Main Billy Elliot Plot Discussion

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DaibhidC
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09:07:24 AM Oct 16th 2015
Pulled this from the Monty Python entry, because it just felt like a lengthy paragraph of explaining the joke.

  • Arguably the Python sketch reflects a long-standing trend both in fiction and reality in Britain in the 20th century as a select few members of the working-class managed to break into occupations traditionally reserved for higher classes. One good example of this would be DH Lawrence in the beginning of the century, and by the 1950s there was a whole swath of "Angry Young Men" trying to reconcile their working-class backgrounds with their new educations- leading to the Kitchen Sink Drama.
Camacan
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08:26:20 PM Mar 25th 2011
Gah — this name doesn't work at all — those unfamiliar with the work Billy Elliot are left with zero info.
mack
11:36:40 PM Aug 5th 2012
Completely agree.
surgoshan
11:32:11 PM Oct 5th 2012
I came her just to say this.
shamgar001
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11:12:41 AM Mar 9th 2011
So the basic trope is that Billy wants to do something feminine, and his father wants him to do something masculine. One of the listed inversion is a female character wanting to do something masculine rather than something feminine. Is this a proper inversion, or just a Gender Flip? I think that a truly inverted example would be when a male character wants to do something masculine and his parents want him to do something feminine (This one is also listed).
CherryLugia300
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02:53:26 PM Oct 1st 2010
I really don't like the alternative Reconstruction in the Playing With section. It's a Broken Aesop.
CherryLugia300
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02:53:25 PM Oct 1st 2010
I really don't like the alternative Reconstruction in the Playing With section. It's a Broken Aesop.
CherryLugia300
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02:53:25 PM Oct 1st 2010
I really don't like the alternative Reconstruction in the Playing With section. It's a Broken Aesop.
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