The Weekly Geek: Super women

Like many young American girls, I grew up watching and loving the Disney Princesses. Not the first generation gals like Snow White as much (though hey, they were cool too!), but the more action-oriented heroines of the late ’80s and ’90s – spunky Ariel from The Little Mermaid, super-smart Belle from Beauty and the Beast, and of course, the ass-kicking star of Mulan.

So, how cool is it that DeviantART artist Kreugan has taken a sampling of princesses from each era and given them a cool, comic book style makeover? This isn’t “official” by any means, but of course it makes me wish Disney would take this concept and run with it. Imagine: a superhero flick featuring the princesses kicking super-powered ass. I would be there on day one, lined up outside the theater wearing a spandex-ified Pocahantas costume.

I have to say, Ariel, Mulan and Tiana’s get-ups are the coolest, though Belle is quite fetching in her classy cape and Aurora looks like she just beamed in from a ’60s sci-fi cartoon. They’re all a lot of fun, but if you prefer your fantasy princesses darker, look no further than this linked Geek Tyrant post.

If, perhaps a Disney princess was your gay “root” and you like your Disney characters sexy and slightly dommy, Geek Tyrant has you covered there as well. Some of the pics are mildly NSFW; so don’t show the kiddies what the evil Queen from Snow White likes to slip into “after hours.”

Speaking of lesbian “roots” and hot women in spandex, it looks like the lovely Lynda Carter (the original Wonder Woman) would be down for a cameo in the planned 2013 Wonder Woman flick as long as it isn’t “gratuitous.”

She told Geek Files:

A cameo is kind of a broad word. As they say: “There are no small parts, there are only small actors.” If it’s something that is gratuitous I won’t do it; if it’s just for me to show up in it I wouldn’t do it, but if there is something written that they think would be appropriate then most definitely I’d consider it. I would love it.

She also shared a few thoughts about the iconic character and her revolutionary place in the testosterone-fueled world of the 1970s, and has high expectations for the next actress to take on the role:

I just thought she needed to be smart and capable, but nobody really knew how smart and capable. It’s got to be somebody that you want to be best friends with; she’s got to have that likeability about her, so it would be nice to have somebody who’s unknown.

May I also just say that Carter still looks absolutely dazzling? Must have been all that life-saving and bad guy stomping.