To the delight of parents everywhere, Marilyn Manson is set to direct and star in Phantasmagoria, a film about Lewis Carroll, author of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." The producer, Alain de la Mata, assures us that, "What people expect from Manson, they're going to get here," which I assume means a white latex bodysuit and prosthetic breasts.
I worry about this film. Manson's music has been known to cause teens to act irrationally, even to the point of linking it to school shootings. What if this film creates a similar effect, causing students to read Lewis Carroll, or try to be writers? The last thing we need in our public schools is more kids reading and writing. When will they do drugs, get each other pregnant and, you know, hang out at the mall with friends?