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The Schmooze

New ‘Pitch Perfect’ Trailer Is Here, But Ben Platt Is Nowhere To Be Seen

Long has a cappella asked: do people want to hear 13 people with no instruments perform a song made famous by one person with instruments?

Today, the trailer for the third movie in the “Pitch Perfect” franchise answers once again, “Kind of!…If the people are hot and the voices are auto-tuned.”

The third and final installment of what has become an aca-trilogy is set for release December 22nd. “Pitch Perfect 3” follows the Barden Bellas to the post-extra-curricular world, where the underemployed find refuge in alcohol and trips to Spain paid for by the US government.

Now let’s play the only game that is of equal interest to Jewish pop culture reporters and nazis: Find the Jew.

Anna Kendrick: the star of all three “Pitch Perfect” movies, despite being a small, snippy brunette with an annoying voice and a sharp wit, is not Jewish.

Hailee Steinfeld: Intimidatingly funny, frustratingly beautiful, needlessly embarking on a singing career…the last good thing I will say about Hailee Steinfeld before I attempt to stamp her name from existence, Amalek-style, is that she is Jewish.

Elizabeth Banks: This shiksa-looking comedy-icon is a Jew, suckers.

Ben Platt: The newly minted emblem of the Jewish people is officially too famous to be in a third movie about mouth sounds.

See you in late December, “Pitch Perfect 3”! I’ll bring the Chinese food.

Watch the whole shebang here:

Jenny Singer is a writer for the Forward. You can reach her at or on Twitter @jeanvaljenny




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