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?