When CT editor Sarah Pulliam Bailey e-mailed Her.meneutics bloggers to ask if anyone would be interested in reviewing The Princess and the Frog, Disney's newest princess film and the first to feature an African American lead, I wrote back right away with a "yes!" I don't see many movies in the theater (or anywhere else, for that matter), but I really wanted to see this one, about Tiana, a girl growing up in the French Quarter of New Orleans who turns into a frog upon kissing Prince Naveen, also a frog.
I started my movie-going planning the way I always do, by asking my husband if he wanted to see the movie with me, or stay home to watch our three small children. "I think this looks more like a girl movie," my husband said, volunteering for parenting duty. So I sent out a few e-mails to see if anyone else wanted to go, and before I knew it, my mom, my aunt, my godmother and her daughter, and four friends were all trying to coordinate their after-Christmas schedules so we could go. We didn't ...1