Monday, October 23, 2017

Actresses who have played Snow White in U.S. movies and TV shows

The Walt Disney Company reportedly is working on a live-action Snow White movie following its recent successes with live-action retellings of Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. No release date has been scheduled.
The Snow White fairytale story and characters have been popular for adaptations since the silent era of cinema. That’s because the material is familiar to most people and is in the public domain.
The following is a list of actresses who have portrayed Snow White in live-action U.S. movies and TV shows over the years. I opted not to include the many adaptations in Europe, especially Germany.
  • Marguerite Clark, “Snow White” (1916) 
  • Carol Heiss, “Snow White and the Three Stooges” (1961) 
  • Elizabeth McGovern, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” episode (1984) of “Faerie Tale Theatre” 
  • Sarah Patterson, “Snow White” (1987) 
  • Monica Keena, “Snow White: A Tale of Terror” (1997) 
  • Camryn Manheim, “The 10th Kingdom” (2000) 
  • Kristin Kreuk, “Snow White: The Fairest of Them All” (2001) 
  • Ginnifer Goodwin, “Once Upon a Time” (2011-2017) 
  • Kristen Stewart, “Snow White and the Huntsman” (2012) 
  • Lily Collins, “Mirror Mirror” (2012) 
  • Eliza Bennett, “Grimm’s Snow White” (2012) 
  • Shanley Caswell, “Snow White: A Deadly Summer” (2012) 
  • Stephanie Bennett, “Descendants (2015) 
  • Lauren Parkinson, “Avengers Grimm” (2015) 

Kristen Stewart in “Snow White and the Huntsman” (2012).

Lily Collins in “Mirror Mirror” (2012).

Kristin Kreuk in “Snow White: The Fairest of Them All” (2001).

Ginnifer Goodwin in “Once Upon a Time” (2011-2017).

Camryn Manheim in “The 10th Kingdom” (2000).

As a bonus, here’s a photo of porn actress Riley Steele as Snow White from “Snow White XXX: An Axel Braun Parody” (2014).

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sexy Snow White artwork flourishes

Halloween is just around the corner and I’m sure a lot of young ladies plan to dress up as sexy Snow White. The racy version of the fairytale character has been a staple of costumed revelers.
In February 2014, I took a look at sexy Snow White artwork and sexy Snow White cosplay. Today I want to revisit sexy Snow White artwork with additional examples.

No examination of the subgenre of sexy Snow White illustrations is complete without including some samples from the master, comic-book artist J. Scott Campbell. I’m including three of his works here (including one up top).

Another leader in the field is artist Elias Chatzoudis. What follows are three of his illustrations of the fairytale princess.

I’m a fan of the digital artwork of Jeff Chapman. His depiction of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves is a cheeky masterpiece.

Speaking of cheeky, check out this illustration from DeviatArt member Durty Spork. It shows Snow White stripping for a bath while the seven dwarves spy on her.

Andrew Tarusov did a series of pin-up style illustrations featuring the Disney princesses, including this racy piece with Snow White in bed with Dopey.

Artist Marilen Androver depicted Snow White as a deviant under arrest for sexual misconduct.

This next illustration is from Netherlands-based artist Didi J., who goes by the handle xddx on DeviantArt.

This illustration of Snow White holding an apple between her thighs is line art by Adriana Tavares with coloring by Timaree Zade.

Snow White looks seductive in this illustration by U.K.-based DeviantArt member Fat Elephant.

And finally this cover of “Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales” shows a busty Snow White asleep while her dwarf friends look on.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

‘Womanwashing’ entertainment trend continues

Whenever a non-white character is played by a white actor in a movie such as “Ghost in the Shell,” critics call it “whitewashing.”
What should we call the recent trend of taking roles made famous by men and recasting them with women? Womanwashing?
I last wrote about the trend in February, during production of “Ocean’s Eight,” the female reboot of “Ocean’s Eleven” starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway. That flick is due out next June.
Since that last post there have been other projects announced or proposed that follow the womanwashing trend.
Here is a list of recent projects:
  • “Ghostbusters” (2016), female reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise
  • “Ocean’s Eight” (2018), female reboot of “Ocean’s Eleven” (2001)
  • “Nasty Women” (2018), remake of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” (1988) starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson
  • “Magnum P.I.” sequel focusing on Thomas Magnum’s daughter for ABC
  • “What about Barb?”, remake of “What about Bob?” (1991) recast with a female lead for NBC
  • “The Greatest American Hero” remake with a female lead for ABC
  • “The Expendabelles,” female version of the action series “The Expendables”
  • “21 Jump Street” female version
  • “The Rocketeer” reboot with a female lead
  • “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” reboot with female cast
  • “Lord of the Flies” gender-flip remake
  • “Kung Fu” sequel with a female lead
  • “The Nice Guys” remade as a female-led TV drama series
Photo: Fan art of a possible "Expendabelles" poster.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Clickbait sirens: The lovely ladies of content promotion

I can’t speak to what clickbait women respond to, but men are suckers for pretty ladies.
That helps explain the numerous clickbait posts with photos of attractive women that I see online.
What follows are some of the recent examples of clickbait hotties I’ve come across.
Some feature returning favorites like pole-vaulter Allison Stoke and former UCLA cheerleader MaCall Manor.

