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?