There’s been plenty of takes over the years on the Cinderella fairy tale of an orphaned girl who is made to be the house servant to her cruel stepmother and mean stepsisters who’s life takes a miraculous turn after a trip to the ball. But Geekerella is the first time Cinderella’s story centers on science fiction fandom and a cosplay ball.
In Geekerella: A Fangirl Fairy Tale, the debut novel by Ashley Poston, teenager Danielle “Elle” Wittimer is obsessed with Starfield, the classic science fiction television series she grew up watching with her dad. Ever since her father passed away when she was 8, she’s been relegated to a tiny room, excluded from all activities and family fun, and made to do all the housework for her stepfamily — her socialite stepmother Catherine and obnoxious twin stepsisters Chloe and Calliope, all of whom disregard and disrespect her.
Whitney Avalon – actress, comedienne, rapper…that’s right, I said rapper, has come out with yet another awesome Princess Rap Battle, the video series she started in September. In her fourth effort, she pits Cinderella against Belle, aptly so, since a new adaptation of Cinderella just hit the big screens, and a live-action version of Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, and Dan Stevens is in the making. What makes this rap battle so much more viral and awesome than the others (which are great, too), is that the cult princess herself, Sarah Michelle Gellar, raps as Cinderella.
Watch Gellar’s Princess rap battle and the other three from the video series here below.
Cinderella Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgard, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera, Derek Jacobi and Helena Bonham Carter Walt Disney Pictures
Release date: March 13, 2015
What I, a grown man, think of Disney’s new live-action Cinderella film is really irrelevant. So let’s go straight to the target audience: Charlotte, my 4-year-old daughter. “Char, what did you think of Cinderella?” “Cinderella had a pink dress, then she had a blue dress, and then gets married and has a white dress.”
Suffice it to say, the target crowd will lap up this latest retelling of the classic story, made timeless in 1950.
Richard Madden (Robb Stark, Game of Thrones) visited Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to promote his new movie, Disney’s live-action Cinderella, set to hit theaters March 13, 2015.
Watch the “painfully” funny video below.
They discussed the pros and cons of being Prince Charming. On the one hand, he’s freakin’ Prince Charming, and his niece can watch the film (why not Game of Thrones?). On the other hand, if “snot comes out of your nose – oh nice one Prince Charming!” from women in your life.
“I’m waiting for the headline, NOT SO PRINCE CHARMING,” says Madden.