Ya’ll really need to see Frozen

No, seriously, you should. Why? Well in short, the movie:

  • Is led and driven by female characters and stories
  • Has subtle Sami references
  • Touches upon economic disparities and exploitation
  • Doesn’t hold up “purity” and doesn’t demonize female sexuality
  • Teaches a small lesson about consent
  • Skewers traditional romance tropes that Disney itself perpetuated

I’m
not going to pretend that this movie is perfect, either in gender or
diversity representation. But it is a huge step forward, and that kind
of progress shouldn’t be ignored.
For elaboration, see the spoilers:

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Scriptnotes, Ep 128: Frozen with Jennifer Lee — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here.

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August.

Aline Brosh McKenna: And my name is Aline Brosh McKenna.

John: And this is Scriptnotes, the entirely Frozen episode of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters.

Now, for the first time in forever Craig Mazin is not here. Craig Mazin is, well, what actually happened to him?

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