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Disney Princesses!

brionybriony Posts: 11Registered Users
Julia provided us all with a great report on how Disney is ignoring curlygirls, by providing princesses with sleek, straight hair. Julia was particularly annoyed by Mia, from the princess diaries, who had her beautiful curls straightened, so she could look more acceptable.

I read this collum violently nodding my head with agreement. Then, two days later, the Princess Diaries was on the television. I watched the start with great annoyance, as they destroyed Mia's lovely hair. But what annoyed me most came at the end.

Mia was sat in her car - an open top - in the pooring rain, getting increasingly wet. She was out in the rain for at least 20 minutes. Eventually she was driven to the Royal ball, where she was hurried onto the stage. In the process, assistants were rubbing her hair with a towel, desparately trying to dry it. Mia then gave a ten minute long speech - her hair gradually drying.

I am sure most of you would agree with me when I say that, if my curly hair was ever soak by the rain, then viciously towel dried, it would immediately begin to frizz, or at the very least curl. Mia's stayed perfectly straight!

Come on Disney!!! Do you research!
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  • KookyCurlKookyCurl Posts: 1,980Registered Users
    The problem with that is they can't take pauses to recurl Anne Hathaway's STRAIGHT hair. They were going for DRAMATIC transformation. Her mother had wonderfully curly hair in that movie if I remember right.

    It is based on a book. While I have not read it, the straightening could be what the author wrote.

    As for the animated ones while they may not have curly hair (which is hard to continue for the animators, esp. when it was still all done by hand) they have lush, full of body hair. Aurora is arguably a wavy, and Wendy has lovely curls, that stay curly even after flying through clouds (damp!) and falling in the mermaid lagoon. Disney has never been one of accuracy. It's more of the broader message. What does happen to Mia is that she learns that it's not what outside that counts but what is inside a person and being happy with who you are.
  • shellynotshellynot Posts: 1,140Registered Users
    Mia's was probably thermally straightened, as they would not straighten her hair everyday with a flat iron.

    And, in my opinion, all of the princesses have a least a little bit of wave in their hair:
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  • brionybriony Posts: 11Registered Users
    Fair point actually! :)
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  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Posts: 5,132Registered Users
    I agree that most of the Disney princesses have thick hair, most of them have waves (i.e. Belle).

    I think that Disney does a fairly decent job of making characters that most little girls can see themselves in. However, I've always wondered why Jasmine went from being brown to light tan in the newest ads and dolls.
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  • brionybriony Posts: 11Registered Users
    You've all made really good points! I was just having a bit of a rant :( You were right to point out that they do all have lovely thick hair, and Wendy has great curls.

    I'm not usually that angry! Honest! :)

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  • CandycaneCandycane Posts: 291Registered Users
    i never noticed that her hair stayed straight-that is so funny-i wonder how they pulled that off-wig perhaps?
  • CandycaneCandycane Posts: 291Registered Users
    has nothing to do with their hair but did any of you guys noticed how developed most of these princesses r for 16 year olds
  • a.l.i.c.e.a.l.i.c.e. Posts: 673Registered Users
    That is so funny. I was just thinking that same thing the other day. I saw a beautiful painting of a mermaid, and thought, "you never see a mermaid with straight hair, they all have beautiful curls and waves...except Ariel with those AWFUL feathered bangs, but then, none of the Disney princess have curls. What is up with that?:thumbdown:"
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  • FrizzBucketFrizzBucket Posts: 62Registered Users
    She may not officialy be a princess but there is Megara from Hercules, does she count as curly?
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  • MintMint Posts: 1,143Registered Users
    Maybe the artists want to draw straight/wavy hair cause it's easier. :wink:

    But I agree there should be more curly princesses. Gisele (sp?) from Enchanted seemed to have naturally wavy hair but had beautiful curls in a couple scenes of the movie. :)
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  • live2dream88live2dream88 Posts: 98Registered Users
    Yeah, it was hard for me to find a curly haired fairy too (like my avatar)

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  • Riot CrrlRiot Crrl Posts: 3,135Registered Users
    Maybe the artists want to draw straight/wavy hair cause it's easier.

    That's what I was thinking too. Curls are hard to draw. Too many sweatshop-cartoonist-hours.
  • bbbeccabbbecca Banned Posts: 232Banned Users
    I think Lady from lady and the tramp had curly hair but yeah none of them have spirals or anything, none of the princes do either from what i can remember
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  • JournalistJournalist Posts: 366Registered Users
    I definitely think that all the disney princesses WISH they had curly hair!
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  • a curly qa curly q Posts: 248Registered Users
    The thing with the hard drawing of curls, i have to disagree. i find them easier to draw (they hide mistakes if the head-shape looks weird). but maybe with animation it's a different story:dontknow:
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  • JodenyseJodenyse Posts: 138Registered Users
    I dont think the age group that watches disney movies pay that much attention to hair. Or mabey that was just me...........
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  • a curly qa curly q Posts: 248Registered Users
    boombasta wrote:

    OMG those pics r gorgeous! Why haven't I heard about this movie?
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  • violetcurlsvioletcurls Posts: 434Registered Users
    Didn't Belle have curly hair? My mom always says my hair looks kind of like hers (my hair is more curly, though).

