Fake Geek Girls
Episode 139

The Princess Diaries

Melissa Brinks published on

Michael Moscovitz is our collective dream boyfriend, and it's time the world knew. We're talking about The Princess Diaries, including the first three books in the series and the two Disney films. What's up with the diary format? Why do movies insist on trying to tell us Anne Hathaway is unattractive? Lets find out!

Mistakes: The Princess and the Frog was among our list of movies that don't feature friendship between two human girls, but Tiana does in fact have a human friend! Unfortunately, Tiana herself does spend a significant amount of the movie as an animal herself, so... still not a great example.

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

Royal Subjects: Feminist Perspectives on Diary Writing and the Diary Form in Meg Cabot's The Princess Diaries Series by Hanna Liljeqvist

Cinderella vs Barbie: The Battle for Postfeminist Performance in Teen Transformation Narratives by Kendra Marston

The Politics of Empowerment: Young Adult Literature, Heterotopia and the Possibility of Social Change by Lili Wilkinson

Review: 1 Rothschild, Sarah. The Princess Story: Modeling the Feminine in Twentieth - Century American Fiction and Film by Erin Bell, PhD

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