ByCarl KC'arl Li, writer at

Sure, I've seen the film before, maybe even more than once. And yeah, I guess I remember it, if I think about it, but it hasn't been in my mind for a long time. I didn't recall having any feelings for it really. But, when the film started, the music, the images, the mice, the step-mother, the step-sisters, Cinderella,... all my memories for it started flooding back. I recalled all the moments that moved me,.. and as each one approached, I became more of a mess.

It really is a classic. All the tropes of being an average girl once upon a time in a faraway land, pure, with a heart of gold, despite a challenging position in life, who is swept away by prince charming, gets married and lives happily ever-after. Yes, those ideas were definitely the DNA of this film, if Snow White wasn’t already. It’s like a meme and a dream of so many little girls,… and boys. It permeated throughout their lives, and plays a factor in our culture which attributed to wishing I were white growing up,… oh wait, that’s maybe an issue for another time, though I’d like to clarify that I’m not placing blame, I’m just talking about my truth, and the truth of growing up a minority in ANY dominant culture.

Anyhow. So, yes, I loved Cinderella, ....

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