Too big for Sunnydale

From my latest piece at Den of Geek: When the mayor introduces himself to Mr. Trick in season 3 of Buffy, the latter makes a brief comment about how people telling him they don’t want his kind around got old long before he was a vampire … This episode explores -isms not in passing, and in a very natural way – isms that all boil down to fear, weakness, selfishness and insecurity. All the things that McCarthyism exploited. Using Judy’s racial background and Angel’s undead-with-a-soul status as a way to explore being different builds on an archetype – but there’s enough depth for it to be far more meaningful than it could have been.


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