The strength of a piece of art often can be measured by how well it stands up to parody and ridicule. By that standard, the Mitchell Trust must think Gone With the Wind
is pretty damn thin. The group got an injunction slapped on the release of Alice Randall's parody The Wind Done Gone
that, thankfully, was eventually overturned in May by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Look, GWTW
is not great literature. It's one small cut above one of those romance novels you'd find your mother reading by the pool, and the fact is, today's Atlantans don't think it should be protected like the Holy Grail. The Mitchell Trust should save its breath for something worthwhile.