Dark Doctrine: The Rape Of "Maleficent"
darkhorizons.com Disney's recently released family fantasy epic "Maleficent" has led to interesting conversations amongst film critics about its content. Specifically it's the fairly blatant rape metaphor at the start that there have been issues with, especially for a Disney-branded film that is essentially marketed for young teens. SPOILERS AHEAD The scene in question sees long separated childhood friends Stefan (Sharlto Copley) and Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) reuniting.
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Maleficent Synopsis and Credits

When Princess Aurora is born, the entire kingdom is delighted, except for the evil fairy Maleficent, who places a curse on the young beauty that only a prince can break. Sent into hiding for her own safety and protected by fairies Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather, "Briar Rose" lives in the forest, unaware of her royal blood. Yet despite everyone's caution, the princess's destiny plays out as she pricks her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel, falling into a deep sleep. It's up to the daring Prince Philip to brave the fire-breathing dragon and awaken the sleeping beauty with true love's kiss.

"Maleficent" stars Angelina Jolie, Brenton Thwaites, Elle Fanning, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Kenneth Cranham, Lesley Manville, Miranda Richardson, Sam Riley, and Sharlto Copley.

Directed by Robert Stromberg.
Written by Linda Woolverton.
Produced by Don Hahn, Joe Roth, and Richard D. Zanuck.
Production company/distributor: Disney.

Release Date: May 30, 2014

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