A New Retelling of the Classic Story
By Remy Zerber
The new Cinderella movie starring Camila Cabello is a very good adaptation of the original movie. This is Camila Cabello’s acting debut. The movie is modernized because it has some themes of female empowerment. The music in the movie is good because there is something for all ages. The new Cinderella movie starring Camila Cabello is a modern take on the classic fairytale, which has something for everyone.
This new adaptation of Cinderella has many examples of female empowerment. One example is when Cinderella says she doesn’t want to marry the prince because she would be giving up everything she likes to do for him. This teaches young girls watching the movie that they should put their own happiness before anything else and they should not sacrifice everything for a man.
Cinderella also makes a dress and sells it by herself. This teaches girls that they should not wait for anyone to do anything for them. They should do everything for themselves. A third example is when Cinderella wears a blue pantsuit. Her fairy godmother, played by Billy Porter, puts a pantsuit on her, which is a symbol of a business woman. This teaches girls that they should chase their dreams like Cinderella, since she is actively pursuing her dream of becoming a fashion designer.
People of all ages will like the new Cinderella adaptation because of all the songs from different generations. There are songs by Janet Jackson and Queen for older generations and songs for younger people like “Material Girl'' by Madonna. These songs make the movie appeal to all age groups, making it more successful. It probably sold more tickets and made more money because of the music and the appeal to all age ranges.
The cast of Cinderella is incredibly diverse. Billy Porter plays the fairy godmother, also known as Fab G in this version. He is a gay, Black man from Pennsylvania. He plays a genderless fairy godmother in this adaptation. He says his character is genderless because “magic has no gender” and his character is magical. Camila Cabello, who is of Cuban descent, plays Cinderella. This is a nice change from all the blonde Cinderellas and shows young girls that anyone can be a princess.
Clearly, the new Cinderella movie is a modern version of the classic fairy tale that everyone can enjoy. It is a feminist version that empowers young women and girls by showing them what women can do through characters like Cinderella. The music in this movie is good because it appeals to all ages. The cast is also very diverse. The 2021 version of Cinderella is very entertaining and empowering for young women.
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