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    TWISTED TALES; tristan and iseult

    This post is going up late because I forgot. Oops. Also I don’t know much about this story except that it is a tragic romance, and honestly, I love those when done well? Twisted Tales is a series of photosets depicting POC fancasts of fairytales that are traditionally cast as not-POC. Featuring:Lewis Tan as TristanAshley Madekwe as IseultKeanu Reeves as Mark When King Mark heard of the death of these two lovers, he crossed the sea and came into Brittany; and he had two coffins hewn, for Tristan and Iseult, one of chalcedony for Iseult, and one of beryl for Tristan. And he took their beloved bodies away with him…

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    TWISTED TALES; the golden slipper

    This is a very Cinderella-esque story, but still, it can be turned on it’s head again to give something fresh. Right? Twisted Tales is a series of photosets depicting POC fancasts of fairytales that are traditionally cast as not-POC. Featuring:Naomi Scott as the Younger DaughterNoureen DeWulf as the Older DaughterTabu as the MotherAlberto Rosende as the King’s Son So the old woman and her daughter went to church, and the smart little stepdaughter made the fire burn up, and got the dinner ready, and then went to the willow-tree and said, “Willow-tree, willow-tree, come out of thy bark! Lady Anna, come when I call thee!” Then the willow-tree did its…

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    TWISTED TALES; the princess who never smiled

    I actually quite like this tale and I’m surprised it hasn’t been adapted. It might be a little difficult unless you make it super dramatic, I suppose. Twisted Tales is a series of photosets depicting POC fancasts of fairytales that are traditionally cast as not-POC. Featuring:Adria Arjona as the PrincessAlex Meraz as the Humble Man It was a bitter thing for the Tsar her father to gaze at his doleful daughter. He used to open his imperial palace to whoever would be his guest. “Come,” he said, “come and try to enliven the Princess Without a Smile: any one who succeeds shall gain her as his wife.” And as soon…

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    TWISTED TALES; east of the sun, west of the moon

    This tale is pretty similar to a lot of other ones, but I didn’t fancast the villain characters, because honestly, find their appearances in the actual story very problematic, so let’s not? Twisted Tales is a series of photosets depicting POC fancasts of fairytales that are traditionally cast as not-POC. Featuring:Sharon Leal as the Youngest DaughterRiz Ahmed as the Prince So things went on happily for a while, but at last she began to get silent and sorrowful; for there she went about all day alone, and she longed to go home to see her father and mother and brothers and sisters. So one day, when the White Bear asked…

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    TWISTED TALES; anastasia

    Taking a little bit from the animated movie and a little bit from the Broadway musical*, and shaking things up would be fun, no? *I really wish I could watch the musical. Twisted Tales is a series of photosets depicting POC fancasts of fairytales that are traditionally cast as not-POC. Featuring: Heather Hemmens as Anastasia Diego Luna as Dimitri Angela Bassett as the Dowager Empress Ken Watanabe as Rasputin Dancing bears, painted wings, things I almost remember. And a song someone sings, once upon a December. Someone holds me safe and warm, horses prance through a silver storm. Figures dancing gracefully across my memory.

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    TWISTED TALES; the wild swans

    I couldn’t cast all the brothers, so I didn’t cast the Queen Of The Fairies either, but feel free to give me your thoughts on who would play them well anyway! Twisted Tales is a series of photosets depicting POC fancasts of fairytales that are traditionally cast as not-POC. Featuring: Kelly Marie Tran as the Princess Santiago Cabrera as the King Eva Mendes as the Witch Don Cheadle as the Archbishop As soon as the sun went down beyond the sea, the swans threw off their feathers and there stood eleven handsome Princes. They were her brothers, and, although they were greatly altered, she knew in her heart that she…

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    TWISTED TALES; three golden flowers

    This is a Chinese fairytale that I think would make an interesting movie. An all Chinese cast would be great too, but this is a more general one, just as an ‘inspired by’ type of story. Twisted Tales is a series of photosets depicting POC fancasts of fairytales that are traditionally cast as not-POC. Featuring: Shailene Garnett as the Princess Chai Hansen as the Farmer’s Son Rick Worthy as the Chief Jackei Chan as the Fisherman “Find three golden orchids,” the wise man said upon examining the princess. “Their scent will cure her.” “Where are these golden flowers?” asked the chief. “They grow only where the sun shines through the…

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    TWISTED TALES; goose girl

    I can’t say I know too much about this fairytale, but what I have read about it makes me think it might be fun to see it adapted for the screen. Twisted Tales is a series of photosets depicting POC fancasts of fairytales that are traditionally cast as not-POC. Featuring: Sarena Parmar as the Goose Girl Emeraude Toubia as the False Princess Harry Shum Jr as the King David Castro as Conrad Then with many harsh words the chambermaid ordered the princess to take off her own royal clothing and put on the chambermaid’s shabby clothes. And in the end the princess had to swear under the open heaven that…

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    TWISTED TALES; robin hood

    I haven’t seen the recent remake of this movie, but there are never too many versions of it. (My favourite is still the animated version.) Twisted Tales is a series of photosets depicting POC fancasts of fairytales that are traditionally cast as not-POC. Featuring: Sonequa Martin-Green as Robin Hood Vanessa Matsui as Maid Marian Kunal Nayyar as Little John Jimmy Smits as Friar Tuck “Now, you and I cannot go two ways at the same time while we join in these merry doings; so we will e’en let Little John follow his own path while we tuck up our skirts and trudge after Robin Hood.”

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    TWISTED TALES; king arthur

    No matter how many times this has been remade, it hasn’t been done like this. So, let’s have this please? Twisted Tales is a series of photosets depicting POC fancasts of fairytales that are traditionally cast as not-POC. Featuring: Rahul Kohli as Arthur Candice Patton as Guinevere Aarti Mann as Morgana Manny Jacinto as Merlin So endeth the story of the winning of Excalibur, and may God give unto you in your life, that you may have His truth to aid you, like a shining sword, for to overcome your enemies; and may He give you Faith (for Faith containeth Truth as a scabbard containeth its sword), and may that…