There are numerous issues this anti-capitalist film serves us, and it's the way it does it, not just the issues it decides to comment upon, that I have often wanted to site Young Adult in other posts but was unable because we had not yet discussed it. There is far more happening in this film than what we have time to delve into, however, Mavis (Charlize Theron) as a symbol of capitalism's self-destructive tendencies, and how art suffers in a capitalist environment, must be compared to Buddy's and Beth's world as a socialist haven for the average person. We'll start with Mavis.
Eat Your Art Out,
The Fine Art Diner