Fairy Tales Don’t Own Me

    If fairy tales have taught us gals anything, it’s that stories can and will certainly leave a lasting impression. Even well into my late twenties, I still stop mid-scroll through my newsfeed anytime there is an opportunity to discover “Which Disney Princess I Am”, quiz myself on trivia, or the groundbreaking evolution behind “What Disney Princesses Would Look Like Without Makeup”. So many women are still obsessed with the unrealistic ideals set forth by some of our classic favorites. Most of us watched them so young, at such a pivotal and impressionable age, and we didn’t just watch them once… We watched them over and over and over again! Of course we are biased when it comes to relationships and love, filled with impractical expectations and dreams.

    However, with all the enchanted forests, imaginative singing animals, glass slippers, and everlasting spells which lead me to believe my wish upon a star will one day come true, for me another movie proved to be more powerful- Enter First Wives Club. At 9 years old it changed my life and I have carried it with me ever since.

    Starring the zesty and refreshing likenesses of Bette Midler,Goldie Hawn, and Diane Keaton (and her wonderful pant suits) three divorced women seek revenge on the husbands who left them for younger counterparts after being reunited by the death of their long-lost, lonely college friend. Now I know what you are thinking, sounds like life experience may have forced me to take a bite out of bitter? I promise you that is not the case. The surface plot may seem slightly generic or even possibly man-hating, but it’s not. Dealing with the the three D’s,dumped, divorced, and demoralized, Brenda, Elise, and Annie find a way to make the best of one of life’s most unpleasant situations.

     

    In today’s modern society there is much more equality between the sexes. As we approach the 20th anniversary, it is important to reflect upon the empowerment of doing things for yourself- something we often forget to do as women.

    Ar first apprehensive to reconnect,and feeling completely vulnerable and rejected,each woman shares with us a very raw and authentic experience which women can relate to every single day. The characters demonstrate an obvious longing for forgotten youth and lost beauty but also highlights how meaningless it all is when it comes down to loyalty and wisdom. The movie is about loneliness, abuse, friendship, strength and resilience. Each character dynamic helped to influence and really shape me as a person. I feel like it’s almost like the female version of Rocky. You’re going to get knocked down and it’s going to hurt, but getting up will define you. It turns out it’s not revenge they are after, but a reckoning ( a line totally stolen from Tombstone by the way) and justice.

    The lesson for us ladies to focus on in the film is behind every successful man is a strong woman that has supported his path in someway. Instead of the women in the movie becoming passive and taking what was dealt to them,they decide to fight back in the ultimate way- by infusing positivity among the three significantly distinct scenarios and personality types, they spread their own dynamic energy and vitality.

    With hilarious observations and witty commentary, these women are the true Queens I hope to become.

    The best part about this film is although the roads are not paved quite as smooth, you still get a happy ending- and it turns out to be you! Now that’s a fairy tale.

    If fairy tales have taught us gals anything, it’s that stories can and will certainly leave a lasting impression. Even well into my late twenties, I still stop mid-scroll through my newsfeed anytime there is an opportunity to discover “Which Disney Princess I Am”, quiz myself on trivia, or the groundbreaking evolution behind “What Disney Princesses Would Look Like Without Makeup”. So many women are still obsessed with the unrealistic ideals set forth by some of our classic favorites. Most of us watched them so young, at such a pivotal and impressionable age, and we didn’t just watch them once… We watched them over and over and over again! Of course we are biased when it comes to relationships and love, filled with impractical expectations and dreams.

    However, with all the enchanted forests, imaginative singing animals, glass slippers, and everlasting spells which lead me to believe my wish upon a star will one day come true, for me another movie proved to be more powerful- Enter First Wives Club. At 9 years old it changed my life and I have carried it with me ever since.

    Starring the zesty and refreshing likenesses of Bette Midler,Goldie Hawn, and Diane Keaton (and her wonderful pant suits) three divorced women seek revenge on the husbands who left them for younger counterparts after being reunited by the death of their long-lost, lonely college friend. Now I know what you are thinking, sounds like life experience may have forced me to take a bite out of bitter? I promise you that is not the case. The surface plot may seem slightly generic or even possibly man-hating, but it’s not. Dealing with the the three D’s,dumped, divorced, and demoralized, Brenda, Elise, and Annie find a way to make the best of one of life’s most unpleasant situations.

    In today’s modern society there is much more equality between the sexes. As we approach the 20th anniversary, it is important to reflect upon the empowerment of doing things for yourself- something we often forget to do as women.

    At first apprehensive to reconnect,and feeling completely vulnerable and rejected,each woman shares with us a very raw and authentic experience which women can relate to every single day. The characters demonstrate an obvious longing for forgotten youth and lost beauty but also highlights how meaningless it all is when it comes down to loyalty and wisdom. The movie is about loneliness, abuse, friendship, strength and resilience. Each character dynamic helped to influence and really shape me as a person. I feel like it’s almost like the female version of Rocky. You’re going to get knocked down and it’s going to hurt, but getting up will define you. It turns out it’s not revenge they are after, but a reckoning ( a line totally stolen from Tombstone by the way) and justice.

     

    The lesson for us ladies to focus on in the film is behind every successful man is a strong woman that has supported his path in someway. Instead of the women in the movie becoming passive and taking what was dealt to them,they decide to fight back in the ultimate way- by infusing positivity among the three significantly distinct scenarios and personality types, they spread their own dynamic energy and vitality.

    With hilarious observations and witty commentary, these women are the true Queens I hope to become- not a princess!

    The best part about this film is although the roads are not paved quite as smooth, you still get a happy ending- and it turns out to be you! Now that’s a fairy tale.

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