The Lure (2017) feat. Jessica Scott

It's time to reel in the catch of the day: Polish coming of age mermaid musical horror film The Lure (2015 or 2017).

Along for swim lessons is Jessica Scott, who helps to clarify that Silver's storyline does *not* complicate the film's feminist reading.

Plus: the clear trans allegory, our fave musical numbers (and how the film connects to Burlesque), ties to both Disney and Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid and why Mietek SUCKS.


> Ten Backe. "Examining The Lure - The Fetishization and Exploitation of Trans Bodies" Slay Away

> Sarah Fonseca. “Discover the flavour of things denied to you…”: Agnieszka Smoczyńska’s The LureCleo Journal

> Annette LePique. "Mythical Puberty and the Discotheque: Agnieszka Smoczynska’s The Lure." Dispatch

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