Beauty and the Beast:
I saw this posted on Facebook (original artist was not tagged, sorry!) and people were discussing whether or not the story could be written this way.
Some people said no, because the princesses always needed to be pretty to appeal to the audience, or that men would never give a hideous woman a chance...
Others said that this could totally work, and would have possibly made an even more interesting story!
For me, I can't imagine a "beastly" girl with a horrible attitude (because remember, Beast is really mean in the beginning) having a handsome man fall in love with her. I could see if she had a nice personality and looked like an animal it could work, but not if she was mean.
And why is that!? Why is it always okay for the men to be assholes in the beginning (think of so many romantic comedies!) but we give them a chance anyway. It's so rare that rude women eventually soften and become the love interest.
I'm surprised by myself that I can't imagine it. Very strange...