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Things We Saw Today: All Movies Should Be Cate Blanchett Pretending to Be a Spider In a Dark Abyss of Eyeballs

If you like artsy, experimental feminism and/or Cate Blanchett, have I got a movie for you! It’s called RED, and the trailer for the film by Australian filmmaker, Del Kathryn Barton, is above. The short film has Blanchett playing Mother, “a spider-like woman who ‘eats her partner after sex and weaves a tangled web’.” The film itself is “a surrealist take on female power inspired by the mating rituals of the Australian red back spider.” It’s set to premiere at the Adelaide Festival at the Art Gallery of South Australia in January 2017. Is it weird that I want every movie to be this movie? (via IndieWire)

  • In her new book, The Princess Diarist, Carrie Fisher finally spills the beans about her three-month affair with Harrison Ford during the filming of the first Star Wars film. (via Entertainment Weekly)
  • Eddie Redmayne is Hufflepuff fo’ lyfe! (And so am I! I don’t care WHAT Pottermore says!) (via Nerdist)
  • It seems that Disney and Lin-Manuel Miranda aren’t finished with each other after Moana and Mary Poppins! He has a super-secret animated project in the works at the Mouse House with the co-director of Zootopia. (via /Film)

We’re just gonna leave this right here, kthxbye. (via NPR)

Well, that’s what we’ve seen out there in the wide world (that wasn’t frightening, or emotionally draining). What have you seen today? Please tell us kittens or bulldog puppies. Please?

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Teresa Jusino (she/her) is a native New Yorker and a proud Puerto Rican, Jewish, bisexual woman with ADHD. She's been writing professionally since 2010 and was a former TMS assistant editor from 2015-18. Now, she's back as a contributing writer. When not writing about pop culture, she's writing screenplays and is the creator of your future favorite genre show. Teresa lives in L.A. with her brilliant wife. Her other great loves include: Star Trek, The Last of Us, anything by Brian K. Vaughan, and her Level 5 android Paladin named Lal.