Modern Disney Heroines
For my graduation project I was to create my own brief. I looked into the depth of the Disney fairytales and found gender stereotypes and negative messages within them. The aim of my project was to critique the stereotypes that Disney portrays through their female heroines. I focused on three stereotypes: the beautiful ideal, the domestic ideal and the female object as a prize portrayed through the chartacters Cinderella, Jasmine, The little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White. This project uses contemporary settings and parody to give each image a contmeporary twist aimed at females in their young twenties.