We Love These Disney Princes Reimagined as Adorable Queer Couples
Given Disney’s ridiculously lukewarm reaction to the state of Florida’s queerphobic “Don’t Say Gay” bill, we thought, what better way to give the Mouse House the finger than to share fan art of Disney Princes (and princesses) lusting after each other as adorable queer couples?
Here’s a brief breakdown of the most recent Disney drama, courtesy of an op/ed published by Vox.com:
Over the past week, the entertainment juggernaut flipped and flopped in an attempt to reassure its employees and its massive fanbase about its position on Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill. The bill, passed in the Senate but yet to be signed into law, seeks to prohibit teachers from discussing sexual orientation and gender identity with young students.
At first, Disney said nothing and was criticized for its lack of action, as well as for previously donating money to Republican politicians who have directly sponsored the bill. In response to the backlash over Disney’s inaction, CEO Bob Chapek said that the company unequivocally stood with its LGBTQ employees, expressing that support through “the inspiring content” that the company produces. After an open letter from LGBTQ Pixar staff and their allies alleged that Disney had actively scrubbed “overtly gay affection” and queer representation from their movies, Chapek emailed employees that the company would halt all political donations in Florida on Friday, and donate to groups fighting similar legislation in other states.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to sign the “Don’t Say Gay” bill into law at any moment, and it would go into effect July 1.
We love the idea of Tarzan lusting over Hercules, or Prince Eric getting into bed with Prince Phillip. Maybe Ursula finally gets down on one tentacle and proposes to Cruella! Or Smee and LeFou get real dirty with each other in the basement of a pirate leather bar.
Luckily for us an artist has already imagined all this, and he used some of the hunkiest princes in Disney’s roster to display their queer love.
Isaiah Keith Stephen is a talented artist who obviously loves reimagining all types of cartoon characters, including Disney princes. We love his work depicting the Disney princesses, too, because who says a man has to rescue a woman after all?