Nothing 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!
What would you say if you and I took a walk over to the tavern and took a look at my trophies?
What do you think? Is Gaston the original pick up artist?