The prudes at Disney are once again trying to keep us from lusting after a cartoon. (Listen, animators, you raised the beauty standard for dudes with beards, and now everyone wants us to look like the Inside Out DILF.) Big Mouse’s latest crime against attractiveness? Keeping Mickey Mouse’s hot older sister, Felicity Fieldmouse, from us.
Felicity dresses like a hot ’90s businesswoman. Think mustard turtlenecks and matching heels paired with chunky jewelry and cropped, pleated red culottes. It’s a style era that’s come back into fashion: Think Friends-era mall clothes like bucket hats, loose-fitting trousers and monochromatic outfits.
Felicity loves her blush tones. She rocks a spaghetti-strap halter, lilac skirt and a cute-as-fuck beige bag — giving us a great Carmela Soprano. And now, in 2020, people are going crazy for the buttoned-up-suburban-mom vibe.
So yeah, we stan. But where did Felicity come from? It turns out that she far predates the Sopranos style revival. She first appeared as the mother to Morty and Ferdie in the 1932 comic strip Mickey’s Nephews. Back then, she was still masquerading as “Amelia” Fieldmouse; Disney hadn’t yet established her as Mickey’s sister, and she looks like a completely different woman. In the 1932 strip (translated from Dutch), Amelia wears a ruffled, matronly red-and-green women’s dress suit. She has tiny, circular glasses on the tip of her nose and dons a red fedora with sunflowers pinned atop. She’s at Mickey’s place to drop off her twin boys, and Mickey refers to his future sister as “Mrs. Fieldmouse.”
Seems like Amelia went full-blown Gone Girl (or A Simple Favor): By the time she returned, her name had changed to Felicity and she was a hot housewife. In the 1940s, Egmont Publishing, a Danish media corporation, acquired Walt Disney Productions’ comic magazines. They changed her name, and Ms. Fieldmouse was given a husband, Frank — an absent father who’s never seen or heard from in the comics.
Felicity returned in 2002 for the comic strip “Role Model,” a series about European football. One of her illustrators, Paco Rodriguez, addressed Felicity’s origin story with HuffPost in 2015. HuffPost didn’t state which graphic Rodriguez worked on, and he’s unsure if Felicity and Amelia were ever meant to be different relatives or the same woman. They both just so happen to be custodians of Morty and Ferdie, Mickey’s nephews, so many think they’re the same. (Here’s hoping, because Felicity is glow-up goals.)
If there’s another reason queer Zoomers are stanning, it’s that Felicity is reportedly a journalist. She works for a local paper called Mouston Argus, according to Disney Wiki. Rodriguez didn’t confirm this tidbit, though. For someone working in the business of truth, Felicity has a life full of mystery.
What isn’t up for debate, though, is her status as Disney’s latest sex symbol and queer icon. Twitter users have already declared her as fashionable and “transition goals.” Sorry Disney, but there’s no way you can keep a bad bitch like Felicity hidden.