Tag: princess

  • Why Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is not about Stockholm syndrome

    Why Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is not about Stockholm syndrome

    I have no idea whether this started as serious feminist critique or as comedic satire, but if you’ve read any Disney-related stuff on the internet in the last five or ten years, you’ve probably heard someone asserting that Beauty and the Beast is about Stockholm syndrome. I’m not going to bother with links. This stuff […]

  • Halloween 2014 recap

    Last year I blogged about my Halloween costume, so I figured I’d continue the tradition. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Amethyst Marie (@amethystmarietm) I made the circlet for another costume a few years ago. The plastic sword was for a Xena, Warrior Princess costume. The belt and the gold slippers are […]

  • Cindy: The Kardashians Meet The Addams Family at Disneyworld

    So, I got an email the other day that began thusly: Larry Wilson here. I co-wrote and co-produced Beetlejuice, co-wrote The Addams Family, wrote and directed for six seasons of Tales from the Crypt. “Sure you did,” I thought. I found you through your blog’s review of The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy “Okay,” […]

  • Cinderella: #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft

    Cinderella aired on ABC Family this last weekend. I’m a sucker for a Disney marathon. Since I tend to look at Cinderella as a study in how and why people get stuck in abusive relationships, I decided to live tweet it under the #WhyIStayed hashtag in the title character’s voice. This post is a record […]

  • The Fire Wish: Scheherazade Meets The CW

    Reviewing Royal last week put me in a YA fantasy mood. Hence this review of The Fire Wish, a new release by debut author Amber Lough. TL;DR – You’re either going to love it or hate it. I loved it. The Fire Wish is about two teenage girls in a mythical version of ancient Baghdad who switch places with […]

  • Twisted: A Very Wicked Disney Musical

    You probably know the musical comedic genius of Team Starkid from A Very Potter Musical and its sequels. What? You’ve never seen A Very Potter Musical??? Well, I’ll have to blog about that some other time, because it’s awesome. Draco is a girl in drag and Zac Ephron is a [SPOILER!] and Harry Freakin’ Potter […]

  • Is “Princess” a Career?

    Last week I blogged about my take on princess culture and why I don’t hate it. Apparently Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor saw my post and thought, “Hey, this sounds like a timely topic! I think I’ll go on national television and address the nation about it.” (A blogger can dream, right?) Judge Sotomayor comes […]

  • The Quandary of a High Femme Feminist

    [As I’ve said, I’ll be using this blog to talk about random stuff that’s on my mind in addition to Thalia’s Musings stuff. Welcome to the first such post.] Can I tell you guys a secret? I don’t hate princesses. I’m not talking about Kate, Diana, and Grace. I’m talking about the romanticized idea of […]