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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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.
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?