The Disney princesses are always so full of goodness and virtue that they are boring. They often seem sort of powerless and watered down, predictable and conformist.
These girls are out to get you, they seem menacing, threatening, but I am drawn to their power. They seem in control, strong, dangerous. Not like those poor Disney victims.
The bad girls are all sexuality, voodoo, and total rebels. They mock the stepford wife models the original princesses are.
The originals are all about being good girls, doing the right thing, being virtuous, playing by the rules etc. The dark ones are about sex, about power, about being predators, not prey.
I love them.
If they re-did the movies, these girls wouldn’t be jumping through a million hoops to get their Prince, or running away from evil queens. Oh no. Alice in Wonderland would just tear the heart right out of that queen, and feed it to the Cheshire cat. No mincing and bowing for Alice. Belle wouldn’t even want her beast any other way. She’d dig right into all that fur and fangs, and love every minute of it. The dark princesses would just go get what they wanted, spells and witches be damned.