This scene is SO important. Maleficent is with someone she trusts, someone she considers a friend. And then the next thing she knows, she wakes up in pain, bleeding, with her wings burned off. A huge part of her has been destroyed.
Rape is so prominent in our culture that it is in a Disney movie. Maybe not explicitly, but it is very clear what this scene represents and it is so sad.
I fucking cried my eyes out during this scene
AJ even confirmed that this is what this scene was a metaphor for (x) - just because i saw someone say today that this is not what this scene is about
'We were very conscious that it was a metaphor for rape': The actress explained how the scene in which her character has her wings ripped off her body while in a drug-induced sleep had to be something 'so violent and aggressive' that it would make her 'lose all sense of her maternity, her womanhood and her softness'
when a man violates a woman, he cuts off her wings.
He’s a guy who’s caught in between these two worlds, and he doesn’t really fit anywhere. He doesn’t fit at home with his family anymore, and not at work. The neighborhood that he’s staying in, the black residents don’t like him because they think he’s too proper and too high on himself. He just doesn’t fit anywhere.
Kyouya and Erika || Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji Ep. 3
You really ought to do something about your habit of running away.