Thursday, August 5, 2010
This needs to be a real movie. (via Feministe, which also has a transcript)
And also: a funny and thought-provoking post on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies as a form of cultural appropriation. The author argues that works considered feminine, such as the novels of Jane Austen, are often devalued in our society and Seth Grahame-Smith's addition of zombies amounts to a "masculinization" of Pride and Prejudice that therefore "improves" it. She gives some amusing suggestions for the "feminization" of books highly regarded by men, such as A Hitchhiker’s Guide to That Tiny Sliver of the Earth the Idiots from Sex and the City Inhabit. There's even more funniness in the comments: Nuclear Hamlet and The Sound and the Fury and the Swarm of Killer Bees.