I know this might just be a silly little thing, but it really annoys me. Look at these faces:
Do they look similar to you? Yeah, they all have goofy faces - big, round eyes with small irises, big noses, small lips. They even pull similar face expressions! They're not conventionally attractive, at all, right?
Why do animated films use this formula to create 90% of their male leads?! It drives me crazy - only because they almost always get the 'hot' girl. Let's take a look at what a quick Google search found:
"Oh, how loveable! The male character has such a goofy face, how original!"
The female love interest will almost always have seductive, almond eyes.
Hot girls can't resist a goofy, awkward face:
Because conventionally unnattractive guys are just irrisistable to women:
Another thing, which I've talked about before - why do they always sexualise female characters in CHILDRENS films?
Because, how can they have a female GUINEA PIG if it's not sexy? ... Guinea pigs, really? We've really sunk this low as a society?
And yeah, this is all fine - awesome - if it was the same in reverse. Because appearances SHOULDN'T matter, at all. But the truth is that 90% of females who are not conventionally attractive are evil:
I think this is a pretty harmful concept.
Like, 'Beauty and the Beast'. It's such a wonderful message to give to people watching:
'Don't love for looks, look beneath that'.
He gets put under a spell for been too shallow, for only liking beautiful women. So he gets turned into a beast until he learns his lesson:
But he didn't learn anything! He just happened to bag the most beautiful girl he's ever seen! I mean, even her name means 'beauty'! It was Bell who learnt the lesson - but she didn't need teaching anything, she was already a nice person!
Wouldn't the message have been better if Bell was also hideous (or at least not insanely beautiful)? They would both learn to love one another and he would learn that even ugly girls can be loved.
Oh, what's that, media? Ugly girls don't deserve love unless it's for comic effect? Oh, ok.
Yeah, I just needed to rant about this! I know it's silly - but I really hope they start making goofy, unattractive female characters with hot men to even things out a little bit.
I do enjoy watching all of these films (well, the ones I've seen), so I'm not hating on them - just this concept.
I'm sure we'll be seeing many more of those generic, male, goofy faces in upcoming films - yay! <3