38 – The Tempest


Finally, a film adaptation that combines the quiet contemplations of William Shakespeare’s final play with the visual goofiness of Julie Taymor! Taymor brings her trademark sense of “how many effects can you add in post before the screen melts” to this 2010 take on The Tempest, most notable for casting Helen Mirren in the gender-bent role of Prospera and maybe also for covering a naked Ben Whishaw’s junk with a flat Ken doll-esque mound. Leigh, Brendan, and Chris discuss the changes that result from the gender swap, the Caliban problem, and what the fuck is the scene where Ariel is enormous and playing with a ship in the sea while setting it on fire and wait now there’s like three of him??? As always, you can like us at facebook.com/whywatchpodcast and rate us on iTunes and Stitcher. HELL IS EMPTY AND ALL THE DEVILS ARE HEAAAAHHHHH


  • 6 oz ginger beer
  • 4 oz cranberry infused rum
  • 1 oz lime juice

Make cranberry-infused rum by pouring one bottle of gold or black rum into a large, clean container with a seal. Take 2 cups of cranberries and crush them slightly before adding them to the container. Tightly close the lid and store in a cool place for at least 24 hours (and preferably over a week) before using. Pour the rum over ice in a glass, taking care not to pour any cranberries along with it. Add ginger beer and lime juice, then stir until mixed.

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