What is significant about fan fiction is that it often spins the kind of stories that showrunners wouldn’t think to tell, because fanficcers often come from a different demographic. The discomfort seems to be not that the shows are being reinterpreted by fans, but that they are being reinterpreted by the wrong sorts of fans - women, people of colour, queer kids, horny teenagers, people who are not professional writers, people who actually care about continuity (sorry). The proper way for cultural mythmaking to progress, it is implied, is for privileged men to recreate the works of privileged men from previous generations whilst everyone else listens quietly.
Because that’s what you do when you’re handsome in a fairy tale, you murder monsters and you save pretty ladies! Nine out of ten movies, Gaston would be the hero.

Michael Swain, 4 Disney Movie Villains Who Were Right All Along

And that’s what’s wrong with Hollywood.

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And that’s what makes Gaston one of the most terrifying Disney villains of all time — because he’s so realistic, and because we all know that in most movies (and in real life), everyone would take his side.

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