Cinderella Gets Real

Fizzdom Cinderella gets real comedian Elayne Boosler prince charming fairy tale

• Comedian/writer/animal activist Elayne Boosler’s quote is collaged with a modern, post-slippered, Disneyesque Cinderella, who finds her prince a little less charming on game day.

• “Charles Perrault is believed to be the author, in the 1690s, of our ‘modern’ 300-year-old Cinderella, the French Cendrillon.”

• Love the American Library Association's take: In the late 20th century, “Cinderella … has developed a reputation as a simpering, whimpering girl who is helpless until the right magic comes along … The earlier Cinderella … was not a wishing-only kind of person (but) self-reliant, devoted to family and ancestors, and willing to make her own future.” (Where'd you go, girl?)

• Watch the "Mouse Song" from Disney's Cinderella for sure-fire nostalgia or fingernails-on-blackboard annoyance.