Monday, July 17, 2006

DYSENCHANTED
I just watched the best 8 minutes of entertainment I've seen in a long time. It was a "short" called "Dysenchanted", produced by The Spiritual Cinema Circle. It involved Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Goldilocks, Dorothy, Alice in Wonderland, Snow White and Little Red Riding Hood, in group therapy with Jim Belushi (it's funny already, isn't it?). As jokes of OCD, high maintenance men, narcolepsy and drug dependency were bantered around, the film introduced a woman that "didn't belong there". She wasn't like "them". She was just an average, divorced single mother, trying to get by in this crazy world.
Of course, parallels are immediately drawn, the illusion of "happily ever after" is shattered, and the fact that women have more in common with each other than most of us realize, is driven home.
I'm Goldilocks, always scurrying around trying to find something "just right", when everything is too big, too small, too hard, too soft, etc. The never-ending search for what doesn't exist, and the eventual realization that good enough is good enough.
Are you the one that realizes you're not in Kansas anymore? The one that realized someone you loved was really the big, bad wolf? The one smoking too much hooka, and living in a wonderland of illusion? The one taking care of way too many little bodies with their never ending needs? Which one?

9 comments:

Michelle O'Neil said...

I think we've all been most of these characters at one point or another. My favorite part is Cinderlla's last line.

; )

jennifer said...

Sleeping Beauty...total denial and wishful thinking!

Reverse Stalker said...

Snow White, absolutely, I have seven little elves around here but...we are really happy...they make tea and clean up after themselves and don't even get me started on the sex!!! Gotta get back to them now.

Faith said...

They don't list the older sister of Hansel! I am going to take her number, she is me and I am her, we are one!

Suzy said...

Hmm,,, Jim Belushi in therapy. I'd pay for that session!

Lee Wolfe Blum said...

I am Alice in Through the Looking Glass. I would rather live in my imagination (and it is a lot like hers) than real life. I also am like Peter Pan - I don't want to grow up! :)
Love this post!
Lee

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