Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Deafenstein

Last night's episode of Switched At Birth included a reference to a movie called Deafenstein. One of the deaf characters in the TV show gave another one a poster for the made-up movie about a deaf monster. The Frankenstein adaptation is supposedly performed entirely in ASL. The film is so bad (in the cheesy sense) that the Switched at Birth characters like it. It is apparently a takeoff of a real film titled Deafula, a 1975 version of Dracula performed in ASL, with a similar reputation.On another note, the ABC Family series has received an order for 22 more episodes, which will give Switched a 32 episode first season. The next season will begin early next year. So, while the network is is running promotional announcements for the finale next week, take note that it will be the summer finale and not the season finale.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for clearing that up for me. I'm excited they are extending the show!!

Anonymous said...

As a hearing impaired adult, I LOVE watching Switched at Birth and knowing that other people out there are now getting a feel of what hearing impaired and deaf people go through on an everyday basis. So glad to hear they are extending the show!!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the show! Can't wait until January!

Tammy Ang said...

I love the show. It's great. Absolutely love the character of Emmett. And such a great romance plot with Bay. Can't wait to see next season. I have a friend who is deaf. So it's great to know that there is this shoe. Raises awareness for those who are unaware of what they go thru. Cant wait for the new season. Dont stop it!!! Like ever!!! Lol. Thanks.