urban explorer: Is This So Wrong?
I’m writing about Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea for class, and through all my research (of which there is little about the book in a language I can read) I have found that writers of masculine fiction were quite prolific. What I am doing is juxtaposing Captain…
I don’t think I’ve even read the book, but given that Paul Gross plays Ned Land in the film (which I haven’t seen either), and how he seems to specialise in characters who are very masculine in appearance but who present many typically “female” characteristics (submissive, chaste, polite, passive-aggressive, financially/socially inferior to a partner, filmed as an object of desire), I like this thought. I like it a lot.
Well I don’t know about the submissive, chaste, or polite bits, but yes (and in the book he’s frequently referred to simply as “the Canadian” or “the harpooner”, or some similarly testosterone-laden, over-compensating thing). Actually, it’s a bit closer to your description in the movie. There was also a line about hormones, in reference to Land (or, you know, PG), putting him in a sort of submissive position… you’ll know which one I mean if you watch the movie. I don’t want to spoil the surprise. It’s worth it for that line alone. You know, if you’re into that sort of thing.