My movie notes entry got me thinking about live-action fairy tales. I’m very excited to see the new Beauty and the Beast and I thoroughly enjoyed the lovely yet weightless Cinderella of 2015, but I find myself yearning for a different kind of escapism. I want a naughty fairy tale. I want a dark, grungy, sexy, lush, violent, funny, balls-to-wall adaptation of say…Rapunzel. Or Cinderella! Or Beauty and the Beast! Has this movie been made and I missed it? (If you say Snow White and the Huntsman I will ban you.)
I will feel stupid if it has but I have to ask. And if it hasn’t WILL SOMEONE MAKE THIS MOVIE NOW? Trump is president and I need something artful and beautiful and life-affirming now.