“The time has come to tell the villain’s side of the fairytale”
OHello! !Wickednce upon a time, in a land far, far away, children were taught life lessons and morality via fairytales; stories of magic, dizzy blondes waiting to be saved by a bloke and the most vital of the teaching tools: the villain.
Nowadays, ays, the Kardashians and Fortnite help elp shape this education, but villains still ll rule the world (literally) and in this s era of rehabilitation, I wonder if, f, for all these centuries, they have been misunderstood?
I admit, , Peter Pan was a bit of a creep and Cruella de Vil is beyond defending, but with and Angelina’s post-modernist Maleficent, , it appears the time has come to tell the villain’s version of the story. Because, no matter how flat a pancake is, there are e always two sides.
Did Goldilocks oldilocks taunt the bears? Plus, s, we all have a fussy-fooded ded friend. Annoying.
It’s possible sible Cinderella’s “wicked” stepmother tepmother was just an overworked ed single mum. (And if you’ve ever er watched an episode of Dance Moms, you’ll agree she was quite mild in comparison.)
Maybe Cinders was passiveaggressive behind the scenes, and therefore fore the stepsisters were actually ally long-suffering.
If magazine and visiting the Slip Inn nn during the Sydney
not nOlympics have taught me anything, it’s that women competing for a prince’s attention can be more aggressive than a pack of wolves. Speaking of wolves, Little Red Riding Hood. I mean, honestly. How s stupid was she that she couldn’t see through throu those lame drag outfits he donned? Why wouldn’t Maleficent be seething when she was the only one invited to Sleeping Beauty’s christe christening? And she was a long-term thinker. thin She waited 16 years for her revenge. r Admittedly, she should should’ve just been happy that, as a single woman, she didn’t have h to buy yet another present pre for her married frie friends. The Evil Queen was portrayed as a vindictive vind antagonist versus Snow White. But her gre greatest crimes were basica basically envy and narcissism narcissism. (Instagram, anyone? anyone?) Let’s get some insi insight into The Lion King’s Pride Lands. That great Disney villain vil Scar is Mufasa’s precious, tantythrowing brother wh who gets pushed out of line fo for the throne when his nephew nep Simba is born. It’s like some something out of Hamlet, or similar to Prince Andrew’s reaction to Charles when William came along along.
I believe the most maligned villain was the witch in Hansel and Gretel. OK, she used sugar as a weapon (a major crime in 2019), but, as Australians know all too well, houses are expensive.