i want you on your best days so i can witness that intoxicating smile of yours but, i also want you on your worst days so i can comfort you and remind you how amazing you are. how blessed i am to have you in my life. i want your tired smile and your drunken self, so i can kiss away that hangover. i want you on nights you can’t sleep so you can wake me up and tell me what’s on your mind, talk my ear off until the sun rises. i want you when you’re laughing at yourself because that is honestly the most beautiful thing ever. i want all of you, forever and always.
I was quoted a few times in this, though honestly I think my actual viewpoint is more toward the center - unfortunately it was just the more extreme sounding quotes used here, oh well 😂 maybe I will write more about it here later.
Ignoring that, you might find this an interesting piece. Doesn’t cover everything, but it covers a fair amount and has some new info on the making of the movie.
“Woolverton’s fight to shape Belle into a new kind of Disney heroine was just that — a fight, every step of the way,” wrote Time’s Eliza Berman in May 2016. Her scripts took almost jaw-droppingly retrogressive rewrites:
In one scene, for example, Woolverton wrote Belle sticking pins into a map of all the places she wished to travel. By the time it got to storyboarding, Belle had been rewritten into a kitchen, decorating a cake. Woolverton protested, and the compromise that was reached had Belle with her nose in a book, a pastime at first considered too passive to be compellingly animated, which is why she always walks as she reads.
I always find it odd when women are insecure about stretch marks. I quite like them to be honest. For me, I see no difference between stretch marks and tattoos. They’re what make a woman’s body unique, distinctive, like flowers in a field; no two are ever exactly alike.