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Cruella De Vil, Willy Wonka, and the Desire for the Unknowable

The recent spate of villain backstories fundamentally misunderstand what makes evil so compelling.

We seem to be living in something of a golden age for villainous backstories. Way back 2014 we got Maleficent, which gave us (a rather jumbled and messy) biography for one of Disney’s most iconic…

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