A photographer named Dina Goldstein shot a series of pictures called "Fallen Princesses".  The theme is princesses (mainly DISNEY princesses) in real-life situations.  DEPRESSINGLY real-life situations. They include:

  • Snow White babysitting a bunch of little kids while her prince sits lazily in his living room chair.
  • Cinderella drinking alone at a bar.
  • Rapunzel BALD on a hospital bed, presumably battling cancer.
  • The Little Mermaid in an aquarium.
  • Belle from "Beauty and the Beast" getting plastic surgery.
  • Jasmine from "Aladdin" engaged in desert warfare.

(DinaGoldstein.com)
Some of these are incredibly effective. Check out all the pics here.