This scene is SO important. Maleficent is with someone she trusts, someone she considers a friend. And then the next thing she knows, she wakes up in pain, bleeding, with her wings burned off. A huge part of her has been destroyed.
Rape is so prominent in our culture that it is in a Disney movie. Maybe not explicitly, but it is very clear what this scene represents and it is so sad.
I fucking cried my eyes out during this scene
AJ even confirmed that this is what this scene was a metaphor for (x) - just because i saw someone say today that this is not what this scene is about
'We were very conscious that it was a metaphor for rape': The actress explained how the scene in which her character has her wings ripped off her body while in a drug-induced sleep had to be something 'so violent and aggressive' that it would make her 'lose all sense of her maternity, her womanhood and her softness'
when a man violates a woman, he cuts off her wings.
I feel like tobiasxva may have thoughts on this.
She cut off the tattoo of he ex’s name, put it in a jar and mailed it to him.
Cuz, you know, tattoo removal was out of the question…
That’s just unnecessary…
My thoughts: if I was the guy in this case, I would be BEYOND stoked to have a preserved tattoo cutout of my name for keepsake.
If I were an abusive boyfriend, controlling and posessive, I would be pissed that she removed my public claim of her.
Good for her. She got some scarification & literally cut that asshole out of her life.