Spike Heels Essay

Theresa Rebeck
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The spike heels figure in the final scene, when Georgie brandishes them as a weapon. Though to Edward they are "delightful," he leaves it up to Georgie whether she keeps them. "Do whatever you want," he tells her about the shoes, and regarding their relationship, he defers too: "I accept your terms." He has "gone through" a lot of women, as Andrew reminds him. Edward is the male, profligate Mary Magdalene to her Christ, a male prostitute reformed by her truth. Her endorsement of the Jehovah's Witnesses as "nerdy," with a message of "Resurrection" that is "nice," is not accidental, nor is the fact that she offers their books to Edward. She is a prophet—of the new sexuality. Andrew massages her feet, in the ritual stance of a disciple towards his master, but she decides to "negotiate" a relationship with Edward, who never had a civilizing...

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