Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
The Totally Insane Ending to 'Little Boy' Has Critics Fuming The Totally Insane Ending to 'Little Boy' Has Critics Fuming 'Mad Men' Has Ended Four Episodes in a Row With the Same Shot 'Mad Men' Has Ended Four Episodes in a Row With the Same Shot First Reviews of 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' First Reviews of 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' "Mad Men" Probably Won't End the Way You Want It To. Get Used to It "Mad Men" Probably Won't End the Way You Want It To. Get Used to It The Only Oral History of 'Mad Men' You Ever Need to Read. Ever. The Only Oral History of 'Mad Men' You Ever Need to Read. Ever. Daily Reads: 'Ex Machina's Feminist Sci-Fi, Native American Actors Call Adam Sandler's Movie Racist, and More Daily Reads: 'Ex Machina's Feminist Sci-Fi, Native American Actors Call Adam Sandler's Movie Racist, and More L.A. Times' Mary McNamara Wins Pulitzer for Criticism L.A. Times' Mary McNamara Wins Pulitzer for Criticism The Death-by-Skype Horror Movie 'Unfriended' Is an Unlikely Critical Hit The Death-by-Skype Horror Movie 'Unfriended' Is an Unlikely Critical Hit Criticwire Survey: 'Star Wars' Memories Criticwire Survey: 'Star Wars' Memories The Children's Book from 'The Babadook' Will Terrify You in the Real World The Children's Book from 'The Babadook' Will Terrify You in the Real World A Writer From The Onion Totally Destroys Patton Oswalt in This Epic Twitter Rant A Writer From The Onion Totally Destroys Patton Oswalt in This Epic Twitter Rant Daily Reads: 'Wonder Woman' and the State of Female Directors in Hollywood, A Grimdark 'Daredevil,' and More Daily Reads: 'Wonder Woman' and the State of Female Directors in Hollywood, A Grimdark 'Daredevil,' and More Why Andrew Jarecki's 'The Jinx' Could Be Very, Very Bad for Documentaries Why Andrew Jarecki's 'The Jinx' Could Be Very, Very Bad for Documentaries Daily Reads: How The Hype Machine Is Ruining Movies, Why Kevin James Movies Have a Kevin James Problem, and More Daily Reads: How The Hype Machine Is Ruining Movies, Why Kevin James Movies Have a Kevin James Problem, and More Daily Reads: 'Full House' and the Dead End of Nostalgia, How the Children of the '70s Killed the Movies, and More Daily Reads: 'Full House' and the Dead End of Nostalgia, How the Children of the '70s Killed the Movies, and More Daily Reads: Why No One Remembers "Avatar," the Best Blu-rays and DVDs of 2014, and more Daily Reads: Why No One Remembers "Avatar," the Best Blu-rays and DVDs of 2014, and more The A.V. Club Picks the 100 Best Movies of the Decade; 'The Master' Tops the List The A.V. Club Picks the 100 Best Movies of the Decade; 'The Master' Tops the List The Scrambled Sexuality of 'Frozen's "Let It Go" The Scrambled Sexuality of 'Frozen's "Let It Go" Why the Unanimous Praise for 'Boyhood' Is Bad for Film Criticism — and for 'Boyhood' Why the Unanimous Praise for 'Boyhood' Is Bad for Film Criticism — and for 'Boyhood' The Unraceable 'Kimmy Schmidt': Does Tina Fey's New Show Have a Race Problem? The Unraceable 'Kimmy Schmidt': Does Tina Fey's New Show Have a Race Problem?

Weird Pull Quote Theater: 'Hysteria'

Criticwire By Matt Singer | Criticwire May 17, 2012 at 12:06PM

And now, it's time for another installment of Weird Pull Quote Theater!
0
"Hysteria"
"Hysteria"

And now, it's time for another installment of Weird Pull Quote Theater!

FromThe Village Voice, Vol. LVII No. 20

Safety Pull Quote

Movie"Hysteria"

Pull Quote: "It's Jane Austen with a vibrator!"

Author: Rex Reed, New York Observer

Original Quote, in Context: "'Hysteria' is Jane Austen with a vibrator -- a movie about the invention of the scandalous electro-mechanical device that changed women’s lives forever."

Why It's Weird: I don't really need to explain why this is weird, right?

Granted, the small print at the bottom of the ad does explain that this is a "comedy about the birth of the vibrator in Victorian England." And the quote is basically accurate, although Reed's original sentence didn't include an exclamation point (he wasn't that excited about the vibrator, guys). But, again, I find myself wondering who exactly this movie is being sold to. Who digs Jane Austen novels -- except for their distressing lack of sex toys?

Still, this quote could be weirder. The folks in the marketing department restrained themselves by not going with a different potential line from the same Reed review: “Heigh-ho, the dildo!”

This has been another installment of Weird Pull Quote Theater -- with a vibrator!

This article is related to: Weird Pull Quote Theater, Hysteria


E-Mail Updates



Check out Indiewire on LockerDome on LockerDome