    I'll be honest. The first time I watched The Princess Diaries, I didn't really think about the hair change! And Mia wasn't happy with it at first, because she had the hat and everything, right? And then in the second one, they curled her hair sometimes (but then, of course, they decided they hated the style....) Anne Hathaway has naturally straight hair. I don't get why they had to curl it (or give her a wig) in the first place, though. But that's why they kept it straight, and it didn't curl in the rain. It did kind of set a bad example for new and young curlies.

    Aurora/Briar Rose/Sleeping Beauty (I still have trouble with her actual identity a little. Haven't seen the movie in years) had kind of wavy 2a hair.

    As for the drawing, yes it is easier to do straight hair, at least when you need to see from a sides and back and whatnot. Curly hair is, at times, if not always, more complex than straight hair. It's the same with drawing it. Now, if you're just sketching, it doesn't really matter. I draw both types of hair.

    I do wish more shows had curly girls, though. :wink:
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  • violetcurlsvioletcurls Posts: 434Registered Users
    briony wrote: »
    You've all made really good points! I was just having a bit of a rant :( You were right to point out that they do all have lovely thick hair, and Wendy has great curls.

    I'm not usually that angry! Honest! :)

    Briony
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    Sort of the same here. Sometimes I go off on this long rant. Most of my friends have realized by now that I'm just very... passionate about the things that bug me.:toothy7:

    And then one day when I was sleepy, and relatively quiet, my sister asked me "are you calm?" "yes, why?" "Well, you're normally... calm, but you seem more calm than normal."

    Oh, and I completely forgot about Wendy. lol.
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    Well, there's always Esmeralda

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  • AngularScienceAngularScience Posts: 844Registered Users
    Well, there's always Esmeralda

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    omg, I loved her hair and skin and lips! She was way prettier than Jasmine, who all my friends seemed to love.

    I loved Giselle's hair in the cartoon and in real life. It didn't look as nice when it was straightened in the end, though.
  • QuirkyYoginiQuirkyYogini Posts: 569Registered Users
    Every person I know that draws or paints says curly hair is MUCH harder to draw. Well, at least ringlets are... That's why you typically see straight hair or waves.


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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I think Snow White would have lovely 2a/3b hair if she'd go CG.
  • ArjaeArjae Posts: 412Registered Users
    Never mind.
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  • viklaneviklane Posts: 54Registered Users
    I've read the book The Princess Diaries, and in that one they simply cut her already straight hair and dye it blonde. I think in the movie, they wanted something that would be very dramatic. The huge curly hair at the beginning was likely a wig, since I believe Anne's hair is naturally straight.

    That said, I remember being very annoyed with that, since I was roughly Mia's age when the film came out and had really come to terms with my curls at last.

    Connected or not, later that year I got my hair chemically straightened (NEVER again).

    What's ironic for the film, though, is that they make two very good points: the first is that they straighten her hair to make her more Princess-like, but Mia fights her "transformation" all the way through. It's made clear that they're kind of trying to make her seem less unique. The other is that the boy she ends up with loved her when her hair was curly, and I think liked her more when she was "just Mia" as opposed to Princess Mia.

    So the curls aren't a deterrant for love, and the only person who really finds her "acceptable" afterwards is the jerk.
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  • curlygirl81curlygirl81 Posts: 127Registered Users
    Journalist wrote: »
    I definitely think that all the disney princesses WISH they had curly hair!

    YES!!
  • LatinaCurlsLatinaCurls Posts: 11Registered Users
    viklane wrote: »
    Connected or not, later that year I got my hair chemically straightened (NEVER again).

    I've had my hair chemically straightened as well. I will also NEVER do that again! It fried my hair. It also didn't even make it straight! I still had to use a blow dryer, brush, and curling iron to smooth it, otherwise it would just frizz. It didn't even want to curl anymore.
  • lily25lily25 Posts: 8Registered Users
    and don't forget Meg... meg.jpg
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  • BotticelliBabeBotticelliBabe Posts: 1,574Registered Users
    lily25 wrote: »
    and don't forget Meg... meg.jpg
    :wink:

    The shape of her head scares me. It looks like there was a vaccuum attatched to that elastic and it pulled her head out of shape.
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