Check out the latest viral video sensation from mega-site Buzzfeed: Why Disney Princes Make Terrible Boyfriends.
The video takes on classic Disney fairy tales and places them in a modern context; you know, if women were suddenly yanked out of modern day society and thrust into a Disney universe where women needed boys in order to make themselves feel like, well, whole women.
Don’t get us wrong — we love the Disney animated films. And (if we’re being completely honest) we own almost all of them. Cinderella, Snow White, and all those classic films are great escapes, and the more modern movies where the heroine is a bit more independent, like in The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast or the often-ignored Mulan, do a better job of portraying female role models. But it’s always more fun to take topics out of context, place them in a time period with smartphones and Facebook profiles, and make fun of them.
That’s why this Buzzfeed Disney princes video has been getting shared so much after being out only a short while. It’s just plain awesome to see those classic stories in more realistic surroundings.
From funny songs to silly-but-familiar situations, this is one modern retelling we don’t mind seeing. Check it out above.