Disney+ actress comedian Margaret Cho said it’s time for a transgender Disney Prince and Disney Princess as she promoted her latest role as an LGBTQ guidance counselor in the network’s latest movie, “Prom Pact.”
During the 54-year-old actress’ interview with Times of India, the LGBTQ activist described her role in the movie as “a Queer character in the film who’s somebody that the kids look up to, which I think is really amazing,” and said it’s “absolutely” time for a lead LGBTQ character in a Disney movie.
“I would love to see them everywhere,” Cho said. “I would love to see trans characters and different types of people in roles of like Disney Princess, Disney Prince and Disney everything.”
“I think this would be really important and it’s a move towards the future,” she added. “It’s a move towards who we are. I think it’s really admirable and really exciting.”
Comedian Margaret Cho is calling on Disney to introduce Transgender Princes and Princess in children’s movies.
“I would love to see trans characters. I would love to see different types of people in the roles of like Disney Princess, Disney Prince.”
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The TV-14 movie first aired on Disney Channel on March 30 and was somewhat edited for broadcast, the outlet noted. A “slightly longer” version of the film then streamed on Disney+ “with some more explicit dialogue,” according to IMDb.
Reading through parental reviews on Common Sense Media, the majority of parents found there was nothing safe in the show for children to watch with all the sexual references.
“Lots of virtue signaling. Pushes a lot of left political views onto children in an inorganic, forceful way,” one parent wrote. “The main character feels the need to mention sexism in almost every single line and can’t even get behind the basic principles of prom at first like dancing or dressing up. Protagonist is unlikable and is giving ‘I’m not like other girls.’ There is a mention of sex at one stage in a supposed children’s movie. Stripping away the incessant need to push a political agenda, this movie is a generic high school film with several cliches. I would not recommend.”
Another wrote, “Don’t Bother, Sex, political correctness, & cussing. Thought about watching this with my 12 year old but had to turn it off within the first 10 minutes due to sexual references and political correctness. Can’t they let kids be kids? I mean this is Disney.”
Yet another commenter noted that in just the first few minutes of the movie, “high school boys are in a grocery store talking about sex. They actually reference putting a ‘P in a V’ (more than once!) I was shocked that this is Disney.”
“The main character is pretty annoying, every scene she has something to say about sexism, feminism, etc […] it’s too much,” the person added. “Was hoping for something lighthearted to watch with my kids since we love Zombies, Descendents, and the other Disney originals. I am pretty lenient with what I let my kids watch and find myself on the more liberal side of things, but this was a lot…”
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