The latest Disney Princesses are anything but diverse, hardly surprising given the company's track record. That aside, we finally watched the movie Frozen, mostly because I've been struck by how X has picked up on so many pop cultural references and since he knew about a big snow monster and a snow man and the names of the princesses (?) without us ever uttering a word about it, I thought it would be fun to watch.
The snowman saves the whole movie. Without the comic relief it's overwrought melodrama squarely targeted at little girls. Complete with a transforming princess into a bonafide Barbie doll. She's the one everyone wants to be, and I saw plenty of the Elsa costumes on Halloween night, that's for sure. What struck me though, is that she was the most boring character in the whole movie. Her sister is far more engaging and full of personality. So why don't little girls want to dress up like Anna?
Because Elsa is blond. And skinny. And has big boobs.
Thanks a lot Disney for perpetuating stereotypes.
I'm only happy that for once, a prince did not save the day. That at least, was a positive message.
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