Cinderella: New trailer show princess wants a fashion empire, not prince charming

Fans have been treated to their first look at pop star Camila Cabello as Cinderella, but it was fairy godmother Billy Porter that stole the show.

The 24-year-old Havana singer stars in the latest re-imagining of the classic fairytale for Amazon Prime Video, with the princess-to-be seemingly turning down a proposal from the prince in favour of starting her own dress design business.

The traditional tale has had a 2021 update with a more feminist skew, and has been both celebrated and slammed by audiences.

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Camera IconCamila Cabello's ambitious Cinderella rejects Prince Robert (Nicholas Galitzine) in the first full-length trailer for Amazon's reboot, which was unveiled on Tuesday. In fact, the Cuban-born 24-year-old doesn't hesitate at all turning down the royal after he says: 'I pick you to be my princess.' Credit: Amazon Prime Video

Some loved that Cabello’s Cinderella is bucking the damsel in distress narrative, with one Twitter user writing “they made Cinderella a girl boss” while others praised Amazon Prime for their diverse casting.

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“Yassss the new Cinderella serves a real girl boss moment by wearing a suit to the ball, which tells us she must be a feminist,” another added.

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“A Cinderella who does not want a rich prince but instead a freakin job. Hell yeah! (sic),” another added.

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But the overwhelming response from audiences and critics was that the trailer missed the mark — which does not bode well for the full length film.

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Camera IconPierce Brosnan appears as King Rowan. Credit: Amazon Prime Video/ Amazon Prime Video

“(This) movie looks awful and Pierce Brosnan doesn’t deserve this + Minnie Driver was already in an actually good Cinderella movie (Ella Enchanted),” one twitter user wrote.

But trust fashion icon and LGBTQI+ advocate Billy Porter to literally float down from the heavens and save the day.

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Camera IconBilly Porter as ‘Fab G’ — Cinderella’s fairy godmother. Credit: Amazon Prime Video/ Amazon Prime Video

Porter appears in the trailer as Cinderella’s fabulously extra fairy godmother, decked out in a golden couture suit to provide a life saving dose of sass and humour for viewers.

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Camera IconBilly Porter saving the day. Credit: Amazon Prime Video/ Amazon Prime Video

“Finally a Fairy Godmother I can stan #CinderellaMovie,” another added.

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