As part of our celebrations for the Pedestrian.TV Bachelorette of The Year 2013 brought to by the really, really ridiculously looking MINI Ray, we’re going to be showcasing some of the great contributions to pop-culture that females have bestowed upon us, starting from the 10 Gloriously Powerful Female Anthems from last week and today’s focus: Powerfully Sassy Moments Of Women In Film. Nominations are now open for the Bachelorette Of The Year, so if you ARE or KNOW OF an unattached female deserving of praise, recognition and tangible prizes in the form of a trip to Japan, enter yourself or nominate a friend on the double.
Daggy factor is high, public dancing not at the discotheque is good, Winona Ryder steals the show… the actual liberation feels to be felt from this clip are immeasurable.
The scene. This is the scene we had in mind when we referenced the movie here, for anyone who was unclear on the relationship between a prostitute and female empowerment. It’s not about being a sex worker, it’s about standing up for yourself when people tryn’a knock you.
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Gwyneth Paltrow was undeniably great in Shakespeare In Love, but Judi Dench stole the show as the ass kicking monarch Queen Elizabeth. She won an Oscar for her performance. It equated to around 8 minutes of screen time total but the impact she made when on screen was so memorable – including this moment at the 1.30minute mark.
THELMA AND LOUISE
We went with this one for its absence of violence against humans despite possession of multiple firearms yet without compromising matters of maximum impact, fucking shit up, sticking it to the man, so on, so forth.
FIRST WIVES CLUB
This is the melodic equivalent of walking around double-chest bumping yourself and shouting “I DO WHAT I WANT”.
We could only pick one scene across the Kill Bills. This one’ll do:
Hehe. Okay this in not so much a scene as it is a piece of fan art intended to remind girls of FARSHUN and that is empowering in itself.
THE FIFTH ELEMENT
Leeloo IS the fifth element mkay? And that is why she can punch through glass, scare the heck out of a bunch of 20 armed science dudes, leap from a building onto a flying cab, all the while looking tremendous in Jean Paul Gaultier custom-designed bandages.
Sassy? How about Pam Grier as Jackie Brown sticking a gun into the crotch of sociopathic gun dealer Ordell with one of the most baller lines of dialogue in the Quentin Tarantino pantheon: “Shut your RAGGEDY ASS UP and sit the FUCK DOWN.”
GONE WITH THE WIND
Scarlett O’Hara? Yes, girlfriend’s pretty kick ass. But Mammy? Mammy is fucking awesome. Refer to her epic stank face at 2minute mark.
It’s a hard knock life being an orphan surviving on gruel and manual labour, but instead of sulking about it 24-7 why not adopt a stray dog and spend the rest of the time singing marvellous show tunes and executing devastating choreographed dance moves?
Rhonda Epinstalk: G.O.A.T.