An Overly Close Reading: The Princess and the Frog.

Walt Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, in which a spoiled black princess from Louisiana learns valuable life lessons after she becomes a frog, is really just a recruitment film for AKA.

This has been an Overly Close Reading.



Gene "G.D." Demby is the founder and editor of PostBourgie. In his day job, he blogs and reports on race and ethnicity for NPR's Code Switch team.
  • Ahem. We don’t recruit.

  • belleisa

    Oddly enough, I’m excited about this movie and I’ve neer been into the princess thing, but it’ll be great for Disney to have mainstream success with a black main character that’s not um…an animal.

    I thought you were going to mock the interacial relationship between the black princess and the spanish-anglo (looking and sounding) prince, or the Voodo priest…all previous over the top controversies surrounding the movie.

  • Grump

    it’s Louisiana so both are plausible

  • t.o.a n.

    The actor who will be voicing the Prince is Brazilian. I am very much looking forward to taking my children to see this movie.

  • blackink12

    Basically. But what fun would college be in the South without spoiled black princesses?

  • mute

    i was a bit disappointed to read at racialicious that for most of the movie Tiana will be a frog, but i’d still like to see it.

  • So . . . joining AKA is like becoming a frog?

  • lmao! so much is wrong with this.
    i’ll see it at some point, i’m sure.
    my neice is 4 and thinks she’s a princess.
    game over.