Kids deserve stories and fairytales that represent the whole spectrum of human love and experience. Now, one video streaming service is helping make that a reality.
Hulu premiered "The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived" this month, an 8-minute short film that's a queer twist on a classic children's fairytale. The story follows a young boy from humble beginnings -- a pumpkin farmer named Cedric -- who receives the chance of a lifetime to become a hero. But when he rescues both a princess and a prince, Cedric gets to decide whose affectation he truly desires.
"The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived" is based on a digital book of the same name by best-selling children's author Daniel Errico.
"LGBT relationships are typically avoided in children's media or labeled age-inappropriate, putting kids at a disadvantage towards understanding later on in life," Errico told The Huffington Post. "It's important for kids' movies and TV to introduce the world in a nurturing and positive way, which means creating multi-dimensional LGBT main characters... I would like for kids to see courage and kindness in Cedric. This is a story about reaching your potential and being true to yourself. Regardless of whether kids grow up to relate to Cedric or not, I hope that they find a message of acceptance for themselves and others."
Want to see "The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived"? Check out the queer fairytale for yourself above.