‘Maleficent’ is a Sword in the Heart of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Fans Everywhere

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Maleficent did mighty well at the box office, resulting in Angelina Jolie’s biggest opening weekend that trumped Tomb Raider and Wanted by millions, but many fans of Disney’s original Sleeping Beauty are calling it disappointing and a little anti-feminist.

The discussion on where Maleficent went wrong seems to always begin with the villain not being nearly as evil as we remember: from her strange, distant interactions with Princess Aurora, the botched story of how she lost her wings and turned evil goth solely because of a man, and the fact that she never f*cking turns into a dragon.

Via i09’s “How Could Disney Do This To Maleficent“:

She doesn’t really build any sort of personality; instead all we see is a woman who is reacting to a slew of terrible things her former lover inflicts on her. It just seems like she’s running around, coming up with all of these ideas as they hit her. Her go-to move is to zap people into unconscious human balloons, which she then manipulates around in the air.

The article’s author, Meredith Woerner says the film spends way too much time on Aurora and not her wicked fairy godmother, and that the retelling of the story depicts Maleficent as a mentally weak woman who makes rash decisions because Aurora’s father, King Stefan, “drugged and violated her.” Continue reading “‘Maleficent’ is a Sword in the Heart of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Fans Everywhere”

The Original Triple-Breasted Hooker From ‘Total Recall’ Had ‘The Trots’

The woman who played the iconic triple-breasted hooker from Mars in the original Total Recall with Arnold Schwarzenegger recently told Vulture.com that she was not only teary-eyed during her iconic scene in the 1990 classic but had diarrhea, as well.

Lycia Naff, a well-known woman with a name few would recognize, revealed her embarrassment at having to wear prosthetics, how she wishes the new three-breasted woman in the inferior Colin Farrell version the best, her thoughts on Arnold, Star Trek, and working with Denise Richards on her reality show.

Being sick and nervous during Total Recall: “At the time, I had the trots [from eating bad food], and I was crying! [Laughs.] And I was embarrassed. I was so petrified when all the reality of it sunk in.”

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