Aladdin and Abu in Aladdin (1992)
My mother was abusive for years and I truly believed I was worthless and weak. Treasure Planet and Aladdin helped me a lot, since Jim and Aladdin wanted to be so much more and I saw myself in them.
I can’t watch Aladdin anymore after watching the Starkid musical “Twisted.” Now all I see when I try to watch Aladdin is a misunderstood Jafar and a creepy, sex-crazed Aladdin.
A former family-member I no longer speak to once saw photos of me and said I look like a “street-rat.” I love Aladdin, its one of my favourites and her words luckily didn’t put me off watching the movie, but at the same time, nowadays every time I hear the term “street-rat” I get sick to my stomach.
I’m not really thrilled for the casting of Jasmine for the live-action remake of Aladdin since she’s not even Arab, but I’m excited for the actor of Aladdin especially since he’s Egyptian like me. You don’t see a lot of Egyptians in the Western World and I’m glad we’re finally being noticed.
She’s got these eyes that just…
And this hair, wow…
And her smile!
When I came out as bi to my husband we played a 20 Questions version of which disney character was my sexual awakening. He was guessing Ariel, Belle, Tinkerbell, etc until I finally told him Jasmine. I thought it was really funny he didn’t think of Jasmine because Aladdin is his favorite disney movie
“back in high school, i used to put an aladdin dvd on repeat when i went to bed. it helped my anxiety and i got a lot more sleep than i would’ve otherwise.”