S1E2 – Gentlemen Prefer Blondes feat. Cole Douglass

Emma and Cole take a look at the 1925 novella Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and its 1953 film counterpart while completely ignoring the 3 adaptations that came in-between. Tune in to find out if diamonds really are a girl’s best friend, why Marilyn Monroe should be allowed to commit murder, and what led to leading man and future husband Henry Spoffard being remade into a 10-year-old boy (hint: it’s probably the Hays code).
Content warnings for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes include a brief mention of sexual assault, getting stuck in a porthole, and the mortifying ordeal of hearing grown men called “Daddy” and “Piggie”.
The articles Emma promised to put in the show notes are here:
You can find Emma on Twitter at @ematsca, Cole at @greedmammon, and the show at @UnSelectPod! Unnatural Selection is a part of the Moonshot Podcast Network.
The music for this show was commissioned from and composed by Jake Loranger. Check out more of his work at https://amaranthine.bandcamp.com/