Now that the West-End production of Legally Blonde the Musical is due to close in April, it is time to reflect on what it’s legacy for the future might be. Is Legally Blonde just a frivolous waste of time, or is there more to the Bend and Snap technique than meets the eye? Clue: the latter.
Read the full article here: http://www.oxonianreview.org/wp/gay-and-european/Legally Blonde is a musical about image, both the image we projects to the outside world and the way we use images of others to construct our own, despite the fact that we know these images are false. To put that in buzzword terms, it is a musical that conducts post-colonial analysis on itself.