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Women Share What Pregnancy Aspects Are Almost Never Shown In Movies Because It Would Be Too Hard To Watch



It’s common to see happy and glowing pregnant women in films, on TV and social media. But it’s also widely known that such portrayals not only have nothing to do with reality, they’re strongly misleading and create false impressions.

In fact, studies have shown that the exposure of as little as 5 minutes of glamorized media portrayals can lead to lower body image in pregnant women. So how on earth did they become normalized?


In order to debunk the false depictions of pregnancy, women in this r/AskWomen thread are sharing eye-opening and honest facts about how carrying a baby alters you both physically and mentally. And the reality is far from pretty.

Below are some of the most important responses to “what is always conveniently left out or overlooked about pregnancy in movies and books” that should be read by everyone. Especially those who still think it’s normal for women to wake up dewy-skinned, joyous, freshened up and basically ready to hit the bar the morning after giving birth.



How physically painful even early term miscarriages are. They always only show the emotional pain, which I didn’t experience because I was relieved, but it felt like having the worst cramps of my life for a month straight.


oh let’s not forget the impact of terrible doctors. A few weeks after my first birth, I started hemorrhaging. I went to the ER and the doctor told me “I must’ve forgot what a period was.” Then with his head between my knees and a speculum inserted he said, “oh, i guess you weren’t lying.” I ended up needing emergency surgery and just narrowly avoided a blood transfusion. I had retained placenta. If that doctor had sent me home, i likely would’ve developed sepsis and could’ve died.


Pooping for the first time after having the baby…. probably the worst pain of my life

We live in a society where women’s bodies have constantly been misrepresented, maligned, unheard and thoroughly misunderstood. A woman’s body changes not only every month, it undergoes dramatic transformations during puberty, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause. And while being repeatedly stigmatized, no wonder many women choose to suffer in silence.


They never show how you can get depression and anxiety before the baby is even born.


They never show the fatigue you get. Pregnant women in movies have nonpregnant levels of energy. It’s pretty common to be completely exhausted all nine months. Growing a human is tiring


The bump doesn’t go away right after birth. It can take days, weeks, or even months for the bump to disappear, and the majority of women have loose skin, stretch marks, etc. from that- which is totally normal.

We know now that by changing the education patterns of how we view female bodies, periods, pregnancies, and miscarriages, we change the narrative surrounding them. Crucially, these conversations pave the way for young girls to not feel ashamed and invisible but rather empowered by their female bodies.

So in order to open up one such conversation, we reached out to Lori Beth Blaney, the director at Rachel’s Gift, Inc. who devoted her life to validating each child’s life and lending guidance on the path to healing for parents who lost a child. We spoke about one of the least talked about things in our society, which is women who have experienced miscarriage, a topic still widely seen as taboo or something we don’t know how to talk about.



I got a cold during my first pregnancy and had a pretty nasty cough. I was about 8 months along and couldn’t take any real medication because, pregnant, so just had to ride it out and the cough got pretty bad. It caused me to crack 2 ribs. Nothing like having someone literally kicking your already cracked ribs while you’re violently coughing. And you can’t take anything stronger than Tylenol. Yeah, it was pretty painful.


How hard breast feeding can be for some of us!

It’s not always as easy as stick the baby on the boob after delivery and off ya go.

It’s a real skill and can be hard to learn and doesn’t always work for everyone, despite best intentions.


They show morning sickness, cravings, back pain, and waddling. Where’s the character with the worst acne of her life? Or the one who can barely walk because her pelvis is literally splitting into thirds? Or the one who gains 50 pounds before they get diagnosed with gestational diabetes and are allowed one tortilla or glass of milk every 3 hours so they can only eat meat and green veggies for 6 months? I want a movie where the pregnant woman needs to have an emergency procedure done to suck the blood clot out of her hemorrhoid so she can exist withoutexcruciating pain.

“A lot of people who have never experienced a pregnancy loss assume that it’s not as painful as other losses because we never got to ‘know’ our babies,” Lori said and continued: “They assume this because no one else lost a relationship with that child so it’s a blip on the radar to them. However, most moms bond with their babies very early in the pregnancy as they have already formed a physical relationship with the child growing inside them.”



