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Cinema's most iconic goth: Wednesday Addams or Edward Scissorhands?

It's World Goth Day and we're asking: who is film's greatest goth icon, Wednesday Addams or Edward Scissorhands? Christina Ricci's portrayal of the youngest, gloomiest Addams family member is a peak moment in goth history: she's an anti-authoritarian outsider who doesn't fit in and doesn't want to. Johnny Depp's Edward Scissorhands is also iconic: he only speaks 169 words the entire time he's onscreen, but every single one pierced our black hearts. Who is film's best goth icon? 🕸️👁️‍🗨️🕸️

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Wednesday Addams is SO UNAPOLOGETICALLY DARK. In both "The Addams Family" and "Addams Family Values," she's an antiheroine to kids everywhere who are repulsed by the mainstream. She refuses to play nice or pretend to be cheerful. Her sabotage of her camp counselors' tremendously racist Thanksgiving play is perhaps her greatest moment.

You have taken the land which is rightfully ours. Years from now, my people will be forced to live in mobile homes on reservations; your people will wear cardigans and drink highballs. We will sell our bracelets by the roadside; you will play golf and enjoy hot hors d'oeuvres. My people will have pain and degradation; your people will have stick-shifts. The gods of my tribe have spoken. They have said, "Do not trust the Pilgrims, especially Sarah Miller." And for all these reasons, I have decided to scalp you and burn your village to the ground.
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An eccentric inventor (Vincent Price) lovingly assembles a synthetic youth in "Edward Scissorhands." And poor Scissorhands. Like so many goth teens, he suffered and was forced to live in a pastel cul-de-sac in the suburbs, but refused to give up his black latex outfit. 

The film is the first major collaboration between Depp and Tim Burton. Rotten Tomatoes explained how the plot parallels Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein":

Edward has all the essential ingredients for today's standard body, with the exception of a pair of hands. For what is initially thought to be a temporary period, he is fitted with long, scissor-like extremities that, while able to trim a mean hedge, are hardly conducive to day-to-day life. When the kindly inventor dies, however, Edward is left lonely and cursed with some very heavy metal for hands. He is eventually taken in by Peg Boggs (Dianne Weist), an Avon lady who takes pity on him after seeing his bleak existence. Edward, in spite of his inherent ability to slay anyone he comes across, is a gentle soul whose only wish is to be loved.
FINAL RESULTS
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Cinema's most iconic goth: Wednesday Addams or Edward Scissorhands?
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamWednesday
#TeamScissorhands