About That Arranged Marriage
The story makes it fairly clear that Merida’s choices of suitors all suck. One’s borderline mentally challenged, one’s an immature ego case, and one’s an incomprehensible dope that not even his own father understands. Gee, with options like that, we can’t imagine why she isn’t excited.
It’s Simply Not a Movie With Any Real Sexuality
There are the occasional gags about the king and the queen still being…ahem…active that will fly right over the heads of the kids. But beyond that, this is not a very randy world.
Furthermore, sure, Merida could be a lesbian, but more importantly, for all her martial skill, she’s still a child. She’s not yet a sexual person. She’s clearly not yet interested in dating, period, forget figuring out which gender she wants to date. The entire movie hinges on Merida growing up enough to accept that not everything goes her way and that she’s responsible for her own actions and the chaos they cause.
So, let’s stop trying to shove the poor girl in a box. She gets enough of that from her mom.
I want more like this!
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