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how long must we wait for a lesbian disney princess
or what about a prince who throughout the entire movie you think he’s going to be the love interest but in the end it turns out he’s gay
or how about a lesbian princess
how about a princess whose sexuality doesn’t matter and that doesn’t focus or rely on a love interest????
or a lesbian princess
Anonymous asked: I'm dying to know your feelings on frozen and every character/plot point everything! i love your analysis and take on things omg. can you talk some about what you liked?
ahh, i get the feeling it’s all been said several times by people who are smarter and better-spoken than me, but hey if you’re gonna ask, might as well answer! (and thank you for the kind words!)
MEGA SPOILERS FOR THE WHOLE THING DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN PLEASE
okay, so from the way it was being promoted, i figured frozen would be about this typical quirky-yet-fierce Strong Female Character whose sister turns evil because, uh, reasons, and she goes on a quest to save her with 2 sexy men she has a love triangle with, and the world’s most obnoxious mascot. so yeah, i was obviously not so thrilled about seeing the movie. but then it came out and some gifsets popped up on tumblr that it made it seem like there were some really sweet moments between the sisters, so i thought, okay, maybe it’s not so bad. but i expected it to be a totally mediocre movie with some cute and funny bits, and that’s it.
and from the first minute the movie completely proved me wrong and blew me the hell away. every part of the initial impression i got of it was thoroughly subverted in the most delightful of ways. for one, anna is a lot less cookie-cutter than the trailers made her seem, and while she’s not exactly a revolutionary character in terms of personality, she’s lovable, great, strong and kicks ass. she wasn’t just ‘cutely fierce’ in some halfassed attempt of making her look like a feminist character, like, oh, she threw a snowball at the monster, totally useless but it shows that she’s brave, that’s good enough right!! no, from the get go, she was the one driving the plot forward, she had so much agency and strength and it was amazing.
elsa was also thoroughly fantastic. what a character, wow. i loved her instantly, but from her design and her supposed role as the antagonist, i kept waiting for her to… turn evil, you know? when she started singing ‘let it go’, i thought, okay, this is the point where she’s going to say ‘my whole life has been shit, now i am free to take revenge’— but no. it never happened. elsa was, from beginning to end, a good person, a completely sympathetic character who wanted nothing more than to be left alone so the people dear to her can be safe, no matter how much sadness it brought her. the movie’s absolute refusal to demonize its female ‘antagonist’ (who is really only an antagonist on a technical level alone — there was no venom or bitterness or anything between the sisters, only caring and love) was, to me, amazing. she never wanted to hurt anyone — the only times she did were either on accident or in self-defense. i have never seen an antagonist like that. i have seen antagonists with relatable motives, with tragic pasts, with secret soft sides, but never one who was a good person, period, and never made a conscious attempt to bring anyone harm. in fact, she was trying to isolate herself from the world explicitly to avoid bringing anyone harm.
i love that the movie was first and foremost about THEM. yes, people have complained about the sheer number of male characters, but having watched the movie i can say it hardly bothered me at all, because so little of it was about any of them. hans was a plot device, and an also-delightful subversion of the classic fairytale romance plot (seriously, that twist left my jaw hanging open, good fucking job guys); olaf was a comic relief character and a symbol of the sisters’ bond; kristoph was the only really significant male character, and even then he never threatened to steal any of the spotlight or agency from anna. his role was to help her, support her. he was a big cutie, too — though their romance wasn’t anything groundbreaking, i thought it was sweet and relatively well developed. but the thing is, it doesn’t even really matter, because anna’s relationship with kristoph was never the point.
her relationship with elsa is the point. it is the driving force behind this entire movie. and that was just fucking beautiful to me.
brave is the one other animated movie i can recall that focuses primarily on a woman-woman relationship, and even then, we mainly see it from merida’s point of view. not that that’s necessarily a bad thing — i loved brave, too — but what frozen does that sets it even higher above brave is that it fleshed out anna and elsa equally. elsa is every bit as much of a character anna is, we see things through her eyes, we relate to her. brave was about the relationship between two women, with one female lead. frozen is about the relationship between two women, and both of them, in a way, are the leads.
needless to say, i adore it.
and the ending! the ending with all the dramatic build-up to kristoph saving anna with true love’s kiss— and then anna turns around and saves herself without even meaning to, because what’s more important to her than her own life at that moment is protecting her sister. anna’s own act of love towards her sister was what saved them both; it had the double impact of not only removing anna from the ‘damsel’ role, but making her a hero to her sister, as well.
LADIES SAVING THEMSELVES AND THE LADIES CLOSE TO THEM WITH THE POWER OF THEIR LOVE, ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME, THAT’S FUCKING AMAZING.
so yeah, please NOBODY JUDGE FROZEN based on initial impressions and go actually see the damn thing. it is probably the movie with the most female empowerment i’ve seen in ages, and besides that, it’s just so good. it is incredibly well put together, the plot is tight and every scene is not only enjoyable but has importance to the story, the animation is gorgeous, the music is gorgeous (i’m going to track the soundtrack down and memorize every single song i swear to god), and like, wow there is so very little to not like about this movie.
Anonymous asked: do you have something against straight pairings or something
straight people and straight couples are praised and adored and put on pedestals and given thousands of plays and novels and tv shows and cartoons and movies where themselves and their relationships play center stage
queer people are routinely just there to pine for the best friend/to make the straight people look better/stuck in there for diversity sake so no one can accuse the writers of being homophobic and are routinely just killed off for no reason
and if by some miracle they actually do get to find love they also will most likely get killed off anyway or they will just never be mentioned again after they get together.
if you’re really lucky they might even get to hug each other on screen or maybe even chastely kiss once. while with straight people you can pretty much guarantee there will be at least one sex scene and a plethora of make out sessions in any movie nowadays.
also the only queer people allowed to exist in our media are basic ass supremely stereotypical white cis gay boys and maybe a pair of “hot lesbians” that only exist for dude’s boners
so if you couldn’t understand why FICTIONAL straight couples might leave a bad taste in queer people’s mouths and they might have the audacity to….not really care about them!! there you go.
SCREAMS LOUDLY ABOUT HOW GOOD FROZEN IS!!!!!!!