As a film fanatic and lover of animated movies, nothing makes me cringe in sheer soulful pain like an actress touting how her latest film, a remake, makes updates and changes to the thematic heart of the original, stuffing it full of feminist propaganda meant to belittle the male gender. And that’s precisely what Halle Bailey just did when discussing her live-action remake of Disney’s animated classic, The Little Mermaid.
The 22-year-old actress chatted about the upcoming release of the film and her commitment to playing the role of Ariel during an interview with the Edition, a publication from Modern Luxury magazine.
“I pushed myself as far as I’ve ever pushed myself in life,” Bailey went on to say concerning filming in the water for up to 13 hours a day. “And I feel like the message from [Ariel] was to know that you’ve always had it in you.”
According to The Daily Wire, “The original animated version of ‘The Little Mermaid’ was released in 1989 and has since become one of the most beloved films in the studio’s catalog. It was based upon the classic Hans Christian Anderson fairytale by the same name, though some details were changed in the Disney version. Now the live-action version will include even more updates.”
“I’m really excited for my version of the film because we’ve definitely changed that perspective of just her wanting to leave the ocean for a boy,” Bailey remarked. “It’s way bigger than that. It’s about herself, her purpose, her freedom, her life, and what she wants.”
Because the most horrific, terrible, awful, no-good desire a woman can ever have is that of wanting a male partner to spend her life with. Liberal feminism has turned a godly, normal, natural desire into something to be scoffed at and rejected. Sure, a woman doesn’t have to base her whole life, future, and identity around another human being, but that doesn’t mean wanting to pursue a relationship is a bad thing.
“As women we are amazing, we are independent, we are modern, we are everything and above,” she added. “And I’m glad that Disney is updating some of those themes.”
What Bailey really means is she’s glad that Disney has decided to turn this film into a piece of feminist propaganda that is designed to belittle the idea of a normative heterosexual relationship between a man and a woman. Bravo, Disney. Bravo.
“The first trailer was released in September 2022 to mixed reviews, while a longer version debuted during the 95th Academy Awards earlier this month. Critics noted how the underwater scenes were dark and hard to see. Some viewers also questioned the studio casting Bailey, which immediately led to accusations of racism because the actress is black,” the Daily Wire reported.
“As a black person, you just expect it and it’s not really a shock anymore,” Bailey said during an interview with The Face concerning her experience with backlash. ”When [Chlöe and I] first signed to Parkwood, [Beyoncé] was always like: ’I never read my comments. Don’t ever read the comments.’ Honestly, when the teaser came out, I was at the D23 Expo and I was so happy. I didn’t see any of the negativity.”