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Let’s Talk About Fairytales #5: The Girl Without Hands

Hello, everyone! I hope you’ve enjoyed your last few weeks of summer and are ready to dive into fall! Today I wanted to take a break from reviewing horror movies and talk about my favorite subject: crazy fairytales. I’ve read my “King Thrushbeards” and “The Goose Girl” and even “The Three Little Men in the Wood,” but while all of them are twisted, none quite hold a candle to the special act of cruelty embodied in the Grimm Brother’s tale “The Girl Without Hands.” Even the title is a doozy.

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Let’s Talk Fairy Tales #3: Donkey Skin

Hello, all! If you’re on the East Coast, I hope you’ve stayed warm through the blizzard of the ages, and if you’re on the West Coast, how’s that drought going? I’m ready to once again enter the realm of the bizarre with a third discussion about fairy tales, this time with Donkey Skin, the strangest take on Cinderella since A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song.  To all the people who think Lucy Hale can sing: re-evaluate.

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Let’s Talk Fairy tales 2: Grace and Derek

Hello, all! Last time I talked about fairy tales, Trump hadn’t yet started to run for president. Can you even imagine a time before our newsreels were dominated by his horrid ginger hair-tuft? Me neither.

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Our fairy tale today is called Grace and Derek and unless you have The Golden Book of Fairy tales, you probably never heard of it. It is another story by Madame d’Aulnoy who also wrote Green Snake, which I blogged about last time. Ready for some very dubious morality lessons?

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