Netflix Psychoanalysis: Laura Gutto

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Netflix Psychoanalysis: Laura Gutto

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Johanna Lazar, Reporter

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We’ve seen her in the study center helping students after school, or perhaps we’ve overheard her teaching her U.S. History class as we walk through a quiet hallway. But do we really know social studies teacher Laura Gutto?

A new method of psychoanalysis—looking at the subject’s Netflix list—is the latest way to gain deep insight into a person’s inner self and is so scientifically and psychologically advanced it would make Sigmund Freud cry. This month, The Voice carefully analyzes Laura Gutto.

First up on Gutto’s recently watched list on Netflix is Mystery Science Theater 3000, a comedy series where a man and his robot sidekicks watch old science fiction movies from a space station and make fun of the movies they watch. On the surface, it may seem that Gutto is just a huge science fiction fan. But a deeper look provides a more significant analysis. Clearly Gutto dreams of being a science fiction film critic while living in space. Apparently, studying the Space Race as a part of her history degree has inspired her to a whole new level.

Also making an appearance on her list is World War Z, an apocalyptic film centering around a zombie pandemic. The answer is obvious here: Gutto is preparing for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. After all, after years of studying the wars that have occurred in the world’s history, Gutto must have a few tricks up her sleeve. Who knows what she’s really planning in her head when she explains different war tactics to her history students?

The next movie on her list is Sense and Sensibility, based on the novel of the same name. This Jane Austen period drama is fitting for a history buff such as Gutto. Perhaps she seeks to take a break from reading and grading all those CRPs and just wants to relax with a good romantic drama. Or maybe she secretly desires to go back in time and live in the 1800s, while wearing poofy dresses and sporting elaborate and curly hairdos. Can’t you picture her blonde hair piled up in a curly bun on top of her head, finished off with a feathery hat?

The League, a comedy about friends who participate in a fantasy football league, is next. My theory is that Gutto has her own online fantasy football team and is scheming for tips to make her team win, no matter the cost. The hilarious show might make her laugh, but secretly, Gutto is accruing different fantasy football strategies so her team can win the next championships.

Last on her list is Last Love, a dramedy in which a retired professor forms a connection with a young French woman in Paris. Clearly Gutto wishes to get away from the hectic and chaotic Pres life for a while and travel to Paris, the city of love. Don’t we all? Who wouldn’t want to stroll the Parisian streets, see the Eiffel Tower, and stop at a cute little cafe for a chocolate croissant? Maybe Gutto should consider chaperoning the France trip this year–or going there on her honeymoon since she just got engaged!

Gutto’s taste in movies and TV shows certainly provides an insightful analysis to her character. From a zombie apocalypse to living in space, Gutto is full of surprises.

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