My Villain, My Hero

Oh, how have I not seen this before?

One of the interesting things about “Cell Block Tango” is that it’s often read as being a celebration of the violence in it, particularly when taken out of the context of the full musical. I like this adaptation for the fact that it maintains the idea that these villains are heroes in their own stories, even if they’re not telling the stories straight.

H/T Kelly


  1. stever says

    The misspelling in the title threw me for a moment, but I’ve seen “Chicago.” Note that only one of the “six merry murderesses” claims “I didn’t do it!” The rest assert “He had it coming!”

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