If The Phantom and Christine is your idea of a couple then we need to talk
Because The Phantom manipulated a young girl into a mental and sexual hold under the guise of her dead father while killing several people in the process and almost killed the guy she was in love with honestly have you seen the show
I think that’s the literal storyline of course, but metaphorically I believe the Phantom represents Christine’s own budding sexuality and women’s sexuality in general. Particularly the sexual freedom they found on the stage—where many women took lovers and were paid for sex; maintaining independence from men. This was something dangerous that needed to be hidden, something that’s dark and disturbing—and that society wanted to reject.
Christine’s final rejection of the Phantom is her conforming to Victorian ideals of womanhood and choosing her rightful place in society as Roul’s wife, soon to be mother of his children. She leaves the stage—rejecting the role of the Wanton, and retains her chastity before it is “too late.”
lol I woke up and that phantom post is at 4,600 notes
I have so much appreciation for Chenowith in Wicked now that she show has been around for a bit. Her performance was so funny, nuanced, and heartfelt now everyone is screaming their way through popular and chewing the scenery so hard you would think the Gershwin has termites.