A children’s film about about a queer bull is this winter’s big blockbuster
A new 20th Century Fox film tells the story of a stereotype-defying bull.
Ferdinand the bull would rather save rabbits, sniff flowers and talk about his feeling than run at a red rag.
He’s so lovely he even refuses to be a bull in a china shop – gently trotting through to avoid breaking any crockery.
The story isn’t new, though – it was originally penned as a storybook in 1936, called The Story of Ferdinand.
The film was considered so controversial back then that it was banned in several countries for being “pacifist propaganda”.
It has since become a popular book for teachers and parents due to its LGBT friendly plot.
It was then turned into a Walt Disney short film, echoing the same pleasant bull image.
Now it’s set to fit the big screen, eight decades after its original release.
“Ferdinand takes the stand all gay kids eventually have to take: ‘This is who I am and I will not apologize.’” writes culture critic Tony Bravo.
MyPinkNews members are invited to comment on articles to discuss the content we publish, or debate issues more generally. Please familiarise yourself with our community guidelines to ensure that our community remains a safe and inclusive space for all.