Historically accurate is such a pointless argument anon. Maddy although a very popular name, sounds way too similar to Mammy which is what had the black community up in arms.
~the black community~… I have never felt comfortable with that term (much like the ~queer community~) because it’s so fragmented and plagued with infighting. But nothing about TPATF was even remotely historically accurate, so… (I will always love the movie, but it’s incredibly flawed and part of me wonders if this was subliminally intentional)…
Almost There | Princess and the Frog
the world’s most uplifting/gettin’ shit done kinda song.
THIS IS BEAUTIFUL WHAT THE HECK
I’M GONNA DANCE TO IT IN MY ROOM EVERY MORNING
okay this movie was a huge disappointment in a lot of ways but i LOVE THIS SONG
“I like the fact that they set Princess and the Frog in 1920s New Orleans, but at the same time, it makes me sad to think that Tiana has to go through the Great Depression and eventually World War II. I guess I’d like to think that Tiana has her happy ending, and nothing bad happens to her.”
I’ve always side-eyed the decision to set it in a real, identifiable time period… because, well, Tiana’s black. Don’t know how many of you know this, but history has not been too terribly kind to black people. There’s a lot of shit that got sugarcoated and swept under the rug for the Disney Magic (tm) to be retained… But WHY did she have to be *African American*? Why couldn’t she just be a black girl in one of Disney’s countless anonymous faux-European fantasy lands? Why couldn’t they have done what HBO did when it did a spin on NoLa culture with their rendition of Rapunzel? Set it in a culturally diverse kingdom BASED on NoLa? I dunno. Its placement in history and the context of her existence and EVERYTHING surrounding the film just gives me pause. I still love Tiana and yes I love the film… but yeah. There’s lots to critique there.
Receipts proving that Charlotte kissed Naveen after midnight, when she was no longer a ‘princess’ meaning she, like Tiana, should have turned into a goddamn frog. But she didn’t. And I’d surely love to know why the fuck not.
apparently popular rich white girls get out-of-frog-free passes at disney. nice. ok. like if theres any character i would LIKE to see go through some development and maybe time as a frog, thatd be interesting too. (i mean shes nice but come on.
I just… The more I think about it, the more upset I get.
The catch was that she was the Mardi Gras Princess - which I still think is a copout.
But she kissed him too late, making that title moot, right? Like, she kissed him after the bells started ringing. And she did it like three times. But she didn’t get turned into a frog. My question is… why? Because the title was absolved at that point.
It’s a copout no matter how you slice it, but this continues to bother me.