My name is Jimmy. Pottermore: NoxKnight50. I'm a jerk when I want to be, a friend when I have to be, and an adventure waiting to explode into the world. I want people along for the ride. I'm 22, I'm stupid, I'm still learning, and I have random thoughts. These are those thoughts.
“The character design of Flynn came from the process which was called the “hot man meeting” by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard, during which they set up a meeting with all of the female employees of the studio in one room and asked them for their opinions of what made a man good looking in order to create Flynn’s character design with features such as eye color, hair color and style and body type. Video footage showed concept art and photos of various male celebrities, including Johnny Depp, Hugh Jackman, Brad Pitt, David Beckham and Gene Kelly on the walls of the room. Director Byron Howard said they wanted to make Flynn “the most handsome, most attractive male lead Disney has ever had.”
“The hot man meeting” is now my second favorite animation design story, after the one about how Pixar animators working on the Dug team for Up had “fat dog day” where they basically went to a shelter and were like “please bring out your fattest dogs,” and then they hung out with the fattest jolliest available dogs, all day.
Pixar wins, everyone else go home
Not that I mean to start anything, but… the depiction of women in video games and comic books is deemed unacceptable, but this is somehow okay? I really do not understand.
The simplest answer I can think of is that Flynn is not, you know, unhealthily attractive. Over-sexualized women in comic books perpetuate beauty standards that actually hurt women and girls. There would be no problem with hot chicks in comics if they were drawn like normal people, the way Flynn is. He’s naturally hot, that’s just the way his face is. You could take Hayley Williams and Emma Stone and Megan Fox and all those people and design a melting-pot face for a woman because you want a supermegafoxyawesomehot female lead, and that’s all good.
Just, y’know, proportion her right.
Also, there’s a lot to be said here about Flynn’s clothing not being super sexual and slut-shaming and rape culture but I’m actually exhausted and debating makes me pretty uncomfortable most of the time because anxiety, so if someone else wants to take this /discuss, please feel free.
how a simple post can turn into a long and deep conversation