Thursday, December 18, 2014

Holiday Special: Is Frozen Gay Propaganda?

Hello readers, this post is my holiday special.  Pour yourself an eggnog, cozy up by the fire, and listen as I regale you with a tale that is wintery, queer, and kind of funny.  The story of the latest propaganda for the gay agenda, a little movie called Frozen.

Anyone with young children has almost certainly seen Frozen, probably more times than they can count.  Kevin Swanson, a pastor of the Reformation Church and host of a religious radio show in Colorado, called Frozen “very evil” and Disney is “one of the most pro-homosexual organizations in the country.”  Swanson’s rant was inspired by a National Catholic Register blog post written by film critic Steven Greydanus titled “So, How Gay is Frozen.”  This post says Elsa’s lack of a male suitor implies lesbianism and the song Let it Go where Elsa learns to accept herself and her powers is a coming out metaphor.  He also says Anna wanting an immediate wedding to Prince Hans, who she just met, implies that straight people are harming marriage.  The post continues to claim that Kristoff’s relationship with his reindeer Sven is borderline bestiality.  This accusation of Frozen as being propaganda seems to have started with the blog A Well Behaved Mormon Women, written by Kathryn Skaggs who wrote extensively about it.  When asked about these gay accusations, director Jennifer Lee only said “I feel like once we hand the film over, it belongs to the world, so I don't like to say anything, and let the fans talk. I think it's up to them." 

Many movies, books and TV shows aver the years have been accused of spreading a gay agenda, Frozen is just the latest.  Here is my take on this ridiculous “nontorversy.”  Self-acceptance is something every healthy well-adjusted person must attain.  The search for self-acceptance by a misfit is the theme of more books, movies, and TV shows than I could ever name; most of which are not accused of being gay propaganda.  Being single does not mean one is a closeted homosexual.  Thus, Elsa is not necessarily a lesbian, just single and well-adjusted.  I feel that drunken Las Vegas weddings,, and super short celebrity marriages (I’m looking at you Kim Kardashian) all cheapen marriage and are produced by and for straight people.  That being said, the vast majority of straight people take their vows far more seriously than this, and gay people could do similar, tacky things.  Therefore, I think Anna wanting an immediate marriage to a stranger should be seen as youthful overenthusiasm, not an indictment against heterosexual relationships, most of which are serious, loving and committed.  As for Kristoff and his reindeer, I can’t comment about that.  

Whatever holiday you celebrate, I hope you all have a great one.  Be merry and remember not to listen to crazy people on the internet (sometime that includes me).  Frozen is a great movie, it reminds me of Pixar, pre-Cars.  If your kids get squirrely during the festivities, I totally recommend putting it on for them.

Merry Christmas To All And To All A Good Night