This week Mari and Meg discuss their first Bluebeard movie: Ex Machina! Is it Oscar Isaac's amazing beard that makes it a retelling? (Did you realize that it's Oscar Isaac? Because Mari didn't at first!) We are also joined by our first guest: Tracy Tanoff! There are some slight recording issues roughly 3 minutes in… Continue reading Ex Machina
This week Mari and Meghan are back to talk about "The Bloody Chamber" by Angela Carter! This story was a blast. Meghan tries to justify Bluebeard's kinks gone wrong (it's abandoned don't worry), we talk about how amazing the mom in this story is, and Vida makes a guest appearance to talk about her favorite… Continue reading The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
Fableulous Retellings is back for season 5! We read and discuss "Bluebeard," specifically focusing on what the heck the moral is supposed to be. Is this a feminist story? Is this everything that Mari's sister thinks it is? Follow us on social media, and don't forget to rate and review us! Facebook Group | Facebook… Continue reading Bluebeard
Mari and Meg watch another episode of Faerie Tale Theatre! Meg tries to convince Mari that it's star-studded, but maybe she just likes weird movies from the 80s and early 90s? There's the best invisibility cloak, and they also squee a little bit more about Speak Easy. Watch the episode of Faerie Tale Theatre! Follow… Continue reading Faerie Tale Theatre Presents!
This week Mari and Meg read Speak Easy, a novella placing 12 Dancing Princesses in 1920s NYC with some main characters that you might actually recognize.... This book is a bit darker, but also so incredibly fun. Please forgive Meghan for all of her Buffy references, and enjoy with Mari realizes who the book is… Continue reading Speak Easy by Catherynne M. Valente
Somehow, Marilag and Meghan found a way to talk about the 2006 Barbie movie. It might be mostly chatter of how awful the animation is, or perhaps about how we cannot tell the difference in 11/12 of these princesses. Also, Fableulous is going to switch over to Wednesdays for Meghan's sanity! Join us again next… Continue reading Barbie in the Twelve Dancing Princesses
Mari and Meg return with their first "12 Dancing Princesses" adaptation, an Australian YA novel Wildwood Dancing. This book adapts and expands on the fairy tale, adding in actual fairies and vampires and a truly evil antagonist. We also briefly discuss Baba Yaga, and how this book reads better when you don't think of distant… Continue reading Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier