F%@k Prince Charming — These Disney Princesses Disarm International Terrorists
1:37 pm, October 23rd | by Colette McIntyre
Disney parodies are a dime a dozen but if you recast the Princesses as ass-kicking covert operatives who are tasked with combatting international terrorist cells while wearing cute character-appropriate headbands, well then you’re guaranteed to grab our attention.
Taylor Vaughn Lasley’s Black Ops: Disney Princesses is the YouTube manifestation of the daughter we oft daydream is hanging out somewhere in our ovaries, the kind of girl who would pair her“Disney Belle Deluxe Sparkle Child Costume” with a toy bandolier. The web series positions Jasmine, Belle, Ariel and Snow White as CIA agents working under “Director Disney,” each containing shadows of their Technicolored counterparts: bookish Belle is the elite gang’s tech expert; Ariel — easily the series’ most fully realized parody — is a mild hoarder whose father has been dubbed “the King of Atlantic City.”
“I came up with the idea because, well, what little girl didn’t want to be a princess, and then subsequently grew up to want to save the world,” said series creator/director/writer/producer/”Jasmine” actress Taylor Lasley. “The video is like a fantasy for those nostalgic of the 80s and 90s classic princesses (ie everyone). The whole reason I wanted to make this was because women don’t need Prince Charming to make shit happen— ain’t nobody got time for that.”
We don’t know about you but our “Happily Ever After” always included some clandestine pistol whipping.