And the culture marches on …

by John Holbo on July 3, 2013

Andrew Sullivan laments Ed Whelan’s dead-endery.

“I don’t think that the word marriage can properly apply to a relationship between two persons of the same sex, just as I don’t think that a circle should be called a round square.”

Alas, the culture rolls on.

“Families can come in all shapes and sizes. Even rectangles.”

(No, really. Watch the trailer. No major studio would have put out a trailer like that 10 years ago, or five – or three.)

I’m a big fan of Laika studios. Coraline was good. ParaNorman had the most stunning stop-motion ever, plus a good story (even though my daughters refused to watch it – too scary. So I had to watch it by myself.) The Boxtrolls looks … I’ll wait and see. It could be good.



D'Alessandro 07.03.13 at 1:16 am

It now seems to read ‘Heroes come in all shapes and sizes”. Looks like you spooked them, John!


John Holbo 07.03.13 at 2:41 am

Oh, I didn’t even notice that. It says ‘heroes’ on the page but ‘families’ in the narration at the end of the trailer itself.


GiT 07.03.13 at 7:12 am

Charming little trailer.


jon 07.06.13 at 12:07 pm

I read the book to my sons, and it’s a charmer. An odd, very old-fashioned charmer of a tale that will probably not attract too large an audience. It should, but stuff like the “family” stuff might scare enough “family” types to stay away in numbers that would make a minor film not make a profit. I hate that the teaser was changed to deal with such issues, but I understand. And hate.

It’s a sad world when some people are afraid to be seen as accepting for fear that they won’t be accepted. Those “family” groups are the worst threat to families. They make marriage seem as lifeless and horrible as I imagine their lifeless and horrible lives must be without their faith. Ugh.

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