Missing Link

The film follows an English explorer named Sir Lionel Frost, voiced by an uppity Hugh Jackman, who is hired by a strange Pacific Northwesterner named Mr. Link, voiced by Zach Galifianakis, to find a yeti. But Mr. Link, it turns out, is catfishing Sir Frost. Mr. Link is actually a Sasquatch, and he asks to be called "Susan." Missing Link's trailer promoted the Galifianakis-voiced Sasquatch wanting to be named "Susan" as a joke—"Ha-ha, Sasquatches don't understand gender, Susan is a girl's name"—but I read Susan as queer. Susan is fully aware that Susan is a girl's name and he also wants to go by he/him pronouns. Susan calls for Sir Frost because he needs help finding his long-lost relative, the yeti. This leads the pair to the Himalayas. On the way, they are joined by another explorer, Adelina Fortnight (voiced by Zoe Saldana). Fortnight and Sir Frost have a complicated romantic past, and this relationship is the bane of the whole movie. As a viewer, I kept wanting to get back to the genderqueer Sasquatch, who is a star.

by Chase Burns
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Chris Butler
Hugh Jackman, Zach Galifianakis, Zoe Saldana