Maleficent and the Irrelevant Phallus
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Taken back to the broader perspective, what the hell is Prince Philip doing in the movie? Or in any movie? What purpose do men serve in a world where they can’t occupy themselves with saving females? This Philip question has finally really let me see the reality of what the “traditional” treatment of females in our art does to men. I finally grasp what a weirdly bleak and frankly horrifying landscape it is for male characters who are just as bound by the “Princess” stereotype as their female counterparts.

Views and Reviews #1: Oz the Sort-of-Great and Very Impatient
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Dear Readers, Last night I went to a midnight showing of Oz the Great and Powerful.  So, standard spoiler alert here.  I’ll be honest: going in I had little hope that the film would be stellar.  I wanted it to be!  On the surface it should be an anthem film … Read More