Maybe the first Pixar movie with a female lead is about female relationships because they are important and extremely underrepresented in both the Disney and Pixar catalogs? Maybe because there’s a lack of Mother-Daughter stories outside the genre of ‘chick flicks’ that those stories are normally relegated to? Are magic and adventure not allowed in girl stories unless there’s a prince involved? What the hell is the point of this question? I really don’t know, but I can tell you what the implication of it is.
The implication of this question is, why wasn’t there a male character to help Merida along the way? The answer is, because she didn’t fucking need one.
What I liked about BRAVE and why I’m annoyed with Richard Lawson.