Pregnancy messes with your body in a major way. You can lose your teeth and or hair. Some people get gestational diabetes, like, that’s a thing. I know one girl who was pretty healthy before she was pregnant but during her pregnancy her organs began shutting down. Afterwards she came out lactose intolerant, gluten intolerant and STILL has liver and kidney problems.

And that’s only physical! Mentally – post partum depression is REAL and even if you’ve had multiple kids, no problems ppd can kick you in the face with your next kid with no warning.


I’m not planning to be a mother but from the experience I heard from other women, new mothers aren’t always head over heels with a huge grin on their face when they first see their first baby and feel like it’s the happiest they’ve ever been in their life.

The way Mama Doctor Jones often reminds in her videos on YouTube, not every mother will feel this «magical» feeling and that’s okay; the baby didn’t do anything but make you suffer for 9 months for now and you still have to get to know each other, some will immediately adore it when their child is handed over to them and others will need some time for it to happen.


I’ve always hated that pregnant women on TV only see weight gain in this perfectly round belly. Yeah, you gain weight in most other places when you’re pregnant, too.

Lori explained that they have changed eating habits, lifestyle, started taking supplements, all things to take care of their baby even from a very early stage. “Because the life is growing inside you, it also feels like a loss of a part of yourself and your future. It is very complicated and very debilitating to a lot of mothers,” she said and added that it is very isolating as many just don’t understand.



They never show the unglamorous things we experience after birth. I had to wear adult diapers for several weeks. Even now, if I sneeze hard or laugh too much, I might pee my pants


How f*cking clinical it is. My first birth was in a hospital I was 19 and scared. They treated me like I was a horribly sick person, not a laboring woman. I was not allowed out of my bed, I wasn’t allowed food or drink, wasn’t allowed any birthing tools like a ball or anything. They allowed my whole family to come in (13 people) I couldn’t rest. Then my epidural failed, they didn’t believe me. Didn’t believe me when I said I needed to push, didn’t tell the doctor my epidural failed so I got 7 stitches on the inside without pain meds, I hemorrhaged and they didn’t do anything about it. Let my entire family back in immediately after they put my legs out of stirrups, I didn’t even see my baby the first hour because everyone had her. Then they made me get up and walk across the other side of the unit to a different room, except I was weak from blood loss, part of my body was still numb and I was exhausted.

My second and third births were totally natural and at a birth center in the water with a midwife and no visitors. My midwives actually listened to me and did a fabulous job.

I’m not saying all hospital births are bad but way too often laboring women are treated like sick people when they aren’t sick they’re going through a natural process.


They don’t show when something goes horribly wrong.


With my first pregnancy everything was perfect and then at 8 months I went in because I hadn’t felt the baby kick in a while.

They don’t show you still having to go through every moment of labor knowing that you’ve already lost your child.

With my second pregnancy ( twins) again horribly wrong. They don’t show emergency situations. They don’t show sitting on the toilet and then getting a gush of blood. They don’t show the hospital staff running in. They don’t show the panic. Or the medical staff quickly having my husband sign off on a hysterectomy neither of us was prepared for and the doctor saying if we don’t do it your wife will die.


I have a c-section scar going down my abdomen not across. It isn’t small at all. Also the scar itched for the longest and sometimes still does 9 months pp. I still can’t feel about 3 inches on either side of the scar.

Also pregnancy I wasn’t just sick in the mornings. No it was all day long 24/7 the whole flipping time. I’m pretty sure I vomited from the time I conceived the twins until two days after they were born.

Both pregnancies I lost more weight than I gained. I didn’t hit my pre-pregnancy weight until 5 wks before the son we lost and 3 weeks before the girls were born. I finally hit 100 lbs 3 or 4 days before the twins were born and I think my max weight with our son was 104 or 105. So not everyone puts on a ton of weight. My doctors were very concerned about my weight but I couldn’t keep anything down.


I was exhausted. As soon as I made it home every day I fell asleep on the couch. I didn’t even have the energy to make it to my bed.

