Dressed for Distress

“This balance between the audacity of a villain’s nature and their wardrobe is delicate and easy to memorably overstep. There’s no shortage of camp on the dark side of the screen: Disney’s Jafar, Maleficent, and Ursula, Flash Gordon’s Emperor Ming, and Barbarella’s Great Tyrant are all fashion junkies while Marvel’s Thanos wears the bejazzled glove of a Broadway dame.”


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