Saturday, November 27, 2010
In honour of I Love You magazine's current Princess Issue, I thought I'd pay tribute to my first exhalted princess, Aurora (or Briar Rose as she was later called when she got forced into witness protection and had to change her identity from princess to hot maiden girl out in the forest, picking flowers and singing to animals, all the while dressed in a chic little black, grey, and white blousey-corsetty ensemble, wooing handsome princes down by the river and making the whole traumatic ordeal look pretty sexy and romantic.) from Disney's one and only Sleeping Beauty.
My favourite part of this video is when the fairies bestow upon her the very useful girfts of beauty, song, and sleep instead of death. That Aurora/Briar Rose is one lucky little princess and she can thank her stars that her parents have connections to the fairy world.
Just quietly though, in terms of female supervillains in Disney films, Malificent is pretty magnificent. That classy lady really has it going on, and from what little her cascading black robe reveals, we can still deduct by her killer cheekbones and spindly fingers that she would have a pretty spectacular rig hapening under there too.
You have to admire her dramatic approach to life. Did she just go around cursing everyone who she didn't get a party invitation from? Some might say that casting a spell upon an innocent newborn child which would cause her to die on her 16th birthday is a bit flamboyant, extreme, crazy even.. But the King and Queen should have known that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, especially if that woman happens to be the most powerful and insane witch on the planet.
They should have seen it coming.