Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Disney's "The Princess and the Frog"- My stream of consciousness
This will be the first time Disney has created a princess movie where the princess is Black....But I have this weird feeling about it and I'm not sure it's justified...
So, I know the girl has dark skin and clearly by her voice, she's suppose to be Black...but...I know I don't look like her...and I don't think I've come across many Black women who do. Honestly, I feel like they just drew a white princess and painted her a lil bit darker lol.
But is that bad? Like, I know some would probably have found it offensive if they had given her "Black" features (notice the quotes cuz what are Black features really?), but I'm not quite satisfied with how she looks. Just like I was never satisfied with my Black barbies as a kid . They just looked like regular barbie with darker skin...not like any Black woman I had ever seen.
Am I wrong for being so critical or should I just be happy that they're finally coming out with something like this? I feel guilty for my dissatisfaction.
I dunno...it's a hard thing to think about because I soooo badly wanna feel excited about a Black princess...I just feel like her image is inaccurate.
But I could just be trippin...
I mean, did any of the characters actually look Black to yall? Even the prince and the bad guy? I know we as Black people are very versatile in our complections and facial features, especially in New Orleans.
So maybe they are making the movie accurate and I'm just fishing...I dunno lol...she is just a cartoon, after all...
You tell me!