Mara Wilson retweeted me the other day and that’s all I’ve ever wanted! But also she made me realize a core reason behind why I loved Matilda so much as a kid was because I was a queer kid in a hetero family. I always thought it was because I was a nerd who liked to read, but it was more than that. LGBTQ kids often feel isolated and unwanted in their own family. Even in the most accepting one, you’ll still feel like somewhat of a misunderstood oddity amongst them. And showing a kid who is “different” in their family find love and acceptance somewhere else was something eye opening for child me, but I never really drew that parallel.
What do you think to the whole Trixie and Christopher going Skiing thing, as there are lots of theories that Trixie will get pregnant?