19 June, 2002

Willow and Tara

Here are three interesting essays dealing with the relationship between Willow and Tara on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Two by Todd R. Ramlow ( First | Second ) and one by Andrew Gilstrap. (Sequentially, it should be Ramlow 1, Gilstrap, and then Ramlow 2.)

Personally, I tend to lean towards Gilstrap's assessment. While I can see some validity in the witchcraft = lesbianism, it just seems as though Ramlow is looking way too hard for a connection that doesn't really exist. I've always agreed with the camp that equates witchcraft with drug use/abuse, because the parallels are just entirely too obvious.

1 comment:

  1. I have to agree that Gilstrap has a better write up. I always liked that it wasn't a "big deal" and didn't get a "very special episode". As someone at Salon once said, "every episode of Buffy is a very special episode."