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


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. 


And don’t forget that she has serious female friends and wins the case by way of her specialist knowledge of so-called “feminine things” that no one else takes seriously enough to even bother with.

The movie also passes the Bechdel test.


LET’S NOT FORGET that even though it starts with a situation where two girls are rivals for the same guy, they BOTH choose to ignore the social codes (and hollywood bylaws) that tell them they should be cat-fighting and trying to one-up each other, and instead they realize that they make good working partners and better friends and screw rivalry, AND ALSO HAVE EACH OTHER’S BACKS RE: WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT. And that it portrays sororities as places where women can learn to work together and respect each other and help each other out, which sets the stage for the way Elle treats everyone she meets for the rest of the movie. OH AND IT HAS A FAT SIDE CHARACTER WHO OVERCOMES EMOTIONAL ABUSE, IS NEVER FAT-SHAMED OR USED AS THE BRUNT OF A FAT JOKE, AND LANDS THE HOTTEST MAN IN THE ENTIRE FILM. 


Also, Elle still stays true to herself in a professional setting. Even when it’s tough for her, she always keeps being her bubbly, peppy self. She doesn’t let what others say about her stop her from being a kickass lawyer that also is unafraid to express herself how she wants to.

this is basically tumblr’s favorite movie

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The X-men comics were literally a metaphor for racism and xenophobia. This is meaningful because it is meant to be powerful and an accessible metaphor for nearly anyone who has ever felt maligned for reasons beyond their control.

On the one hand, this is true, and it was a nice scene for Kurt.

On the other hand, Ororo Munroe should not need this explained to her.

It just - it just irks me that, in the comics, we have a black woman who overflows with understanding and compassion and wisdom, despite all she’s seen, despite her own missteps and mistakes. 

But in the movies, she needs to learn this from a white dude. (Yes, Kurt is blue, and in-universe experiences violent discrimination, but that’s a white actor underneath that body paint.)

My original text that accompanied this gifset, which has long since been deleted, were some accompanying quotations that follow the exchange shown above.

"Sometimes, anger can help you survive."
"So can faith."

it continues into “Well, I gave up on faith a long time ago.”

Ororo isn’t being lectured or ‘taught’ anything. It’s an exchange between an optimist (Kurt) and a realist (Ororo) who have both faced adversity and have taken very different things from them. I hardly think the exchange is intended to be condescending, even coming from a white (bisexual) actor under that make-up. 

It’s also worth nothing that these are two very distinctly different characters in the cinematic universe than are necessarily present on page, and should probably be weighed as their own characters in their own right within the multiverse. 

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Look at that grin. She’s so fucking pleased with herself.

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Just received this flyer in my inbox from our office building operations team. The fonts are so… mesmerizing. 

what is this I don’t even

Anonymous asked:
Why does Chris Evans always grab his left boob when he laughs?


Hello, anon, and thank you for the question.

This topic has been studied by by researchers for years. There are three prevailing theories that I will relay to you now.

1. It keeps him on the ground.


You may notice in the gif above that Chris’ leg starts to rise as he laughs, possibly a precursor to his entire body undergoing a sort of lift off due to his joy. Chris then employs his upper body strength to force himself to obey the laws of gravity.

2. To check on his physique.


As you may be aware, anon, it takes a lot of hard work to maintain a superhero body. Chris is concerned that in the time he has spent sitting down, sans working out or eating, he has lost muscle mass. Understandably, he feels the need to make sure that he is still a specimen.

3. Object permanence.


Object permanence is a term applied to the understanding that an object still exists even when you cannot see it. Chris closes his eyes when he laughs, making him unable to see that he has not disappeared. By grabbing his left boob, Chris knows that he has not somehow ceased to exist.

I hope this helps.



There isn’t enough life on this ice cube to fill a space cruiser.”

HOTH WEEK: Day 1 of 4


saw this tip jar at my Dairy Queen today and lost it at tipiosa

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Coulson, looking flustered by Steve’s patriotic bottom

the hulk and cap have nipples, but black widow has no belly button?

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