Ralph Breaks the Internet: A Cuckold Story
(Okay, anyone reading my blog is probably not lining up to see the movie Ralph Breaks the Internet, but if you are be warned: Major spoilers ahead!!)
So, one of the problems I have in writing erotica, especially writing cuckold erotica is that I see images and themes in all sorts of places sane people do not. For example, my first published works on Amazon were a series of short stories based on Fairy Tales. All of the stories were cuckold stories featuring prominent females being taken in front of their respective beaus. Snow White taken by the Huntsman in front of the prince. The Princess Badr al-Badr (Princess Jasmine’s original name) taken by the evil Moor in front of Aladdin. Wendy seduced by Captain Hook in front of Peter Pan.
Does this make me sick? Probably. But, hey, what are you going to do? I happen to enjoy this sort of story. If you are reading my blog, you most likely do too! So don’t judge!
Does that mean all kids movies make me think of cuckold scenes? No, it doesn’t. In fact, I like kid movies, especially after a long bout of writing, because it cleanses the mental palate after spending hours crafting a story that ends with a wife humiliating her poor husband. I fully expected to have my brain cleaned by Ralph Breaks the Internet. I was looking forward to a fun, light-hearted romp through cyberspace. I expected Ralph to be dumb, Vannelope to crack wise and everything to work out in the end.
Except, it didn’t. You see the story is about friendship and what happens when one friend is happy with their relationship while the other friend yearns for something else. Sound familiar? If you are new to cuckold or hotwife stories, than let me just say it. That is the exact formula for almost all cuckold stories!
In cuckold stories, sex between the husband and wife is usually unfulfilling. Either it always has been, or has turned that way over the years. Enter the Bull. This could be a coworker, an ex-boyfriend, or someone they just met. No matter who steps in, the couple gets caught up in the excitement. In hotwife stories, the couple lives happily ever after. In cuckold stories, the kind I like, the husband ends up either in a humiliating, submissive position and loves it, or he loses his wife altogether. The latter scenario does not happen very often outside Japanese movies and comics.
Ralph Breaks the Internet starts out with Ralph and his best friend Vannelope enjoying themselves each night as they hang out in the games at Litvak’s Family Fun Center. At one point, Vannelope questions their lives, wondering if there is anything more than the mundane routine of her racing game which only has three tracks. In other words, Ralph is the happy husband and Vannelope is the dissatisfied wife.
Since this is a Disney movie, their is no Bull. However, after Vannelope’s game is broken, they find the only way to fix it is by going to the Internet. There are some crazy adventures and the story diverges from most cuckold stories because, hey, this isn’t about sex.
However, when our two heroes enter a post-apocalyptic racing game with the lovely name of Slaughter Race, they meet the boss of the game, Shank, a hot, tough talking racer. Vannelope takes an instant liking to Shank, much to Ralph’s dismay.
This is where the story takes an eerie, cuckold turn. Shank talks to Vannelope and they become close. Eventually Vannelope decides to become a part of Slaughter Race. The decision culminates in a scene where Ralph watches Vannelope’s heart to heart with Shank, on a fancy mobile device that is supposed to keep them connected. The device is on mute, so Ralph stands by while Vannelope agrees to leave Ralph and move into the game with Shank. Ralph can only watch as his heart is crushed.
Again, sound familiar?
This scene is almost exactly the same scene I witnessed in a Japanese cuckold film entitled, Fucking My Ex-Boyfriend Before My Wedding Day. (I love the way Japanese porn movies are titled. I might try this for my own books).
At the end of the movie, the cuckold is forced to watch his fiance having passionate sex with her ex-boyfriend. He is screaming and yelling at the screen and is powerless to stop it. This trope features very heavily in the cuckold genre, where the husband is sent a video, or watches his wife on hidden camera, or gets a phone call as his wife is fucked senseless by her lover.
It makes sense. There are only so many ways writers can contrive this type of scene. Trust me, after you write a few stories, it gets harder and harder to come up with believable scenarios.
The last third of the movie is Ralph’s struggle with his own jealousy and fear. In fact, his clinginess and neediness almost destroys the Internet! Finally, Ralph decides that he needs to be happy for his friend and support her in her new life. It is only then that he defeats his demons. Some of the best cuckold stories that I have read end with the cuckold realizing his place as a submissive in his relationship, just as Ralph realizes he has become secondary to Vannelope’s new life.
For me, the movie ended on a sad note. Sure, it tried to sum things up happily, it is Disney after all, but I can’t watch the movie without feeling a little sorry for Ralph. Once again, he is alone, forced to talk to Vannelope on that stupid phone and only able to actually see her when Slaughter Race goes down for maintenance.
Like a cuckold locked in chastity and only able to touch his wife when she, or his bull, lets him.
One final note: At the end of the movie, Ralph is falling and all of the Disney princesses concoct a net that catches Ralph. A net made out of princess dresses. Ralph wakes up kissing a frog and dressed like Snow White. I kid you not, Disney managed to tell a cuckold story AND get the cuckold to wear a dress at the end. All to the delight of Vannelope and the rest of the Disney princesses. Unbelievable!
What do you think? What other movies out there have hidden, cuckold themes?
If you like this post and are interested in a dirty version of some popular fairy tales, check out my Cuckold Fairy Tales on Amazon. As always, let me know what you think!