Monday, October 22, 2012

Carrie-d Away

 In other news, two ingenues are playing characters named "Carrie" in upcoming films: Anna Sophia Robb will play Carrie fille in the Sex and the City prequel, The Carrie Diaries, and Chloe Grace Moretz will play Carrie White in the remake of Stephen King's high-school horror film Carrie.
I remember reading the novel Carrie, probably in the mid-to-late 1970s, not too long after it was published.  More than a horror story, it was a poignant coming-of-age story about a sensitive teenage girl that took horrific turns because of her fanatic mother as well as cruelty from her peers.

With the advent of these two films, I was thinking about which Carrie I'd be rooting for, the one who grows up to (ahem) carry designer bags (see the Vuitton/Sprouse homage in the top photo) or the one who is thrilled to go to the prom with the handsome boy (who is actually kind as well).

Actually, it's no question. So I'll just wonder here out loud whether audience members will be able to identify with either title character, or whether either of these forthcoming films will venture into Carrie-ca-ture.

1 comment:

materfamilias said...

The references you pull together must delight your fashion theory students. I haven't found time to comment, but really enjoyed your last several posts, and I'm charmed by the image of an academic office decorated with paper dolls.
And I'm wondering how often your students get the benefit of your wicked puns?!