Abstract

This study is an analysis of the horror-comedy-musical Little Shop of Horrors. Not present as an element intrinsic to the story itself, the conflict of this film is subtly framed in terms of race relations. A carefully manipulated palette of musical styles and characterizations articulates associations between blackness, the alien “other,” and the threat of an imminent social collapse accompanying integration.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2578-4919
Print ISSN
2578-4900
Pages
pp. 51-67
Launched on MUSE
2008-11-12
Open Access
No
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