I’m sorry, what?

Consider this bit from the casting of the Spider-Man musical as submitted without comment:

The character breakdowns provide some insight to plot points as the character Arachne (“female, 20-35 years old, any ethnicity”) is described as “a beautiful, boastful young woman turned into a spider for her hubris and lack of respect for the gods. She subsequently appears to Peter Parker and the audience as in turn a powerful spider-woman who comes from another time to inspire Peter; an otherworldly lover; a bride; a terrifying (and sexy) dark goddess of vengeance; a dance partner in a charged and violent spiders dance of death; and, finally, a lonely, fragile young woman.” Casting is seeking a “strong Celtic, Balkan style, e.g., Sinead O’Connor,” noting, “outside the box ideas are welcomed. Could be someone from the music industry.”

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3 Comments on “I’m sorry, what?”

  1. Doctor Brown says:

    WHAT.THE.FUCK?

  2. Tito says:

    Is this some sort of exercise in stream-of-consciousness writing?

  3. Alexa says:

    FFS, Julie Taymor. The Lion King was great, Across the Universe was entertaining, at least. But this? Get away from my Spidey 😡


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