Deadpool Goes Full Winnie the Pooh
Amid the avalanche of pop culture references in Deadpool 2, there is a memorable one to the honey loving denizen of the hundred acre wood.
The reference comes up after Deadpool has been torn in half and is home regrowing his lower body as a pair of toddler legs with adjacent little kid anatomy. Like the name checked bear, Wade is only wearing a shirt. And there is also a “Basic Instinct” reference. I’ll leave it there.
Yes, so very inappropriate for family viewing. That was the point of course.
But I find the display of male body parts in a mainstream movie in a non sexual (and non violent) context to be not entirely a bad thing.
I realize this may not be a popular sentiment. There is a thicket of gender issues here that I will resist wading into today. But suffice it to say, while the Deadpool film franchise certainly prides itself on boundary pushing, it troubles me less than most R rated action movies as it is not so steeped in misogynistic imagery.
For the napkin, of course the pants had to be on, so the Pooh reference had to be shifted a bit....but the DeadPooh possibilities are there... My kids were not big Winnie the Pooh fans back in the day. (They preferred Curious George)
But, like most small children, they did enjoy reclining on the couch without pants.