Fallen Princesses series | How About Orange

July 06, 2009

Fallen Princesses series

In the Fallen Princesses project, photographer Dina Goldstein explores alternate outcomes for Disney's princesses. What if "happily ever after" didn't pan out? JPG Magazine publishes more of her thoughts and a preview of the series here. Poor Rapunzel.

26 comments:

Grandma G said...

Hilarious.... sorta. ;-)

Mum

Rose said...

Wow, those are powerful. And a little scary. Thanks for sharing

Domestic Princess said...

Love it!

Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

Awesome! Makes you stop and think about the "happily ever after" story model.

Margeaux said...

Ha....I just saw these on the web a few days ago. My favorite is Jasmine.

thatgirlblogs said...

It's refreshing. Why should those girls get all the good stuff?

Anonymous said...

I think the Rapunzel shot is the most poignant.

Wilifred said...

I'm going through a rough time right now. Boyfriend just found out his cancer is back. He's shut me out of his life so completely, that I think I have to move on. It's painful and it's so hard to reconcile all the dreams we had with reality.

These make sense to me. Everyone, everyone has to deal with reality. You can't escape it. And there comes a point where you need to stop mourning and make the most of what you have.

Rose Red Cottage said...

Thanks for pointing me to this wonderful photo artist. I just sent the link to my 21-year-old daughter who STILL thinks she's Cinderella. Maybe not now!

Leslie

Amy Anderson said...

I'm such a fallen princess. . . I can relate :D

Sandra @ Pepperberry & Co. said...

What a great link to a great project! Thanks :-)

agoodbuild said...

this is really unique, very intersting

Carrie said...

very interesting project... thanks for sharing!

used cars tripp said...

Those are absolutely hysterical!

roisin said...

I wrote about these yesterday as well! the national radio here was doing a story on female portrayal as princess in animated movies, and I started searching. The artist is from Vancouver, here in Canada!

Krystle said...

I have a background in Women's Studies and find these to be very interesting and complex in their production. Love it!

Larissa said...

poor rapunzel indeed. that one was just sad.

yawningdog said...

Having spent too many days watching disney princess movies with my daughter, I came to some conclusions about what happened after "Happily Ever After!"

Princess Charming Mother never let Snow White forget that she had been living with seven little men.

Cinderella's Father-in-Law, the King, had her step-sisters and step-mother beheaded as a wedding present while she was on her honeymoon.

I think I had one more, but the little girl that watched all those videos is now a big girl.It has been too many years.

Sara said...

I really like this series. It's both moving and humorous at the same time. Nothing like a little cognitive dissonance to start the day.

Thanks for sharing such cool stuff. Love your blog!

Anonymous said...

I for one will take Happily Ever After any day over these images. I find these images just very disturbing!

__L__ said...

That's excellent!
Thanks

virginia said...

i linked, and forwarded, and then laughed 'til i had a headache.

my favorite is snow white, maybe because i worked at disney.

the real snow white was blonde, and smoked.

Sheila said...

Wow... I haven't heard of these series before, but I love this pic already. Now let me google for a minute...

tamdoll said...

This was a great link. I always wonder about some fairy tales and how they started. Scary!

Anonymous said...

a French song of "Téléphone" tells that story

Anonymous said...

The series makes me wonder why people teach their daughters that "Happily ever after" line. What a disservice to we women. Bad things happen to good people, and children need to learn that early. I can think of so many other pictures of fallen princesses that could be done. The runaways, the junkies, the prostitutes.....I don't think any mother ever foresaw those things for their newborn daughters. Or their sons, for that matter. I find the series so incredibly sad that it makes me want to cry. I can't imagine anyone finding it funny.

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