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Moana Is Disney’s New Badass Feminist Protagonist Of Color

The newest Disney princess isn’t a princess. She’s a warrior.

“We saw this as a hero’s journey, a coming-of-age story, in a different tradition than the princess stories. I don’t know if any of the other princesses we’ve been involved with we’d describe as badass,” say Ron Clements and John Musker, directors of Moana.

So who is this badass heroine? Moana is a sixteen-year-old Polynesian warrior living in the Pacific Islands about one thousand years ago. For millennia, Pacific Islanders were the best navigators in the world – until 2,000 years ago, when all Pacific navigation abruptly stopped. One thousand years later, the navigation started again, and historians are still scratching their heads as to why. Moana‘s directors believe that a teenage girl was the answer.

Disney’s newest animated film follows Moana, her flustered pet chicken and a self-aggrandizing demigod named Maui as they traverse the Pacific Ocean in order to free Moana’s people.

What makes this heroine so different from Disney’s long register of princesses? First, this movie has no romantic subplot. Moana is focused on her goal, and does not need a heterosexual relationship in order to find fulfillment.


Secondly, if you put Moana beside a princess such as Ariel or Tiana, you’ll notice a stark difference: Unlike the unnaturally thin and waifish bodies of most Disney princesses, Moana’s body is muscular. She looks like a girl who fights monsters, not a girl who sits swooning in a tower. This is a welcome change.

What does this mean for queer women? Well, it’s about time Disney told stories about different types of womanhood. Moana proves that women can be strong, that they don’t have to revolve their lives around men, and that they can be non-heterosexual (the lack of romance in Moana doesn’t mean that she’s asexual or queer, but one can hope).

Is Moana overtly queer? No. Will Disney ever have an overly queer female protagonist? Fingers crossed. Is this movie a major achievement for women who don’t identify with stereotypical femininity and traditional gender roles? Most definitely.

Should you and your girlfriend see Moana when it comes out in theatres on November 23? One hundred percent yes.

This Incredible Mashup Artist Helps These Disney Princesses Find The Perfect Girlfriend

Ah the Disney Universe. In recent months, Elsa from Frozen has been the object of a social media campaign to give the ice princess a girlfriend.

The #GiveElsaAGirlfriend movement has gained enough momentum to get the approval of Idina Menzel, the voice of Elsa herself:

I think it’s great, Disney’s just gotta contend with that. I’ll let them figure that out.”

And Pixar might also have teased a same-sex couple in the upcoming Finding Dory.

But for now, fan artist extraordinaire, Isaiah Stephens has given 12 select Disney Princesses their perfect same-sex match.

All of them are delightful and will make for a perfect happily-ever-after.

Elsa And Tiana


Snow White And Anna


Megara And Belle


Aurora And Cinderella


Ariel And Jasmine


Mulan And Pocahontas


How to Get the Girl, According to Disney

Let me start by saying, I love Disney movies. As a kid, I was particularly enamored with Princess Jasmine (from Aladdin) and she was probably my first “celebrity crush”, if it can count as such. I’m sure you had one as a child, too. Disney movies lay the foundation for most of our childhoods and this translates into what an ideal relationship in the future will be like.

Of course, the relationships of a fairy tale movie aren’t really “genuine”; you’re probably not going to fall in love with the prince and live happily ever after. Even with the gender-swapped reimagining that has been done over the last few years, we understand that fantasy is just fantasy.

But what if it wasn’t?

Here is our rundown of how you’d get the girl if you were only following Disney’s relationship advice:

Introduce her to your family (Tarzan)

In Tarzan, Jane has very little romantic interest in Tarzan until he brings her to meet his crazy (gorilla) family. In the real world, we often wait to introduce our ladies to our family until after they’ve decided they like us – and sometimes, if we’re not out, not even then!


Lock her up and buy her gifts (Beauty and the Beast)

Beauty and the Beast is one of the most romantic Disney movies that exists – but it’s almost like a child’s version of a Criminal Minds episode. Sure, she loves him in the end and that helps to transform him into a handsome prince – but what did he really do to earn her love in the beginning? All the real work was done by everyone else!

Forget who she is after an incredible night together (Cinderella)

Something that has always puzzled me is how can someone (ahem, Prince Charming) claim to love someone but not have any idea who they are – and have to “check” every girl in the kingdom to find his “true love”? I think he just had a foot fetish and wanted to get it out of his system before settling down and marrying her.


Lie, trick, and steal (Aladdin)

Okay, as I previously mentioned, Princess Jasmine was my favorite. But even though the lies Aladdin told to win her over were things that shouldn’t have mattered anyway, why did he lie in the first place? If you intend to love someone, you should be starting with a foundation of honesty – which he didn’t. (P.S. Princess Jasmine, you’re still welcome to come cuddle with me, any time.)


Almost marry her arch-nemesis (The Little Mermaid)

This almost goes hand-in-hand with the Cinderella thing. In The Little Mermaid, Prince Eric forgets almost everything about Ariel. He’s not in love with her, he’s in love with her voice. Therefore, when she doesn’t have that voice anymore, he almost screws the whole thing up and gets with her mortal enemy! Call me crazy, but this is why “love at first sight” isn’t a realistic expectation.


Run away from home and neglect your responsibilities (The Lion King)

When things get difficult, it’s in our human nature to want to run away. Most of us don’t actually do this, because we know it’s wrong – but Simba did it in the Lion King, and when Nala finds him again, she’s suddenly in love with him, despite knowing that he’s been playing hooky for the past few years. In my own life, I don’t find a lack of priorities sexy – in fact, I’m probably not going to be with someone who doesn’t do what they need to do.

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Lets discover – The Holy Grail of Questions – Which Disney Princess Are You?



Quiz | Holy Grail of Questions – Which Disney Princess Are You?