I had absolutely zero balance. I wasn’t allowed to climb steps or anything like that from the time I started showing until they were born. I would get dizzy if I stood up from sitting or bent over. Also the joint swelling and the fact that I couldn’t see my feet or where I was stepping. I have a 2 story house and unless I had someone to walk me up the stairs I couldn’t get there.

Also if I dropped something I’d just stare at it because I couldn’t get low enough to get it without needing help getting back up.


You never see them getting stuck in a recliner or just sitting and not being able to get up. The hell from trying to get up when you lay down is never shown.

Plus I’m a type one diabetic and insulin dependent. There is a whole host of issues with that.

There is a lot. Pregnancy is insanity. It is extremely dangerous and brutal the entire time. Sure it looks so lovely but its deadly to a lot of people.


Also there is no guarantee that you can breastfeed. I got lucky and could out produce any cow in my state but a lot of women either couldn’t make enough or couldn’t make any at all. There are a lot of people that shame those mothers who can’t/ don’t breastfeed and its awful. Then there is a whole different group of people that shame mothers that do breast feed their children. We have enough to worry about without being shamed for how we feed our baby.

“If a mom doesn’t have any living children, her motherhood can feel very invalidated. What do you say to this mom on Mother’s Day, for instance? Her physical motherhood was very real and tangible to her but not necessarily others. Others don’t recognize her publicly as a mother,” Lori said, explaining that this can feel isolating and lead to feelings of rejection.


I feel like babies aren’t ever gross looking in films? Like right when they’re fresh out of the body and being passed to the birth mother to hold.


No baby comes out perfectly clean, plump, and smiling with lots of coos. They come out kind of gremlin like with lots of extra gunk on them. I feel like every baby I’ve seen has a slight blue/green tint too fresh out of the womb


They never talk about the gas we get. Frequent farting is not included in most media depictions of the beautiful miracle of pregnancy.


First trimester fatigue. It took me by surprise. I couldn’t do ANYTHING for weeks. We’re talking sleeping 14 hours a day and still feeling tired.

I used to nap on my lunch break, nap when I came home from work, and still fall asleep at 9:30pm. I basically slept and went to work.

Turns out growing extra organs really takes it out of your body.


Moreover, “physically, her body still goes through all of the hormonal changes as it moves from being pregnant to not; just like after you have a live birth. These hormonal changes/crashes on top of the grief of loss can be very dangerous and play a big role in maternal suicide rates.”

There is also the discomfort of Empty Arms Syndrome, a little talked about phenomenon that happens to a woman “walking out of the hospital after a birth without a baby, coming home to a nursery, and many more blows that add secondary traumas to the trauma of pregnancy and infant loss. These additional traumas complicate and elongate the grieving process,” Lori told us.


I think it’s funny in movies/tv how a pregnant person has one contraction and immediately knows she’s in labor, not really how it works lol. My water broke with my second child and i still took my like two hours to be convinced it was actually my water. I also think it’s weird how labor is always depicted with screaming and pain when a large portion of people get epidurals.


They never talk about the swelling. You don’t see women wearing sensible shoes to accommodate the swelling. Instead, they’re running around in heels to dinners, work, and parties


After birth. The placenta etc. I mean I’m not sure it needs to be seen but birth doesn’t just end when the baby comes out.



Childbearing hips are a lie! You can have wide hips, but still have a narrow pelvic opening on the inside.

When I had my daughter, I had a hard time pushing her out, as her shoulder got stuck. The doctor told me that if I had anymore children, we would want to induce early to prevent this, as my daughter was the biggest baby my body could handle. She only weighed 7lbs 4 oz!, which is actually a little smaller than an average baby!


They never show how you can experience receding gums and rotting teeth from pregnancy


I went up a shoe size and had to start wearing glasses when I had my kid.

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Hyperemesis Gravidarum


I figured pregnancy would be pretty easy but I almost died. I violently threw up throughout my entire pregnancy. Lost about 20kgs. Could not eat or drink because my senses were so heightened that EVERYTHING made me violently ill. Everything smelt and tasted putrid…so rancid. I just wanted to die. I was so depressed with how miserable pregnancy made my life. Needing IVs to survive. NEVER AGAIN. One and done.


