BY Mary Rockcastle in Movies on Mar 31, 2014 |
When you first hear “Sofia Coppola” and “The Little Mermaid” in the same sentence, you don’t immediately think perfect match. So when it was announced earlier this month that the acclaimed director Sofia Coppola (The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation) would be taking on the live action version of the Disney classic, the news was met with mixed feelings. However, once you understand the true, dark, mystery of Hans Christian ... Read More
An online petition for Disney to feature their first plus-sized female protagonist has been created by Virginia high school student, Jewel Moore.
On Change.org, she explains: “I made this petition because I’m a plus-size young woman, and I know many plus sized girls and women who struggle with confidence and need a positive plus-size character in the media.” In her post, Moore suggests that since Disney films are so widespread and ... Read More
Our media bombards us with two polarized representations of acceptable and desirable female sexuality: the madonna and the whore. In his series DIRTYLAND, the artist Dillon Boy complicates these constructs, positioning what he calls “the pure, untainted characters of Walt Disney” within aesthetics associated with the contemporary objectification and hyper-sexualization of women on “billboards […] and ad[s] in […] ... Read More
Disney princesses get all the attention, but there’s also something totally magical about the Disney villains. Each has the power both to fascinate and terrify us; they appeal to our darkest fantasies. Perfumes operate in a similar way; spritz a good perfume, and you get a chill down your spine. So why not make Disney villain perfume bottles?
Although they aren’t (yet) on the market, the artist Ruby Spark designed thrilling ... Read More
Reinterpretations of Disney princesses are big right now. At their best, the princesses offer complex portrayals of women who struggle to find their identifies and courageously assert themselves. But they also send conflicting messages about the powerful female: while many discover the beautiful complexities of love, others are simply rescued by a prince.
The most recent take on the Disney ladies comes from the photographer Ryan Astamendi, ... Read More
In what I like to view as an unconventional approach to subverting gender norms and challenging the plethora of “masculine” or “feminine” images of our childhood, Tumblr recently hoped on a Wolverine as Disney princess trend.
Well, dare I say it? This new princess fad might be even better. Buzzfeed’s Adam Ellis introduces us to... Disney princesses with beards! Clever, elegant, simple perfection. Take a look at the ... Read More
By now, you’ve probably seen the plethora of Tumblr renditions of Marvel hero Wolverine as a Disney Princess. The idea is truly clever: David J Prokopetz invited artists to illustrate Wolver-Princess in celebration of Disney’s acquisition of Marvel. But have you considered just how brilliant this idea is?
In addition to being comical (get it?), the illustrations are a sharp examination of the feminine and masculine images we ... Read More
What’s that, world? Women’s Equality Day was this Monday, and the Equal Rights Amendment still hasn’t passed? And pay discrimination is still legal? Huh, that's weird!
These Disney princesses know what’s up with the gender gap, and sing about it in this awesome video:Watch out for gems like Ariel’s line, “It’s time to be paid for more than what’s in between our legs!” #tootrue
This happy tune comes as an ... Read More