Some people argue that sorority queen Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) is more of a post-feminist icon, what with her pink girlishness and her passion for shopping. And then there’s the distinctly un-feminist moment when Elle follows her boyfriend to Harvard Law School to try and win him back. Despite all that, we’re going to claim her for Team F. This film manages to make jokes about shoes and generic toilet paper (so scratchy!) while simultaneously examining sexual harassment, female body image, and that dumb blonde stereotype. Also, lawyer Elle makes the following argument: “For that matter, any masturbatory emissions, where the sperm is clearly not seeking an egg, could be termed reckless abandonment.” Swoon.
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Author: Em & Lo