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 +5Posted on Sep 19th, 2011 | re: Now You, Too, Can Be MAXTall (39 comments)

is this a humblebrag?

 +3Posted on Aug 23rd, 2011 | re: Just For Us Girls: Disney Princesses Sing A Song Together In Real Life!! (30 comments)

I always thought the Disney princes were more boring and passive than the princesses, and after all they were all supposed to get married, too. In fact, ALL of the modern Disney movies I’ve seen, whether the hero was male or female, had a strong romantic subplot married with a “quest” storyline. Another way to read the Disney princesses story arc is that even though the heroines wanted to go beyond their prescribed social roles, they ultimately found social acceptance without compromising their dreams. Marriage at the end of the movie doesn’t have to be read as the ultimate “goal” of the story–it can represent attaining social acceptance or the successful integration of “male” and “female” character traits.

I think there are valid feminist criticisms to make about traditional fairy tales, but the Disney movies are not the first cultural product I would aim at.

 0Posted on Aug 14th, 2011 | re: True Blood S04E07: Silver Me Up! Silver Me Down! (62 comments)

“Pied noir” refers to French citizens born in Algeria, it has nothing to do with French speakers in Louisiana

 0Posted on Aug 4th, 2011 | re: The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Greenberg (130 comments)

oops already done!

 0Posted on Aug 3rd, 2011 | re: The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Greenberg (130 comments)

Hilarious stuff and right on the money, as always. A nomination: “The Family Stone”