Psych Rewatch: Forget me Not In high school he was always so loud and needed attention constantly and needed to be noticed and he would just not shut up. He was so annoying. Drove me nuts. But now, I mean look at him. He’s so calm. So unobtrusive, and the way he let you just step in and take over like that. I think he’s really matured.
recorded a cover of Elton John’s ‘Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting.” stoked it’ll be released on March 25th as part of the 40th anniversary reissue of “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, get all the details.
LGBTQ* Queer Media Theory You Might Find Interesting
Over The Rainbow
For many people in the LGBTQ* community, The Wizard of Oz is a sort of queer* fairy tale. From our association with the Rainbow as a place of solace, to the “born sissy” in the Cowardly Lion, many have found comfort in this familiar tale.
There have been many theories surrounding The Wizard of Oz (film) and it’s embrace by the LGBTQ*/queer* community. One of the many theories presented is that of Dorothy’s journey being one of a young girl exploring her lesbian identity in a world of archetypes. Arguably, Dorothy must encounter everyone in Oz before finding comfort in her own identity and being able to return (happily?) to bleak Kansas.
Listed above are quick breakdowns of this argument.
For more information, check out:
Daniel Dervin. “Over the Rainbow and Under the Twister: A Drama of the Girl’s Passage through the Phallic Phase,” Bulletin of the Meninger Clinic, 42 (1978), pp. 51-57, quoted in Paul Nathanson, Over the Rainbow: The Wizard of Oz as a Secular Myth of America (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1991), p. 63.
Harvey Greenberg, “The Wizard of Oz: Little Girl Lost—and Found,” The Movies of Your Mind(New York: Saturday Review Press, 1975), pp. 13-32, summarized in Paul Nathanson, Over the Rainbow: The Wizard of Oz as a Secular Myth of America (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1991), pp. 67-72.
Alexander Doty, Making Things Perfectly Queer (University of Minnesota Press, 1993)
Dyer, Richard. Heavenly Bodies: Film Stars and Society. British Film Institute (1986)
Miller, Neil. Out of the Past: Gay and Lesbian History from 1869 to the Present. Vintage UK (1995)
Loughery, John. The Other Side of Silence: Men’s Lives and Gay Identities: A Twentieth Century History. Henry Holt and Company (1998)
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