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
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
Marilag and Meghan round out their third season with a Fables video game: Wolf Among Us! This is less of an adaptation but more of "what happened to Donkeyskin after the Happily Ever After? We're a bit sad to see Donkeyskin go, but also will be happy to do a happier tale. Don't Forget To Vote for… Continue reading Season 3, Episode 6: Wolf Among Us
Before we get into the nitty gritty of polling, we just wanted to announce the winning fairy tale to be retold in the last poll: The Twelve Dancing Princesses! This may very well be a good segue away from creepy dark tales, but then again, Grimm fairy tales aren't exactly very child-friendly either. So...we'll see. Again,… Continue reading Season 5: Which Retelling Next?
Mari and Meg watch one of the most bonker movies they have ever seen ? Peau d'Âne, the French 1970 Donkeyskin adaptation! This movie is SURPRISINGLY a musical ? what?! And has such great songs as "Daughters shouldn't marry their fathers." We will also be putting up our poll for season 5 this week ? go… Continue reading Season 3, Episode 5: Peau d’Ane