NY Times Laments Lack Of ‘Kink’ In New ‘Little Mermaid’

  • The New York Times is taking heat online after it published a review of the new live-action “The Little Mermaid” that complained “kink” was missing from the film.
  • “The new, live-action ‘The Little Mermaid’ is everything nobody should want in a movie: dutiful and defensive, yet desperate for approval,” movie critic Wesley Morris wrote in a review for The Times. “It reeks of obligation and noble intentions. Joy, fun, mystery, risk, flavor, kink — they’re missing,” he wrote.
  • The reference to “kink,” which sometimes means “a person’s unusual sexual preference,” especially in a pop culture context, drew attention online. “The Little Mermaid” has a PG rating and is being marketed to children and families.
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