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‘Toy Story 3′ Called Sexist, Homophobic by Ms. magazine

Pixar’s newest gem, Toy Story 3, has been branded as “sexist” thanks to the dialoque given to the film’s main chracters.

Natalie Wilson of Ms. Magazine says Toy Story 3 “opens on a woman-empowerment high, with Mrs Potato-Head displaying mad train-robbing skills and cowgirl Jessie skillfully steering her faithful horse Bullseye in the ensuing chase.

“And that’s the end of that: From there on, the film displays the same careless sexism as its predecessors.”

Wilson goes on to tackle the marginalization of other female characters in the movie: “As for Ken, he is depicted as a closeted gay fashionista with a fondness for writing in sparkly purple ink with curly-Q flourishes.

“Pairing homophobia with misogyny, the jokes about Ken suggest that the worst things a boy can be are either a girl or a homosexual.

“Yes, the film is funny and clever. Yes, it is enjoyable and fresh. Yes, it contains the typical blend of witty dialogue as well as a visual feast-for-the-eyes,” Wilson admits. ‘But, no, Pixar has not left its male-heterocentric scripts behind. Nor has it moved beyond the “everyone is white and middle class’ suburban view of the world.”

Thoughts? Does she have a point or is she totally off base?