No Signs of Cut To Disney's White, Male Roots

Posted Tuesday 21 Dec 2010

In this guest post on Women and Hollywood, Natalie Wilson reveals that Disney's latest family film, Tangled, once again once again re-hashes the same old story: "That as a woman you can either be a princess awaiting her prince or an evil stepmother/witch, that if you are male, you get all the action (in many senses of the word) and that beauty equals white, blonde, thin, and young."

Apparently, Disney calls this movie 'gender-neutral', which apparently requires male characters to be privileged over females - to the tune of countless key male figures in the movie and only TWO key females - Rapunzel (blonde, of course), and the evil Mother Gothel (who happens to be dark-haired and dark-eyed, with non caucasian features).

And those who have children may find this more difficult to boycott than some too - even Wilson acknowledges that it's 'funny, fast-paced, humorous, and visually stunning'.

Hmm. Grrrr. Sigh.