The photo accompanying Talk of the Sound's exclusive report on the arrest of Marisa Anton was taken from her Twitter Profile page. It is safe to say that psychologists could have a field day with Anton's decision to associate this particular image with her Twitter account.
I don't think you need a degree to observe some of the more obvious points.
In the photo we see Anton, an attractive blonde woman in her early thirties, smiling mischievously for the camera. She is wearing a skimpy purple t-shirt which reveals her shoulder and bare arms. On her head is a black hat with a colorful circle in the center. There is a strap extending from behind her neck, down the front of her body, between her breasts. She is holding up her right hand. Between her thumb and forefinger she is squeezing, not holding, a thin black object. She is posing before a partially covered sign where the letters "Mem" and "On" are visible.
The sign likely reads "Cast Members Only". The black hat is a pirate hat. The colorful circle is an image of Captain Hook as depicted in the 1953 Disney animated-film Peter Pan. All of which suggest this is a photo of Anton taken at a Disney-theme park. It is worth pointing out that Anton is divorced with no children and is currently living with her parents since being released following her arrest.
In the image on the hat, Captain Hook is also smiling mischievously, holding up the prosthetic part which gives the character his name, a thin silver object. The black object in her hand is likely a sheath for a toy sword. The color purple is the school color for New Rochelle High School.
There are library shelves devoted to the sexual and psychological metaphors embedded in J.M. Barrie's 1904 play Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up. You do not need an advanced degree, however, to understand the symbolism of the sheathed sword pressed between thumb and finger or the curved hook which replaced Captain Hook's hand after Peter Pan cut it off.
It is interesting to note that Peter Pan is typically cast with an actress playing the part and that the role of Captain Hook is typically cast as a man. In the photo, Anton is associating herself with the Hook character suggesting a form of gender role-reversal. In the story, Peter Pan, a symbol of youth, is chased every day by Captain Hook, an adult who envies Peter's carefree nature.
There are near-infinite interpretations of Peter Pan, Hook and their application to this particular photo but many of them revolve around sexual dysfunction, fear of adulthood, envy of childhood, pedophilia (or more properly, a role-reversed pederasty), and many other disturbing factors which resonate with the photo, the story of Peter Pan, the case against Marisa Anton, and the news yesterday that she is moving back in with her parents while awaiting trial.
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