BABY DON’T DO THIS TO ME
it’s so clear she doesn’t believe she’s worthy of being loved for herself and that she didn’t choose her role, it was forced on her and she felt she had to embrace it. And her arc is about reclaiming that agency.
Is there seriously any other interpretation/play on Swan Lake that treats “the Black Swan” with such sympathy, respect, and allows her to grow and learn and actually change and be rewarded and have a friendship with the White Swan? If there is, I’d be interested bc the only other play on it I know of treats the Black Swan as the white swan’s self invented *evil lesbian counterpart* so.
this is why Princess Tutu rocks part 2 billion.