KitschMixers, as queer women you’ve been asked some very important questions in the past – Who’s the “man” in this relationship? How do lesbians have sex?  How do you know you’re a lesbian? Do wanna have a threesome? What do you have against dick?

But never have you been asked this  the ultimate and holy grail of questions: which Disney Princess are you?

More: Coming Out The Disney Way

Your life will never be the same after this moment. And no, we’re not exaggerating, but yes, you’re welcome.

Coming Out The Disney Way

So how do invison your favourite Disney Character coming out? Of course, in a totally fabulous way – Right?!

At KitschMix we love Disney, and we love Bria And Chrissy, especially when they taking it to the max in their videos. Watch this fantastic video – ‘How Disney Characters Would Come Out’.

More: 7 Disney Characters That Have the Potentially to be Lesbians


Ever Wondered What ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Would Be Like If It Was Animated By Disney?

So, have you ever wondered what Orange Is The New Black would have been like if Disney animated it?

Why of course we have. Especially now after we’ve binged watched season two 6 times already, and we start the long wait for season three.


MORE: Get the scoop on Season three of OITNB’s

Take a look at this awesome OITNB vs Disney mash-ups, where Ariel totally hold court over the kitchen.

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7 Disney Characters That Have the Potential to be Lesbians

What is it about Disney movies that we love… Is it the message of being yourself? That the underdog that ends up on top? The idea good will triumph over evil? Or that there will always be a happy ending? For me its all of the above… Yet, while Disney movies funny loving entertainment, there has never been an OUT and proud lesbian, gay, bi or trans character in an animated movie.

However, this doesn’t mean there isn’t some closeted folks in the mix. Characters that Disney could have intended to be gay, or use gay stereotypes. So let’s take a look back and see exactly who are the most ambiguously ‘lesbian’ Disney characters… So here are 7 characters we believe have the potentially to be Lesbians.

DISCLAIMER: This is all up for interpretation and in no way should be seen as a factual representation of what the filmmakers intended.

 Disney-Lesbians-011. Terkina from Tarzan

Played by out lesbian Rosie O’Donnell, Terk was a girl which nobody had an idea was a girl when Tarzan was released in 1999.
In the film, Terk is a tomboy who hates dressing like a lady and has no interest in other males.



Disney-Lesbians-022. Elsa from Frozen

On the gay spectrum Frozen hits it big time for lesbian-reference. With her ice powers, Elsa is different from other people. Her difference is an occasion of fear and secrecy. Misguidedly, her parents teach her to “conceal it, don’t feel it.” This repression of her true nature leads to isolation, anxiety and finally a meltdown at Elsa’s coronation, at which she inadvertently ‘outs’ herself. Regarded with fear and revulsion by others, Elsa defies the society that has rejected her, and celebrating her acceptance of her true identity in the power ballad “Let it Go”. Also something to note, Elsa at no time shares her sister Anna’s romantic longings, nor does she show any interest in a male suitor or in being courted.

Disney-Lesbians-033. Miranda Wright from Bonkers

Miranda has a lot of strikes in the possible lady-lover category. Female cop. Serious lack of interest in traditional love life. Hangs out with insanely dramatic, possibly gay couple (Bonkers and Fallapart). Really, if it weren’t for the fact that she wears her hair long and uses a bra instead of an ace bandage, I’d say she here gayness was a cert.


Disney-Lesbians-044. Merida from Brave

After Brave premiered there was a huge furore over the idea the next Disney princess was a lesbian. They reasoned the only way a 14-year-old archer have no interest in getting married to suitors she had never met unless she was gay? While this was quickly disregarded as soon as they actually watched the movie, Merida still has a large gay and feminist following.


Disney-Lesbians-055. Nakoma from Pocahontas

I always thought Pocahontas and Nakoma were lesbians and had to keep it a secret due to Pocahontas’ betrothment to to Kocoum.
Nakoma is best friends with Pocahontas, and the two girls have been friends for a long time. Nakoma’s personality is a foil to that of her best friend. While Pocahontas is more free-spirited and mischievous, Nakoma usually tries to be more serious and responsible. She sometimes tries to act as the voice of reason to Pocahontas. However, her warnings often go unheeded, especially when she tries to stop Pocahontas from going to find John Smith.

Disney-Lesbians-076. Rebecca Cunningham from TaleSpin

TaleSpin was a spin-off to The Jungle Book‘s Baloo. It was also a cheesy attempt to create a safe “bad boy” character in the form of Kit Cloudkicker. While some claim Rebecca and Baloo have a love/hate thing going on, it’s clear that overall she is disgusted and annoyed by him, therefore opts to stay out of a romance.



Disney-Lesbians-067. Gadget Hackwrench from Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers

Gadget was the brains, and the beauty in Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers, yet she had a careless disregard for her femininity. She hung out with the cool guys, whose advances she more or less ignored over-and-over again, while solving crimes, fixing engines, and inventing awesome flying machines. Gadget is pretty much the lesbian backbone thats holds the group together.


Tinker Belles and Evil Queens: The Walt Disney Company from the Inside Out

From its Magic Kingdom theme parks to its udderless cows, the Walt Disney Company has successfully maintained itself as the brand name of conservative American family values. But the Walt Disney Company has also had a long and complex relationship to the gay and lesbian community that is only now becoming visible. In Tinker Belles and Evil Queens, Sean Griffin traces the evolution of this interaction between the company and gay communities, from the 1930s use of Mickey Mouse as a code phrase for gay to the 1990s “Gay Nights” at the Magic Kingdom. Armed with first-person accounts from Disney audiences, Griffin demonstrates how Disney animation, live-action films, television series, theme parks, and merchandise provide varied motifs and characteristics that readily lend themselves to use by gay culture… find out more