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These Genderswapped Fairy Tales Are Anything But Grimm

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Artist Yudi Chen has created this series of genderswapped fairy tale art, and there’s not much I can say about it other than it’s absolutely freaking awesome. Seriously, they’re perfect. Cinderfella! Tarzana! LadyBeast! The Princess rescuing Sleeping Beauty! Rapunzel’s beard!

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  • Shoshana B

    Oh, I love the Little Merman one so much!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think I get the first one. Is it Snow White and Rose Red? Because weren’t they girls?

  • Supremely Weary

    Merman and Snow White would TOTALLY overshadow the originals!! (i think ive watched too much anime hehe)

  • Anonymous

    Oh wait. It’s Beauty and the Beast. Nevermind. I thought the snout were lips at first.

  • KDiamond

    I love love love that Tarzana has hairy legs!

  • Melodia E. McIntyre

    Rapunzel = best

  • Lily

    In Irish mythology, a tragic character named Naoise is a male Snow White. A princess, similar to Helen of Troy, broke her engagement with the king to marry him and they had a tale worth checking out.

  • Anonymous

    Genderswapped Cinderella is a children’s book! Prince Cinders by Babette Cole. Read it.
    And I totally want to climb up a handsome prince’s beard to rescue him now.

  • Jerilyn Nighy

    The Ren & Stimpy episode “Robin Hoek” had an amalgamated Robin Hood and Rapunzel story, with Stimpy playing the “fairest maid” who lets down his nose hair for Ren to climb.

  • Life Lessons

    I like.

  • Crystal Lynn

    Lovely! Was anyone else reminded of the Adventure Time genderswap style with Fiona and Cake?

  • B S

    hmm, so a man couldn’t have long hair like rapunzel? and genderswapped eh? why couldn’t they be same-sex while we’re at it? still too heteronormative.

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  • Tabitha

    In all fairness, super-long beards are just cooler.

  • Michelle Hunt

    all I could think of when I saw Rapunzel’s beard was Gimli shouting ‘NOT THE BEARD!’ at Legolas as he tried to help him across the stairs in Moria.