Christian Borle & Laura Bell Bundy - Legally Blonde
54/∞ musical theater songs you should love: Legally Blonde | Legally Blonde
#we never joke about legally blonde #like really let’s just #first: obvious girl power message about how we don’t need no man and how you can do what you want with hard work #including the things people say are quote hard like get into harvard law (see photoset) #second: genuinely clever #like seriously clever wonderful well-written comedy that doesn’t stoop to low brow type humor #oh no sir no one is slipping and falling on a banana or making jokes about sex here #third: GIRLS CAN BE FRIENDS AND NOT HATE EACH OTHER #elle is so nice to even vivien who she probably is allowed to not like #she asks in the movie how could she be so mean #she genuinely does not understand cruelty how WONDERFUL ELLE WOODS IS WONDERFUL #FOUR: REESE WITHERSPOON LITERALLY IN THIS FILM MAKES YOU CRY WITH LAUGHTER #and then cry with tears #over a dumb girl comedy #that’s the best part because it’s all about some dumb cali girl majoring in fashion merchandising and people expected that #and they got one of the best movies in recent memory #and one of my favorite films
Elle Woods was hollering back before the movement. This is why i love this movie. It’s so progressive. Elle is a femme feminist who comes by it the hard way. She doesn’t change for the bookish people, the elitists, or for the feminists. She just does what she needs to do, and what she wants, even when at first it was chasing a boy. Then the movie drops the romance. IT DROPS THE ROMANCE. chick flicks don’t do that. Emmett asking her out is a footnote at the very end. And this whole time, she is classy, and lady like, and has pride in herself and her work. She’ll go to a costume party as a playboy bunny, but like hell will she sleep with her professor for an internship. Elle is my feminist role model
Elle Woods 4ever
I remember listening to my DAD defend Legally Blonde. An uncle was saying “Oh look, it’s that stupid movie again.” as he flipped through the channels. My dad responded with “Oh yeah, that movie where the blonde girl with great grades works really hard to get into pre-law, studies hard and proves herself to her peers and bosses while maintaining her integrity and not sleeping with her boss? What a terrible message to send girls.”
Also, I love this movie because Reese Witherspoon.
My very favorite thing about this movie is that Elle doesn’t have to sacrifice any of the femininity and bubbly optimism that make up her personality for the sake of succeeding. She tries to undermine her true self in favor of what others want her to be, but in the end she finds the balance she needs to be successful. Elle Woods doesn’t need to give up one stereotype just so she can conform to another. Elle Woods defies them both.
I wont lie, I also love the Legally Blonde musical…
Elle Woods is better than you.
I…I… never thought of it that way….
Zane loves Elle Woods and this movie.
IMO Elle Woods is a role model for every woman in the world.
She wears pink skirts, heels and a bubbly smile and doesn’t let anybody fuck with her. I can’t explain how amazing it felt the first time I watched that movie and saw her reject Warner at the end, because I was all too ready for the lead girl to get back together with the douchebag ex she’d been mooning over half the movie, per industry standard.
Instead she becomes best friends with his new fiancee, who also kicks him to the curb, and graduates law school at the top of her class, with motherfucking Paulette and the UPS guy and her kickass professors and kickass Emmet there to cheer her on.
One of my top three movies of all time.
FAVOURITE MOVIES | Legally Blonde
“You got into Harvard Law?” “What, like it’s hard?”
god I love it when Legally Blonde’s on TV.