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JOEY: Uh, Mr. Morgan. Is there any chance we could get Kat to take her Mydol before she comes to class?
MR. MORGAN: Some day you’re gonna get bitch-slapped and I’m not gonna do a thing to stop it. And Kat. I want to thank you for your point of view. I know how difficult it must be for you to overcome all those years of upper middle class suburban oppression. It must be tough. But the next time you storm around the PTA crusading for better lunch meat, or whatever it is you white girls complain about, ask them why they can’t buy a book written by a black man!
WHITE RASTA CHORUS: That’s right mon!
MR. MORGAN: Don’t even get me started on you two!
Inspiring Fictional Characters → Elle Woods, Legally Blonde
“You must always have faith in people, and most importantly, you must always have faith in yourself.”
i am honestly not ashamed to say how much i absolutely love legally blonde. it was more of a formative influence on me than judy blume or idk any other common preteen/teen girl authors because it was the first piece of media that showed me a woman who used artifice to enhance her beauty and took her work seriously without being punished (the sexual harassment subplot notwithstanding - and looking back that was actually kind of aware for a summer blockbuster terrible writing aside). i had never seen a woman try to do both, period, and so this movie fixed in my mind a vision of my future self addressing my ambitions and my appearance, even if i was still thirteen and had no idea what my personal style was beyond juicy couture tracksuits and american eagle (suburbia!).
i mean, there are so many narratives about women learning to be themselves, to say ‘fuck society’s ideal vision of beauty or success or w/e!’, and they’re great and necessary in a society that will pressure people into constricting norms. but it is so wonderful to me, to have the story of a woman choosing to embrace a way of life that is in line with popular desires and therefore derided as shallow yet remaining a whole and complete person with ambitions, goals and desires that would make lesser mortals weep. it’s what appeals to me about blair waldorf. sansa stark. lydia martin. when a woman can take society’s pressure to be something, embrace it, and turn it into something completely their own, i am instantly hooked.
imma need you to stop shading my velour tracksuits
favorite movies of all time » Mean girls (2004)
“Calling somebody else fat won’t make you any skinnier. Calling someone stupid doesn’t make you any smarter. And ruining Regina George’s life definitely didn’t make me any happier. All you can do in life is try to solve the problem in front of you.”
never-ending list of favorite movies ›› 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
It’s not everyday you find a girl who’ll flash someone to get you out of detention.
THIS SCENE STILL GIVES ME GOOSEBUMPS.
“You don’t meet a girl like that every dynasty.” -Mulan