I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for old westerns. I suppose it comes from my upbringing around a mostly rural area. As a rule, I’m not really interested in modern cowboy culture. Current events have further turned me away from the culture. But the old west of international media is not that. This was a romanticized old west of adventure and legend. (It was also chalked full of problematic content, but that’s a discussion for elsewhere.) In the same way that Victorian England inspired the genre that would become steampunk, it was this largely fictional vision of the wild west that would spawn the “weird west” genre.
What is the weird west, you ask? It varies, of course, but a great example is the Wild Wild West movie...Read More