I was just explaining to my friends how bald eagles are like pigeons in Alaska.
Best lesson from a Disney movie
This is an underrated movie
This is a grossly underrated movie.
Can I take a minute to rant? Good. Cuz I’m gonna.
I FLOVE this movie. And I HATE all the stupid hatred it gets. For a long time the buzz was “finally a black princess yay!” and now everyone is like “Fuck this movie, first black princess and she spends the whole movie a frog.”
You know what? Fuck that. Because Ariel spent a good majority of the movie not talking. Mulan spent the majority of the move pretending to be a man. Aurora and Snow White? Asleep (Hardly in the movie at all). They’re all just plot devices, not designed to take away from the traits of the women.
And you know what else? Unlike some of the other princesses, Tiana is in control of her destiny every step of the way. When she turns into the frog does she lose hope and need rescuing? Hell naw. She busts Naveen over the head and gets the job done. She is consistently responsible and capable even after having her dreams crushed and turning into a freaking frog.
So don’t tell me that Tiana is “less than” just because she gets turned into a frog. She’s still one of the most hardworking, badass, and capable chicks in animated history and I love her like crazy cakes.
Also? She’s based on a real person. A real woman who is 91 and is still cooking in her kitchen. She’s still widely respected in the culinary community, she’s fed presidents, she’s had songs written about her and her restaurants. She’s 91, and she still wakes up every morning to run things, because she still believes in hard work and good food. And if you don’t think that’s truly fantastic, then you can just fuck right off.
Tiana is not “less than” for spending the majority of the movie as a frog. That does not take away the problematic nature of her representation
Did Ariel spend the majority of the movie not talking? yes. is it an issue? yes. Eric was absolutely content to fall for a girl without knowing her thoughts and feelings about ANYTHING thats an issue the movie in no way challenges
Mulan spent the movie pretending to be a man, yes which was talking about social issues of men’s and omens places, although the movie went out of its way to make a caricature of china
Aurora and snow white? yeah they were symbols of their times, the idea house wife and the girl who marries the guy who harasses her and won’t take no for an answer
(if you don’t know what I’m talking about watch the scene where she meets the prince and try to think at least a little bit critically)
Tiana absolutely has way more agency than other disney princesses
She fucking awesome and I lover her
and Disney is a shitstain for keeping their first black main character, green for the majority of the movie
That is not an accident
"Just a plot device" is a sloppy oversimplification of the issue
They made her into a frog for the majority of the movie
because animals are more appealing to the white consumer market as relatable characters than people of color
You want to talk about your love for this movie? go for it! I love it too!
but let’s not make straw man arguments about topics you clearly don’t understand
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