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5 hours ago, Sep 1

sharkprivilege asked: could you talk more about the male disney villains being queer coded with stereotypes?








Pink hair bows. 

Many male Disney villains are what we would call “camp.” Effeminate, vain, “wimpy” and portrayed as laughable and unlikable. Calling upon common negative stereotypes about gay men, these villains are characterized as villainous by embodying these tropes and traits. 






Think about it: Often Thin/un-muscled figure, heavily inked and shadowed eyes (giving the impression of eyeliner and eye shadow?), stereotypically “sassy” and/or manipulative, often ends up being cowardly once on the defensive, many have comedic male sidekicks (such as Wiggins, Smee, Iago, the…snake that isn’t Kaa) 

Other examples:





since i was talking about one of the disney man villains who doesn’t fit this stereotype yesterday…


my bf was listening to that song about him yesterday

and i mentioned that he is literally the most terrifying disney villain


because his type of evil is banal and commonplace

there are white men walking around who are exactly like him

men who think that women are prizes they deserve

men who will not listen or pay attention to a rejection

men who will go out of their way, if rejected, to ruin a woman’s life

ppl often seem to miss this when discussion beauty and the beast since the stockholm syndrom ‘romance’ is also a giant icky thing

the terrifying thing about gaston is that he is supposed to be (as all disney villains) a hyperbolic cartoon

but he is the absolutely truest and most real villain

because he exists in the real world

we all know men like him

Also, if we’re talking about queer coded characters the MOST important of all the characters is Ursula who was bad off of a drag Queen (Divine) and has a whole host of negative stereotypes.

She’s also my favorite.

This post is sorely missing some seriously important historical context. The term for this as film history goes is the sissy, and as a stock character the sissy is probably one of the oldest archetypes in Hollywood, going back to the silent film era. Some of the most enduring stereotypes of male queerness—the limp wrist, swishing, etc—can actually be traced to the exaggerated movements of cinematic sissies in silent films. And it’s important to note sissies were portrayed in a range of ways, though they were generally used to comedic effect; queerness was considered a joke, and the modern notion of the “sassy gay friend” in films can probably be traced back to this bullshit too. It wasn’t until the Hays Code was adopted in the ’30s that sissies almost uniformly started being portrayed as villains. Homosexuality was specifically targeted under the euphemism of “sexual perversion”, and the only way it could fly under the radar in films under the strict censorship of the code was by coding villains that way in contrast to the morally upright hetero heroes. Peter Lorre’s character in The Maltese Falcon is one off the top of my head, but there are a slew of them from the ’30s onward, and this trope didn’t go away after the Code ended either. More modern examples in live action films are Prince Edward in Braveheart, Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs, and Xerxes in 300.

So Disney just provides some of the most egregious modern examples of the sissy villain, but this is a really old and really gross trope that goes back years and years in Western film. There’s a fantastic book and accompanying documentary about the history of homosexuality in film by Vito Russo called The Celluloid Closet that gets into a lot of this.

It’s incredibly refreshing to see a response to a post like this that starts with “This post is sorely missing some seriously important historical context.” and then goes on to provide important historical context that adds information to the point being made. I was seriously wincing and bracing myself for “You guys, you don’t understand. It was different back then.”

(Of course, I wouldn’t have been worried if the name of the last poster hadn’t scrolled off the top of my screen by the time I got to it.)

6 hours ago, Sep 1
"Don’t take a nude pic if you’re a famous woman and don’t want it leaked."


"Don’t wear a hoodie if you don’t want to be mistaken for a criminal and shot."

"Don’t get drunk at a party if you don’t want to be sexually assaulted."

"Don’t argue with a cop if you don’t want to get killed."

"Don’t walk home by yourself if you don’t want to get raped."

Victim blaming 101: Everyone should live in fear from ever doing anything.

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6 hours ago, Sep 1


a black widow prequel would literally be the most interesting movie like

red room??????

a young girl distinguishing herself in the deadliest way possible?????

intertwining cold war history?????

watching an entire regime topple and natalia romanova walking away?????

