I have been amused lately at how many people are demanding that Disney make an animated movie with a homosexual as its main character. I agree with this of course, Please bring us more gays in media. However I am not adamant on what studio does it, I am surprised they are not racing to the finish with this idea, seriously what ever studio comes out with this animation is going to have a shit storm of cash, and my life time dedication (whether it is Disney, Pixar or Dreamworks).
I really do not care if it is a male or female that is gay, It would have been cool if Merida was a lesbian in the new movie Brave, but of course we have no idea since the only other females in the movie are her mother and the maid. Think of all the media attention the movie is getting from just a rumor.
Now for the entire point of this journal, listen carefully, I have found an animated male main character who is completely- well transgender at the least (I would say that he is gay as well) and from a very popular Disney movie from 2002 (included in 3 other movies and 2 TV series) Want to guess who it is?
Agent Wendy Pleakley, Yes that scrawny noodle like one eyed, cross-dressing alien from the franchise Lilo and Stitch. Holy Crap, how did I miss this in my childhood? You can see snip bits of his cross-dressing habits and slash from the first movie, but it is no where near as obvious as the following movies.
(A clip from the first Movie: Lilo and Stitch the movie)
Stitch has a Glitch: Movie 2.
So they find out that Stitch has a glitch, and Pleakley wants to help Jumba, desperately. He even this leads to some of the cutest scenes between them, seriously adorable, slashy, and fluffy.
As a small sub-story David fears Nani is losing interest in him, who come to help? Well the gay best friend of course.
So David agrees to let Pleakley help, and what is his solution to Davids romance problems?
BAM! Make Nani Jealous.
(I love this, his little outfits are really cute)
Stitch the movie:
Right off the bat Nani goes on a date with David, while leaving she admits that she is concerned that Pleakley is going to try on her clothing while she is out, of course he does. Later we find out that he has also ordered a girdle, despite his unconvincing denial.
He phones every planet in the solar system from a phone book until he finds Jumba (awww<3) Then attempts to make a trade for Jumba's life. The 600 and something experiments in exchange for his best friend.
Ohhh By the way they have also taken on the identity of Uncle Jumba and Aunt Pleakley
I am just going to mention two episodes here.
First one is called 'Fibber' where Pleakleys family comes to visit, and his mother is determined to have him married. To avoid marring the girl his mother picks Lilo picks Nani to pose as his fake fiance, but of course she ditches when Pleakleys mother decides to hire a Las Vagas pastor to marry them off.
(Don't they look happy together?)
Anyway Lilo needs to find a new suitor for Pleakley, she naturally chooses Jumba.
(what a lovely dress)
What I find the most humorous is that Jumba and Pleakley never complain about getting married, in fact when David bursts in to stop the wedding Jumba complains about him getting in the way and disturbing the ritual.
In the end his mother accepts him being single and leaves, requesting that he wears less woman's clothing (He agrees but never keeps the promise, of course)
There is also an Ep where (due to an experiment) people in the village falls in love with Pleakley, even men.(but not Jumba, damn experiment!) In the end it is revealed that only Lilos friend had a real crush on him (that did not last long)
I hear there is also an Anime version, it has been described as weird/disturbing but also overly cute, fluffy and slashy. I have not watched it yet, so not much I can say.
Leroy and Stitch: Last movie.
Pretty much Jumba, Pleakley and Stitch get news jobs away from earth, and each other. They think it is their dream jobs but are incredibly lonely, an fidn their jobs are not very satisfying.
While trying to convince Jumba to visit him he says
"Don't you miss your 'Aunt Pleakley'? "I'm wearing the wig..."
Before you ask: Yes, I do think Disney intended Pleakley to be gay and transgender. Stupidly enough people are actually arguing that he is not transgender because 'Disney would never do that'
Tl;Dr Homosexuals and Transgenders are in children's movies already, the problem is that none of the studios have the balls to just come out and say it. Having gay couples/Transgenders in cartoons will not effect children I didn't even think anything of it as a kid!, took me all this time to finally see it and say Hey, That dude is wearing a dress.... sweet.
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