Les Gutterables: The Most Sexual Lines in the Musical

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Re: Les Gutterables: The Most Sexual Lines in the Musical

Postby Trompe-la-Mort » Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:21 pm

A propos of chains... Has anybody ever mentioned Valjean's second line from the Confrontation in the German translation?
"Bevor du mich mit Lust in Eisen legst"
The relatively innocent translation would be: "Before you put me in irons again, with joy"

The problem is that the German word "Lust" can also mean the same thing the English word does and then it becomes a line that made me seriously question my hearing the first time I heard it...
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Re: Les Gutterables: The Most Sexual Lines in the Musical

Postby Marie32 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:09 am

You're all going to hate me for this but anyone else think the way valjean in the movie went "show me where you live" was a little creepy? C'mon I can't be the only one who thought that, half the cinema that I was in laughed.

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Re: Les Gutterables: The Most Sexual Lines in the Musical

Postby Aurelia Combeferre » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:16 am

Not really, but well....my brain goes down the wrong way again.

Then there's the line in the movie about Marius coming in to change Valjean's life. I heard snickers on that one too.
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Re: Les Gutterables: The Most Sexual Lines in the Musical

Postby Marie32 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:28 am

Aurelia Combeferre wrote:Not really, but well....my brain goes down the wrong way again.

Then there's the line in the movie about Marius coming in to change Valjean's life. I heard snickers on that one too.


Yes definitely! There was outright laughing at that as well where I saw it! Which was a bit awkward at that part of the plot (wait that was when he tells Marius he's leaving right or was it after the letter?)

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Re: Les Gutterables: The Most Sexual Lines in the Musical

Postby Aurelia Combeferre » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:18 pm

After the letter.
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Re: Les Gutterables: The Most Sexual Lines in the Musical

Postby Gigi » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:14 am

Just found one from the movie version. When Javert tells Valjean he made a "false report" on him and asks to be fired, he says:

I've been as hard on every rogue I have known

femtaire and I went crazy over that :D
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Re: Les Gutterables: The Most Sexual Lines in the Musical

Postby Aurelia Combeferre » Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:47 pm

:lol: Didn't think of it that way!!
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Postby Auf die Barrikaden » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:03 pm

All the omens point to him


At least in that sense I can like this change a bit...ish.
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Re: Les Gutterables: The Most Sexual Lines in the Musical

Postby Juliet24601 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:42 pm

Gigi wrote:Just found one from the movie version. When Javert tells Valjean he made a "false report" on him and asks to be fired, he says:

I've been as hard on every rogue I have known

femtaire and I went crazy over that :D


Javert seems by far the worst for accidental gutter lines - who would have thought it from such a repressed (over-fond of a truncheon) character?! :mrgreen:
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Re: Les Gutterables: The Most Sexual Lines in the Musical

Postby Heidi80 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:54 am

Well, almost all of mme Tenardier's lyrics in Master of the house are very openly sexual. My favourite is when she says about good Monsieur "Thinks he's such a lover but there's not much there" :shock: :shock: :oops:

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Postby Aurelia Combeferre » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:05 am

Mme. T is already approaching refuge in audacity.

I realized that with certain goggles, even the line "take this and use it well" can go all wrong.
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Re: Les Gutterables: The Most Sexual Lines in the Musical

Postby Gervais » Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:47 pm

Juliet24601 wrote:
Gigi wrote:Just found one from the movie version. When Javert tells Valjean he made a "false report" on him and asks to be fired, he says:

I've been as hard on every rogue I have known

femtaire and I went crazy over that :D


Javert seems by far the worst for accidental gutter lines - who would have thought it from such a repressed (over-fond of a truncheon) character?! :mrgreen:

...Was I supposed to read "over-fond of a truncheon" the way I did? :shock: :oops:
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Re: Les Gutterables: The Most Sexual Lines in the Musical

Postby Aurelia Combeferre » Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:25 pm

Yes, unfortunately. That Baton of authority has a long standing history in the Gutterables thread.
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Postby Heidi80 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:28 pm

Frédéric Dumont wrote:And Colm ruined "Look down, Javert" on the TAC - "DOWN, JAvert!!" :shock:

Oh dear :oops: :D :oops: :D . Well, Javert does seem to be a little too interested in finding Valjean

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Re: Les Gutterables: The Most Sexual Lines in the Musical

Postby FortressDoor » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:39 pm

Well, the whole of Lovely Ladies was kinda inappropriate :wink:

How about "I'm ready Fantine". :)

Or possibly "
Valjean: Yes it means I'm free---
Javert: No".

Howabout "The rest because you tried to run"

And yes, the entire Valjean- Cossete thing came across as pedophillic even in the brick.
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