Which version of Cinderella is your favorite? Do you think there are too many?
Take a listen as I talk about the feminist and anti-feminist Cinderella stories as well as the new Amazon Studios Cinderella (even though it’s not Disney).
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00:00 - Intro
01:00 - Feminism
02:08 - Disney 1950 Cinderella summary
05:19 - Cinderella is an anti-feminist story
09:05 - Cinderella is a feminist story
- Feminist vs feminine
- Daily Titan
11:43 - Domestic and family abuse as it pertains to Cinderella’s story
15:24 - Happiness vs optimism
19:04 - The Mary Sue - the male gaze
20:42 - Cinderella and her agency: does she have a lot of agency?
24:31 - History of the story Cinderella
26:13 - Why do we have so many Cinderella movies and stories?
32:18 - Disney’s 2015 Cinderella
- Higher Education Podcast Guest Episode
- Positive movie reviews - mention of an empowered Cinderella
- Vox.com: the 2015 Cinderella is even more anti-feminist than the 1950 Cinderella
- The Mary Sue
42:24 - The Wonderful World of Disney Rodgers & Hammerstein's 1997 Cinderella
- Most racially diverse Cinderella cast
- Multi-racial families
- HuffPost.com: Cinderella’s feminist mindset
- Relationships between characters are more developed
- Fairy Godmother empowering Cinderella / empowered Cinderella
- HuffPost.com: dreaming vs doing mindset
- The crew behind the Disney Cinderella movies vs Whitney Houston and Debra Martin Chase dynamic duo
57:21 - Amazon Studios 2021 Cinderella
- Initial audience reviews (all 1 out of 5-star ratings)
- My initial reaction to watching the movie
- The Mary Sue: first Latina Cinderella and a “diverse” cast
- Metro.co.uk: marketing Amazon Studios Cinderella and Broadway Cinderella as “better” aka “less romantic”
01:15:21 - Ending