TV & Film
Female Representation in Disney Princess Films
This episode we are talking about female character representation in Disney princess films.
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00:51 Caitlin’s introduction
01:38 The Bechdel test and troubling Disney princess tropes
05:18 Team Starkid’s "Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier" parody musical and troubling Disney villain tropes
07:09 Tiny child sponge brains
09:00 My baby consuming media
10:13 Younger parents having more access to tools to have meaningful conversations about representation in film
11:36 Our issues with live-action Disney remakes
12:40 How many Cinderella movies does society REALLY need?
16:35 The hero’s journey… for Moana
17:33 Why Maui is the actual villain of Moana
21:04 Female vs male villains paired with female vs male protagonists
23:06 Are female villains not enough of a threat to go up against male protagonists? Emperor’s New Groove doesn’t count.
26:20 Lion King 2 - Simba processing internal trauma from the first Lion King movie
28:15 Disney female character development THEN vs NOW
30:35 Where’s the movie about characters processing the trauma they experience?
31:50 Brave is really a movie about bears (visit the TryPod Episode 9 from 22:02 - 23:02 for my reference)
33:07 My rant about Sleeping Beauty
34:44 Non-consensual kisses
36:58 Disney on Broadway creating horny Disney characters (Frozen on Broadway "Love is an Open Door" reference - 2:36 - 3:00)
38:52 Disney on Broadway covering heavy topics and diverse character representation (Frozen on Broadway "Monster" reference)
41:08 Brandy’s Cinderella diverse character portrayals… why did we go back from that?
43:03 The Little Mermaid live-action movie casting
44:17 Ursula, contracts, and our issues with The Little Mermaid
47:21 Disney princesses and villains are all LONERS
48:23 Caitlin’s explanation for the lack of human friends
49:22 Older generation Disney princesses are not… really… in the movie...? How did they get to be the main character?
51:18 Physical appearances and Western beauty standards
53:04 Once Upon a Time TV show
55:50 Check out the Bechdel Cast!
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