Disney Just Created Its First Male Princess And He's Utterly Fabulous
23 November 2017, 16:10 | Updated: 23 November 2017, 16:20
Werk that gown, henny!
Is Disney XD Channel's Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil the most woke show on television? Well, that’s probably a bit of a reach but it’s certainly becoming one of the most forward-thinking children's shows as far as gender and sexuality is concerned.
You might remember that Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil became the first Disney channel show to feature a same-sex kiss earlier this year. While the kiss didn’t feature any of the main characters, it was welcomed by many as a tentative step towards introducing queer relationships to its young audience.
Now the show is breaking new ground again, this time featuring a male princess.
In a recent episode of the show, one of the lead characters, Marco Diaz, dresses up and assumes the identity of “Princess Turdina”. Marco is trying to help save St Olga’s Reform School for Wayward Princesses (which sounds amazing tbh) from the evil schoolmaster Ms Heinous.
Ms Heinous, being the terrible human being that she is, learns of Princess Turdina’s real identity and exposes Marco by pulling down the top of his (fabulous) gown to reveal a single curly chest hair but Ms Heinous doesn’t get the response she expects.
“That doesn’t prove anything! Princesses can be hairy!” a princess in the crowd responds. “Yah, we believe in you, Turdina,” yells another princess. These princesses have no time for gender-binary bullshit and it’s legit amazing.
Marco then admits he is a boy but the other princesses refuse to reject him, opting to turn on Ms Heinous instead. They start shouting a mixture of phrases like, “Why does it matter if he’s a boy?”, “Nothing he said was wrong!”, “He can be a princess if he wants to,” and, “Turdina is a state of mind!”. It’s the most hilarious and heartwarming thing we’ve heard all week.
It’s great to see a wider representation of gender expression being explored in such a fun way for young kids. Ultimately, they’re learning that it doesn’t matter what they’re "supposed" to be - it’s all about how they identity.
Honestly, sign me the fuck up to St Olga’s Reform School for Wayward Princesses right now. If only the rest of the world was as woke as these princesses, eh? [H/T Huffington Post]