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.

References:

> 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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