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“The new, live-action ‘The Little Mermaid’ is everything nobody should want in a movie: dutiful and defensive, yet desperate for approval,” movie critic Wesley Morris wrote in a review for The Times.
“It reeks of obligation and noble intentions. Joy, fun, mystery, risk, flavor, kink — they’re missing,” he wrote.
The reference to “kink,” which sometimes means “a person’s unusual sexual preference,” especially in a pop culture context, drew attention online. “The Little Mermaid” has a PG rating and is being marketed to children and families.
DISNEY’S LIVE ACTION REMAKE OF ‘THE LITTLE MERMAID’ REWRITES SONGS LIKE ‘KISS THE GIRL’ TO TEACH CONSENT
The debate over the intention of the word “kink” in The New York Times movie review has divided …
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