Michael and Noel are joined by Kay from Fan Girl Blog
and the Hyperspace Theories
podcast to talk about MGM's second Tarzan film. Inspired by King Kong
and a pivotal film in the history of the Hays Code, Tarzan and His Mate
offers a lot to discuss.
The apex of eroticism in the Tarzan series was here until the Hays Code ruined it. Weissmuller here at times almost looks perilously on the verge of being naked, and it only adds to his appeal in more ways than one. It adds a layer of vulnerability rather than invincibility combined with Weissmuller's lean toned figure. The Hercules bodybuilder look doesn't work with Tarzan, and Weissmuller mastered it here, by looking both commanding and vulnerable at the same time.ReplyDelete