May 2nd, 2007

spunkula-once upon a time i died

Asexuality and the Wizard of Oz

Mmkay, so for my big final paper in my gender and film class, I did a full-blown asexual reading of The Wizard of Oz. It's written somewhat in response to an article by Alexander Doty, which was a surprisingly convincing homosexual reading that had Dorothy as a lesbian, torn between femme Glinda and butch Wicked Witch of the West. Kept thinking when I read it, though, that it'd make even more sense if Dorothy was just asexual. It's unfortunate that Doty's article isn't available on the internet (you have to get one of his books to read it), but I think you'll still get the picture.

Crossposted to asexuality

Someplace Where There Isn’t Any Trouble: The Wizard of Oz as an Asexual JourneyCollapse )