D2 Thoughts : OT4
LET’S TALK ROTTEN CORE FOUR OT4 YEAH!?
First of all, I love how Mal, in her daydream, wanted all four of her friends to be with her in freedom. It’s not enough that she would be free, she needed her
lovers friends with her.
When I first started loving the idea of OT4, I was always thinkin, “Wait, what about Mal/Carlos? How would that work? Or Jay/Mal? As lovers?” and throughout this movie, I can see snippets of what could be.
Like in Ways to Be Wicked, Mal is comfortable enough with Carlos that she’d let him do the Shoulder Thing / Kabedon mix and we see that Carlos has at least opened up to her regarding his problems with his mom and how it affects him. Maybe with nightmares or hallucinations, but in any case Mal KNOWS about it.
We see that the first thing Mal does when she gets home isn’t to thrash around like she wants to, it isn’t even to steal something or punch someone. It’s to paint portraits of her three loves because for all she knows she will never see them again.
ALL THREE OF THEM GOING TO THE ISLE. Like sure it’s half to protect Ben “Idiot King” Beast (ily ben but cmon walking into the isle by yourself??) but also to get Mal back and to support each other because they all know each other’s traumas and its their worst nightmare to be stuck back on the Isle.
And the entirety of Chillin Like a Villain? Basically shows how much the Core Four have gone through together. It’s jazzy as hell but if you want to look deeper into it, you can see that they had to learn all these things to survive the Isle and they did it together. See how in sync they are immediately, like I know it’s choreography and all but Jay and Carlos are completely in sync with each other and Evie is comfortable with them and they’re comfortable with her.
We all know Space Between is Malvie Theme Song 5ever.
Next, the “Girl Talk” scene, OBVIOuSLY. Not only does it show how much they want to be there for each other, it also shows Jay’s softer side with Mal. Even though he’s the one who said “we’ll get in and get out” he still offers to take Mal to the Isle if she was truly unhappy.
Finally, the You & Me staring at the Isle scene. Like,,, come on,,, Evie & Carlos being together and thinking about the other Isle kids who they’ve shared abuse with, Mal coming in with Jay and singing about accepting yourself.
Just, all the new interactions and looks into the core four’s relationships that we haven’t seen!