(urth) The Death of Doctor Island Movie

Jeff Wilson jwilson at io.com
Mon Oct 16 19:52:51 PDT 2006

David Duffy wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Oct 2006, David DiGiacomo wrote:
>> I agree that The Death of Doctor Island is accessible in terms of
>> understanding the plot, but I also find it to be one of Wolfe's most
>> disturbing and offensive stories.  I can't imagine what a mass audience
>> would make of it.
>>>> Care to expound on why you find it offensive?
>> Oh, blatant misogyny.
> Well, _A Boy and His Dog_ got made into a movie...

Mez Smith was an equal member of The Committee, and Quilla is both a 
willing exploiter of her sex and the rescuer of the nominal hero. They 
also have the essential conversation about a non-men subject required 
for a sufficiently feminist film.

Jeff Wilson - jwilson at io.com
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