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    Posted on Nov 19, 2014

    "The Little Mermaid" Just Seems Weird And Sexist In This Satirical Trailer

    Screen Junkies has done a hilarious and brutally frank takedown of the beloved Disney classic. You'll never be able to watch it the same way again.

    Screen Junkies is famous for making its own "Honest Trailers" for hit movies, pointing out plot holes, inconsistencies and generally taking the piss.

    In the past it has put its own satirical spin on the likes of X-Men: Days Of Future Past, The Fault In Our Stars, Frozen and The Hunger Games, amongst others.

    Now it has turned its attentions to The Little Mermaid, which is marking its 25th anniversary this year.

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    Needless to say, the guys have great fun with the Disney classic.

    It starts by inviting you to "travel under the sea to the whimsically fascist kingdom of Atlantica..."

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    "...where some fish are allowed to swim free, while others are forced to drag the ruling class around in their chariots..."

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    Disney / Screen Junkies

    "...or use their own bodies as instruments!"

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    Then it introduces Ariel, "a half-naked 15-year-old..."

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    "...and a confirmed hoarder."

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    The love story gets a right kicking. "Get swept up in a fantastical romance where love conquers all..."

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    ...if by "love", you mean acting like a clueless mute brat so an older guy will make out with you

    The famous songs get a re-write too.

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    The trailer also hones in on what it considers the movie's dodgy sexist message to young girls: look pretty...

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    ...have friends that are dumber and fatter than you...

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    ...and abandon your family to marry a guy you've just met.

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    Lastly, the characters get new names.

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    Disney / Screen Junkies

    And we like to think its suggested alternate title is an ode to a BuzzFeed article on this very topic.

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    Watch the full trailer below.

    View this video on YouTube

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