Elizabeth Allen’s disturbing take on Ramona?

by Lisa Kirchner

This is not your mother’s Ramona. Watching the trailer for Elizabeth Allen’s upcoming Ramona and Beezus made me feel tingly all over. Not in a good way. check out the trailer, below. There’s something hyper-sexualized about Beezus (Disney darling Selena Gomez) that is nothing like what I remember from Beverly Cleary’s books. This leaves a lot of work for Joey King as Ramona. But maybe it’s just this clip. They sure have ample time to tweak it–this film isn’t due out till July. Must Disney turn every story into a run-up for heterosexual marriage? Oh wait, of course they must. What was Jane Campion doing?

 



Ramona And Beezus

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