saw this going around about the Disney movie "Turning Red."
worth the read, especially if you have children who want to watch it.
Just a heads up to pre watch what you plan to let your kids watch… from a fellow local mom.
I don’t usually do this (**bc of the straight up ruthless and vicious hatred I’ve been getting below), but here we go…
Just a heads up to all the parents out there… the Disney movie “Turning Red” is NOT for kids…at all (especially not for families trying to keep their children close to Jesus). Yes yes, I know Disney movies don’t instill Christian values and I don’t look to them to do so, but typically there are important and valuable life lessons being taught. You will find the COMPLETE opposite in this movie. Sad day Disney, it had the potential to be so cute. Parents beware.
Just a few things that stood out:
-The little girl talks about at age 13 you’re your own person. An adult. You can do what you want, say what you want etc.
-Her and her 3 friends talk so poorly about their parents and come up with a plan to sneak out and go to a boy band concert (which they end up doing).
-The girls sneak out to a co-ed party as well to “give boys rides” as a Panda to raise money for the concert.
-One girl says her parents won’t let her go bc the band “sounds like stripper music”
-The girls talk about going to the concert as girls but leaving as true women after.
-The word “crap” is used.
-So much emphasis is put on her friends encouraging her to be this new rebel she has become and embracing it. That she no longer has to be this straight edge, over achiever girl under her parents wings.
-Soooooo much rebellion encouraged.
-The ritual is suuuuper freaky where she is levitated by her chest into the air while surrounded by adults chanting and spirits are called out of her.
-She tells her tamagotchi its about to meet its daddy and uncles (referring to the band members being her tamagotchis daddy)
-There is a big scene about the girl getting her period and her mom bringing pads to her school and embarrassing her.
-The little girl draws “sexy” (her words not mine) pictures of her crush who works at the gas station. Her mom finds the drawings of her shirtless crush and brings them to the store and accuses the boy of being 30 and a pedophile. He says he’s 17 and she says “well that’s what happens when you do drugs all day and don’t wear sunscreen”
-At the end the girl stands up to her mom and says she likes boys, music and gyrating. Says she’s 13 so deal with it!
-The little girl then starts twerking at her mom and smacking her butt saying “take this mom! take this”
-Final quote when the little girl decides to turn into a panda in public and her mom asks her not to she says “my panda, my choice”. Read into that what you’d like.
******Maybe none of this is a big deal to you and your family and that’s ok. No judgement here if you love the movie. I encourage you to watch it on your own (if you have the time) and make your own judgement. I was just caught very off guard while watching it and explaining all of these things to my children in the moment and why we don’t agree with them. If I had known what all this movie entailed we would have just skipped it all together and enjoyed a different, light-hearted Disney movie. It seems this one was intended for teenagers (although I still don’t agree with the message for teens) but Disney did not brand this movie “for teens” and my littles were so excited to watch it.