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Žižek proposes an asexual reading of Sophie from The Da Vinci Code and critiques the common reading of Zack Snyder’s 300 as a pro-American-military film by suggesting that, instead, the Persian empire functions as the seat of global capitalism, complete with a ‘multiculturalist different-lifestyles paradise’ most famously depicted in the orgy scene in Xerxes’s tent. (Featuring guest appearances from Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings as foils to the operation of the Real and the uncanny that Žižek identifies in 300). .