Skip to comments.Does It Matter If the Heroine of 'Brave' Is Gay?
Posted on 06/26/2012 8:10:11 AM PDT by C19fan
Merida, the heroine of Pixar's Brave, doesn't want to marry. Not now, she repeatedly tells her mother, Queen Elinor, and perhaps not ever. Faced with the prospect of being forced to wed one of a trio of loutish suitors, she runs away from home in search of some way to change the "fate" she was born into. That's the radical thing about Brave: Merida is a Disney princess who doesn't want a prince.
She also happens to be a tomboy, a tough and sporty archer who would rather be riding her horse than wearing a dress. On Sunday, Entertainment Weekly's Adam Markovitz used these details to draw a connection between Bravewhich racked up $66 million over the weekendand another event in the news:
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All this gay crap is boring me to death.
Was Peppermint Patty gay?
Saw this movie this weekend with my kids. This is such BS. There was NO inferance to Merida being gay. This is RIDICULOUS. The girl just didn’t want an arranged marriage but was willing to do it to make the peace...
Sounds like "Beauty and the Beast", where Belle didn't want anything to do with Gaston.
On Sunday, Entertainment Weekly’s Adam Markovitz used these details to draw a connection between Brave .... because Adam is so frickin gay it scares ya.
Ok, thanks for the info. Reviews from Freepers help out.
The author is a stupid jerk. Even the readers of Atlantic, who are presumably mostly libs, get it, but all the reviewer can say is, “Read my essay.”
Well, they did read his essay. And they rightly concluded that his argument is stupid.
And he says, in one of his responses, that Disney is mean to girls? Good grief. For the past several decades, Disney has made girls strong and boys weak. They have been totally into feminism. Nor was the earlier, classic Disney ever mean to girls.
The author is evidently a feminist-brainwashed wimp, if not a homo.
‘Brave’ is a pretty good Pixar movie about an independent woman, her relationship with her mother, and her freedom.
In no way, shape, or form did the main character show any sign of attraction to women. In fact, in one very short instance, she showed brief interest in a very muscular warrior who was mistaken to be a third suitor.
The MSM needs a clue. Not everything has a homo in it.
Three times I’ve seen professed “lesbians” willing to “go straight” for the right man.
re: “What sick minds to be so obsessed with finding something homo in everything.”
I agree with you on this one for now.
I must admit after seeing one trailer of the film, I was wondering the same thing as the writer of the article - why? Because the “gay” rights issue has so permeated every aspect of our society lately that I wondered if Disney was pushing it into children’s films.
However, after viewing all the trailers, and, doing some background research on the film and its story I don’t believe that to be the case. Its just a story of a tom-boy young girl who doesn’t want to marry any of the three losers she’s supposed to pick from. The story is more about the mother-daughter conflict between the heroine and her mom - stuff that many female adolescents go through.
So, in this case, just take the story for what it is and don’t read anything into it - for now. Unless something I’ve missed comes out, I think calling this film a promotional for a gay children’s hero is unsubstantiated.
The one ‘sexuality’ issue that still makes me laugh is PETER PAN.
Not a guy, not a girl, not really any sex at all.
American Society is so funny. It’s the repression of ‘sex’ that causes much of the deviancy.
Parents don’t want to , or don’t know when to talk to their children about sex, which used to mean that we learned it from friends at school.
Nowadays, they learn it from their teachers, after school.
No woman wants to marry a loser. Not even a lesbian wants to marry a loser. I guarantee it.
Was “Cow Patty” gay?
So when Jerry Falwell said the purple Teletubby was gay, the media ridiculed him for looking for homosexuality in a kid’s show. But this counts as insightful analysis?
Yeah. Most of them are in the MSM.
More than that even, at the end, she gets the clan leaders to agree that a suitor has to win her heart before he should try to win her hand. She wasn't rejecting the suitors in and of themselves, she was rejecting the idea of being pushed into marriage before she was ready and to have no say in which suitor she should pick.
Merida is not some kind of lesbian icon; she far more resembles self-sufficient (and normal) conservative women.
Isn't AIDS defined as 'boring someone to death' ?
"OMG, I'm gay."
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