The Queen Of Mean by Sarah Jeffery From Descendents 3
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Aurora’s daughter did not get what she thought she rightfully deserved, so Princess Audrey went to the dark side. Yes, the story that unfolds in the song “The Queen Of Mean,” from Disney’s Descendents 3, has been an obsession in my home.[embedded content]
We started with all the Disney shows, Mickey and Minnie, Moana, and Frozen. Now, at the old ages of 5 and 7, both of my girls have, almost overnight, moved on to The Descendents.
A series of Disney movies in which all of the bad people from your favorite fairy tales have been rounded up and moved to “The Isle Of The Lost.” Cruella Deville, Evil Queen, Jafar, and the evilest of all villains, Maleficent have kids, and those children are stuck there on that island. They are called, simply, VK’s, or Villain Kids.
Queen Belle and King Beast, of Beauty And The Beast fame, have a child too, a son, Ben. When Ben turns 16, he becomes a prince, and his first order is to give some of the VK kids a chance to live on Auradon, where all the good people live.[embedded content]
So, they bring over four kids from “The Isle Of The Lost,” and wouldn’t you know it, Prince Ben falls in love with Maleficent’s daughter, Mal. Now Audrey, Sleeping Beauty’s daughter, who was expecting Prince Ben to marry her and make her the Queen of Auradon, is heartbroken. So, she steals the queen’s crown and Maleficent’s scepter and transforms herself into the Queen Of Mean. Thus inspiring the song that was viewed over two million times on the day it was released.[embedded content]
The song eventually went gold and in an interview, ” Sarah Jeffery remarked, “I feel like people can relate to it because it’s this song about never being seen and being forgotten about, and wanting to change that.” I would agree with that one hundred percent. Even though Audrey has become a bad person in the movie, we can still understand how she got here, and the pain that drove her to do these mean things.
“Being nice was my pastime/But I’ve been hurt for the last time
And I won’t ever let another person take advantage of me
The anger burns my skin, third-degree”
When I first watched these movies with my girls I wondered if the characters were really singing these songs? It turns out they are, which is not surprising, as Disney actors and actresses are usually very talented. It’s an incredible piece of singing and performance by Sarah Jefferey, which you can witness here, as she sings in the studio.[embedded content]
It’s so catchy, and I often find myself singing, “I want what I deserve!” It’s also changing all of my Spotify stats, as my girls like to grab my phone and play The Descendents’ soundtracks.
It’s funny, as my five-year-old daughter struts around the living room singing with the attitude of a woman scorned, I think, “God be gentle to the man who crosses her.”
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