Postpartum depression. Not all women experience it after the birth of their children BUT there’s enough cases out there to prove it’s real and something that should be discussed.

Movies/books will document EVERYTHING there is to know about motherhood but literally skip over that part for a happy ending. It gives this false sense of reality that motherhood can only take a toll on your body and not your mind. That’s why so many people overlook obvious signs of the mother experiencing this.


My dad is a doctor, he has always said that pregnancy is exactly the same as having a serious disease, your body is put into so much stress for a long period of time and things can go south so fast it’s scary that women will have more than 1 baby


I have a lot of pregnant friends right now and am learning a TON about pregnancy. Honestly, it sounds awful. My one friend was having to catheterize herself everyday because the baby was sitting on her urethra and blocking it. Apparently that is something that is rare but not unheard of.


A lot of them also have horrible back pain. My sister had one hip stuck about 3 inches higher than the other and herniated a disc during pregnancy.


They never show how isolating pregnancy can be. Suddenly, you can’t do regular things with your friends, like drinks after work or even going out to eat, because you feel nauseated or too tired


Movies focus on the head – mothers would tell you that shoulders are actually wider (and thus hurt more)…

There are so many things. When you’re pregnant, you’re risking your health and life. In many countries, epidural isn’t the norm, medical abortions are hard to get. There’s the realization that now you’re not in control over your own body, there’s a lack of bonding with a kid after giving birth. I’ve known some women who were so glad to be done with the delivery and there was no love towards the kid if anything – just annoyance at how loud the newborn can be.

Permanent changes to your body. Skin, stretch marks – okay. Vision, bladder, shoe size, issues with kidneys, psychological and hormonal changes – people don’t tend to talk about those much.


The thing that always annoys me is that a character will throw up once, realize she’s pregnant, and then things move on. Idk about others but my first trimester nausea lasted like 8 weeks. Very little appetite, constant misery…



I know a woman who couldn’t pee normally afterwards. She couldn’t tell when she needed to pee and needed a tool to let it out every other hour. Today she has a catheter.


They never discuss how you can develop food intolerances. After my second pregnancy, I became lactose intolerant. After my third, I became wheat intolerant


They never show how different every pregnancy is. Just how not all women are the same.


I feel like a lot of the times pregnancy in movies consist of 4 stages : sex, morning sickness, shopping and the birth itself.

I am currently 40 weeks pregnant with my second I this time I have major problem with my hips. Like at least my first few steps after standing up I am limping. And morning sickness can be very different with every pregnancy and every person. First time I was nauseous for 5 months, and threw up every day at least once. Couldn’t eat a lot but slept very much, which in turn made me incredibly dizzy. This time I threw up 3 times total and felt fine most of the time. With birth itself I am not sure if the main difference is because of movie magic or because most pregnancy movies I’ve seen take place in the US (or the past). But for me I only had my husband in the room and the rest of our families were at home and not waiting at the hospital. I also didn’t wear one of these weird hospital gowns, just my own shirt, socks and a blanket for warmth.


Horrible migraines with bad auras every few days.


Aftercare. Movies will go from pregnancy, water breaking, then birth, then ‘1 week later’. They don’t talk about afterbirth, how swollen ‘it’ gets, how painful it is to move or how stressful breastfeeding can be.



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Harris y Buttigieg viajan a Carolina del Norte para promover el plan de infraestructura de Biden



Los antiguos rivales presidenciales fueron a Charlotte para promover la ley de infraestructura. También se defendieron de una mayor charla sobre cómo los bajos índices de aprobación del presidente podrían afectar su futuro.



La vicepresidenta Kamala Harris y el secretario de Transporte, Pete Buttigieg, salieron a la carretera ayer. Estaban en Charlotte para promover la ley de infraestructura, y Scott Detrow de NPR estuvo de viaje.

SCOTT DETROW, BYLINE: Primero eliminemos la política. El presidente Biden tiene 79 años. Sus índices de aprobación se han hundido y se han mantenido hundidos. Así que últimamente hay mucha más especulación sobre si intentaría un segundo mandato, a pesar de que Biden dice que lo hará, y si no, si Harris y Buttigieg terminarían compitiendo entre sí nuevamente. En Air Force Two, Buttigieg lo descartó todo.



