As a life long fan of The Dark Crystal, I was pleasantly surprised by this story. I had heard of a sequel rather and a backstory, and although the show is brutal I think it’s very timely and honest in its message of anti oppression.
The character Jen in the original movies always really spoke to me, as some one who has always been “bigender” (meaning I identify and am both a boy and a girl, and really do experience life as such) he gave an excellent role model for a gentle and kind man, a boy who could show “feminine” traits...but was secure in who he is. That’s something special that the nature of Jim Henson himself reflects, as well as Brian Froud. They embody natural masculinity, as opposed to toxic masculinity. The gelflings perfectly embody, to me, the matriarchal societies of our past. I’ve been so moved to see this as a major theme in the series as well. An honest and subtle look at how peaceful, and family centered matriarchy was and can be. No one is left out, no one is less than. Well, except when they are ruled by the turkey vulture demons who all just look like #thecheeto to me.
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