Disney Elevates Heterosexuality To Magical Heights

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    Disney Elevates Heterosexuality To Powerful, Magical Heights



    Sheesh! No wonder so many women think, it's not just okay; but normal to morph into whatever the man wants. :irked: And gay kids watching Disney movies must be doubly conflicted. :frown1: What if you're a little girl who longs to ride astride a horse in breeches like Prince Charming, instead of side saddle.

    I hate to admit it, but other than mild annoyance at the millions made by marketing and merchandising fairytales to children. I rarely think about the harm movies like Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty to can do to their psyche or sexuality. :redface:
     
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    Just look at what the movie Pretty Woman did to little girls
    attitudes.:cool:
     
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    I was old enough to be pissed off about how that movie ended when it came out. I seem to recall the messge being, a woman had to be a hooker with a heart of gold to get a decent, professional man. :irked: :mad:
     
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    So how else do you tell stories? Now every story has to be politically correct? Dont get me started on all the inaccuracies in Pocahantes. (how ever the fuck you spell it)

    What about Finding Nemo? The handicapped kid trying to prove himself to overprotective parents.
     
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    That's a straw argument. Don't you think that in 70 years of making movies (or even in the 30 years since Stonewall), Disney could once have had a same-sex romantic attachment, complete with magic dust? (It needn't even be between humans, or even living things - if flowers can dance, why can't rocks or clouds fall in love?)

    Actually I've been disgusted with Disney's syrupy heteronormativity since I saw hearts floating round Lady and Tramp. (They're DOGS, remember.) It almost put me off romantic love. But then I met my man....
     
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    If people are so pissed off about it, how about they find some gay fairy tales and make their own movies?
     
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    they are movies yall. they are for entertainment and they do a good job of it when you think of the target group. why must we break it down to the "fragile pyskie" and political corectness. think about this, only in this last couple of years/decaids was be ing gay out in the open not somthing that would get you hurt or killed. in only the last 5 years has it been widly accepted. it will happen sooner or later. disney has just had its first black princess. why not just thank them for that and just wait for the man/man or girl/girl love story to hit.
     
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    Everything Disney does is so sanitiezed. They even change the original story to give it its Disney stamp. The Little Mermaid did not have a happy ending in the original story. They are not going to push the envelope.

    Can you give some suggestions on stories that use same sex relationships?

    BTW, the most "sex" you get in these movies is a kiss.

    I think the closest Disney got to this was in the movie Mulan. The leader is intriged by the new, small, recruit that uses wit to accomplish a task as opposed to brute strength. He is definetly checking "him" out. Then when the leader finds out its is female, all the sudden he falls in love? To me, that whole thing is blurry.
     
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