dystopias

“Maybe none of this is about control. Maybe it really isn’t about who can own whom, who can do what to whom and get away with it, even as far as death. Maybe it isn’t about who can sit and who has to kneel or stand or lie down, legs spread open. Maybe it’s about who can do what to whom and be forgiven for it. Never tell me it amounts to the same thing.”

Character: Offred

Book: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Quick, someone hit me with a good name for a secondary character who is essentially an angsty not-quite-man who is ready to fight anything, makes well-meaning but bad decisions, suffers a lot, goes to prison, escapes prison, and becomes a brooding but gentle junkyard nomad. Anyone? 

how to make a kids show dystopia

1. make it colorful

2. slight reference to familiar things

3. appeal to the younger generations underlying but present sense of anxiety about a world plagued by random acts of violence and an overwhelming problem of climate change and pollution. ‘The world is going to end’ is a very present mentality and the colorful optimism of kids-apocalypse assures them that it will still be okay after all that.

4. make it gay.

2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968, dir. Stanley Kubrick