Tinker Belles and Evil Queens: The Walt Disney Company from by Sean P. Griffin

By Sean P. Griffin

From its Magic state subject parks to its udderless cows, the Walt Disney corporation has effectively maintained itself because the model identify of conservative American relations values. however the Walt Disney corporation has additionally had an extended and intricate courting to the homosexual and lesbian group that's merely now turning into visible.

In Tinker Belles and Evil Queens, Sean Griffin lines the evolution of this interplay among the corporate and homosexual groups, from the Thirties use of Mickey Mouse as a code word for homosexual to the Nineties "Gay Nights" on the Magic country. Armed with first-person debts from Disney audiences, Griffin demonstrates how Disney animation, live-action motion pictures, tv sequence, topic parks, and item offer diverse motifs and features that with ease lend themselves to take advantage of through homosexual tradition. yet Griffin delves additional to discover the position of gays and lesbians in the corporation, via an exam of the historical past of early studio group of workers, an account of sexual activism in the company, and the tale of the company's personal concrete efforts to offer attractiveness to homosexual voices and desires.

The first e-book to handle the historical past of the homosexual group and Disney, Tinker Belles and Evil Queens generally examines the ambiguous legacy of the way glossy consumerism and ads 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 industry with robust purchasing strength. ultimately, Griffin demonstrates how queer audiences have co-opted Disney items for themselves-and in flip how Disney's company ideas have motivated our very definitions of sexuality.

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