Guillermo Del Toro's The Shape of Water Is the Weird Political Metaphor We Need Right Now

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InStyle.com—"The film's heroes are a disabled woman, a gay man, an African American woman, and someone from another world (an immigrant?), while the villain here is a white, privileged, male government official."

Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water is a much-needed ode to the 'other'. The acclaimed director’s Oscar-buzzed fantasy brings together a group of people sidelined by society and their quest makes for unexpected resonance in 2017 “Speaks to the moment” is a phrase film journalists have found themselves writing a lot in 2017, whether discussing the blockbuster patriarchy-smashing of Wonder Woman, the socially needling sleeper success of Get Out or the corrosive middle-American pressure-cooker of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. As many column inches have been...