Red Shoes & The 7 Dwarfs is an animated movie set for a release date some time this year that will star Chloë Grace Moretz, Gina Gershon and Jim Rash.
That's an impressive cast.
We'd be interested in checking the film out...
... if its plot weren't so wildly ridiculous and insulting.
This is the official IMDB synopsis for the movie:
Princes who have turned into Dwarfs seek the red shoes of a lady in order to break the curse, although it won't be easy. A parody with a twist.
Sounds simple enough, right? Maybe even a tad intriguing?
But watch the trailer below and you'll quickly see that the "curse" mentioned above is that Snow White isn't actually thin and beautiful.
She's overweight and ugly.
With the movie having debuted at the Cannes Film Festival last week, journalists got a look at the poster, whose tagline will apparently be:
What if Snow White was no longer beautiful and the 7 Dwarfs not so short?
For understandable reasons, plus-size model Tess Holliday and many others are aghast that this is an actual premise behind an actual movie.
"How did this get approved by an entire marketing team? Why is it okay to tell young kids being fat = ugly?" Holliday asked on Twitter.
It's a pretty good question, isn't it?
[UPDATE: Moretz has issued the following statement:
I have now fully reviewed the mkting for Red Shoes, I am just as appalled and angry as everyone else, this wasn’t approved by me or my team. Pls know I have let the producers of the film know. I lent my voice to a beautiful script that I hope you will all see in its entirety.
The actual story is powerful for young women and resonated with me. I am sorry for the offense that was beyond my creative control.]
Check out the Red Shoes & The 7 Dwarfs trailer below and you'll be jumping on to social media to pose the same inquiry.