With the recent release of Disney’s live animated feature of Cinderella, it has been receiving much backlash for its portrayal of Cinderella as someone who needs a man to save her or a girl who has such a tiny waist that it can’t be humanly matched. I would love to explore how despite all these comments, that in some way may make sense, the idea of Cinderella as it has always been, is to make our a lives a little bit happier and magical. In a sense, I understand, that I may never meet a prince who forces the whole kingdom to search for me or a have a fairy godmother, but the point is that we should just be able to enjoy a nice movie about pure love that opens a door to wonders and imagination.
As much as I think it's incredibly important for little girls to have movies like Frozen, where there are female characters who aren't primarily concerned with finding a man, I think it's also ok for there to be romance in films, especially if it's based on a classic fairytale! Fairytales always have a romance! As long as the romance is healthy in the story, and as long as there are other films for young girls that include independent female role models, I don't see any problem in there being a man involved. I think drawing attention to this and acknowledging we can still appreciate Cinderella is a great idea. – Felicia8 years ago
It is important to remember that it is just a show. I do understand what critics are trying to elude to but it is also important not to take away that innocence and hope from children. I think this article will be good if it is written from the sense that your childhood is meant to be a fairytale filled with dreams. – Lala8 years ago