Soul is one of Pixar’s most artistically beautiful, emotionally moving, and conceptually ambitious projects. Its biggest failure is that it fails to center Blackness. CW: mentions of sexual assault and some spoilers for Soul By Inigo Laguda When the trailer for Soul was
Ahsoka Tano is a reminder that you can’t save everyone. Love alone does not conquer all, and to quote someone from my chosen family, love shouldn’t hurt. This essay contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Clone Wars By Rebecca Wei Hsieh I’ll admit,
Casting should call us. This list includes artists who could properly play the role of the five singers that made up The Muses and they also look the part. By Clarkisha Kent and Da'Shaun Harrison It was recently announced that there would
Films like “Aladdin” do not accidentally harm us, they do so with intention so that they may continue to define our ways of life for us.By Lily Bolourian I will be the first to admit that I grew up obsessively watching Disney princess movies for years. I had pencil pouches, backpacks, dolls designed with princess-everything. For Halloween, I have gone all-out dressing up as Snow White, Belle, and Jasmine. At 26-years-old, I am still amused by the songs, animations, dresses, and escape from reality that those movies provided. When Disney announced the plans for a live-action “Aladdin” film, my stomach dropped as I realized that every single orientalist stereotype that was born of that movie would now come full circle. For people of color the fear of erasure, whitewashing and racism is based on the experience of having it happen over and over. Disney’s “Aladdin”, amazingly, manages to cast a net on two different continents and about a dozen countries and squeezes all of our unique cultures into one “exotic” box. Indeed, riddled throughout the movie are elements of Indian, Persian, and Arab culture.
No matter what Emma Watson says, Beauty and the Beast is about a woman who falls victim to Stockholm Syndrome. No, Beauty and the Beast is not a feminist film. No, most Disney films and fairy tales are not feminist, and it’s