Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer

Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Tiny Captives- Mothra

Yesterday, I watched the movie "Mothra" from 1961.  I really appreciated the movie.  While it comes across as sort of low budget, it amazed me with its creativity.  The story could be a parable about sex slaves.  People on a distant island are tiny due to bomb testing on their island.  Two little women are captured, enslaved and forced to be entertainers.  The little women are telepathic with their guardian spirit, Mothra, which hatches and sets out to rescue them.  I was interested in the Japanese theory about telepathy, that it is a certain frequency.  The moth hatches as a pupae or grub and swims through the ocean.  The humans, of course, are bent on destroying Mothra, rather than just giving back the little women showgirls.  Nothing stops Mothra, not heat guns or bombs.  The Mothra Moth is fun to watch, flying through the city blowing cars and trucks, destroying buildings with her windy wing strokes.

I just realized Mothra is a word similar to Mother.(as in Mother of God? Perhaps?)  The story includes some symbols, the main one is a cross and circle.  There are  some humans who are advocating to give back the tiny women and work to help them.

I had seen this as a teenager, before I knew about symbolism and veiled messages.  I had thought it was a corny B movie. I laughed about it. Seeing it forty years later, and after having been a captive in mind control, I have fresh eyes.

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