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Prince Charming's Agony

As a connoisseur of fairy tales, I so enjoy a good love story. In fact, I collect Fairy Tale and Mythology books and movies. Retell those old classics, film-makers. They are all the lovely archetypes we love.

A few years ago, I learned a hard lesson. Fairy tale archetypes are not real life. I know this seems like a "duh" kind of lesson. But let me be clear - we enforce this to young women and girls every single day. We tell them to look for Prince Charming, or the Fairy Prince. But he's not real. There is no such thing as Prince Charming. In fact, any guy who comes to you presenting himself as a "Prince Charming" - girls....RUN AWAY FAST and Do NOT listen when he tries to charm you , he's probably going to use, abuse and toss you aside. The legendary Stephen Sondheim brings a touch of reality satire to Fairy Tale Princes in his show, "Into the Woods."

This first act song, "Agony" displays the ridiculous selfishness of Princes who meet &#…

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