Forever Young: Intro to Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray
LIT AF Season 5 Episode 1
Today’s cancel culture has nothing on Victorian England. That didn’t stop Oscar Wilde from publishing THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, complete with homoeroticism and full frontal vanity. We’ve come a long way since then. In today’s anti-aging market we spend billions on lotions, potions, and treatments year after year. Eternal youth and pleasure is expensive. Your soul is a small price to pay. Join Season 5 of LIT AF for THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY.
All Art Is Useless: Oscar Wilde’s Preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray
LIT AF Season 5 Episode 2
Oscar ends the preface by writing, “All art is useless.” Really? Was he being coy in response to his critics? Was he being defiant in putting sex and homoeroticism front and center in Victorian England? Or was he daring us to argue the point? Whether you’re a realist or a romantic, there’s something for you on this episode of LIT AF.
Step Into My Studio: Chapter 1 of The Picture of Dorian Gray
LIT AF Season 5 Episode 3
When does art reveal the artist? When is art too personal to share? What’s the deal with Basil and Dorian Gray, why is Lord Henry Wotten so nosy, and speaking of nosy, exactly how many different kinds of flowers could Oscar Wilde stuff into one studio? All this and more on LIT AF Season 5 Episode 3.
The Bell You Can’t Unring: Chapter 2 of The Picture of Dorian Gray
LIT AF Season 5 Episode 4
You can’t go back in time. And you can’t unhear someone telling you that you can get more of anything – except the last few minutes of your life, because everything that made you beautiful just faded a little bit, and you’re a few minutes closer to the end. Cheer up, and tune into LIT AF.