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Stephen King’s The Stand, Explained: On Randall Flagg’s Problematic New Vegas

on January 14, 2021, 9:31am

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Stephen King’sThe Stand continues on CBS All Access. In the fifth episode, “Fear and Loathing in New Vegas”, we finally head to Sin City, where Randall Flagg (Alexander Skarsgard) and his sex-crazed minions engage in all kinds of sinful acts.

Join Losers Michael Roffman, Jenn Adams, Mel Kassel, and special guest Joe Lipsett of Horror Queers as they meditate on the puritanical tones, the queer representation, Flagg’s implied history, and why New Vegas deserved its own episode.

That’s not all! Katherine McNamara, aka Julie Lawry, joins the Losers for a special bonus episode. Together, they discuss her love for King’s prose, her kinetic approach to the character, and why she’s always having the most fun on screen.

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Founded in January 2017, The Losers’ Club is a weekly podcast for Constant Readers, horror hounds, and new fans of Stephen King to dig deep into the author’s oeuvre and the myriad TV, film, print, and stage adaptations of his work.

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