This week, we’re discussing a few of the better known Disney princes: Beast from Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin from Aladdin and (wwwhhhhhyyy?) Eric from The Little Mermaid. The problems each choice presents are clear: Beast is a giant monster, Eric is a total d-bag and Aladdin wears a vest with nothing underneath. What to do? Will Beast’s enormous library put him ahead of the game? Or will all that erotic tension in Aladdin affect our decision making? More
Topic: Beauty and the Beast
Forget the usual cast of bland Disney princes. I was always partial to the sidekicks — they were funnier and more lovable than any prince with a case of the marriage blues. From Aladdin’s Genie to The Little Mermaid’s Sebastian, the sidekick often stole the whole movie with their big hearts and funny punchlines.
So call your fairy godmother to request some comic relief and excellent song and dance numbers. It’s time to rank Disney’s greatest animated sidekicks. More
I was originally going to do “what your fantasy says about you” as a counterpoint to last week’s “what your worst fear says about you,” but then I was reading The Hairpin and I started thinking about Snow White, so I was like, “fuck it. I’m going to write about some dwarves”. Roll with me on this one. More
Little kids are like stupid sponges. They soak up all kinds of knowledge even when you don’t want them to. Editors Jennifer Wright and Ashley Cardiff carried an unexpected lifetime of lessons with them after watching Beauty & the Beast as young girls. Predictably, they were the wrong lessons.
Of course, these are clearly fictional – Vogue would never cover “10 novels people couldn’t go without”. That’s something for… I was trying to think of a woman’s magazine that might have a cover story on that, and failed. God, I just want to be a part of their world. Check all of Dante Taylors illustrations out here. More
Every little girl wants to be a princess, right? So in honor of Princess Week, I went to my daughter’s daycare to find out what the little ones think of female royalty. I spoke with eight little girls, ages 3-5, about why they want to be princesses and which princess is their favorite. More
“If you find a man who’s big and hairy and beastly and kind of seems like he wants to hurt you, but he’s got a lot of money and big house stick it out! You can change him.” Belle, we … More
Beauty and the Beast, a new British reality show set to premiere in late 2010 or early 2011, hasn’t even been cast yet but is already making waves. The premise of the show is that two people, one conventionally attractive … More
Disney? We think you’re sending young women the wrong message. Not about feminity, because we think it’s cool to wear impractical footwear and burst into song. We’re into that. Really. But these men? In real life, we’re pretty sure these … More