“I told you so.“
— George Orwell (from the grave)
News story: George Orwells 1984 to be rewritten from a feminist perspective, (apparently by people with no sense of irony).
Excerpt from 1984:
“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten”
So, does current year suggest that neither 1984 nor Brave New World were ever going to be expressed in reality? If written today, one might portray both visions simultaneously, somewhere along the lines of what? 80% of us living happily in Brave New World, and all but the smallest portion living out the extremes of 1984. Mos of the early dissenters would be turned by some special attention and some free shit, wouldn't we?
This is one of those projects that really could be done well, probably not through the lens of feminism, but maybe from a woman's perspective. Many stories can be toyed with to great benefit if sort of considered from the perspective of one or more of the minor characters.
I have low expectations for this project, given current year.