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Apparently the MM manga isn't coming out till early next year. >_<
I didn't even notice that doll! In fact, I left him out of my essay about sex and dolls in L and MM, where I mainly focused on the sexualizing music box dolls that attack Helena in the Dark Queen's castle.
Currently tossing around the notion that Valentine's appearance as a doll relates to the movie's exploration of Helena's sexuality. Dolls are vehicles for sexual expression, as I demo in the aforementioned essay. So perhaps the Valentine doll represents Helena's wish for a boyfriend who's a magical hero and a charmer [as opposed to the punky smoker guy who's Anti-Helena's make-out partner]. Somehow this ties in to Valentine's status as imaginary figure inside Helena's dream and real guy [in the Future Fruit vision of him as a waiter, also at the end of the movie]. Could he be one of the most balanced and desireable characters of the movie [mischievous yet responsible, fantastical yet real]? Definitely need to chew on this some more...
Speaking of the pathetic bio, you won't believe how hard I scoured the Net, seeking information about Stephanie. Despite consistent stage and screen credits since 2001, the girl remains elusive. What I did find, though, really impressed me. Look below the cut for fan blather. ( Read more... )
I also ordered a copy of The Alchemy of Mirror Mask today, so watch for my review.
The Jim Henson Co., Tokyopop and Neil Gaiman collaborate to <strike>bastardize</strike> adapt Labyrinth and Mirror Mask into manga. That includes the prequel to Mirror Mask, which explains how the Dark Princess got the Mask in the first place, and the SEQUEL to Labyrinth, in which Toby, 13, revisits the maze to claim Jareth's throne. Didn't know there was a sequel? Me neither. I don't know whether to laugh or cry, but I will certainly buy. Full details below: ( Read more... )