|What is she plotting?|
So there is this post by a fellow Utah'n going around about how the Disney movie "Frozen" is a secret and subversive plot to further the "Gay Agenda". I've seen it in my Facebook newsfeed at least 10 times today. Usually with an added comment resembling "WTF is this lady's problem?"
I disagree with her about how the movie is a hidden plot to forward the "gay agenda," but I have to admit that her observations about how being forced to hide something your whole life, and being convinced that exposing your true self would endanger you and others around you, would be something that is relatable and recognizable to many LGBT folks, are actually pretty spot on.
The problem is, she spends 22 (yes I counted) paragraphs of posturing before she tries to make her argument... and then ANOTHER sidebar about how she really, truly doesn't hate gay people. Then she proceeds to pour hate sauce over her whole argument and makes it completely unpalatable. By then, I, like many others, had determined that the author had some... issues.
That being said, I left Frozen with many similar observations about the film's empowering message. The difference is that I found them to be awesome and inspiring instead of subversive and harmful. I don't think the movie is specifically about being "gay", but I do think that it was intentionally built around the themes of being "your true self" and not the "self" society tells you to be. I doubt the parallels to current events escaped the folks at Disney. Still, that theme doesn't just apply to LGBT people, but can apply to anyone who is deemed "different" and consequently marginalized, oppressed, or repressed because of who they are.
Side note: I think it is funny that people think there is a hidden "gay agenda." The agenda is anything but hidden. Acceptance, equal rights, equal treatment under the law, safety, love etc. Hell, there are giant parades where the goals are written on signs and often covered with glitter. That's not very secret.
Keep up the good work friends.
P.S. In case you missed it, I did take issue with one part of Frozen. Regardless, it is easily among my top 3 Disney Movies ever. Beautiful, moving, and fun. 5 Stars. Oh, what the heck, 10 Stars.