Monday, April 15, 2013

Because Spartacus was never just about sweaty chaps fighting the good fight I give you an appreciation of the gals of Spartacus: War of the Damned.

Saxa, Naevia, Laeta, Kore and Sibyl.

These women took names and kicked ass - and DeKnight wrote them to have power and agency and motives of their own.  They grew, developed and changed, just as the men did,

If you’ve dismissed the show as just blood, sex and violence, then you do an injustice to the exquisite writing; the beautiful cinematography; the skilful use of allegory, symbolism and metaphor to subtly influence the perceptions of the audience; and an astonishing cast who were fully committed to delivering breathtakingly nuanced performances.

Notes

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    Boy am I attracted to strong womens.
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    THIS! Also Ash - the costume at the top. That’s the one you want.
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    Saxa, the awessome awessomest! =~~~
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    THIS. I also love how they used same-sex relationships, friendship between former slave and former domina (Sybil and...
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