Mayim Bialik Slams Frozen: The Women Are Portrayed With “Tiny Waists, Ample Busts And Huge Heads”
In a Tuesday blog post, the “Big Bang Theory” actress shared her disdain for the beloved animated film, noting, “I am going to get so much hate for this.”
One of Bialik’s major complaints about the highest grossing film of 2013 is how the film’s plot essentially revolves around its female characters wanting to meet men.
The mom of young sons Miles and Frederick writes on the site Kveller:
Sure, it’s sort of hidden, but the search for a man/love/Prince is still the reigning plot line in the movie, as it is with pretty much all movies for young people which are animated. The sister’s desire to marry this guy she just met, and the other sister getting mad at her — we still have a plot about the identification of a woman being based on her desire and search to meet a man.
Of course, in general, in the Universe, heterosexual women tend to want to meet men and I am one of those women. My issue is not that. My issue is that this is a movie geared to small children who I don’t think need to be focusing on that as the main driving plot of a movie, especially when it’s not a literary or historically-based fairy tale. And these characters are young; certainly not old enough in my socially conservative opinion to be searching for mates!
I’ve had just enough already with this finding a man business in most every kids’ movie. Disney classics were all about this and look where it’s gotten us! Naked billboards of singers and women still not paid equal pay for equal work and ridiculous standards of beauty and body image and campaigns such as ‘Why I Don’t Need Feminism’ and tons of other things proving we still have a ways to go.
Am I taking this all too seriously? Of course I am! That’s because I’m me!
But Bialik’s biggest gripe has to do with the “way the female characters are drawn and animated.”
The male characters look like cartoon men. They have some exaggerated features, sure. But by and large, they look like they have the proportions of human beings.
Not so with our lead ladies. They have ginormous eyes. Like really ridiculously big. Teeny-tiny ski slope noses. Exaggerated delicate ski sloppiness, actually. Barbie doll proportions of their bodies in general: tiny waists, ample busts, and huge heads. They look like dolls. They don’t look like the same species as the male characters even! What’s up with that?! My sons thought the females looked like BRATZ dolls, truth be told. I kind of agree.
My loquacious almost 9-year-old Firstborn liked the snowman character, but that was about it. Little Man also liked the snowman and I think he enjoyed it at age 6 since I would argue that at age 6 kids don’t really get what’s going on; it’s all about the entertainment value of pretty shapes and colors moving on a screen that is hypnotizing.
The mother of two added that she is prepared for the negative feedback she is going to receive, but she’s “just keeping it real, yo.”
What do you think of Bialik’s latest comments?