werepuppyblack: (The Addams Family)
[personal profile] werepuppyblack
A Trip to the Theatre

Yesterday I finally got to see a live production of The Addams Family Musical and it was so much fun! Carrie Hope Fletcher was playing Wednesday, and dear gods, that girl has an amazing voice. Here's a video she did with Andrew Lippa of her performing 'Pulled'. In comparison with the Broadway run, Wednesday kept her braids, and Lucas is a bit more... I want to say jock-like than the adorable nerd who wore a Gryffindor tie to meet his girlfriend's parents. It's not bad, I just personally prefer nerd!Lucas. The whole cast was amazing though, and I really wish I had been able to stage door. Maybe when it comes to Glasgow, if I get a ticket for that run of the tour.

I've also been checking out Emerald City, NBC's newest adaptation of the Oz stories. I have to say that I really like it. It's once again a darker look on the stories, but in a rare turn? The Tip/Ozma story is one of the lead ones, and it's played quite seriously. Actually, it's played as a trans story and I am hard pressed to think of one of them in any other fantasy based show at the moment. Tip is my favourite character, with Jack and West tied for second place. I like Dorothy, but I feel like a lot of her story is quite predictable, if only because her story has been played out so many times in other versions. I'm not sure if there's going to be a second season, but I hope there is. My main hope for it is Tip and Jack regaining their friendship - they both seem to miss the other.

As for life in general... Eh, not much has been happening. I still need to make the sales posts, I just seem the lack the energy to do... well, anything as of late. Need to see about fixing that.

And now? Now I am going to go for a nap. Because I am tired.

Date: 2017-04-27 07:53 pm (UTC)
venivididolli: (Disney Jasmine young)
From: [personal profile] venivididolli
I actually started this yesterday because of your reblogs on Tumblr. I'm 3 episodes in. West is definitely my favorite and, even though I think she's doomed, Anna's in second place.

I'm not sure what to make of the Tip story. I know people are calling it trans and loving it, but I don't quite see it. Because she grew up without her biological body, of course she feels more comfortable in the magic one and she wants that self back. But that was a false self. Trans people at least know what they are biologically and choose to change that. I feel like Tip's agency is taken away by her having that choice removed. It was never her choice to be male, so her being more comfortable with it is like her being tricked into that forced self. I think as the story goes on, if she continues to dwell on it, it's going to make me dislike her more and more, because she's not escaping the trap of what she's been made to believe about herself. And I've always liked Ozma, so I want her to appreciate being Ozma.

I'll probably watch a few more eps today!