Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Matilda the musical

 Went to see Matilda the musical today. It was alright - suffered from a lack of audience atmosphere, not sure why, maybe the heat.

Miss Trunchbull was played by a man. I have a big problem with this. In the book she's a butch, lesbian PE teacher caricature and it's uncomfortable to read. In the musical film, Emma Thompson makes her a bit more well rounded, less caricature like.

I feel like having her played by a man feeds into the duke PE teacher caricature, and ideas of butch lesbians wanting to be men. It reduces the range of what a woman can be. It was very distasteful.

I think Matilda is autistic, or can be read as such. 

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