[DWJ] short complete quest fantasies

Irina Rempt irina at valdyas.org
Mon Jun 22 12:32:18 EDT 2009

On Monday 22 June 2009 17:44 shawyer at mail.utexas.edu wrote:

> Oh dear, Mark. I'm afraid there is a whole generation of young ladies
> who had that experience. *waves hand*
> It is not just the tights, although they do contribute. It is the
> whole narrative arc of refusing to grow up/wanting to grow up as well
> as the temptation dream scene in which Sarah wears the ball
> gown/bridal gown. Also, the Goblin King's overall androgyny (tights
> notwithstanding) helps temper fear of the Other/male.
> I do not want to further your embarrassment, as you seem like a nice
> person, but I did want to say that, in my experience and from talking
> to other female fans, it seems fairly common that Labyrinth was a
> watershed adolescent moment.

Oh yes; for two of my three girls too, who were just short of thirteen when 
they first watched it.

     "Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth
should that mean that it is not real?"           --Albus Dumbledore
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