The Lion King

Erronormative Art

Mufasa & Simba

In a classic case of subversion, the producers have painted Mufasa and Simba – the beta male lions (no connection to the PUA-related concept) – as the good guys and the alpha male (Scar) as evil. In addition, Nala is Simba’s sister, and in the movie, they hook up together. What’s the problem? This movie is for children and children want to mimic the behaviors of movie heroes, because of course, they want to be the “good” guys.

What message are we sending to children? To be a good guy is to have low testosterone? That incest is cool? See the video below for the full movie analysis.