The Butler spoiler special: review of Lee Daniels' epic historical drama. (AUDIO)

Spoiler Special: The Butler

Spoiler Special: The Butler

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Aug. 16 2013 6:02 PM

Spoiler Special: The Butler

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Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker in The Butler

Photo byAnne Marie Fox– ©2013 Butler Films, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate movie critic Dana Stevens talks in spoiler-y detail about new movies with a guest. You can listen to past Spoiler Specials here, and you can also subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Note: As the title indicates, each installment contains spoilers galore.

In this week’s episode, Stevens discusses Lee Daniels' sweeping historical epic The Butler with regular Brow Beat writer Aisha Harris. How does the film handle several decades' worth of narrative? Do Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey have a real shot come Oscar season? Learn the answers to these questions and more by listening below.


Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.

Aisha Harris is a Slate culture writer and host of the Slate podcast Represent.