Anyone else feel like that scene in Maleficent where Angelina Jolie's character gets drugged and has her wings cut off by Aurora's father Stefan seemed to be a metaphor for rape??
Well, our feelings are mutual with Miz Jolie's, because at yesterday's London-hosted Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, UN Special Envoy the actress admitted the Disney scene was supposed to give the viewer the sense that she was being raped, revealing:
"We were very conscious, the writer [Linda Woolverton] and I, that it was a metaphor for rape. This would be the thing that would make her lose sight. At a certain point, the question of the story is what could possibly bring her back?"
She later explained to BBC Radio:
"The core of [the film] is abuse, and how the abused have a choice of abusing others or overcoming and remaining loving, open people. The question was asked, 'What could make a woman become so dark? To lose all sense of her maternity, her womanhood, and her softness?'"
Bet you didn't think you were signing up for something THIS heavy when Mickey Mouse was involved, now did you?!!
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