The Princess Review: Joey King Tosses Fairy-Tale Values and Male-Dominated Tropes Out the Window. What’s in this? asks

Joey King’s Princess in The Princess, a bloody take on the familiar fairy tale from Hulu. Death, replies her father (John

Cusack). It’s an honest answer, and one that sets the tone for this action-packed series debut from creators Nancy Cohen and

Jordan Goldberg. The Princess is Hulu’s bloody, feminist new fantasy thriller and I am here for it. The Princess Review: 

Joey King Tosses Fairy-Tale Values and Male-Dominated Tropes Out the Window—The Heroine Rescues Herself—This new Hulu

original, set in medieval Germany, tackles fairy tale tropes head on. Against all odds, the plucky princess—who relies on her wits

and skills to defeat foes rather than the men who control her fate—is a welcome breath of fresh air against so many versions

account even claimed to have seen them getting close at a party in West Hollywood. The pair confirmed their

these expectations around that you feel a little lightheaded as you watch her pull it off. While she lacks some of the Disney-

fied polish and maturity found in other adaptations like Brave or Enchanted, she compensates with heart, humor, and an

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