Watch Isabella Rossellini Embody the Animal Kingdom’s Most Shocking Maternal Instincts in Mammas

Mother’s Day can elicit complicated emotions in the human animal. Not so Mother Hamster. While you were out to brunch, she was matter-of-factly devouring the runtiest of her litter. And not because he failed to present her with a bouquet and flowery card. “It’s a good morsel to recoup some of the vitamins and protein that are lost during childbirth,” she explains with a shrug.

This heartwarming vignette is but one of the revelations in Mammas, the latest web series from the inquisitive and extremely game Isabella Rossellini. Having embodied a variety of insects, arachnids, and marine life in the science-based Green Porno and its follow-up Seduce Me, the mother of two is currently suiting up to play some of the Animal Kingdom’s most notorious mothers, from the opportunistic Cuckoo to the self-sacrificing Australian subsocial crab spider (Diaea ergandros).

The comically inventive costumes are an added bonus, particularly for any human mother (or father) with an aversion to dressing their animal-loving offspring in store bought disguises, come Halloween. Catch the complete series here.

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Ayun Halliday thinks Isabella Rossellini is the bee’s knees, especially when her glass legs are filled with beer. Follow her @AyunHalliday


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  • Margaret Rose STRINGER says:

    Isabella Rossellini is simply wonderful: I’ve loved her since my husband and I saw her in a lineup on stage singing one of his best songs with the late Lucio Dalla , “Attenti al lupo”. She combines beauty with brains, humour and a will to participate in life.
    Whatta gal!

  • Margaret Rose STRINGER says:

    Oh – one other (and important) thing: few things are quite as frustrating as clicking on a link to be taken to a message telling me that I am unable, in my country, to see that video. I have never understood this: who – or perhaps I mean which end? – suffers in terms of the download? Why does Sundance not want the videos seen in Oz?
    Sighh …

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