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This Collective Reimagines Disney Icons as Queer and Kinky 

Disney characters as gay and kinky icons.

Ever imagined Disney’s Beast as a hunky sub leather bottom? How about Ariel saying "bitch, please" while on the beach with her girlfriends? maybe Snow White simulating oral sex? Well a traveling exhibit by a group of LGBTQ+ artists does that, and the results are more than a bit risqué.

A&V Art is a unique art collective that takes wholesome Disney characters and reimagines them with some very ... interesting themes. The group includes three members — Andres Isaquita, Viito Mejias, and Dave Salmanca, — and is based in New York City. The art is the sold at festivals, fairs, galleries, and exhibits, as well as their webstore.

“What I love about the stuff we do, it’s like people feel happy,” A&V co-founder Mejias told Pink Planet TV in a recent interview.

While the majority of their work features Disney characters as gay or lesbian (such as envisioning the relationship between Buzz Lightyear and Woody as something more than platonic, for example), A&V is just as happy pushing the envelope with straight, kink, and sophomoric themes as well. If you’ve never wondered what it would look like if Aladdin and Princess Jasmine got around to consummating their relationship, don’t worry because A&V has already done it for you. There’s also Pluto leaving a deposit on the lawn, Mickey Mouse with some questionable reading material while seated (and smoking) on the toilet, and Donald Duck giving viewers the finger at having been caught relieving himself against an alley wall. The artists also have been known to turn drag queens into Disney characters.

Judging from the feedback on their social media, the un-Disneylike reimagining is well-received by some very happy customers.

An Instagram post featuring a gay Gaston garnered comments ranging from “Love this!” and “Oh, my.” to “Wait…the original Gaston was straight?”

Of course, all this begs the question: what does Disney think about their work? Judging from their buying habits, at least some of their employees are onboard.

“Well, we have many customers from Disney companies, even Abigail Disney,” Mejas told Pink Planet TV. Abigail is the niece of the famed Walt Disney. 

It really is a small world after all.

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