I Got Bangs Quote from Legally Blonde
In honor of the 21st birthday of “Legally Blonde” — and one of the incredibly impressive characters ever written — here are the 21 best Elle Woods quotes of all time. Legally Blonde, outdated quotes and all, is still as necessary a film as it was 16 years ago, but for no other reason to ensure that patriarchal ideas like those in this last quote from Elle`s father don`t survive the next century. There are a few things in this quote that make it obsolete. First, does anyone really subscribe to the stereotype of the “stupid blonde”? Maybe it`s because we live in the age of rainbow-colored, Instagram-worthy hair, but being blonde doesn`t really scream stupid anymore, not that it ever should have been. Second, do people still call credit cards “plastic”? Soon, credit cards will be obsolete (thank you, smartphones), and this colloquial term will make the public`s heads scratch. Unfortunately, this quote from Elle`s father is probably not outdated enough. There will always be men who think that women are not smart enough to be lawyers, or that women cannot be more than one thing. But as long as we continue to fight for equal rights for all women, let us hope that this way of thinking will continue to be history and drift into irrelevance. This exchange of the climax of Legally Blonde is particularly dated because he plays into a gay stereotype that simply wouldn`t be used in the same way in a movie today. Not all gay men are obsessed with fashion, and not all men who love fashion are gay.
Such a central plot twist focusing on a reductive stereotype is quite shocking in 2017. “Legally Blonde” first enchanted audiences with its sparkling story of a heartbroken blonde who became a brilliant Harvard law student when it hit theaters on July 13, 2001. Hosted by the incomparable Reese Witherspoon, Elle Woods was instantly charming: a lively SoCal optimist with an eternally pink wardrobe and an unwavering belief in equally adorable people. It`s crazy to think that Legally Blonde, one of the most iconic romantic comedies of the 2000s, came out just over 16 years ago. (Include the joke “Do you want to feel old?” here.) A lot has changed in the last decade and a half, and yet the movie that made Reese Witherspoon a household name (and a Hollywood icon) really holds up, at least for the most part. As with any movie after its 10th anniversary, there are a lot of quotes from Legally Blonde that are super dated. Thus, Warner`s historical diss, triggered during their breakup, is not outdated because the drama Jackie vs. Marilyn goes back so long, but rather because of the way politics has changed. In fact, in the era of Donald Trump, the quote is downright LOL-worthy. Classic return or not, there are some pretty iconic lines and moments from the film that simply don`t stand the test of time, like outdated pop culture references or stereotypes that would be too controversial to be included in movies in the age of Twitter. And let`s not even start with technology.
One thing that will never be surpassed, however, is Elle Woods` story. Elle`s transformation from a cheeky, fashion-obsessed blonde into a serious feminist activist is classic and will always be a great story about women`s power, suitable for all your movie night and night needs. These nine quotes from Legally Blonde, which are super dated, will not change the value of the film, regardless of its age. One truth about the universe is that we seem to exist in an eternal cycle of loud noises coming in and out of fashion. And while you may think that this fact makes this particular joke relevant all the time, it also means that the joke is only really funny if people actually care about the pony. In other words, at a time when the pony doesn`t evoke passionate feelings on one side or the other, the joke falls flat. Elle`s legacy — a film franchise designed practically for bubbly foreigners — has grown more slowly. Over the past 21 years, the film, which was fairly well received by critics but didn`t impress in 2001 (it holds 70% on Rotten Tomatoes), has become a cult classic, inspiring generations of dreamers to pursue their passions inside and outside the conference room. For those uninitiated: After her single friend Warner Huntington III (Matthew Davis) parted ways with Elle — claiming that UCLA`s fashion merchandising major wasn`t “serious enough” for her future — the intrepid president of the Delta Nu sorority applied and was admitted to Harvard Law School.
However, his plans to win back Warner are temporarily thwarted when she learns that he is already engaged to Vivian Kensignton (Selma Blair). Already in Boston, Elle plans to steal the future lawyer, but the charismatic Emmett (Luke Wilson), the devoted manicure Paulette (Jennifer Coolidge), the very good boy Bruiser and Elle`s natural talent for law push her on a new path. No, I`m not saying orange is the new pink (it never will). However, the reference to Cameron Diaz`s shopping at Fred Segal dates back very early in the 2000s. At the time, Diaz was at the peak of his career, starring in big blockbusters like Charlie`s Angels. And while Diaz will always be a movie star, it`s just not so impressive to hear you meet her in Los Angeles anymore. Not to mention the fact that Fred Segal is a little less of a big name than he was in the 90s and 00s. Since its debut, “Legally Blonde” has become one of the most indisputable films of all time, with lines like “What? As if it would be difficult? ” and “I`m going to show you how precious Elle Woods can be! ” and received top marks in the Unofficial Dialogue Hall of Fame. It surprises not only scene after scene, but line after line, even word for word, with a fluid friendliness and trust that has served as a philosophy among fashion-conscious dog lovers for over two decades. “Legally Blonde” sent Elle to Washington, D.C. in 2003 with a patriotic sequel titled “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, & Blonde.” In 2007, the story of Elle received the Broadway treatment with the musical by Nell Benjamin and Laurence O`Keefe, which received seven Tony nominations.
Another reductive sentence that states that a sister daughter “would never sleep with a man wearing a thong” seems strangely dated given the heightened awareness of sexual fluidity and the deconstruction of gender norms. Calling Cosmopolitan the Bible isn`t necessarily outdated right now, but in a world where print journalism is suffering more and more, it could certainly be soon. The story of Elle was first conceived by author Amanda Brown in her novel of the same name, published the same year as the film. But Witherspoon and director Robert Luketic filled the character with strong sympathy, turning what could have been a lesson from a note on how not to write women on screen into an out-of-water fish master class featuring several complex female characters. Maybe it`s just me, but the “no white” fashion rule after Labor Day didn`t even make sense in 2001. I can`t imagine it will have much relevance in the future.