Mulan an LGBT movie?

  • trl_

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    Sep 26, 2009 7:16 PM GMT
    For some reason that song came into my head that she sings in her garden...I mean look at the lyrics:

    "Look at me
    I will never pass for a perfect bride
    Or a perfect daughter
    Can it be
    I'm not meant to play this part?
    Now I see
    That if I were truly to be myself
    I would break my fam'ly's heart

    Who is that girl I see
    Staring straight
    Back at me?
    Why is my reflection someone
    I don't know?
    Somehow I cannot hide
    Who I am
    Though I've tried
    When will my reflection show
    Who I am inside?"

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    Sep 26, 2009 7:42 PM GMT
    my inner homo has always indentified with this song. And agree that any one dealing with identity issues, or perhaps feeling a need to live a secret life, would find reflections of themselves - no pun intented - in this beautiful disney song.

    anthropologically and socially speaking, however, Mulan seems to be more of an homage to Lady Foo Hao perhaps, A kick ass general back in the B.C.E. days of china. Its such a big deal because china was and still very much is today, male based. Lady Foo Hao was originally critisized, but eventually was said to be the cause of the emperors success because she never failed in battle. Every time she went out into the field, her warriors were very confident because there had never been anything but victories for her.

    And here I've been mildly despising my chinese civ professor these past few weeks, but I guess his odd way of teaching is actually sticking in my head.

    Even more interesting, the Han - perhaps I'm spelling that wrong - which were so despised in Mulan, would actually become the second dynasty to ever unite all of china through conquest. A big accomplish next to the Qin.
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    Sep 27, 2009 1:52 AM GMT
    I thought Disney's The Road to El Dorado was way more homoerotic. In fact I may have come out to it?
  • trl_

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    Sep 27, 2009 5:07 PM GMT
    Halfstep said
    Even more interesting, the Han - perhaps I'm spelling that wrong - which were so despised in Mulan,


    I just assumed the Huns in mulan were Mongols. I know almost nothing about old chinese history, but i knew the mongols gave the imperial community issues
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    Sep 27, 2009 9:02 PM GMT
    Yeah. I didn't know a lot of this stuff until recently due to my studies.

    But the song you mentioned. I definitely get what you mean. I saw a documentary once about transgendered youth, and one of the kids was obsessed with this song.
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    Sep 27, 2009 9:17 PM GMT
    My inner homo and er, outer homo identify with this song.

    I guess because these days, the effeminate homo (which Mulan is not a man, but symbolic of an effeminate man) and the muscly homo, both either yearn due to a personal desire or a strengthening community group think to be more masculine.
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    Sep 27, 2009 9:36 PM GMT
    No, I don't think so...
  • Run4Life83

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    Sep 27, 2009 9:45 PM GMT
    GuiltyGear saidMy inner homo and er, outer homo identify with this song.

    I guess because these days, the effeminate homo (which Mulan is not a man, but symbolic of an effeminate man) and the muscly homo, both either yearn due to a personal desire or a strengthening community group think to be more masculine.


    Bingo. On all counts. This song has always been the song that I most identify with, for a variety of reasons.