This week in class we discussed a discourse analysis of the movie Beauty and the Beast. I was intrigued by this topic because I did not think much of the childhood Disney princess film till we discussed in the class the normativity of the story with our society and also the nonnormativity of the movie that is often overlooked. Like any other Disney princess film, the viewer goes in watching the movie knowing that they are about to watch the love story unfold and that there is some curse that must be broken for the characters to live happily ever after…yet no one questions it. As we discussed in the class, the normativity of the movie is that she falls in love and lives happily ever after with her man. But let me not leave out the nonnormativity of the whole fairytale, first the girl full of brains who don’t need no man ends up falling for a beast that walks on his hind legs and has CLAWS. Not mention she falls in love with him after he’s locked her and casted her to the tower and has been coerced several times from a talking candle stick and a clock who are mostly worried about THEMSELVES not being able to turn back into humans before the last rose petal falls. Yes its a fairytale but the issue is its acceptable by the viewer that she falls in love with a beast but if she happened to ménage á trois with some girls everyone would lose their shit. Kidding, kidding… but it makes you think.