We had such a great time on Wednesday night. Thanks to everyone who took part or tuned in to the Twitter/X space.
The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi is very different from the Disney version. In fact, during the course of our discussion we formed a consensus that Walt Disney changed the Collodi text in ways that set up false expectations in succeeding generations of children and sapped the story of meaning. Magical thinking at ‘woke’ Disney today merely intensifies this effect to new ends. Academic ‘queer’ readings of the text that we examined all refer to the Disney Pinocchio instead of Collodi’s text.
The musical selection here is “Welcome to the Fold” by Filter.
We will discuss Hansel and Gretel next time at 8 PM on Wednesday, 18 October 2023.
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