I was re-watching Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior last night and I started to notice things I was too busy laughing over to really make sense of…
The Golden Youth (the silent blond beauty who has a man-boob window in his catsuit) is obviously a partner of sorts to Wez. Some argue since the role was supposed to be female that he was Wez’s sexual partner while Wez’s actor Vernon Wells insists he was a son-like figure to Wez.
OF COURSE, if G.Y. was a son to Wez, why exactly would Wez go around with his ‘son’ dressed like a glamrock stripper and chained up to his bike. That just screams as a sign to tell everyone ‘IM FUCKING THIS FINE PIECE OF ASS’. Besides the fact that G.Y. doesn’t talk or seem to emote in anyway, to me that sounds exactly like someone whose gone into ‘post-trauma la-la-land’.
Aside from just being Wez’s bumper candy and possible boytoy, I never noticed that G.Y. actually DOES assist his ‘master’. In the scene where the Gryocopter Captain and Max are watching the Dogs of War kill/rape the man and woman from the refinery town, G.Y. is holding a giant piece of wood or something and hands it to Wez.
The scene is like a really split second thing, but WHY would G.Y. not go to attack the helpless refinery scouts if Wez was his ‘father’ and trying to teach him to be a marauder? ALSO, if you look at G.Y. and Wez when they are facing each other, G.Y. NEVER looks at Wez directly in the face, despite the clearly excited face Wez has. Something I would expect more from a victim than a ‘son’.
OH, and if everyone else was so set on raping the girl, why didn’t Wez join in? Why did he hang back and decide to just torment and later shoot the male of their victims?
It could be me, but I think this is really no-brainer evidence that Golden Youth was some sort of concubine to Wez.
On another note, I noticed some MAJOR mistake in the boomerang scene before G.Y. gets killed by Feral Kid. When Feral Kid threw the boomerang the first time, Wez avoided being hit by ducking. HOWEVER, according to the shot prior to that one Golden Youth was standing exactly next to him. So if Wez ducked and G.Y. would’ve been hit the first time Feral Kid threw the boomerang. OR did G.Y. duck the first time the boomerang was thrown?
In the second throw (which Feral Kid doesnt change the way he throws it), Wez ducks again and yet G.Y. gets hit and killed. If G.Y. did duck or move the first time why would he not move the second time? Or would Wez not tackle him out of the way? But obviously it’s a plot device to cause Wez to go full RAGE MODE and want to kill shit.
Side Note: Humungus’s gang, despite wearing terrible BDSM outfits also have names for their divisions that seem to just scream with Homo-Erotic undertones. For instance: The Smegma Crazies and the Gay-Boy Beserkers. As we see the shots of all Humungus’ gang, there’s only like 2 women. One of which we later see fucking her boyfriend in the tent.
BUT YA. I think this pretty much supports the G.Y. and Wez theory.