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Reed combined literary aspirations with a fearless eye for deviance and, by extension, a staunch defense of freedom of expression.
In a typical Hollywood movie, important architecture, especially important modern architecture, would be a symbol of big-city sophistication (or even, as documentarian Thom Andersen and others have pointed out, of deviance or criminality).
A barricade of deviance and grit kept much of the straight world out, protecting the neighborhood’s unconventional character.
In places like John Calvin’s Geneva, efforts to enforce moral discipline ranged from the obvious (punishing sexual deviance) to the odd (making bibles available at pubs to encourage spiritual reflection).
Her latest veers more toward the comic camp, exploring raunchy proclivities and unbelievable deviances in a trailer park of the near future.
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