It's about time someone took the initiative to let a girl play "first string" (bow & arrow pun intended). How refreshing to see a strong female heading up the cast, albeit an animated one, and showing no frills are necessary to do so. No perfectly quaffed hair, and no stinkin' tiaras necessary in the movie Brave! Just courage.
Pixar photo via articleI was, however, very disappointed to recently hear my five-year old son say he didn't want to see Brave because it's a "girl" movie. This may just be one flick I force him to see with me. We're going to overcome his already preconceived notion if I have to drag him kicking and screaming to adopt my point of view.
It's great to finally see some press addressing the subject, too. There is a great article in The New York Times and it, of course, is being covered by MissRepresentation spreading the news via their FB page. Here's to them and especially to Chapman ~ well done!