Sure, a lot of Disney films are kind of twisted just on the surface: Bambi's mom gets murdered, Cinderella's step-mom abuses her, Snow White enters a polyamorous relationship with seven men. (No disrespect to polyamorous relationships. I just feel like seven is way too much work for one person.) But what about the deeper messages that the more benign (read: not quite as murder-happy) Disney films teach to our children? The Second City Network — the same people who brought us the Sassy Gay Friend — have decided to be more up-front with these lessons, delivered from the very princesses who lived them.
The newest one, "Advice From A Cartoon Princess: Belle," points out something we at Nerve feel is often overlooked about Beauty and the Beast. Namely, no one would show it to their kids if the beast was not a sort-of humanoid, generic fuzzy thing, but instead a Great Dane:
Don't leave Belle alone with Spot, you guys. Things might get weird. They also have "Advice From A Cartoon Princess: Ariel," which is all about how fulfilling it can be to drastically alter your body and suppress your natural talents in order to bag the man of your dreams: