Tinker Belles and Evil Queens: The Walt Disney Company from the Inside Out

Tinker Belles and Evil Queens: The Walt Disney Company from the Inside Out

From its Magic state subject matter parks to its udderless cows, the Walt Disney corporation has effectively maintained itself because the model identify of conservative American family members values. however the Walt Disney corporation has additionally had a protracted and intricate courting to the homosexual and lesbian group that's in basic terms now changing into visible.

In Tinker Belles and Evil Queens, Sean Griffin lines the evolution of this interplay among the corporate and homosexual groups, from the Nineteen Thirties use of Mickey Mouse as a code word for homosexual to the Nineteen Nineties "Gay Nights" on the Magic nation. Armed with first-person money owed from Disney audiences, Griffin demonstrates how Disney animation, live-action motion pictures, tv sequence, subject parks, and item offer assorted motifs and features that effectively lend themselves to exploit by means of homosexual tradition. yet Griffin delves extra to discover the function of gays and lesbians in the corporation, via an exam of the history of early studio body of workers, an account of sexual activism in the enterprise, and the tale of the company's personal concrete efforts to offer reputation to homosexual voices and desires.

The first ebook to deal with the heritage of the homosexual group and Disney, Tinker Belles and Evil Queens largely examines the ambiguous legacy of ways sleek consumerism and advertisements have affected the methods lesbians and homosexual males have expressed their sexuality. Disney itself is proven as delicate to homosexual and lesbian audiences, whereas exploiting those self same audiences as a distinct segment marketplace with robust deciding to buy energy. eventually, Griffin demonstrates how queer audiences have co-opted Disney items for themselves-and in flip how Disney's company innovations have encouraged our very definitions of sexuality.

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