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  1. Leah B

    and how is it that English actresses do American accents better than American actresses do British accents; weird

    American culture is everywhere, and it brings with it all of our accentery. British culture isn’t as popular here as American culture is there.

    I like SaTC, and watch it with the understanding that it’s a ridiculous parody of everything in portrays.

  2. Khyri

    and how is it that English actresses do American accents better than American actresses do British accents; weird

    Leah is partially correct in that American accents were everywhere as I was growing up – radio DJs affected them, and imported sitcoms brought them into most living rooms. However, I don’t think that’s the whole story. Personally I cringe whenever I hear any American attempt a British accent, not just because they’re not doing a good job, but because I have grown to dislike British accents in general since moving to the U.S. They’re far more regional, more pronounced, more exact than American accents on the whole, and I think far more difficult to get just right.

    Or I could be talking a load of old cobblers.

  3. Dr. Morbius Post author

    I was never a fan of the show when it was running on HBO, but it wasn’t particularly offensive. I DID see the first movie, though, and everything that seemed to be knowing and sly in the show seemed to have transformed into something offensive and condescending. I don’t know what happened, truth to tell, and maybe the elements that were offensive were always there, but constrained by a TV budget. There’s some weird alchemy caused by a huge budget, I think. It’s also possible that that I have no connection with these characters due to the fact that I’ve never lived in NYC, or even been there to visit, nor shared their outlook on culture or relationships. In any event, I think the difference between the show and the first movie is the difference between a real person and a pod person. They’re essentially the same, but, well, they’re different.