Rafal Olbinski - Illusive specifity of random compliment (maze of cards)
I act as a therapist to a lot of my friends. The reality is 1 out of 3 people I got to know in my life have told me HORRIFIC accounts of incestuous abuse. Could Utena be told with the incest elements removed? Yes (with rewrites), of course. But I can't help but get defensive to keep it. it's one of the few stories that gives a voice to the entrapment of this reality (& very specific illusion of complicity the victim is groomed with), and validates how to find the strength to leave it behind.