We’re all in this together
once we know that we are
we’re all stars and we see that
In this article of Problematic Childhood Faves Deconstructed, we’re breaking down the High School Musical movies.
If you’re not afraid to revisit the horribly cringey memory of fetus Zac Efron attempting to sing, read on. You’ve been warned.
Let’s say you are a typical nerdy girl whose unique ideas tend to repel the majority of your peers. All but one popular, creepy, stalker-like guy who never takes no for an answer. To add to your misfortunes, your father gets kidnapped by a hermit with serious anger issues and a big hairy problem. Being the great daughter you are, you switch places with your dad as the man’s captive. Upon taking you captive, the hermit realizes he has heart-eye emojis for you. After a few lame and failed attempts at trying to display his affections, you catch onto his drift and begin to go with the flow. One thing leads to another and you find yourself in a puffy yellow ball gown on a lovely date with the hairy hermit, who looks quite dashing all of a sudden. The hermit has a change of heart and allows you to go see your father who just so happens to be dying out in the woods. You save your father and realize you have found true love with the hermit. But right when you think you’ve found your happy ending, the popular creep shows up to ruin everything. Creepy McCreepCreep gathers up his minions and hunts down the hermit because he can’t deal with rejection and is still secretly pining over you. In a dangerous duel for your heart, the hermit is gravely injured but Creepy McCreepCreep has it worse (he falls off a building...oops?). All is well as you and the hermit have a full and happy future together. All of this sounding a little familiar to you? That’s probably because you’ve watched this exact plot unfold in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.