People complain about the Disneyfication of children all the time, so one can only imagine how hard it must be for the characters themselves to live up to the unrealistic expectations of a fairytale existence. Now artist José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros is helping them cast off their bejeweled shackles and stick it to the man, aka Walter “Walt” Disney.
His work is currently on display at L.A.’s La Luz de Jesus gallery in an exhibition titled Profanity Pop. It recasts the lives of these iconic figures, mixing them with other pop culture references, and imagines what would happen if they were stripped of their predestined paths. It appears that most of them would be gay, and they’d enjoy a little weed and blow, plenty of sex and, in the case of The Little Mermaid’s Ursula, be a big fan of John Waters’ legendary muse, Divine.
Happily ever after, indeed.