The Disney animated series Star Vs. The Forces of Evil broke new ground earlier this year after featuring the first ever same sex kiss in a Disney cartoon, and have now featured Disney’s first ever boy princess!
Creator Daron Nefcy is the second woman ever to be an executive producer on an animated Disney show and has been keen to spread the word of Star via her Twitter account.
— Daron Nefcy (@DaronNefcy) November 22, 2017
In the show, protagonist Marco Diaz assumes the identity of Princess Turdina at St. Olga’s Reform School for Wayward Princesses, with the intention of freeing them from their evil superior, the brilliantly named Headmistress Heinous.
Marco’s character in the show is described as a Latino-American California citizen, who has been assigned the task of helping Star Butterfly adjust to life on Earth. He has also come to serve the additional roles of aiding Star in fighting all manner of inter-dimensional monsters.
The male princess’s truth is discovered when Headmistress Heinous arrives to school and pulls down the top of his dress insisting he is a fraud. In doing so she unearths a singular curly chest hair, to which the other princesses at the reform school are unbothered by.
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One yells: “Turdina is a state of mind, he can be a princess if he wants to,” while another says “princesses can be hairy” and asks “what does it matter if he’s a boy?”
It’s exciting to see Disney carving a path down which hopefully more media outlets will follow!
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