Why ‘The Little Mermaid’ Is The Greatest Movie of Our Time

The Awl makes the case: “The Little Mermaid is a delight—a musical, visual, and, yes, suggestive feast for the senses, so it’s really no great surprise that some of showbiz’s most sensational divas have adopted the Ariel look for themselves. I’d like to imagine an even wider sartorial, um, net cast: perhaps some dowagers might sport Warhol-like Ursula wigs; maybe a well-placed fork could act as Gaga’s next accessory; heck, if William and Kate can look strikingly like Eric and Ariel on their wedding day, there’s likely a place for someone to paint Flounder-like stripes across his or her next red carpet outfit. “Watch and you’ll see”: it’s a Little Mermaid world, and we’re all part of it.”

The case isn’t made as brilliantly as I’d have expected, but it’s any interesting thought experiment in and of itself. Plus? Ariel is pretty much the most attractive Disney character ever. Just throwing that out there. Debate amongst yourselves.

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