The Early Years: Bechdel-Test-Passing Fairy Tales

In honor of #ThrowbackWednesday I’m digging through some of my elementary school creations. From my Kindergarden days, here’s the cleverly-titled hit The Princess Who Got Lost (with modern commentary):

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Fate or nominative determinism?

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The trees must have interfered with her cell reception, making her unable to use Google Maps. Or since this is from 2001, I guess she was probably using MapQuest on her pager or whatever.

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Our heroes emerge. And no, none of them are Prince Charming.

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Another lesson: don’t be ashamed to ask for directions. Also, princesses apparently change clothes really fast. And hair color.

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I was not afraid to go all abstract expressionism with the illustrations.

image-4I’m not sure if I’m feeling some queer subtext here, or if it’s a celebration of female friendship, not subordinated to romantic ideals, but my princesses were totally passing the Bechdel test way before Disney thought it was cool (sorry Frozen)Also, fluffy animals.

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One thought on “The Early Years: Bechdel-Test-Passing Fairy Tales

  1. Pingback: What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Princesses | Nadia In Her Own World

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