Saturday Something: Slick As Gaston

Gaston-PeacockingNothing like a little sexism to kick off the weekend! Today, we’re talking about Gaston, The Pick Up Artist, and I was inspired by this very, very funny listicle on The Toast. (Go ahead, read it! I’ll wait!) It’s super silly, but it got me thinking … Gaston is sort of Mystery-ish …

You really can’t convince me that the ponytail, ribbon-tie, belt buckle and leggings aren’t totally about peacocking (wearing crazy “props” to make yourself stand out). And he negs (insults, often with backhanded compliments) Belle several times throughout the film, like here, where he belittles the thing she loves most:

How can you read this? There’s no pictures!

Gaston And he’s working pretty hard on Location Changes (moving the date several times to appear as if you’ve known someone longer):

What would you say if you and I took a walk over to the tavern and took a look at my trophies?

To bad he never really had a chance with Belle, after all …fd07d76b3b40c06238f9714935e6187a2e3ed8a0

What do you think? Is Gaston the original pick up artist?