The most recent Pixar movie in their SparkShorts program tackles an issue that we had never seen discussed in a Pixar movie before – toxic masculinity.
The message of inclusion and gender diversity in the short film is just as inspirational and stunning as what we’re used to seeing from Pixar.
The short film is called Purl, and it’s written and directed by Kristen Lester and produced by Gillian Libbert-Duncan. It follows a pink ball on her first day of work at B.R.O. Capital, and the ball starts out her day eager to do her best and optimistic about it. However, she’s quickly worn down by her inability to fit in with the all-male office culture, and she gets doors literally slammed in her face. SHe is forced to conform to the norm and lose her femininity in order to succeed in the workplace, and it’s a story that resembles with so many women in the workforce.
Even though Purl is much more adult than the other Pixar movies, it has an important message that children should be learning from a very young age. Gender diversity in the workplace is a truly happy ending! Check out the short film below, and tell us what you think about it in the comments!