11 Screwed-Up Messages From Disney Movies We Learned As Kids

2. Beauty and the Beast

In romance, you have two options. You can date a possibly closeted chauvinistic pig who would rather have your father locked up for insanity than see you with another man or an emotionally distant werewolf-like creature with trust issues. Marriage isn’t a marriage of equals but Stockholm Syndrome as you learn to stop worrying and love your captivity. It’s a love story for the age of Patty Hearst.

Also, is it just me, or is Beauty/Beast Disney’s version of the hot girl/schlubby husband trope on TV? Tale as old as time, indeed.

Takeaway: This movie is solidly Team Jacob.


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