Feature James Clayton Jan 4, 2013
As the makers of Les Misérables pitch their movie as being "for blokes as well", James ponders the topic of gender-specific genres...
Les Misérables, then. “There’s a lot of testosterone in it,” says director Tom Hooper, thus pitching the film as a French soul brother to Arnie’s Commando or, perhaps, upcoming Michael Bay bodybuilding blockbuster Pain & Gain.
Hooper’s statement sets up certain expectations and simultaneously has me lamenting the fact that no one’s turned YouTube hit Conan the Barbarian: The Musical into a full-length feature. Still, leaving hopes of Singalong-a-Schwarzenegger to one side, let’s return to Les Misérables - the major motion picture musical of the moment. If Hooper speaks the truth all those envisioning the film as a one-dimensional warbler made entirely out of oestrogen are mistaken. Fellas, this motion picture event is going to be mantastic.
Admittedly, the »
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