Turning Red adult themes compared to other Disney films

Literally like 90% of all Disney princesses got married by 16 or so.

Disney/Pixar To redden Hit Disney+ this weekend, and it’s an absolute charmer. It’s full of early 2000s nostalgia, it tells an emotional and relatable mother-daughter story, and the animation is beautiful and imaginative.

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But apparently there are some critics out there who think the film is “too mature” for a young audience…especially as it deals with adolescence, sexuality and menstruation.

The criticism of #turningred for being “too mature” is so sad. Aside from the fact that many people are obviously uncomfortable with different cultures and mask these vile thoughts with concern “for the kids,” why on earth would anyone be ashamed of periods or attraction?

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Let’s put aside for a moment the fact that puberty, teenage crushes, and menstruation are all things that actually happen to 13-year-olds (the age of the film’s protagonist, Mei) and are therefore things that should be openly talked about in one Film with a target group of this age. Even if you think To redden “inappropriate,” there are so many other Disney movies that are MUCH more inappropriate. Here are some examples:

Ariel wants to bang Prince Eric so hard that she gives up her family, her friends and her fucking VOICE. She then marries him at the end of the film at the age of 16. Ariel’s horniness makes Mei’s drawings look pretty tame in comparison.

Belle falls in love with her controversially abusive kidnapper, who only truly becomes a good person after she “changes” him. Yes, sure, he gives her a library, but there are so many red flags here.


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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Troublesome depictions of dwarfism aside, the prince swoops in at the end and kisses someone subconscious — or even presumably dead – Snow White. That’s creepy at best and throws up all sorts of consent issues. It is also worth noting that Snow White is said to be 14 years old in the film.


Sleeping Beauty

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See above. Seriously, stop kissing comatose princesses.

Princess Jasmine – who is 15 in the film – is marrying a man who lied to her outright in order to ‘win’ her. Do you also remember the moment when she seduces Jafar to distract him? Again… she’s 15.

The baby elephant gets drunk. I’m just saying it’s kinda weird.

OK, Lilo and Nani’s parents die in a car accident, and when Nani tries to raise Lilo herself, Lilo is taken away by CPS agents. To me, that’s a lot more “mature” than showing off a pack of pads.

The toys literally accept their mortality. They just look at each other and hold hands in silence as they near imminent — and violently painful — death. I mean… my god.

Scar directly murders his own brother and then blames Simba for what feels a little more grown up than a 13 year old’s fan fiction drawings, IDK.


The Hunchback of Notre Dame

This film is about lust, murder and genocide. I mean, Frollo murders a woman and then tries to drown her baby in the first 10 minutes. She tries to burn Esmeralda at the stake because she doesn’t want to have sex with him. guy is scary.

Here you go. Of course, all of these Disney and Pixar movies are well-loved classics with very mature themes (and varying degrees of horniness), so that only fits To redden join them!

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