PETE BUTTIGIEG: Estamos en 2021, y el objetivo de las campañas y las elecciones es que cuando van bien, puedes gobernar y nosotros estamos enfocados directamente en el trabajo que tenemos entre manos.

DETROW: Toda la charla llega en un momento en que varios miembros clave del personal de Harris se van. En Charlotte, Harris no quiso hablar sobre si está tratando de cambiar las cosas.



VICEPRESIDENTE KAMALA HARRIS: Sí. Siguiente pregunta (risas).

DETROW: En cambio, se centró en su tarea: hablar sobre la inversión de la nueva ley en el transporte público. Ella y Buttigieg viajaron en un autobús eléctrico.



HARRIS: ¿Por qué te encantan los frenos? ¿Qué te encanta de los descansos?

PERSONA NO IDENTIFICADA: Donde los frenos – aquí mismo. Tu solo …


HARRIS: ¿Simplemente lo tocas?

PERSONA NO IDENTIFICADA: Simplemente tóquelo.

HARRIS: Y antes tenías que esforzarte mucho.


DETROW: Se sentó al volante …


DETROW: … Y toca la bocina. Harris dijo que los sistemas de tránsito de Estados Unidos son demasiado viejos y demasiado lentos.



HARRIS: Y las personas que usan el transporte público para sus desplazamientos a menudo pasan mucho más tiempo en tránsito, tiempo que podrían estar pasando con sus amigos y familiares.

DETROW: Mientras Harris se enfocó en la nueva ley, Buttigieg hizo hincapié en elogiar a Harris por ayudar a que se aprobara. Habló de una reunión clave con legisladores.



BUTTIGIEG: En el momento justo, habló el vicepresidente. Y su mensaje fue sobre la necesidad de pensar en grande, no perderse en los detalles de la política, sino recordar la naturaleza única de la oportunidad que tenemos frente a nosotros.

DETROW: ¿Sus próximas oportunidades? Promover ese próximo gran proyecto de ley de gastos todavía está estancado en el Congreso y cambiar la suerte política de la administración Biden.


Scott Detrow, NPR News, Charlotte.


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La locura del arte NFT llega a Miami Art Basel



David Folkenflik de NPR habla con la periodista artística Sophie Haigney sobre la popularidad del arte de NFT en Art Basel en Miami este año.



La obra de Broadway «Art» se centró en una pintura que era solo un lienzo blanco, quiero decir totalmente blanco, con algunas líneas pintadas de blanco. La obra se vendió por una fortuna. Los lazos entre tres amigos se deshilacharon por la pregunta en el centro de la obra. ¿Eso fue arte? Esta semana, artistas, creadores de tendencias y coleccionistas de todo el mundo se están mezclando en Miami Beach para disfrutar de la exuberante tarifa conocida como Art Basel Miami. Gran parte de la emoción se centra en el arte NFT, un tipo de arte digital que normalmente se compra con criptomonedas. NFT significa tokens no fungibles. Cada artículo a la venta es una imagen digital con una huella digital única. Y al igual que la pintura de la obra «Arte», los NFT están atando el mundo del arte en nudos. ¿Podría NFT representar algo nuevo y caprichoso? Para ayudar a arrojar luz, nos dirigimos a Sophie Haigney. Es una periodista que escribe sobre arte visual y tecnología, y nos ayudará a comprender por qué se está volviendo tan popular. Hola, Sophie. Gracias por acompañarme.

SOPHIE HAIGNEY: Hola, David. Gracias por invitarme.


FOLKENFLIK: Me gustaría comenzar con una pregunta muy simple. ¿Qué es el arte NFT?

HAIGNEY: Entonces, los NFT son básicamente activos únicos que se verifican mediante blockchain. Y así, la cadena de bloques funciona como un libro de contabilidad público, una especie de registro de transacciones y brinda a los compradores una prueba de autenticidad o propiedad. Más simplemente, me gusta pensar en las NFT casi como certificados digitales de propiedad de una cosa en particular. Por ejemplo, una foto, un tweet, un archivo de audio pueden tener este tipo de certificado de propiedad adjunto. Y, por tanto, no estás comprando la cosa en sí. Estás comprando la prueba de poseer algo.

