Thursday, March 5, 2009

Queering Remy, or How PIXAR's rat might be more than our 'little chef'


Or so argues a certain scholar. Now, as soon as I read the following things started to click, and I'm kicking myself for not seeing it sooner:


Laure Murat of the UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies takes the exploration of this topic much further in her lecture Thursday, in which she delves into Remy's embodiment of "the lonely gay, both refined and the object of disgust, excluded and successful" and the animated movie as "the story of the Oedipus conflict, mixed with issues of race and species.... If 'anyone can cook,' any queer guy has a role to play in this world -- at least in Paris."

2 comments:

Jose said...

Just don't let Disney hear that...

bcarter3 said...

Oh, come on....

Sometimes a rat is just a rat.