Many people prefer to listen to a song, or watch a film, television show or play and draw their conclusions on it’s meaning. Some assign relevance to specific things that the author might never have intended. That’s the beauty of writing, perspective is without a doubt the property of the observer. A book, a line, a paragraph might mean the world to one, but absolutely nothing to the next.
The Last Drag Bar in Spudsville is a satire. It takes a heavy focus on stereotypes and exploits them quite unapologetically. It is how I imagine each archetype must appear to their counterparts in the real world; A heavily exaggerated caricature of a people. Each character in Spudsville is an amalgamate of these ideas we develop of people- of communities. The way one on the outside presumes with great assertiveness just how all gays are; or in contrast, how all Christians are. Neither are ever always correct, and when you examine them from a more abstract perspective, we create nothing less than ideas of superheroes and super villains… each presuming themselves in the role of the hero and assigning the role of villain to the other. It’s an age old battle between Men and Women, Democrats and Republicans, The religious and non-religious, The younger generation and the older, Facebook devotees and Twitter users. We look at the surface of another planet from our own, through narrow eyes and furrowed brows, and do our best to make up what we cannot see from a distance.
The Last Drag Bar in Spudsville leverages that very concept and imagines what it is like if indeed those stereotypes we assign actually fit. The result was extraordinarily big personalities and the all-to-simple idea of good versus evil. In this era of political correctness and ideologies which are mostly incorrect themselves, it’s a unique opportunity to put them on display and send them at each other in all their BAM! POW! comic book technicolor glory.