Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Frozen Isn't Pro-gay, It's Pro-love

Finally got conned into watching Frozen. It had been such a delay from release to seeing it that the societal jibber jabber massaged my expectations. I expected it to be super gay. I expected it to be super girl power. Frozen was popcorn fluff, but enjoyable. My son liked it in the theater with his grandparents, but that might have had more to do with the theater experience, candy and popcorn. He was not as into it at home. It is just a slightly more musical Disney cartoon movie that focuses on the triumph of familial love, choosing love over logical lists for relationships and loving yourself. All you need is love. Love is the answer. What the world needs now is love. It's a cartoon, let's relax people.

If the gays saw into this as a coming out tale or the big song "Let It Go" being about coming out, holy shit have the gays taken over from the blacks the title for most narcissistic group in America. It is a song for kids and tweens about growing up and being your own person. All people go through this, not just gays wrestling with their sexuality and coming out. Gays relax. Christians relax, too. You fall right into the media's trap. One idiot pastor states it is a secret gay film, and that allows the media to discuss it as that and mention that Christians are crazy. Christians, my advice to you is the next time you suspect this, wait for the gays to move first. Then perform verbal jiu jitsu on them. "What? You think this is about being gay? It's a kids' movie. It's about two sisters. It's about growing up. Not everything is about you, grow up a bit. What kind of creep thinks a kids movie is secretly about lesbianism?" That really is the sad thing about 21st century America. We have a movie that turns a fairy tale into a movie about the strength of sisterly love, and the sides of the cultural war have to draw battle lines. If a teen got in any trouble, my money is on their sibling and parents desperately going to find them. Not a prince on horseback or loner, "walk the earth" kung fu master. I also saw Elsa work her walk as she embraced her Snow Queen abilities; no lesbian walks that hip-swingingly sexy.

Another blogger,
Jim, provided an interesting take on it, but really my sympathies align with comments made by "Handle". Hey Jim, the reindeer did not talk. Jim strikes the alpha-beta split straight out of the manosphere book. In reality, the movie sends the message "pick love". Wait for the intangible, and do not let other people make decisions for you. There is a bit of class battles here as the handsome prince with the well proportioned nose, strength and smarts is to be shunned, while the rough around the edges but fixer upper lone wolf of the tundra is to be chosen because he is a romantic match. The little male personality contrast reminded me more of the love triangle of Kirstie Alley with Sam Malone and Robin the rich Brit. Robin was a handsome alpha in the hard qualities with actual wealth, social status and traditional sense of manners, intelligence and properness. Sammy was a soft, charismatic handsome alpha; a smooth talking, suave ladies man. This is a modern day kids film so of course the rich guy is the evil one. The rich guy in Frozen has his minions to help brutally solve a problem while the lone wolf ice seller has an animal he treats like a human friend and has to think on his feet to solve crises. Rich people are evil!

I'm pro-Frozen and if for only one reason: it portrays familial bonds in a positive light. Look at Hollywood mock the nuclear family, forever pushing blended families and mish-mash families as more real. The concept of your friends being your family is something that really gained steam with the show Friends. They all came from dysfunctional families and found comfort and surrogate family members in that friend circle. Frozen focuses on the two sisters. It also ends an act reviews do not fully discuss. Anna does not just turn to ice to block an attack on her sister. To save a sister that has ruined the kingdom in eternal winter and exhibited irrational behavior unleashing evil winter powers randomly, Anna kills herself, smartly using her confused slightly mean sister by turning into ice. Anna acts in a way that your life is so precious to me that I will give up mine for you. That is the love that you wish for everyone who has a family. It is sacrifice. In a narcissistic society like ours, that is a message I can applaud.


PA said...

"Look at Hollywood mock the nuclear family"

From the made for TV movie in the mid-80s called 'Something about Emilia' up to 'Forrest Gump' in 1994, the entertainment industry (incliding music, 'Janie got her gun: by Aerosmith) was pushing the meme of molester-dad. Thankfully you hardly ever see that theme anymore.

"The concept of your friends being your family is something that really gained steam with the show Friends."

Camille Paglia wrote that Friends is a show about and for modern small, often only-child families. She called it 'desperately seeking siblings.'

peterike said...

Interesting take. I've been wanting to watch "Frozen" just because it's captured so much of the youth zeitgeist at the moment (though I hate that f'ing song). Sometimes you need to watch this stuff just to know what's going on.

I hadn't even heard the gay talk about it until reading this. Doesn't surprise me that the gays would try to co-opt anything as hugely popular as Frozen, especially as its popular with young people. Gays are certainly feeling their oats as they go from major victory to major victory, from shaming to shaming, from career demolition to career demolition.

Also not surprised that some Christian somewhere would serve the role of the mole in Whack-a-Mole. They always do. Really, traditional morality Christians are so wildly out-gunned that I'm amazed they even try anymore. They should just retreat from society as much as possible, like the Amish. Battles over, you guys lost. Your city was over-run, now you're just watching as the earth is sown with salt. It's that far gone.

Amazing how as recently as the early 80s there was still a legitimate culture war going on. Even then it didn't seem like the traditionalists were going to win, but they were in the fight for a while. I think the AIDS crisis really tipped the playing field. Suddenly, we all had to feel bad about gays instead of just being disgusted by them.

Immigration had its toll, as well, as immigration amnesty was part and parcel of the new push for the multi-cult everywhere and the final dismissal of white culture as a valid thing in itself.

Anonymous said...

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peterike said...

OT: Some damn fool thing in Eastern Europe apparently just happened.

Wonder if Oblama will ultimately start a war over there. Things keep getting interestinger.

Toddy Cat said...

Back in the Eighties, my side won the political and economic wars, while the Left won the culture war. We then learned that when you win the culture, you've won everything. It's a lesson that I'm afraid that my country may not live to profit by. But, as Jerry Pournelle says, despair is a sin.

By the way, SOBL, you've convinced me that "Frozen" isn't LGBT propaganda, but I'll still think I'll pass. I'd rather watch "Zulu" for the 56th time...

PA said...

my side won the political and economic wars, while the Left won the culture war.

There was that euphoric moment circa 1990. Communism ended, and it seems like the libs quit beating on Christianity and free market. That Scorpions song, "Winds of Change" expressed this hope for end of conflict, end of the great misunderstanding.

But the early 90s also brought a new dread, along with the explosion of political correctness -- a whole new thing. Date rape, sexual harassment, racism, white male. Since that time, White men were not free to talk, fuck, fight, the way they want to. A movie like "Dances with Wolves" augured a new war on White that only made sense in retrospect:

The socialist Left and the capitalist Right of the 80s reconciled and a new evil was spawned.

Anonymous said...

Friends was about family, too: Ross and Monica were brother and sister.