in this car

my bf and i went into this as a joke but cars 3 literally has a latina girl who was told her whole life that she could never be a racer (voiced by a latina girl who was told her whole life that she could never be a performer because she was latina) win the whole movie. it also portrays mcqueen as an asshole for discouraging her and judging her for being a millenial + minority. i’m so fucking shocked

nope!!!! for the first half of the movie it was just kinda’ “haha look at these millenials and how much they rely on technology” but right as you hit the halfway point it flips to “millenials are mostly minorities who struggle to achieve their dreams because of racism and misogyny” and it drives that into the ground so well that young latina girls watching the movie had to ask their parents if they’d interpreted the movie right because they couldn’t believe it