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September 13, 2003

The Politics of the Buffyverse

Posted by Mike on September 13, 2003 10:05 PM

"The Politics of the Buffyverse: Radical, Conservative, and Liberal Tendencies in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel":

"Of all the philosophical themes that run through the Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe, none seem to be more elusive than the political ones. As the intelligentsia's favorite show and a pop-culture reference in heavy rotation, Buffy has been analyzed many times, with amusingly bi-partisan results. Initially greeted as an exemplar of the "girl power" feminism trend, Joss Whedon's creation has been lauded since by everyone from the liberal American Prospect and Salon to the rightist National Review."

Interesting, lengthy read.

(via Whedonesque) (Which also notes the introduction of the phrase "reptilian kitten eater" into Candian political discourse.)