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What If The Story Went This Way?

Beauty and the Beast:


I saw this posted on Facebook (original artist was not tagged, sorry!) and people were discussing whether or not the story could be written this way.

Some people said no, because the princesses always needed to be pretty to appeal to the audience, or that men would never give a hideous woman a chance...

Others said that this could totally work, and would have possibly made an even more interesting story!

For me, I can't imagine a "beastly" girl with a horrible attitude (because remember, Beast is really mean in the beginning) having a handsome man fall in love with her. I could see if she had a nice personality and looked like an animal it could work, but not if she was mean.

And why is that!? Why is it always okay for the men to be assholes in the beginning (think of so many romantic comedies!) but we give them a chance anyway. It's so rare that rude women eventually soften and become the love interest.

I'm surprised by myself that I can't imagine it. Very strange...

I'd love to hear what you think!

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hey I totally agree with you..some of my friends say I have a mean personality but after a while I turn out to be very out going. so i understand that not many "mean" girls get a "chance" and i just dont mean in a romantinc way but also in a friendship. I guess to see a story like this would actually be interesting. 💖💖 to see the "cold hearted mean" girl character turn out to be a sweet wold be very entertaining 👌😆😆💖💖
I am a die hard beauty and the beast fan but I could totally see Belle as the beast. I totally get what your saying about the rude personality but maybe the guy could be the male version of beast and see that all the rudeness is just an act to cover up the loneliness or maybe I've watched way to many dramas and wondered why the mean girls characters didn't grow like everybody else's. but all that aside I think it could either way: as a Belle beast with a nasty personality or a Belle beast with the same sweet timid personality she always had. I totally watch it if that happened.
I know this sounds odd coming from a 20 year old ( i know this from babysitting ok xD ) but this kind of happened on Sofia the First
if you were changing the genders of everyone, i think it would work. Especially if it the man would be exchanging his freedom for his mothers. There isnt much people wouldn't do for family. But i think there would be a lot of plotting and secrecy. Instead of just escaping the man might be planning to kill the beast but after she saves him, he would feel slightly indebted to her. The story itself would work just take some fine tuning.
I think I would probably love the story just as much as I do the original
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