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Lost Girls by Alan Moore
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May 12, 2007

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Sadly, a bit of a disappointment -- some of the art is beautiful, and I enjoyed some of the story, but overall it's a) too much porn, b) porn which doesn't really appeal to my sensibilities for the most part, and c) kind of sad to see all the magic of these girls' stories taken out and replaced with sex. I initially thought that sex would just be included, but, despite the cleverness of some of the shifts (Captain Hook is a dirty old man who spies on the Lost Boys' debauchery in the park? nice), I was left feeling sad, like something important had been taken away. Recognizing the thread of sexuality interwoven with these classic stories of lifechanging adventures for innocent girls on the cusp of adolescence is one thing, but taking away all the magic just sort of make the stories ordinary and uninteresting.
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Brian Maybe it's simply different perspectives, but I felt that that was what makes it great. Sex and Love are the most powerful magic that most of us get to experience. I think it's rather sad to think of what Moore does as removing the magic as it really replaces the 'Magic' of the stories with a far more familiar and relatable magic.

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