Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Every girl wants to be a princess?

Evan and I are currently working on songs for a musical version of the fairy tale "the princess and the frog." My song was inspired by animouse's post about feeling like a failure because she was the elder sister, and will have a verse for each sister, the elders whining about their rough deal, the youngest preening about her foreordained prince-score.

Evan's verse is also about a character who feels like he's getting a rough deal: the frog. As the mother of an autistic child, I am insisting he keep in the verse that has the lines: "Bettleheim sucks! The asshole sucks!"

Okay, Ayun Haliday and Greg Kotis we are not, but I think it has a certain raw power. Mainly because, that Bettleheim asshole really sucks.