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7 hours ago, Sep 1

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7 hours ago, Sep 1



"You plagiarized a sentence in an essay? Expelled & we’ll make it hard for you to enroll into another school ever again."

"You raped and assaulted a student on campus? You can come back to school."

fuck the education system

I will never NOT reblog this.

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7 hours ago, Sep 1

Sterek Week // Friday: Sterek AU - Supernatural

Stiles Stilinski lost his family at a young age to a supernatural creature. He vowed vengeance on the thing that killed his family and has dedicated his life to hunting down and killing all things supernatural.

Derek Hale is a 3rd generation born werewolf, fully in control and functioning with absolutely no desire to hurt or turn other humans. When his family is trapped in their own home and burned alive, Derek hits the road to try and find something worth living for.

When a chance encounter brings the two together, they are both wary of each other, for obvious reasons. But, they decided to work a few cases together, just to see how it goes. Surprisingly, they work very well together and they spend several years traveling the country and eliminating supernatural threats, all the while, forming a close bond that neither one of them could have anticipated.

Not everything is smooth sailing though. Derek is headstrong and likes to rush into things whereas Stiles likes to research all the possibilities before coming up with a plan of attack. When Derek decides to take on an Alpha werewolf, fully powered by a pack, he’s grievously injured and barely makes it back to Stiles before passing out. Fearing the worst, Stiles says things to Derek, things he never would have been able to say had the werewolf been conscious. But, Derek hears him through his pain addled head and has enough presence of mind to return Stiles’ feelings. 

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8 hours ago, Sep 1




that’s really romantic i wonder if you can still see the bloodstains on the floor where boyd died or if someone put down a throw rug

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8 hours ago, Sep 1

Anonymous asked: i just started season 3 of teen wolf, can you tell me in which epsiode Stiles realize that he is gay?


season 1 episode 1

8 hours ago, Sep 1


"I don’t need your protection! I need you, Derek."

↳ STEREK WEEK • Wednesday: Manips: something special for blamethewolf

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9 hours ago, Sep 1


Allison Argent + tumblr text posts

(are these still a thing? actually wait i don’t care?)

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13 hours ago, Sep 1


Sterek Week: Friday || Sterek AU (Celebrity AU)

Stiles Stilinski, famous model and casual actor, and Derek Hale, famous actor and casual model, grew up together. Their parents, celebrities themselves, live next to each other for many years. They didn’t think that their kids would get along, but 3-years-old Derek was mesmerized by the baby in aunt Claudia’s arms.

They grow up together, barely two days go by that they don’t see each other, do stupid things together like sneaking out to eat at the new and already popular burger shop at the other side of town, playing baseball together through middle and high school. They support each other going their own way.

The Hales have been actors for many generations, so Derek got used to the camera when he was just a baby. He becomes a famous actor and sometimes would join Stiles for modeling. Because he doesn’t want to model with anyone else. He feels too awkward with others.

The Stilinski family was more into writing and photography, Stiles always loved to pose for pictures, so he becomes a model at already 16, next to school because duh, Derek, education is important. He sometimes would play small roles in movies or tv series Derek plays in.

People know it’s easy to get the other to come along if you invite one of them. They are barely ever seen alone. Lately even more so. Cuddling on a ship (even if slightly drunk), hugging in a park after not meeting for 5 days. Did they finally cross the line and became more than friends? Because no one honestly cares. The world watched them grow up together, being close, so taking one more step would surprise no one at this point. Right?

(Aka the AU no one asked for.)

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14 hours ago, Sep 1


If you must die, sweetheart

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14 hours ago, Sep 1




YES.YES.YES. People need to realise this 

This belongs more on Facebook than it does on tumblr.

i think you’re missing out on some of tumblr then… but it should be on facebook too, it should be on every social media site!

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1 day ago, Aug 31

#the woods #my wet dreams #and now my school?

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1 day ago, Aug 31