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Buffy is Subversive?

The word “subversive” just brings to mind the communist paranoia of the 1950’s. It was used in connection with any statement, thought or opinion counter to the conventional homogenius norms of the time. One only need watch “Mona Lisa Smile” to discover how aggravating this must have been to independent thinking people.

Here is a great essay on Buffy (the vampire slayer, for you uninitiated) and Subversion, chock-full of commentary about american culture, commercial vampire literature and exactly why I want to be Batman when I grow up.

Here it is

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