I love how the Addams Family has ZERO slut-shaming. Like… honey you can dance naked and enslave someone with your womanly charms if you want to, I don’t fucking care, but so help me you’re going to get a college education first.
The Addamses are what every family should aspire to be like (you know; without the dismemberment and electric chairs as play time). Honestly, have you ever seen more unconditionally loving and supportive parents than Gomez and Morticia? And not just with the kids, but with each other. I think what’s especially unique about them is how open they are with everything. They don’t treat their children like children. They treat them like they treat everyone else; direct, and to the point.
It’s creepy how many good examples of parenting and romantic relationships there is in these characters, especially considering they are supposed to be the antithesis of the stereotypical American nuclear family.
I think that was the point, maybe not for the initial series but for the reboots/movies. They ARE the opposite of the stereotypical family—which translates into, “I love you no matter what and give ZERO attention to what neighbors or the community thinks of you or us. Now think of all the things you could do with a diploma!”
Meanwhile the 1950esque nuclear family is shaming little Suzy for kissing her boyfriend on a date or her brother Brad for holding hands with a boy at school.