I have clinical depression and Disney used to help me cope with it, but now, even if I watch my favorites like Mulan, Tangled, Beauty & The Beast, and Coco, they no longer really help. Which sucks since Disney used to help a lot and now I feel like I have nothing to really live for or feel joy from
I can’t watch Beauty and the Beast now without remembering that it was my ex-best friend’s favorite movie. She turned out to be a fake back stabbing bitch, who’s loves the idea of having a beast of a boyfriend, instead of an actual prince. But whatever jokes on her, cause people don’t change, even if we want to believe in fairy tales that they actually do, they never do in real life, they just get worse.
My husband is extremly tall burly& I’m a brunette bookworm. We both love Beauty&the Beast and get compared to Belle and Beast by friends, family, even strangers. Some friends are upset that we didn’t dance to ‘Tale as Old as Time’ as our 1st wedding dance but I think it would have been weird& mean to reinforce the idea of him being in a fairytale cursed monster form during our wedding. I think it’s fun for a Halloween/cosplay but I didn’t want BATB to define the first dance in our married life.
I loved Beauty and the Beast since before I can remember but when the live action one came out it taught me that reading books is cool and to achieve your dreams you don’t have to be the prettiest girl. You can just be yourself and love books too even if it’s not seen as cool
Beauty and the Beast & The Hunchback of Notre Dame have shaped me into the person I am today. Looks don’t matter to me. Personality, empathy, intelligence, kindness towards animals, and a sense of humor, are traits that mean more to me, than money, style, a perfect body, or a handsome face. Without these films, I would be a different person, with different values. These films mean a lot to me. They show how I view the world. I see so much of myself in Belle, the Beast, and Quasimodo.
The line in Belle from Beauty & The Beast when she sings “For once it might be grand to have someone understand” always hits me because I completely understand and relate with Belle. It’s hard not to feel lonely in a world where you feel like no one understands or gets you or what you’re going through or your passions. That line always comforts me because it reminds me that I’m not alone no matter how much it feels like I am.