#17 - Beauty and the Beast: The Politics of Embodiment
At its heart, Beauty and the Beast is a story about embodiment. It raises the question: what does it mean to own a body, to want a different body, to feel trapped inside one’s own body? Is Beauty and the Beast a story of empowerment and radical transformation? Could it be compared to transabledness or gender transition? Or is it a story of cure? Of conforming to heteronormative and speciesist standards of beauty? Is it all of the above? You decide!