Pleasantville: Nothing’s Gonna Change My World
Director Gary Ross says that Pleasantville is about “the fact that personal repression gives rise to larger political oppression. That when we’re afraid of certain things in ourselves or we’re afraid of change, we project those fears onto to other things, and a lot of very ugly social situations can develop”
Freedoms of art, music, sex, or freedoms from gender or societal roles allow us to be our true selves and what makes the beauty and differences of the world. Fearing differences or change does not allow us to connect with our fellow human or with the world. We shouldn’t be like the citizens of Pleasantville, for this is not a black-and-white world.