagram intersection of both.
The rodent in question:
Stuart Little walked so… etc. etc.
Don’t be rude to my mullet mouse king. This guy, however…
Luckily, he’s not the only one with Spongebob on the mind:
Seriously though if I went on this show expecting to be a rat (hot) and instead got caked into corpse prosthetics (not hot), I would be packing my bags and promptly ejecting myself from the Sexy Beasts Manor.
At least, underneath it all, we have Rob Delaney’s ringleader narration — a balm in these turbulent waters.
As Rob said, Sexy Beasts is self-care!
But wait…are said beasts in Sexy Beasts actually beasts? What even is a beast? Olivia Crandall at Vulture undertakes the brave and back-breaking work of finding out. Panda girl is canonised as a beast, beaver boy is…technically a beast, but a WITCH?! Let this taxonomy wash over our newly-smooth brains.
And over at The Cut, Mia Mercado puts into words what I have been swirling around in my brain for the past week: Sexy Beasts is good precisely because (most) straight dating is bad. It exposes dating for what it is — a farce!
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Fine…all of us who have watched this time-hopping, letter-writing, Europe-gallivanting, Shailene-starring, stakes-increasing, book-reading, archive-digging, rain-kissing romance can have a little Callum Turner fancam as a treat…
Moving swiftly onwards, director Augustine Frizzell — who’s also worked on Euphoria and Sweetbitter — chats to the Hollywood Reporter about what drew her to The Last Letter From Your Lover’s change of pace, adapting a literary bestseller filled with grand, sweeping gestures. Part of it was her own relationship to love letters: “[My husband and I] just started writing each other,” she says about the long-distance beginnings of her relationship, “and it started with messages online and then it moved to sending care packages and mixtapes with our favourite songs [and] handwritten letters that went on for about five months. It was all kind of under the guise of friendship at that point. So I was so terrified!”
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We love a film that creeps up out of nowhere to suddenly dominate the conversation. German thriller Blood Red Sky is that film. It is the moment! It is also…literally quite creepy. This review from Forbes explains its hidden weapon: its ability to take a very absurd premise — Snakes on a Plane, but make it vampires — and play it entirely straight such that we have no choice but to be enthralled by its blood-sucking, airborne antics.
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The “Old” Guard…haha get it………