Content warning: This episode contains spoilers for the movie Annihilation (as well as some spoilers for the book it's based on). The ending is in no way spoiled, but some plot elements are laid out. There are also spoilers for The Picture of Dorian Gray. Also, suicide is mentioned.
After two and a half years, forty episodes, many arguments with Skype, and lots of Overwatch references, The Hopeless Romantic is closing its doors! Join Austin and Amanda for this last episode before their next podcast, The Red Pen, launches later in 2018. Topics include how a performance of The Picture of Dorian Gray really packed a punch and made Austin think about queer history and contemporary queer romance; how the book and movie Annihilation gave Amanda a lot of feelings about themes in sci-fi; and take a detour to discuss how the hosts are cranky with the state of current discourse on Queer Twitter (and Tumblr). Also, don't miss out on Amanda's feelings of betrayal toward William Shatner, and how Anthony Hopkins is never allowed to betray her.
The hosts want to thank the wonderful listeners and amazing guests they've been privileged to have. They hope you'll join them on their next venture. The Red Pen launches later this summer, and it features Austin and Amanda cutting up fiction to see what it's made of.
The Red Pen on Facebook
Frank Sinatra - My Way
VLC Media Player
Book-It Repertory Theater
Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
Dorian Gray (2009 film)
The McElroy Brothers Shows
A Wrinkle in Time (2018 film)
Pacific Rim Uprising
Annihilation (2018 film)
Jeff VanderMeer - The Southern Reach Trilogy
Washington Post: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer (review) [spoilers for the book]