Thursday, March 11, 2010

chasing white rabbits!

I'm off to see Alice in Wonderland tonight! The childhood giddy-joy I feel for this story is unreal. I have seen so many incarnations of this story, from the 1985 version, with Ringo Starr, to a short lived Disney t.v show. Older and with different eyes, I'd like to see whether or not a feminist reading of Alice withholds itself in our post-feminist climate. Is the mad hatter a patriarch in the story? Is Alice really a tale of female independence gone awry? or is it just a tale of heroism at the helm of a woman? Feminism aside, my two boyfriends Johnny Depp and Tim Burton are magical, and I've loved all of their work up until this point, so i don't see how this duo can really go wrong.

On a side note, I've had a crush on Grace Slick ever since I heard this White Rabbit song. I'm from a small town, where old school 60's and 70's music was all my hippie friends and I would listen to. Its so wonderful to watch Grace Slick sing in front of a psychedelic green screen, aw nostalgia!

"When logic and proportion
Have fallen sloppy dead
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen's "off with her head!"
Remember what the dormouse said;

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