Published: 28th November 2017
Disney has a prince dressing up as a girl in show. Talk about #inclusivegoals
This is a historic and first-of-its-kind move by the reputed children's channel but is a step closer to sensitising audiences and people that maybe Princesses aren't just a girl thing after all
In an inclusive move, Disney XD channel's Star vs The Forces of Evil will feature its first-ever male-princess, think Mulan but with a frock and a parasol. The show chronicles the adventures of an interdimensional princess called Star Butterfly (voiced by Eden Sher) and her human teenage roommate Marco Diaz (Adam McArthur), reported The Independent.
In a recent episode, the viewers witnessed Marco dress up as Princess Turdina to salvage the life of students at St Olga's Reform School for Wayward Princesses from their wicked headmistress. Unfortunately, just as Marco is about to relieve himself when Heinous - the headmistress - turns up and ends up pulling down his shirt to reveal a strand of chest hair.
Say What: In the scene, one princess says discovering hair means nothing. Princesses can be hairy
Now in most cases, there would be murder, chaos and a lot of controversies but call it modern progress, the Princesses actually stand up for Princess Turdina aka Marco. One princess shouts, "That doesn't prove anything. Princesses can be hairy."
Another says "Yeah, we believe in you, Turdina," while a third asks a very pertinent question- "Why does it matter if he's a boy? Nothing he said was wrong". Whereas another adds, "He can be a princess if he wants to!" and with another exclaiming, "Turdina is a state of mind."
This is not the first time Star vs The Forces of Evil has taken Hollywood's call for inclusion forward. In February, the show was the pioneer to feature same-sex kisses in an episode. The series was created by executive producer Daron Nefcy, the second woman to lead her own animated show on Disney.