one of my favorite movies - Legally Blonde
February 8, 2007 12:09pm CST
So they say blondes are ditzy, shallow, and not very bright. But for all those blondes (and non-blondes) out there who have a good head on their shoulders, here's one character who proves she's not just another pretty face. She's flighty (check out those pink ballpens with the feather lace at the end! even when she gets a laptop, it's pink!) but she can think when she needs to, and she has a certain panache even when she's making the most unlikely comparisons. You may think that Elle Woods is going off on another tangent from her original topic (what's the connection between a perm and a murder?) but she makes it all make sense at the end. Legally Blonde (1 & 2) helped me get through the more difficult parts of law school. When I was particularly stressed with all the case digests, definitions, enumerations, and analysis of precedent, a few minutes watching Elle Woods always made me feel better. Which accounts for the umpteen number of times I've seen the Legally Blonde films. Elle always reminded me that just because you are a 'professional' doesn't mean you don't have to give up being a fashionista or conform to a somber, serious image. Just because you're in a 'serious' profession doesn't mean you have to watch what you say. Elle doesn't care if what she says seems frivolous. When it comes down to the serious stuff she can be as serious as anyone else and wear pink.