Great Job, Internet!: This Beauty And The Beast parody has humor and misogyny
Cracked‘s latest Disney parody is half smart takedown of the plot holes in Beauty And The Beast, half misogynistic assertion that the thing that ruins relationships are women, amiright?
In this vision of the not-so-happily ever after that follows the film’s climax, the Beast is now a pretty decent “no name” human prince trying to run his kingdom after spending 10 years as a defunct ruler. Belle, meanwhile, has grown bored with her new “provincial” life and wants the Beast to put some magic back into their relationship. That means the intelligent, brave character from the movie is now a shrill, nagging woman who is entirely unable to comprehend why her husband needs to sometimes do work to run a kingdom.
One would think the easiest comedic angle to take on this material is the way the Beast basically Stockholm Syndrome’d Belle into loving him, but, hey …