Friday, March 10, 2017

Beast and the Beauty

The PR machine is hyped up for Disney's new live-action, big budget version of Beauty and the Beast. We have learned that it gets progressive props because it innovates a gay character. Not content with that, we had to learn in an interview at the Daily Beast with star Dan Stevens that this new telling is actually feminist, too, since it explores the balancing of feminine and masculine energies. Or something. (And, yes, they even called the adaptation "woke.")

I've got an idea for how they could really innovate here. Make the "beauty" a man and the "beast" a woman, and have them still fall in love anyway. Now that would demolish some stereotypes.

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