True Love and Girl Power
I was pleasantly surprised (and I admit I’m a little late to the party here) by two films I recently watched, being #Maleficent and #Frozen. There are two threads in both #films that I found particularly pleasing: the focus on non-romantic love and the #feminism which both display.
I had heard that Frozen had caused a bit of a storm in a teacup amongst some for one particular scene and now having watched it, I applaud it wholeheartedly. For those who don’t know, the scene depicts the feared #Elsa transforming from her dull gown and cloak to an ice blue, sexy (yes sexy) dress which has a slit revealing her legs. Now, the reason I applaud this is because the character is doing it for no one but herself. Having locked herself away in a self made mansion with no intention of leaving, this ‘scandalous’ scene is about nothing but freedom. Elsa isn’t trying to seduce, there is no love interest, and her attire is a rebellion against years of being the responsible one. It’s not prince charming that saves the day.
And then there’s Maleficent, which is all about a strong women and as with Frozen, , but family (even if in name only).Both films give good messages to children, especially girls and it makes for a nice change.