By: Mary Fran Bontempo
I first wrote this column last year, but it still rings true. If you doubt, do check out the video of little Elsa transforming into sexy, vampy Elsa. Those Disney guys clearly get bored with mice and animals.
In a Halloween column, mom of young kids, Katy, who writes at her site “Experienced Bad Mom,” offered some cute tips as to how to greet the coming onslaught of Trick or Treaters who will be dressed as Elsa from Frozen this Saturday.
Katy’s thoughts were sweet, including things like “So. DO you wanna build a snowman?” and of course, “Let it go! Let it go!” Adorable, but I’ve watched the innocent Elsa transform countless times into the not-so-innocent looking Elsa while she sings her signature song, and I had some of my ideas of my own, like:
1. How did you suddenly grow breasts and hips when you “let it go?”
2. Why is your dress slit up to your thigh? I mean, it’s pretty cold in an ice castle, isn’t it?
3. Maybe the hips and boobs are throwing you off balance, but why do you start walking like a hooker?
4. Back to the dress–who designed it, Fredericks of Hollywood?
5. You know those Marines aren’t just cheering because they like the song, right?
6. Where’d you get the eye liner, brow pencil and red lipstick on the top of an ice mountain?
7. When you sing, “That perfect girl is gone,” you’re not just talking about the dress, are you?
If I said any of this to a nine-year-old I’d probably get arrested. So I won’t. But I can’t be the only one who thinks sweet, sad little Elsa’s transformation smacks of something more than you-go-girl empowerment. Those Marines go crazy when Elsa hits her change in life moment. Does anybody really think it’s because they’re glad she’s finally found her confidence? (You have to click here and watch the video.)
There are always sexy versions of Halloween costumes. But check out the lingerie company Yandy’s adult interpretation of the Elsa costume. Maybe it’s me, but it doesn’t look all that different from Elsa’s actual gown–slit and cleavage included.
I’m guessing any little Elsas who show up at my door won’t be similarly attired. But maybe it’s time the animators at Disney throw a little ice on themselves and turn down heat–and the hotties–in kids’ movies. Otherwise, the next time we see Elsa, she might be in a remake of Burlesque or Moulin Rouge, where her outfit would fit right in.
Check out Elsa’s moment to shine below and let us know what you think. Happy Halloween!