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Three film grads (, , ) analyze the Hades out of Xena: Warrior Princess.

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Oct 16, 2017

Descend with us into the Amazon Land of the Dead on this week’s XENA: WARRIOR PODCAST! Vera, Katie, and Livy embark on 4x01 “Adventures in the Sin Trade, Part 1.” Don't worry, there's nothing wrong with your vision; that's just the glorious return of director T.J. Scott! In the “Sin Trades” he gets the perfect showcase for his fever-dream aesthetic, as Xena journeys inward, outward, into the past, and eventually, into the future. We discuss this episode’s challenging nonlinear structure, the visuals so dissolve-heavy it's like one 42-minute-long montage, the immersive soundscape that includes the best-ever use of ROC’s patented soft voice™, the debt the Amazon mythology owes to Siberian Shamanism, Hades and the annoying bureaucracy of death, new villain Alti as the Anti-Lao Ma, WTF is up with Anokin, Lucy Lawless’s bone structure, Lucy Lawless’s chanting, Lucy Lawless’s eyes, Lucy Lawless’s cry-faces, Lucy Lawless’s fearlessness, Lucy Lawless’s everything. In conclusion, LUCY LAWLESS!!!1 🙌

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Vera: (@hollywoodgrrl)

Katie: (@katetocci)

Livy: (@PonderousLivy)