BY Ellyn Kail
on Jan 29, 2014
Our media bombards us with two polarized representations of acceptable and desirable female sexuality: the madonna and the whore. In his series DIRTYLAND, the artist Dillon Boy complicates these constructs, positioning what he calls “the pure, untainted characters of Walt Disney” within aesthetics associated with the contemporary objectification and hyper-sexualization of women on “billboards […] and ad[s] in […] publication[s]. Read More
BY Ellyn Kail
on Nov 07, 2013
In what I like to view as an unconventional approach to subverting gender norms and challenging the plethora of “masculine” or “feminine” images of our childhood, Tumblr recently hoped on a Wolverine as Disney princess trend.
Well, dare I say it? This new princess fad might be even better. Buzzfeed’s Adam Ellis introduces us to... Disney princesses with beards! Clever, elegant, simple perfection. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Oct 18, 2013
Until today, the lack of LGBT representation among Disney characters had never occurred to me, simply because it seemed so incredibly implausible that it wasn't even worth the frustration. The pinnacle of "wholesome family values" bringing a lil' diversity into the mix? Psssh! But as it turns out, I've never been so happy to be proven wrong.
This past Sunday, the Disney-ABC show "Once Upon a Time" featured a sniffle-inducing scene in which Mulan (nearly!) reveals her hidden feelings for Princess Aurora, A.K.A. "Sleeping Beauty. Read More
BY Diana Denza
on Jun 15, 2012
Many gals out there are anxiously awaiting the June 22nd premiere of Pixar’s Brave. Starring a feisty red-headed archer named Merida (voiced by Kelly MacDonald), this doesn’t look like your typical prince-saves-helpless-damsel flick. This defiant princess is determined to live a life as free as her flowing curls. So, when a dreadful curse is set upon her family, Merida sets out to save the day.
But don’t think this little lady is the first chick out there to tote a quiver and know how to use it. Read More