FOLKENFLIK: Así que recuérdanos algunas de las famosas obras de arte de NFT y quizás algunas de las más infames. Está diciendo que un tweet o una representación digital de un tweet con su certificado de autenticación subyacente es un objeto del arte NFT. ¿Cuáles son algunos otros?


HAIGNEY: En marzo pasado, un artista conocido como Beeple, cuyo nombre real es Mike Winkelmann, vendió un collage digital en Christie’s por más de $ 69 millones.

FOLKENFLIK: Sesenta y nueve millones de dólares.

HAIGNEY: Sí. Ese es el tercer precio más alto jamás alcanzado por un artista vivo en Christie’s. Así que eso es realmente importante. Y creo que fue entonces cuando el mundo del arte empezó a darse cuenta de esto. Además, el pasado mes de marzo, 621 zapatillas virtuales. Entonces, las imágenes de zapatillas se vendieron por un total de $ 3 millones.


FOLKENFLIK: Entonces, todas las ideas sobre el arte son fundamentalmente subjetivas. Mucha gente recordará que había un plátano pegado a la pared con cinta adhesiva. Se vendió por 120.000 dólares en Art Basel en 2019. En ese caso, el artista es conocido como un bromista. Todavía fue por 120k.


FOLKENFLIK: Y las propias NFT pueden venderse por enormes cantidades de criptomonedas valoradas en cientos de miles de dólares reales. ¿La gente piensa en esto como una reserva de valor que es una especie de vehículo a través del cual estaciona dinero y es esencialmente una inversión que se apreciará con el tiempo?


HAIGNEY: Creo que hay mucha gente que está comprando NFT porque es una inversión especulativa. Y la gente está emocionada por gastar su criptomoneda en algo y luego cambiarla por un montón más de criptomonedas en unos pocos meses. Y luego creo que hay otro grupo de coleccionistas que están realmente entusiasmados con el arte digital y les encanta la estética. Creo que hay personas en él por diferentes razones, pero definitivamente hay un gran grupo de personas que están en él porque piensan que estas cosas se van a apreciar.

FOLKENFLIK: Bueno, ¿qué significa para los NFT que esta obra de arte no tradicional se lleve a lugares más tradicionales? Creo que más de una docena de eventos en Miami los incorporarán de una forma u otra esta semana.

HAIGNEY: Creo que esto es realmente emocionante para los artistas digitales porque durante mucho tiempo es muy, muy difícil monetizar el arte digital. Quiero decir, no puedes vender fácilmente una imagen que hayas dibujado en tu computadora. Y me ha sorprendido e interesado mucho la medida en que el mundo del arte institucional lo ha adoptado por completo. Me fascina. Y mucho de eso tiene que ver con el dinero. Creo que Christie’s y Sotheby’s están entusiasmados de poder vender obras por muchos millones de dólares. Pero también creo que son … es la primera vez que creo que muchas de estas instituciones se toman realmente en serio las obras de arte basadas en la tecnología. Y eso es emocionante para mí. Y creo que es emocionante para muchos artistas que han estado trabajando en la esfera digital durante mucho tiempo.


HAIGNEY: Así que hace un poco más de 90 años, ¿verdad? – Rene Magritte, pintor surrealista, pinta una pipa. Y es una representación muy realista de una pipa. Y en la parte inferior y en letras dice, en francés, esto no es una pipa. La pintura vuelve locos a los críticos. Vuelve loco al público. Pero él estaba llegando a este punto interesante, creo, me parece décadas después acerca de la representación, el arte y la realidad. ¿Cuáles son algunos de los conceptos interesantes que los artistas están explorando de esta manera en la medida en que los hay?

FOLKENFLIK: Creo que muchos artistas que trabajan en la esfera de NFT están jugando con todo el concepto de representación, la realidad. ¿Qué es real? ¿Qué es falso? ¿Qué significa ser auténtico? Hubo una obra de arte que realmente me gustó de este artista que se llama Damien Thirst. Muchos de estos artistas tienen una especie de seudónimos de Internet.

