Wednesday Addams, the child of the ghoulish looking Addams Family, is iconic for her pale face, tightly plaited hair and that black and white dress. Christina Ricci really did an ace job at turning this dark little girl into an icon and I loved watching The Addams Family growing up.
Last year I decided it was time to dress up as one of my most favorite characters for Halloween. For my costume I needed black contact lenses, which sounds pretty easy but for someone who had never worn them this was not going to be as smooth as I had envisioned. I ended up having a friend poke them into my eyes, this worked out fine and thankfully I can still see.
Thankfully, there is a more professional Wednesday out there, actress Melissa Hunter is the face of Adult Wednesday Addams. Remember her hilariously dark series? It features the girl who is not only Wednesday on Halloween, but all year round. Her series is still in a lot of trouble but she has some news for fans...
For those who have not heard of this series riddled with dry humor, it was one which followed Adult Wednesday dealing with life issues in her own special and vengeful way. The lighthearted series was just brilliant and followed her as she tried to date, move house and even take driving lessons in her new home of Los Angeles, making full use of her darkly delicious wit. The first season of this extremely-addictive web series was very successful, so with the help of a crowd-funded Kickstarter the actress was able to make a second series.
One of the most popular episodes is when Wednesday confronts cat-callers. Dropping some serious feminist critique and having her friends turn up to give these troublesome cat-callers a taste of their own medicine:
The cat-calling episode went viral, attracting international press coverage. But, unfortunately in April, The Tee & Charles Addams Foundation became aware of the series too. These guys hold the copyright for the work of American cartoonist Charles Addams.
These killjoys went ahead and flagged the series for copyright violation and all episodes were erased from YouTube. Censoring and banning this creative actress from producing anymore Wednesday videos, for now at least.
Fans were really upset at Adult Wednesday Addams' sudden disappearance
But the young actress has been keeping her fans in the loop:
"Thank you for the outpouring of support and concern about the disappearance of Adult Wednesday Addams from the internet. As many of you have seen, the Tee & Charles Addams Foundation flagged the show and, for now, it is off of YouTube. I am working actively on coming to a resolution and will not let Wednesday be caged in internet purgatory. I appreciate your patience and support while I sort this issue out!"
It seems a bit crazy that an uplifting parody has been flagged
Adult Wednesday is standing by her fans
"Obviously, this is very upsetting that the videos aren't online. Wednesday means so much to me as I know she does to you. Thank you for all of your enthusiasm. Your support every step of the way has meant the world to me."
I loved the series and with 8.5 million views, it had an incredible number for such a small production. I am really hoping that the decision is turned around. It is just really dull that Tee & Charles Addams Foundation are unable to support a young fan who is keeping The Addams Family spirit alive by helping younger generations hear about this ghoulish family.
Possible reasons it was flagged
On the perfect day of Halloween in 2010, MGM announced that they would be rebooting the Addams Family series into an animated movie. The screenplay writer was said to be Pamela Pettler (Corpse Bride and Monster House). But, since that day no other announcements have been made. Maybe, the reason for their stone cold hearts and freezing Adult Wednesday's films is because they do not want to share the spotlight.
But, Adult Wednesday Addams is not about to give up
Melissa Hunter has an update for you, which may raise the most melancholy of spirit. Fans standby, because there will be a 'super dark and weird' video coming out next week on her Youtube channel.
Maybe, all hope it not lost as Melissa has just wrapped a pilot for NBC which she thinks her 'dark counter point would approve of.' Could a new character be in the making? I cannot wait to see!
Before seeing Adult Wednesday Addams I never believed that anyone could fill Christina Ricci's shoes, but this young actress proved me wrong. I really hope that this copyright issue can be resolved so that the incredible Melissa can continue her new Adult Wednesday series.