re: Isherwood on Groundhog...
Posted by: sf 12:32 pm EDT 04/18/17
In reply to: Isherwood on Groundhog... - Michaels 12:06 pm EDT 04/18/17

"Nancy (Rebecca Faulkenberry), a local young woman whom Phil seduces and discards, also using his knowledge of her history, has a from-nowhere solo at the top of the second act in which she laments her status as a beautiful woman used by men that contains these lyrics: “It’s better to be leered at than not desired at all.” There are other options, Nancy."

That there are other options is precisely the point of the song, which is not simply about lamenting "her status as a beautiful woman used by men". The point is that like Phil, she's living the same experience over and over again - but she's trapped by the expectations created by her own choices, rather than by a time loop.

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