October 6, 2009

I'm Sick.....

yes that's right.....I'm sick. I have the random cold that has been spreading around. I believe the love of my life gave it to me. So here I am, in my PJ'S, tucked under my huge duvet, all alone ("C" avoids me like the plague when I'm sick) and figure that my time is better spent watching re-runs of "Say Yes to the Dress" and "Rich Bride, Poor Bride" and blogging, rather than working on the two essay's I have due in two weeks.

I have a few things on my mind that are blog worthy. Engagement photo's (!!!!!!!), Fall, school, and so on. I'm not planning on doing all of that today. My drugs will kick in shortly, and then I will be useless, so I'm going to start with school.

This year, I am taking a film and lit course, as part of my English requirements. I like the class so far, but my class on Friday provided me with a bit of a devastating moment. To start, I should mention that I LOVE "The Wizard of Oz." I have read the book several times and have seen the movie at least a million times, both when I was young, and now again with my nieces, any time they want to. I was under the impression that there was nothing that could be taught to me about this book/movie, I knew it all, and figured even going to the class would be a waste of my time. I should have gone with that initial impression.

So Friday I excitedly take my seat in class thinking that I am about to have a worry free two hours discussing the best movie of all time. WRONG!. Instead, I spend the better part of the next hour, talking about how the film made the character of the lion blatantly homosexual. Now as a side note, I have literally no problem with homosexuals, but people this is a CHILD'S movie. I am fully floored that people watch a movie such as this one and pull these kinds of things out of it. I mean I watched this movie from the time I was two or three, all the way up to about a week ago, and this have NEVER crossed my mind. I love the lion, I think he's cute, I really don't know what to make of this. Now that the evidence has been forcefully thrust in my face I don't think I will ever be able to watch this movie in the same light. It's been changed for me. I'm heartbroken.

I'm curious, am I the only one who has over looked this detail of the movie for the last twenty four years?


Ella Everywhere said...


I never thought the Lion was gay before, but then again he is kind of a whimp.

Although if anyone was gay, I'd think it was Tin man, always whining about wanting a heart (that was him right?)

I hope you feel better soon hun!

browneyedgirl said...

I've always wondered why people have to dissect movies and find meanings in even the smallest of things. Like you say, it is a child's movie, and kids generally aren't too preoccupied with things like that.

I agree with Ella, the lion has somewhat come across as a whimp!

canuckitude said...

Meh... I don't get people either. It's a friggin children's movie. A really shitty one at that, but still a children's movie. This movie taught me how to use a VCR! My mom used to set me up infront of the TV to watch this and I used to turn off the VCR and go back to TV or I'd pop in a Ninja Turtles or Batman VHS instead. :)

It's the same with Film Critics though, they do these write ups on Alvin and the Chipmunks or Hannah Montanna and are like "This film is tacky and was not visually pleasing, and the character lacked courage" *NO PUN INTENDED LOL... But what they fail to realize is, the film was targeted towards a friggin 10 year old, not a 65 year old man.

Leanne said...

@ Ella and Brown Eyed: I agree he was a wimp, but gay? The character is supposed to be a wimp, I mean he's a lion without courage! But apparently due to his hand gestures, and the red bow he wears in his hair towards the end (which I think is actually very cute) he is all of a sudden gay. I don't get it.

@ Canuckitude: I agree with everything except the shitty movie part. That's just mean!

browneyedgirl said...

My favourite review was for The Time Traveler's Wife..and the guy said the movie focussed too much on her and he wanted more to do with him. It's like hello! It's called The Time Traveler's WIFE.

Critics are idiots.