Episode #25: The Philadelphia Story (with Kyle Stevens)


Joining us this month to wax rhapsodic about Katharine Hepburn is film professor, author (Mike Nichols: Sex, Language, and the Reinvention of Psychological Realism), and Hepburn devotee Kyle Stevens.

Listen as we get into George Cukor’s 1940 film adaptation of The Philadelphia Story: the oppositional coherence of the love “square,” getting radicalized by late night TCM, why Hepburn wasn’t hot on Meryl Streep, wishing Mike and Dex would kiss, the remoteness of worship versus the proximity of love, talking talking talking, Kyle’s Isabelle Huppert shirt, and more.

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