Tumblr Disney Social Justice Squad:
Ignoring that Travers’ son drank himself to death over the years after finding out his mother lied to him his entire life that he was:
ADOPTED AND HAD A TWIN. AND SHE HID IT!
Because it’s so much more important that a bisexual woman get her story told than us telling the truth that Travers ruined the lives of many.
Or we can acknowledge that Disney totally decided to write a fairytale fantastical Travers here and made very nice on a woman who took a child because she decided she wanted a child “in honor of her late father’s strong heritage” which is dubious because there is no way to trace any Irish descent.
We’re not going to talk about any of this.
We’re not going to talk to the HUGE BLOW it is to the foster and adoptive community because, I guess, someone’s needs outrank ours…
IF YOU EVER STAN P.L. TRAVERS I WILL UNFOLLOW YOU. WE CLEAR?
I am all for an author getting their vision into their work.
I am not for anyone ignoring how horrible this woman was.
[Mary Poppins author P.L.] Travers was a feisty, stereotype-breaking bisexual — a single mom who adopted a baby in her 40s, studied Zen meditation in Kyoto, and was publishing erotica about her silky underwear 10 years before Walt had sketched his mouse. Now that’s a character worth slapping on-screen, instead of this stiff British stereotype determined to steal joy from future generations of children. With her longtime girlfriend and then-adult son erased, this frigid Travers seems like she may not even know how babies are made. Maybe Mary Poppins could sing her a song about it.
Why does it matter that Saving Mr. Banks sabotages its supposed heroine? Because in a Hollywood where men still pen 85 percent of all films, there’s something sour in a movie that roots against a woman who asserted her artistic control by asking to be a co-screenwriter. (Another battle she lost — Mary Poppins’ opening credits list Travers as merely a “consultant.”) Just as slimy is the sense that this film, made by a studio conglomerate in a Hollywood dominated by studio conglomerates, is tricking us into cheering for the corporation over the creator.
-Amy Nicholson, on why Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks Is a “Corporate, Borderline-Sexist Spoonful of Lies”. (via infectedworldmind)
welp there goes my interest in the film
I was wondering, given the truth about Travers’ disgust with Disney, how Disney was even willing to make such a film.
Now I get it.
I didn’t even know what this film was supposed to be about til now.
The trailer also hinted that Travers wrote Mary Poppins bc she wanted the nanny to “save” the father, which is so far from the point of the Mary Poppins series as to be ridiculous. Disney has literally done everything they could with this movie to remove all the female character’s autonomy and actual personalities and turned them into emotional prompts for the male characters to be inspired by and change.
HOLD THE FUCK UP! IGNORE THIS SHIT. Travers is an evil woman and you wanna give her a TROPHY?
NO. NO NO NO NO. Okay guys she CONSULTED A STAR MAP and TOOK THE BABY as a MEMENTO FROM IRELAND and BROKE HIM UP from his TWIN. Guess what happened when the twins turned seventeen?!
Travers was a terribly hateful woman and hated Americans. Did not like the Sherman brothers and made comments to the veteran Sherman about World War II and his limp.
Travers CONTINUED to make outlandish demands. No singing. No dancing. No animation.
AFTER the success of the film, SHE LIFTED parts of the film for her books because the sales of the series SAGGED.
Let’s talk about the stage musical, shall we? NO AMERICANS ALLOWED TO BE INVOLVED AGAIN.
TUMBLR GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER. Travers is a horrible woman and SAVING MR. BANKS treats her as a SAINT! This woman here? This woman is nothing worth redeeming. She’s awful. You’re whitewashing the good she did. The only good she did was write Mary Poppins. That was it.
You know what’s really funny?
Majority of people hear reblogging social justice stuff aren’t going to care in about ten to twenty years and are going to become either total prudes or will turn into exactly what they’re fighting against.
Because history repeats.
Creepy. Super creepy! AND FUNNY!
Caramel apple cookies.
Rabbit is Rabbit and Alice is his Kessie and everything hurts.
I FUCKING HATE YOUR FACE RIGHT NOW!
fructoselollipop said:I legit shrieked out loud, though with laughter.
I WASN’T EXPECTING IT AND HE FUCKING TALKED AND NOW I’M DYING HERE AND I CAN’T STOP!
WHAT’S INSIDE THE BOX?! WHAT’S ALWAYS INSIDE THE BOX, DAMMIT!
I swear this was my favorite plot line in any show