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Quique wrote:
I've said this on here before but the statue sequence made me feel very uncomfortable. I was actually offended to be honest and if you know anything about me, you'll know I'm so far from being a prude, it's not even funny. I just really thought the grossly protruding genitalia and choreography which only seemed to want to highlight these parts of the human anatomy was highly inappropriate. It made my face throb with embarrassment, to say the least. I wanted it to end ASAP but it dragged and when more statues came out doing the same horribly stereotypically effeminate, tacky choreography, I just about *died*.

I hear you, brother. Believe me, I hear you - though I personally don't find it too offensive from a "rude" perspective, these things are a huge part of the problem with the idea of the statue-related stuff in the number! The whole idea was poorly conceived, though I suppose it may have looked good on paper...

TR_Wolf wrote:
Yes, but such as? Remember in the film it was cartoon penguins, so I guess they wanted something bright and toonish, but what would YOU do? I dont mean what sort of thing, I mean give me an idea...

RainbowJude wrote:
I don't know what I'd do and, even if I did, it's irrelevant: the point is that the choice doesn't make the moment work as well as it should and that I'm certain just about anything could work better. Tell you what: I shall have a think about it and let you know if I come up with anything.

As promised, here is an idea. Why could the song not have been used to frame a montage based on the "Bad Tuesday" adventure from the first book? That has the potential to be really magical and spectacular, although it would be more difficult to script and stage. But surely this is why the creative teams on these shows get paid the big bucks?


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