I have a few copies of “Playboy” from the 1970s stashed away somewhere. One of them has a letter where a guy writes in saying, “I met this really gorgeous, sweet woman, and we were planning to get married, but she sat me down yesterday and told me that she had a sex change before she met me. Mr. Hefner, should I marry someone who used to be a man?” and the response was, “So she had a sex change, big whoop. Would you be asking this question if she’d made any other change in her life before she met you? You love the woman she is now, and that’s all that should matter. If you want kids you can adopt or something.”
I feel so conflicted right now
That awkward moment when Hugh Hefner is more trans-positive than most feminists of the same era.
"It would be a dream come true if Disney redid all the Disney villains like they did Maleficent and tell their stories. I especially want to watch Ursula’s backstory."
"like they did Maleficent" No, they shouldn’t erase the little characterization that was given and rewrite it to be a shadow of the original character.
Or just completely change elements of the story. Like, what the heck was Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather in that film? Ew.
This. The point of doing a sympathetic villain story is to show that “good” and “evil” are points of view. When you give the movie a new bad guy (Aurora’s dad, who was kinda an unrepentant date-rapist megalomaniac) it just reverses the roles, destroys that theme of subjective morality, and ultimately changes the story entirely. If they do continue this other side of story idea with other villains, they need to play that angle and stick to it.