If you’re a fan of the latest Disney fairy-tale inspired-by film Frozen, and are (like me as of last weekend) spoiler-free, you’ll enjoy this. From Amy Lepine Peterson at Christ and Pop Culture:
I’m thankful for every chance to talk about the themes of the movie with my daughter, because I think it could help her avoid a set of lies that I believed for far too long myself. Lies like these: Polite women don’t talk about their bodies; they cover them or pretend they don’t exist. Self-control and modesty are the ultimate virtues for women. Emotions, passions, and love are dangerous and to be feared.
I’m convinced someone at Disney has a fundamentalist/religious background. After Tangled, this is the second film in a row that subtly-yet-strongly explored such themes of legalistic self-denial. Only someone who has truly struggled with such notions — and won out over them not with false freedom but with grace — could know how to explore these themes in a story.
Read the rest of Beware the Frozen Heart.