It's time to wake up. The story of Sleeping Beauty isn't the sweet fairy tale you might have thought it was. With its initial narrative as a disturbing Italian folktale and a history that includes an erotic novel series and Disney's most frightening villainess — who Angelina Jolie plays in Maleficent, out today — happily ever after it isn't. Find out more about the intriguing and sometimes dark evolution of the Sleeping Beauty story over time.
The Dark and Dirty History of Sleeping Beauty