The 33-year-old actress, Keira Knightley, has set some boundaries in her household. During an appearence on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Keira explained there are certain Disney movies her 3-year-old daughter are allowed to watch.
And the reasoning is mostly political. When DeGeneres asked Keira what movies her daughter, Edie, aren’t permitted to watch, she listed Cinderella as the first one.
Keria believes it’s not uncommon for Disney movies to teach women and young girls the wrong message: in Cinderella’s case, the idea that one has to wait around for a rich guy to take care of them.
According to Knightley, society should be teaching women about self-reliance and self-control, rather than dependence on men. “Rescue yourself, obviously,” the actress declared.
And there are more. Edie isn’t allowed to watch the Little Mermaid either, because she believes it teaches women to “give your voice up for a man,” an antithetical theme in comparison to her own values. There are a few she’s allowed to watch, however.
Finding Dory is one of the main ones permitted in the house, in addition to the original, Finding Nemo. “Of course, there’s nothing wrong with Dory,” Ellen responded.
As fans of Ellen know, she actually voiced Dory in both the original, Finding Nemo, as well as the sequel, Finding Dory. Her daughter can watch Frozen and Moana too. The talk show host joked that Finding Dory is probably the best one – obviously a self-serving suggestion.
One may wonder why Keira is so discerning with her film choices. As you may or may not know, Keria is a key figure in the Time’s Up and #MeToo movement. She’s always on the battlefront, advocating gender equality in Hollywood and in the entertainment industry, at large.