I love how the Addams Family has ZERO slut-shaming. Like… honey you can dance naked and enslave someone with your womanly charms if you want to, I don’t fucking care, but so help me you’re going to get a college education first.
The Addamses are what every family should aspire to be like (you know; without the dismemberment and electric chairs as play time). Honestly, have you ever seen more unconditionally loving and supportive parents than Gomez and Morticia? And not just with the kids, but with each other. I think what’s especially unique about them is how open they are with everything. They don’t treat their children like children. They treat them like they treat everyone else; direct, and to the point.
I HAVE to reblog this…
so many shows about a family use a constant abrasion between the parents in order to bring the plot along. not the addams family, no. gomez and morticia were disgustingly in love to the point that gomez kissing up morticia’s arm to her neck is something that even people who haven’t seen the show will recognize. they have a marriage to strive for
Roger Ebert once called The Addams Family one of the most functional, loving fictional families of all time. The punchline on the surface is supposed to be that they’re weird but they think they’re normal, haha, isn’t that hilarious and strange and aren’t they naive. But the joke all along has always been on the audience, because the Addams Family is much happier and well-adjusted than “normal” people, because they love and accept each other, and give each other the space to be themselves while still loving each other unconditionally.
On the show, in the films and in the original cartoon strip, The Addamses are never jaded or cynical or trying to be cool; they’re just always themselves - eccentric, yes, but unfailingly kind to people, even strangers; they’re never malicious to anyone, and they have tons of fun as a family. The parents take great joy in their kids, and respect and value the elderly extended family members, whose opinion they call on regularly. The kids trust their parents and show regular awareness that other people are much more closed-minded than their own family; they’re not ashamed of their own weirdness, and only pity people who don’t embrace it themselves, because they know they’re valued at home as the individuals they choose to be.
What more could you ask for in a family?