Pure Parody–TheSecondCityNetwork’s Transgressive Videos

I’ve talked before about how some fanfiction might be stretched into the definition of parody, and so become definitively fair use and protected. But the following videos (from TheSecondCityNetwork) need no stretching to be clear commentary on the original copyrighted works:

While their parodies of currently copyrighted works are funny, my favorites by far are their “Sassy Gay Friendinterventions into Shakespearean tragedy:

These kinds of parodies are valuable cultural contributions because they expose the underlying, distressing, assumptions of our (pop) cultural icons. Though I still love Belle.

Inspirational Quote:

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”–Berthold Auerbach

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