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Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk || Genderbent Spartacus Retelling + Stabbing!
This essentially means putting my feet up with a glass of wine to watch any movie or TV show set in ancient Rome, and calling it research. Given that this blog covers all things historical fiction, I decided to start posting reviews on historical fiction in film as well. What to start with? There was a real gladiator named Spartacus who led a slave rebellion during the late Republic, and gave a lot of Roman senators sleepless nights. He was eventually defeated in battle and killed. Not much more is known than that: who the man was, why he rebelled, or how he did it.
Spartacus: Blood and Sand is the first season of American television series Spartacus , which premiered on Starz on January 22, The series was inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus played by Andy Whitfield , a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BC led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic. Executive producers Steven S. DeKnight and Robert Tapert focused on structuring the events of Spartacus' obscure early life leading up to the beginning of historical records. The program is preceded by a warning that it purports to portray a "historical portrayal of ancient Roman society that contains graphic violence and adult content". Incidental nudity and scenes of a sexual or of a violent nature are present throughout. On December 22, , the show was renewed for a second season but its production was postponed after Andy Whitfield was diagnosed with early-stage non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
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Email Address. Epic, okay? It was all so epic. I also have such a weakness for genderbent retellings, and this one is a historical retelling Spartacus. Stab stab stab. Also it smelled good.