Ursula in The Little Mermaid

Mourning the De-queering of the Disney Villain

I have to admit, when I watched the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast in 2017, I enjoyed it well enough. I thought that the CGI was, at times, a bit too ornate, and I felt the vocals were far from impressive — way too much auto-tuning — but overall, I thought it was a pleasant cinematic experience. As the weeks passed and I thought more about it, however, I began to feel more and more dissatisfied…

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Dr. Thomas J. West III

Dr. Thomas J. West III

Ph.D. in English | Film and TV geek | Lover of fantasy and history | Full-time writer | Feminist and queer | Liberal scold and gadfly