Incongruously angsty Ever After High character playlist with mature themes in the lyrics 

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discussion of queerphobia 

This is something marginalized people get all the time, they almost get angrier at you if you refuse to be a "screeching, unreasonable activist"-stereotype and simply exist, doing your thing, cus then they can't even justify their hatred of you.

It very much feels like you're being handed a script to a simplified fairy tale, and people are gonna be shit to you whether you decide to follow it or not.

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discussion of queerphobia 

It's also one of those stories where they may not realize they are telling a queer story, but they totally are.

One thing that stood out to me is how people are shitty to Raven cus they assume she's evil, but when she flatly refuses to do the "evil" thing she's supposed to do, everyone gets FURIOUS at her, including the Snow White-descendant she's supposed to poison cus she's depriving her of an oppertunity to look good and get her happy ending.

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inevitability, coma 

There's an undertone of grim premonition going on in this show. Sleeping Beauty, for example, knows that she's going to be comatose for a hundred years and is kind of a desperate party girl cus she wants to make the most out of life while she's awake.

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I found the premise of Every After High a lot more interesting than I thought I would. Basically the idea is that the children of fairy tale characters pledge to follow in their parents footsteps and repeat their specific fairy tale verbatim, but there's a conflict between the princes and princesses who know they'll have a good ending to their story and the "evil" or morally neutral characters who know that they don't and who are chafing against the expectations put on them.

kink, gender, chastity 

Chastity is kind of amusingly versitile as a concept. Like, just the fact that it can be both sex-negative and super-horny is evidence enough of that.

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kink, gender, chastity 

Manospherian abstaining from masturbation cus it makes him feel more masculine vs sissy abstaining from masturbation cus it makes her feel more feminine.

Off the top of my head: Ever After High, that one Disney Show with basically the same premise, Wreck-it Ralph, Into the Woods... Zootopia and The Bad Guys sort of count as they play on fable-based perceptions of animals a fair bit.

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It is kind of an interesting concept to have characters outside their designated story wrestle with their role in the story and the way other characters will percieve them... which is probably why there's like a half-dozen shows and movies based on this premise by now

transphobia 

The most gratuitous version of that ive ever seen is in the Green Eggs and Ham TV show, where the main villain is quite obviously based on Trump, an all-american cishet villain, but he's played by a brittish transfemme VA.

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You know who the bad guy is in most movies cus they are the only ones speaking in a brittish accent.

mystery men spoilers, misogyny 

There are two wonder woman clones who gets into a catfight while the male superheroes all gawk and a superhero called the PMS Avenger. I could break down everything going on there but we'd be here a while.

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mystery men spoilers 

Literally every sympathetic female character in this movie is defined by their relationship with men in some way, mothers, daugthers, wives... The three women that aren't are all one-off goofs where the entire joke is that they are defined by their womanhood.

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mystery men spoilers 

Mystery Men is such a good subject for a beginners feminist analysis cus what's going on in it is pretty close to the surface, yet it's not intentionally any kind of antifeminist screed, so you get a pretty good view of how media reflects social attitudes.

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abusive workplace practices. 

Another thing about the vfx scene is that it's such a technological arms race, entire branches of it can just be made obsolete, as many, many practical effects studios have noticed.

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abusive workplace practices. 

I've gotten the distinct sense that a lot of directors are still in the rubber suit and squibs era in their head and they don't get that computer graphics doesn't just appear as if by magic or that it's not a matter of just pressing the "add cat butthole"-button.

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abusive workplace practices. 

Being a visual effects studio is essentially like being a comission artist except all of the clients are the worst kind of nightmare client, and you have to spend money from your own pocket every time they change their minds about something.

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abusive workplace practices. 

youtube.com/watch?v=eALwDyS7rB I have a family member who used to work in the vfx industry and whoa boy if this doesn't cut deep.

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