It’s no mystery that contemporary Western societies have a complicated relationship with time. Time doesn’t just flow, it flies, and feeling like we don’t have enough is often cause for anxiety. But what if we could capture it by using Art as a medium?
Take any rundown of Gossip Girl‘s worst characters, and no doubt Serena van der Woodsen will be sitting (un)comfortably near the top. But why is she so universally hated while much nastier characters, such as rapist and abuser Chuck Bass, are showered with praise?
Malgré un pitch prometteur et une superbe interprétation de Carole Bouquet, la mini-série La Mante apparaît comme une occasion manquée de dénoncer et analyser les violences faites aux femmes et aux enfants, et plus particulièrement la manière dont notre système judiciaire échoue à protéger les victimes.
Too often, jerks in fiction get praised and rewarded in spite of their terrible misdeeds – and this both mirrors and impacts how we respond to such behavior in real life.
Lily van der Woodsen, Georgina Sparks and the eponymous Gossip Girl herself are easily the most compelling characters in the entire series.
I have a complicated relationship with Gossip Girl.
I am so sorry to be the one to tell you this, but you will never be happy.
Originally published on The News Lens International
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