Do you want to be a Feminist? Frozen (2013)

Hailed as “the best Disney Film since The Lion King,” grossing almost $380 million to date at the USA box office, and winner of two Academy Awards, the studio’s 2013 release Frozen is also one of its most controversial animated features. The heated debate that launched a rather impressive number of blog entries over the past few months centers on the question of the film’s feminist content. ‘Is Frozen the most feminist Disney film to date?’ ‘Is it feminist enough?’ and ‘Is it feminist at all?’ are the conflicting issues raised by the movie’s vehement attackers and defenders. More than a simple media dispute, the theoretical battle around Frozen offers a window onto a whole range of issues that revolve around contemporary feminism, readership, and textual construction.