Viva Pod Vegas #002 – Loving You (1957)
We’re back at it with another episode of Viva Pod Vegas! Loving You is not only our first colorized movie, but also our first to truly star and showcase Elvis Presley! That focus on our main man means that Loving You is a totally different type of movie than Love Me Tender, in both good and bad ways. In this episode, we talk about Elvis’s filmography transitioning out of the western genre (and into the… musical genre?) and striking a balance between showcasing his music and creating a movie with an actual narrative. We also talk about Loving You’s confusing love square (and whether or not there actually are any romantic entanglements), the first (of many?) run-ins between Elvis and a jealous boyfriend, and the difficulties of being Elvis’s on-screen friend. We also create a few new games, see what’s going on in Riley Keough’s career, and look ahead to Jailhouse Rock!
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