Finally, A Queer Version Of ‘Little Women’! Check The Trailer Out!
| Who hasn’t read Louisa May Alcott’s ‘Little Women’? It is a fantastic literature classic and a book that all teenage girls love to discover. And by the end of the year, a very queer version of the book will be released as a movie.
As I read the book, I always thought the character of Jo was a lesbian tomboy. I identified with her and now I understand better why. The author’s LGBTQ identity may have been erased from history.
The character of Jo March was somehow her avatar.
Besides, did you know that Alcott didn’t want Jo to get married? I learned that while working on this article. It was her publisher who forced her to write this end to conform to society. I must admit that it reconciles me with the book because I remember that I didn’t like this wedding at all.
‘Little Women’ is, therefore, a way to find a queer author who was not necessarily known to be queer. So it changes everything about the story. The LGBTQ identity of this work is finally highlighted. We can’t be 100 percent sure that the writer was queer, but this movie also allows us to rediscover the story as Louisa May Alcott may have imagined it page after page.
You may agree with me, but when you read this book, something happens. As an LGBTQ person, I almost have the feeling that my gaydar or queerdar should I say is beeping. This story, these characters, this feminist and tomboy side, there is something very LGBTQ about this book.
Here is the trailer for ‘Little Women’. As you will see, the casting is exceptional because it brings together Saoirse Ronan (Jo), Emma Watson (Meg), Eliza Scanlen (Beth), Florence Pugh (Amy), Laura Dern (Marmee), and Meryl Streep (Aunt March).
The movie will be released for some of you on December 25 or during January
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