Uptown Girls – parallels

Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning in the 2003 film Uptown Girls. Brittany plays the child-like daughter of a rock star who starts babysitting Dakota’s character who is a totally grown-up 8 year old. The babysitter needs to grow up and take responsibility for her life, while the child needs to learn to be a child.

Throughout the film there are parallels set up between the two characters.


Did we already establish that Daenerys Targaryen is basically an improved version of Alexander the Great?

This connection and some others:


Another connection that I don’t quite see, even though I’m fascinated by both Daenerys and Cleopatra:


Again a connection with Cleopatra, but also Henry VII:


A detailed treatise on the historical connections: