Don’t Tell Me What I Can’t Do: Why Tangled Is A Feminist Film

So this isn’t strictly a YA-related post, but I saw Tangled this weekend, and I was completely shocked by how much I loved it. So I’m posting about it anyways. Cool? Tangled reminded me of the best parts of the later ’80s/early ’90s Disney movies: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin. And best of all, it had an unexpected feminist message.  The first thing that struck me was how the main villain, Mother Gothel, embodied all of the negative messages girls hear every day.

Spoilers after the cut.

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