Posts tagged "fairytales"

Watch This: Disney Princesses Realize They Don’t Need A Man To Achieve Their Dreams

I think every feminist who grew up loving "The Little Mermaid" has that moment when it hits you: Ariel literally gave up her voice for a man. Then you start thinking about the gender dynamics in all your other favorite childhood movies, and pretty soon your Disney obsession has crashed down around you, a pile…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 4, 2014

Artistic Twists On Disney Princesses (And Other Heroines)

Merida, Disney Pixar's first leading lady, was a┬ápopular costume for women this Halloween, according to Google. Between Merida, Kate Middleton, and the recent Snow White movies, we've had princesses on the brain this year. While our adult selves may cringe at princess culture and the outdated stereotypes that come along with it, there's just…
By: Tres Sugar / November 4, 2012

DSW Launches Glass Slipper Collection For Wannabe Cinderellas

If your efforts to land a rich prince have been unsuccessful thus far, maybe it's time to switch up your footwear choices. An excellent bet for aspiring princesses? DSW's new Glass Slipper collection, a collaboration with Disney to celebrate the October 2nd release of "Cinderella" on Blu-Ray. Available in stores and online on October 1st,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 29, 2012

Same-Sex Disney Couples Live Happily Ever After

Artist Rodolfo Loaiza's new show, "Disasterland," features colorful paintings that throw out traditional Disney narratives and re-imagine them in ways that more accurately reflect the world we live in. For example, "heterosexual happy endings have been discarded; outdated," and some popular heroes, princesses, and villains have been recast as same-sex lovers. Hercules and Aladdin make…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 6, 2012

First Look: Angelina Jolie Is A Magnificent Maleficent

Here's our first glimpse of Angelina Jolie in her upcoming role as Maleficent (the evil queen from "Sleeping Beauty," in case you need a Disney movie refresher). "Maleficent," which will hit theaters in 2014, promises to flesh out the backstory of this legendary villain, and judging from this picture, Angelina is creepy perfection in the…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 19, 2012

They’ve Got Crappy Fairy Tales In Russia

Little American girls are taught to believe that "one day their prince will come." Little girls in Russia, apparently, will settle for a piece of s**t. Literally. [BuzzFeed]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 22, 2010