HAIGNEY: Damien Thirst, una obra de teatro sobre Damien Hirst. Estaba intentando vender este NFT. Era solo un cuadrado azul, y era un homenaje al «Monocromo azul» de Eve Klein. Y creo que parte de eso fue burlarse de la idea de que estas pinturas que consideramos originales y auténticas ahora se pueden replicar en la esfera digital y se pueden vender especulativamente por cientos de miles de dólares. Así que creo que hay muchos artistas que, como Magritte, se involucran conscientemente con la forma de la NFT y se burlan un poco de toda la burbuja especulativa y que las afirmaciones que estas NFT hacen de ser auténticas y originales. obras.


FOLKENFLIK: Entonces, ¿qué tan interesado estaría el típico coleccionista de arte que en años pasados ​​se dirigió a Miami Beach para Art Basel estar interesado en estos o qué tipo de inversionista de arte fresco podría dibujar en su lugar?

HAIGNEY: Creo que las galerías y las casas de subastas están realmente entusiasmadas porque han encontrado una clase completamente nueva de coleccionistas, tal vez alguien más joven que normalmente no compraba arte y que está realmente entusiasmado con los NFT específicamente. Y entonces creo que hay un subconjunto completamente nuevo de personas que van a comprar NFT en Basilea o en cualquier otra feria de arte. Pero también he estado hablando con algunas personas en las casas de subastas que dicen que los coleccionistas tradicionales se están entusiasmando cada vez más con la idea de los NFT. Me ha sorprendido mucho que el coleccionista de arte tradicional haya decidido apostar también por los NFT.

FOLKENFLIK: ¿Entonces una moda pasajera o posiblemente aquí para quedarse?


HAIGNEY: Creo que los NFT llegaron para quedarse. Creo que, como la pintura de Magritte, esto no es una pipa, creo que hacen que mucha gente se enoje mucho. Y creo que parte de eso se debe a los precios insanos que estamos viendo en este momento. Creo que la gente no puede creer que alguien esté dispuesto a pagar 69 millones de dólares por una imagen digital. Pero creo que, como formulario, los NFT llegaron para quedarse. Y creo que seguiremos viendo qué pasa y qué hacen los artistas con la forma.

FOLKENFLIK: Sophie Haigney es crítica y periodista que escribe sobre arte visual y tecnología. Sophie, muchas gracias por acompañarnos hoy.

HAIGNEY: Gracias.


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‘Wait Wait’ para el 4 de diciembre de 2021: con Audra McDonald, invitada de Not My Job



El programa de esta semana se grabó de forma remota con el presentador Peter Sagal, el juez oficial y anotador Bill Kurtis, la invitada de Not My Job Audra McDonald y los panelistas Adam Burke, Karen Chee y Maz Jobrani. Haga clic en el enlace de audio de arriba para escuchar todo el espectáculo.


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Audra McDonald se presenta en el Lincoln Center de Nueva York el 26 de abril de 2017.

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¿Quién es Bill esta vez?
Muévete, Delta; No preste atención al médico detrás de la cortina; El documental largo y sinuoso

Preguntas del panel
Canadá salva el desayuno

Fanfarronear al oyente
Nuestros panelistas cuentan tres historias sobre encubrimientos expuestos, solo una de las cuales es cierta.


No es mi trabajo: Audra McDonald en Burger King
Audra McDonald, ganadora de un Emmy, un Grammy y seis premios Tony, es una leyenda tanto del teatro como de la pantalla. Veremos si puede agregar un premio más a su estante jugando nuestro juego llamado «¡Oye, McDonald, prueba un Whopper!»

Preguntas del panel
No tire al bebé con el sofá; Nidos vacíos toman vuelo

Bill Kurtis lee tres limericks relacionados con las noticias: Conversaciones con Randos; Chozas de salchichas; ¡y relájate el labio, asistentes al concierto!


Relámpago rellena el espacio en blanco
Todas las novedades no cabían en ningún otro lado.

Nuestros panelistas predicen qué escenas eliminadas se revelarán de ese documental de los Beatles.



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