Stokke, 28, is now a sportswear model and GoPro sponsored athlete. (See her Instagram and Wikipedia pages.)

Manor is now a professional dancer and cheerleader for Los Angeles Rams. (See her Instagram and LinkedIn pages.)

Clickbait companies like sexy athletes. Here’s an example featuring MMA fighter Paige VanZant.

Clickbait purveyors also love to use busty models, such as Russian model Valenti Vitel. (See her Facebook page and this collection of pictures on Pinterest.)

Sometimes clickbait companies use historical hotties that young men today don’t know about it.
Outbrain recently featured Ewa Aulin, a Swedish actress active in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It used a photo of Aulin from 1969 for an article titled “Rarely seen historical photos not suitable for history books.”
(See her Wikipedia page.)

Often attractive women in clickbait photos go unidentified.
Lately pictures of “grid girls” from racing events have been used to catch attention.
The girls in skin-tight green jumpsuits are from the Sao Paulo Indy 300 race in Brazil in 2012.
The girls in red and white dresses are from the Formula One Grand Prix in Budapest, Hungary, in 2016.

As for this last one, I have no idea who she is.

Related articles:

Clickbait favorites: Porn stars, glamor models and Playboy Playmates (July 3, 2017)

The Girls of Clickbait (May 17, 2017)

Clickbait cliche: Photos that almost broke the internet (March 30, 2017)

Clickbait cuties: Sexy female athletes (March 28, 2017)

Clickbait cuties: The sexy sirens of sponsored articles (March 27, 2017)

Anastasia Kvitko is the cover girl for lying clickbait (Feb. 18, 2017)

Clickbait cliche: The crowd got more than it bargained for (Feb. 3, 2017)

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Lying clickbait tactics: Photoshopped fakes, misidentifications

Mariam Offersgaard should be angry.
A Photoshopped picture of the retired Danish gymnast is being used in a clickbait post by Revcontent titled “Most shocking women on Earth (viewer discretion advised).”
The doctored picture makes her look like the Incredible Hulk. Instances of this photo online appear to outnumber the original picture posted below.
I’ve seen that happen with a lot of Photoshopped pictures online.
Offersgaard was part of the Danish national gymnastics team from 2004 through 2010. She now works as a gymnastics trainer and physiotherapist in Norway.

What follows are other recent examples of lying clickbait that I’ve spotted online.

Another Revcontent article titled “New rule in Great Falls, Virginia, leaves drivers fuming” uses a photo of a woman in an orange dress being arrested.
The picture is actually a bad Photoshop job of a stock photo that has nothing to do with Great Falls, Va. The photo is offered on stock image websites as “Bride is arrested on her wedding day” and credited to Zimiri. Someone changed the color of the white dress to orange for the clickbait article.

A recent Taboola article titled “There’s a good reason why the Amish keep these secrets hidden” used a photo of actress Kelly McGillis from the 1985 movie “Witness.”

A sponsored article by Revcontent titled “15 actors you didn’t know were gay” uses a photo of Tom Cruise and John Travolta, neither of whom has come out as gay.
Cruise and Travolta have faced persistent rumors that they are gay, but if either were to come out as homosexual it would be big news. They’d likely get magazine covers like Ellen DeGeneres did in 1997.
However, even if Cruise and Travolta were gay, I’m sure their religion Scientology would have “cured” them by now.

An article by Revcontent titled “He took his own life and no one said a word” uses a photo of former reality TV star Jon Gosselin. He’s still alive though his ex-wife might wish he were dead.

A Revcontent article titled “She never mentions her other daughter, here’s why” uses a picture of Kris Jenner and a woman who is not her daughter.
Jenner has five daughters: Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, Kendall and Kylie. She also has a son, Robert.
The woman pictured with Jenner in the clickbait article had been arrested on a drunk driving charge. The mugshot has been featured on websites that like to post photos of attractive criminal suspects.

Finally an article titled “After losing 250 lbs. Rebel Wilson is unbelievably gorgeous” uses a photo of actress Wilson side-by-side with English model Iskra Lawrence. They are definitely not the same person.
By the way, one online website estimates Wilson’s weight to be 291 pounds, so losing 250 pounds would be a tad difficult.
This isn’t the first time Wilson has been used in weight-loss clickbait articles.
Last November, a Taboola article titled “After losing 200 lbs. Rebel Wilson is actually gorgeous!” used a Photoshopped picture of Wilson.
In February, a Taboola article “After losing 220 lbs. Rebel Wilson is gorgeous now” paired a photo of Wilson with California model Mikayla Carr.

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