I LOVE headcanoning Aurora as a lesbian and Philip as a trans woman. A friend suggested Phillipa or Fiona, and I love it. And look, I KNOW they’re coded as straight, but I’m bored of straight cis people in media, and seeing Aurora is my fave, I love changing her sexuality to make her more relateable to me.
What would it matter? I mean, you’re changing the sexuality and gender but this post says nothing about it effecting personality. This OP is clearly saying that gender and sexuality are the only things that matter in a relationship. There’s nothing to make it relatable. Like the characters don’t go through the same judgement or ridicule as LGBT+ people, so saying Aurora is lesbian is relatable how? There’s no change to personality or what the character experiences so I don’t get this pretend thing to make her more relatable? They’re not hiding because they’re gay, she’s hiding because a witch wasn’t invited to a party, everyone else in the movie loves both the prince and the princess. This makes no sense!
This person is an SJW wanting to feel special or wanting to feel special but are afraid to admit they might like a straight pairing, because straight people are evil and it’s bad to like them. (Note to idiots reading this, I’m being sarcastic.)
I mean, this is what ticks me off about people who post this kinda shit. It’s contradicting because a lot of trans people keep saying “it has nothing to do with what’s in between your legs” and gay/les people wanting to feel equal but bash on straight people or be ashamed that, they might actually like a straight couple in a media format! You either want equality or you just want to feel like a special little snowflake you think you are. The latter is how I feel about this post since just changing the sexuality and gender changes nothing to them and being Phillip and Aurora are about as interesting as a bag of bricks. There’s nothing relatable about them unless you’re as blank as they are.
It’s as I said, I don’t relate to Ariel because she has fins, I relate to her passion, the love of collecting things, curiosity and some of her family problems.
I’m all for gay characters, maybe even trans, but they have to feel natural and genuine. These people like this OP are the reason why many don’t see LGBT+ as a natural thing. Cuz of this “special snowflake mentality” and that if they hate on straight people, that makes them different somehow than those that judge them. I’m not saying all LGBT+ people do this but a good amount, especially on tumblr do.
Also saying Aurora is relatable to this person AFTER a sexuality change, is kinda saying they’re not the sharpest tool in the shed. They need people to baby sit them 24/7, otherwise they’re gonna end up dead unless someone saves em. But I won’t judge since they clearly have an understanding of what makes a relationship work….