Disney princesses get a “Mean Girls” makeover

A video mash-up sends Ariel and Sleeping Beauty back to the merciless halls of high school

Topics: YouTube, Disney, Broadsheet, Love and Sex,

We always knew that Sleeping Beauty chick was a bitch. A self-described YouTube “nerd” who goes by Pinkwhig has mashed up the “Mean Girls” trailer to clips of classic Disney princesses — and the result is a clever and remarkably spot-on articulation of the subtext that’s always been lurking in those animated fairy tales. And Ariel should definitely consider calling her agent about starring in the Lindsay Lohan biopic.

Mary Elizabeth Williams

Mary Elizabeth Williams is a staff writer for Salon and the author of "Gimme Shelter: My Three Years Searching for the American Dream." Follow her on Twitter: @embeedub.

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