Shoulder of Orion: The Blade Runner Podcast

116 // Therefore I Am: Discussing Pris

March 15, 2022

Daryl Hannah's portrayal of Pris in Blade Runner has inspired countless works of tribute art, contemporary runway fashion, and killer cosplays. But beyond her cyberpunk/clown aesthetic and gymnastic combat skills lies a complicated, nuanced character.

In this episode, Jaime and Patrick discuss Pris as a prism for issues like enslavement, otherism, and manipulation. They also talk about how Pris sets up wonderful horror beats in Blade Runner, and how she ends up tricking not only Sebastian and Deckard but the audience itself.

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