Episode 9: Kate and Leopold
"And Then They Make Out" is a weekly discussion between Sarah Devlin and Carly McElroy of how pop culture depicts love and romance, and how romantic comedies reflect our society’s expectations for women, for better or for worse, back to us. It's also, we hope, the perfect mid-week at-work distraction.
This week, Sarah Devlin and Carly McElroy discuss a VERY early-2000s offering, Kate and Leopold, starring Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman (with some Liev Schreiber, Bradley Whitford and Breckin Meyer for garnish). This movie about a time-traveling duke and a modern career lady falling in love might sound a little silly, but they're not afraid to ponder the big questions, like the ripped-from-actual-history subplot of Leopold going on to invent the elevator, whether or not OKCupid could benefit from a dose of chivalry and the requirement of handwritten letters, and where a violinist at a romantic rooftop dinner falls along the "private concert" vs. "private serenade" continuum.
Warning: This podcast contains some strong language and, even worse, major spoilers. Anyone who dislikes that kind of thing should consider themselves warned.
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