Old Stories, New Glasses

An article in yesterday’s Washington Post talks about the “new glasses” effect: watching favorite old movies through the news lens of #MeToo.  It’s something I’ve been dealing with lately in my reading, something I’m trying to deal with in my own work.  The problem is partly the difference between “It was a product of its time” and “It’s a product of a time that was toxic and is therefore now unacceptable,”  but it’s more than that, too, especially for writers. Continue reading