Way Too Seriously is a weekly podcast in which Jan and Paul Moffett talk about the implicit biases, the assumptions, and the thematic implications of kids’ movies with exactly the appropriate level of seriousness.
This episode of WTS is all about Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. We’re focusing only on the movie, and trying our darndest not to turn this into an episode about the book(s). We talk about why the chosen one is a boy, the ethics fat shaming, and whether the Sorting Hat is inherently monstrous.
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