Mother Gothel, the villain of Disney’s Tangled, is one of the best onscreen examples of gaslighting.
Licensed therapist Jonathan Decker and filmmaker Alan Seawright break down how Gothel’s relationship with Rapunzel shows all 11 signs of gaslighting as outlined by the work of noted psychologist Dr. Stephanie A. Sarkis. And they talk about some fun tricks the filmmakers use to show just how toxic Gothel is, and how Rapunzel is finally able to free herself.
And Jonathan makes fun of Alan. And Alan's dog. They probably both deserve it.
Cinema Therapy is: Written by: Megan Seawright, Jonathan Decker and Alan Seawright Produced by: Jonathan Decker, Megan Seawright & Alan Seawright Edited by: Alan Seawright Director of Photography: Bradley Olsen