Pop Style Opinionfest: X-Files, Gay Spies, Oscar Wilde & Blanchett Style

Posted on January 29, 2016

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We’re doing it Blanchett style, darlings!

As we count down the weeks to the Oscars, we’re going to devote a little time in each podcast to a deep dive on a specific lady nominee’s red carpet style and what we think you can expect to see when she steps out on Oscar night. We already gave Rooney Mara the T Lo treatment a couple months back, so we figured this would be a good week to examine the style evolution of Miss Cate Blanchett, her co-star and fellow nominee. This has been an interesting year for Cate on the style front and we are forced to some surprising conclusions about what she’s doing and why she’s doing it.

But it’s not just style and celebrity that gets us all fired up this week. We also talk quite a bit about what we think of the new X-Files and why you should be watching the wonderfully taut and fresh London Spy on BBC America.

 

 

 

And then, weirdly enough, we turn to the world of the theater and the life of Oscar Wilde. Yes, we’re a bit surprised too. But it turns out that The Lantern Theater Company in Philadelphia read our book and invited us to come speak as part of their “In Conversation” series. The Lantern is currently running the play “Oscar Wilde: From the Depths” and the conversation we’ll be taking part in will center around Wilde as a celebrity and as a self-created persona, which is pretty much entirely the gist of our book; all the weird and wild ways modern celebrities create and maintain a persona in order to stay relevant. We find this all highly relevant to a discussion about Wilde, who was in many ways the first modern celebrity as we use the term now. Even more interesting are the ways in which the beats and tropes of his public life are still reflected in the modern cult of celebrity and we make some parallels to people like Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence, and of course, David Bowie. We get all intellectual and shit on your asses.

 

In other words, it’s the usual hour-plus of T & Lo, driving all the hell over the road. Join us on our wacky journey, won’t you?

Thanks, dolls! And if you want, you can download/subscribe to the podcast here.

 

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