January 29, 2015

sing the body elastic

I wrote about superhero cinema for Sight & Sound, quoting Frank Zappa in the process and coming to a conclusion about which side of the fence I’m on about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I was reading people like Scott Bukatman talk about the body politics of comic books for a long time before the Joss Whedon helpfully showed up to demonstrate what happens when you leave that aspect out.


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