The "12 Years a Slave" TV Tropes Page with Alex Ptak


June 1st, 2021

1 hr 28 mins 35 secs

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About this Episode

Of all the TV Tropes pages we've covered that shouldn't exist, this one is the one that should exist the least so far. Steve McQueen's Oscar-winning adaption of Solon Northup's memoir of being kidnapped into slavery is a brutal magnum opus that refuses to gloss over the horrors of American slavery. So of course, some TV Tropers documented every single way that the slavemasters are like anime school girls. I wish I was kidding. Joining me is comedian and podcaster Alex Ptak (Pod Damn America, Ballin' Out Super, Theater of Delights). We try, and fail, to understand the kind of person who sees "12 Years a Slave" and thinks "that's Trauma Conga Line featuring a Yandere Bigot With a Crush" to me.