Three Gay Caballeros

Common knowledge tells us that Disney has never had an openly gay character in any of their movies.  Of course they wouldn’t!  Gay people are icky and have teh aidz (</sarcasm>)

To this, I say, LIES.  This clip is from The Three Caballeros (1944), a film that attempted to promote friendship between the USA and Latin and South America.  I find it hilarious that the USA is represented by Donald Duck, a character who literally chokes on his own spittle whenever he tries to talk.

But anyways…this clip is from the titular song of the movie.  How are these characters gay, may you ask?

Well, it says it in the fucking song!

We’re three caballeros
Three gay caballeros
They say we are birds of a feather
We’re happy amigos
No matter where he goes
The one, two, and three goes
We’re always together

Wait, you say that gay just meant happy in olden times?  Sure, I’ll give you that.  But there’s more.  The lead singer is a talking cock.

Also, at this point in the song, they don rainbow colored clothing that would be at home during a gay pride parade.

We’re three happy chappies
With snappy serapes
You’ll find us beneath our sombreros
We’re brave and we’ll stay so
We’re bright as a peso
Who says so? We say so!

Notice the batting of the eyes as they sing the next line…

The three caballeros

We have the stars to guide us
Guitars here beside us
To play as we go
We sing and we samba
We shout ‘aye caramba!
What means aya caramba?
Oh yes, I don’t know

We haven’t even reached the worst part yet.  Two of the characters actually hump the third character with their butts, from his legs up to his head.  They then kiss up his arms, from his hands to his cheeks.

Through fair or stormy weather
We stand close together
Like books on the shelf

And pals though we may be

To be fair, this next part shows them lusting after a curvy silhouette.  However, they do not give a gender to this silhouette – it’s just “Some latin baby.”  Personally, I think it’s a drag queen.  Feel free to share your interpretation.

When some latin baby
Says yes, no, or maybe
Each man is for himself!

Jalisco no te rajes
Me sale del alma
Gritar con color
Abrir todo el pecho
Pa echar este grito
Que linddo es jalisco
Palabra de honor


Anyways, I am not saying that Disney is bad for having teh gays in it.  I just think it’s hilarious that a company with such a conservative reputation produced something that is so unequivocally gay by today’s standards, and yet people hate on them for suggesting they might depict a LGBT family someday.