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Inside Joss' Dollhouse

Whose Story Is This, Anyway?

by Tami Andersonon Dollhouse
“Exploitation was part of it, but it was more about
the idea of our identities and what we consider to
be ourselves and how relating to other people affects
that, how we incorporate other people in ourselves
and how we project ourselves onto people . . .”

–Joss Whedon, from an interview with Maureen Ryan

House of Stories
“It doesn’t matter how much we’re played with.
What matters is that we’re here for Andy when he
needs us. That’s what we’re made for. Right?”

–Woody, Toy Story

The Dollhouse, like its miniature namesake, is full of stories,
from the wedges filled with clients’ carefully constructed
engagements to Adelle’s sales pitch for clients and potential
Dolls. They even spread out into Dollhouse’s fictional Los Angeles
in the form of urban legends. In our world, stories are a large
part of how we live our lives or attempt to understand … read more»

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