A NYT piece has Twitter buzzing a few query concerning cannibalism, and why it is so fashionable now … ominously reminding individuals of an outdated film relating simply this matter.
The story printed by the paper Saturday is titled, “A Style for Cannibalism?” … and the Occasions’ tweet selling it reads … ‘Cannibalism has a time and a spot. Some current books, movies and reveals recommend that the time is now. Are you able to abdomen it?”
The entire premise explores why consuming individuals has appeared so prevalently in our popular culture these previous few years — whether or not it is in newer films like “Uncooked” or “Recent,” reveals like “Santa Clarita Weight loss plan” and “Yellowjackets” … and even novels of late that delve into the topic.
It is an fascinating learn — completely different theories are mulled, like cannibalism being embraced anew in fiction as a response to angst over the pandemic, local weather change, meals shortages, capitalism, consuming problems, politics or simply old school thrills from societal taboos.
However because the Occasions additionally notes, cannibalism in media is nothing new … with depictions of it courting again to olden instances — however extra not too long ago in movies like ‘Silence of the Lambs,’ or maybe extra prominently in 1973’s ‘Soylent Inexperienced’ … which is trending proper now over this.
Naturally, the memes are flying … with some jokingly declaring ‘SG’ really takes place within the yr 2022, and that each one this cannibal content material is likely to be a forecast of what is to come back.
In fact, that is kooky speak. However the web’s shedding its head about it anyway. If the day does come, although, we begin consuming our personal … a minimum of do it with some dignity, of us. 😋