Disney Princess Torture Porn makes us really uncomfortable

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Has the trend of weird, messed-up Disney Princess art finally gone too far? A new exhibition of Disney Princesses by photographer Thomas Czarnecki depicts them dying and getting injured, in "hilariously" clever fashions. The exhibition's been making a splash the past week or so, with mentions on HuffPo and Design Boom, but is it too much?

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The images in Carnecki's "From Enchantment to Down" exhibition verge on torture porn, and may be a sign that the Disney Princess thing has finally reached its limit. We admit that the idea of Cinderella tripping over her glass slippers (to her death!), along with a beached, dying Ariel, is slightly clever. But the rest of the moments are a little too close to a Princess snuff-film for our taste. It would be much more interesting if each girl didn't appear to be wearing a gimicky sexy Halloween costume version of their uniform followed by ass shot after ass shot.

Slightly NSFW images ahead...

According to DesignBoom:

'from enchantment to down' by paris-based photographer thomas czarnecki is a collection of photographs depicting fairy-tale heroines in scenes that are darker than their idyllic stories. ranging from the little mermaid washed up on a beach shore to alice trapped in what looks to be an abandoned basement, the twisted series illustrates an alternate ending to the well-known narratives, offering a dramatic contrast to the child-like nature of the original story. haunting and disturbing, the collection remains enchanting in its own right.

See for yourself — are these taking the whole "ironic Disney Princess" meme thing in too disturbing a direction?

Illustration for article titled Disney Princess Torture Porn makes us really uncomfortable

"Alicia Excelsior, finished kidnapped in a remote corner of the world and the poor white rabbit dead at his feet."

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"Excelsior Pocahontas, with her love of nature, ended as another trophy a hunter."

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"Cinderella Excelsior The end is even more tragic, but ran too fortuitous to come home on time, the shoe tripped and sent it straight to beyond."

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"Excelsior The hunter was never time to save Little Red Riding Hood, who was ambushed wolf."

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"Excelsior Sleeping Beauty finished filming the dirtiest porn producer for some Teutonic, and its destiny to never wake up sleeping."

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"The last wish he asked Jasmine was really his last will, for the lamp off a highly lethal gas."

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"Bella discovered that if her boyfriend was not called The Beast looks alone, but by his enthusiasm in bed."

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"The Little Mermaid ended Excelsior beached in his farewell to the sea and the world."

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"Sweet Prince Excelsior Snow White had a more dubious intentions and waited in a parking lot to send to another world."

Thanks for the tip Mauricio Dominguez.

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DISCUSSION

catvonawesome
Cat VonAwesome

Oh. lord. I think we've got a few things going on here.

1. Shock me shock me shock me with your deviant behavior.

2. A bit o' misogyny for the sake of #1.

3. Photoshoot derivative of everything. Even America's Next Top Model did a dead model shoot.

I ask...isn't the Disney Princess culture detrimental enough to women without having to murder them? There's not even a reason for these to be specifically Disney ladies. Is the artist making a point about the Princess Culture? It doesn't seem like it. The original stories are very different tales than the Disneyfied versions and this artist is clearly using the Disney version. But I don't get what the artist is saying beyond "In reality ladies get murdered and raped."