Legally Blonde: Elle Woods - The Philosophy of a Blonde

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  • Published on Aug 17, 2019
  • Sign up for Skilshare: skl.sh/thetake54 | What does it mean to "Think Blonde?" Legally Blonde's Elle Woods has a surprising answer for everyone. She disproves negative blonde stereotypes and creates a positive model for a "blonde" outlook of life - optimistic, warm and inspirational, a Blonde Philosophy we can all learn from. Stay tuned for our SECOND Legally Blonde video! If you like this video, subscribe to our channel or support us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/thetake
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  • The Take
    The Take  29 days ago +131

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    • logan castleman
      logan castleman 27 days ago

      Um keep doing legally blonde videos and I’ll love u forever

    • Smile and Shine
      Smile and Shine 27 days ago +1

      Can you make a video to help explain why so many women are empowered by this movie? I am so curious as to why when I watch this movie I feel so strong. When I decided to return to school I knew I needed to get straight A's my last two years in college to potentially go to law school. I felt overwhelmed by the realization and watched this movie and immediately afterward I talked myself into excelling in school. I ended up getting all A's and 1 B. If only that B were an A I would have graduated as an honors student but it's okay because I was on the Dean's list every semester. Every time I felt tired I watched this movie and it helped push me forward.

    • Aggie Nnoli
      Aggie Nnoli 27 days ago

      The Take when will the next video be

    • Fleek McStreet
      Fleek McStreet 29 days ago +3

      Can you do a take on The Devil Wears Prada? I feel like there is a lot to talk about when it comes to Miranda Priestly and how she treated Andy.

  • Luna Granger
    Luna Granger 18 hours ago

    There's surprisingly alot of cross over between the fashion and merchandising industries and law and politics.

  • asiad867
    asiad867 22 hours ago

    Do Bridget Jones’s

  • SASSYness with Szmuc
    SASSYness with Szmuc 3 days ago +1

    Why am I crying? I never understood why I loved this movie till now. I AM Elle lol I am loud, goofy, I speak my mind, I am all about sticking to my gut even though people think I am dumb for doing so.

  • This is Cutie Ringo Joy

    I actually like blondes, the cheerful and positive kind, not the negative kind like mean girls

  • This is Cutie Ringo Joy

    Will always be my favourite movie and musical.

  • SpencerHastings
    SpencerHastings 11 days ago

    Please do one about Blair Waldorf.

  • Areeba Asad
    Areeba Asad 14 days ago

    You know I never even noticed that Elle was actually smart. I just thought the moral of the movie was that she's nice. Thank you for educating me The Take!

    • Natasel
      Natasel 12 days ago

      She's borderline autistic.

  • Paola F
    Paola F 14 days ago

    this was so nice to watch. as a brunette who has her hair blonde, i’ve noticed how different people treat me. i’ve always wanted to play around with hair colors and i found new confidence in being blonde. not only do i look good but i love proving people wrong when they try to scam me in some way. i’ve noticed how people try to undermine me because i’m always dressed cute with makeup and skirts and jewelry.
    now my hair is orange with hints of blonde
    elle is an inspiration. we love a queen. thank u, next

  • T L
    T L 15 days ago

    She has gorgeous hair👌 Me and my hair be looking fried over here why😂

  • Ahror
    Ahror 15 days ago +1

    The idea that optimism is naivety and pessimism is realism that this film partly fights against is something that really annoys me. Pessimism never improves anything. Optimism fuels action.

  • Pill.ustrations
    Pill.ustrations 16 days ago

    I LOVE THIS SO MUCH 💖💖💖
    Thank you so much ❤❤

  • I live for suga's chop chop chop in Cyper 3

    I like how Elle Woods is willing to take the NEXT MILE without a second thought to PURSUE what she really wants. She did her effin best to enter Harvard for something she wanted. Imagine her dedication! When her desire changed, she again, went to the NEXT MILE to get it and became a successful student. She's always willing to go the extra mile.

  • R. V. Datmir
    R. V. Datmir 17 days ago

    I am a Norwegian troll. To me, the most important thing in life is money and making absolutely no commitments whatsoever beyond making money. When my time to die comes, my soul should be recycled same as any other soul belonging to a troll, a Norwegian, or a Norwegian troll. What can I say? Most revere the Bible and I revere Peer Gynt.

  • Lanette Russell
    Lanette Russell 19 days ago

    So she was progressive before it was popular to

  • Sarah Jessee
    Sarah Jessee 19 days ago

    Your content is superb and I can't wait to see more analysis of female characters in the future. I would love to see your take on Big Little Lies!

  • Dawn Corona
    Dawn Corona 20 days ago

    Can’t relate, I’m geniunly a more of an emo but hey I do it passionately😉 but any girly girls I give you my undying support

  • Megan
    Megan 20 days ago

    Going into my last year of law school in a few weeks and have to admit Elle’s Dad was kinda right :/

  • Anakha Arun
    Anakha Arun 21 day ago

    I love pink

  • Ginger Katherina
    Ginger Katherina 21 day ago +2

    Fantastic analysis. I always valued Elle as fantastic human being deep in my heart, although most people watching this movie just reduce her to "dumb and dramatic but funny"

  • Jorge Espinoza
    Jorge Espinoza 22 days ago

    Do one about Jennifer's Body, please. =)

  • mpscats360
    mpscats360 22 days ago

    i have never seen someone of these clips.. are they from the movie too??

  • lorraine uy
    lorraine uy 23 days ago

    I have to agree with Elle. Aristotle didn’t understand what he was saying.

  • Beethoven’s Fidelio
    Beethoven’s Fidelio 23 days ago

    I appreciate “Legally Blonde” for deconstructing “dumb blonde” stereotypes and how Elle’s “Chekhov’s Skill” (her knowledge of fashion labels and hair products) wins the case at the end.
    However, the movie is a “Broken Aesop”:
    We’re not suppose to sympathize with Warner, and it’s clear he’s a shallow, idiotic jerk for rejecting Elle (as well as not telling Elle that he’s already engaged to someone else), BUT if it weren’t for him saying that he wanted a “serious” wife, then Elle would never have gone to Harvard law school to get him back.
    Granted she stays at Harvard Law School for four years, even after she realizes that Warner will never take her back, but still, the fact that her motivation for going to Harvard revolves around getting her man back does rub me the wrong way.
    The movie would have been stronger if it were about a West Coast, blonde woman going to law school ON HER OWN TERMS (and not because of a man), and while she’s there, she experiences sexism and “dumb blonde jokes”, and therefore learns to not let the bullying get to her.

  • Savy Leigh
    Savy Leigh 23 days ago +1

    “If you’re going to let one stupid prick ruin your life, then you’re not the girl I thought you were.” Tell myself this on a daily basis! There might not be anyone else in the world rooting for you, so YOU have to always be your biggest fan.

  • Sara Fern Engle
    Sara Fern Engle 23 days ago +10

    “Our culture sends the message that traditionally feminine tastes and female-oriented bonding activities are lesser, in order to de-value women.” PREACH!!

    • Natasel
      Natasel 12 days ago

      Its a sterotype.

      Like a bunch of white guys marchig with swastikas are being devalued for some reason.

      Almost as if history and experience taught humanity a valuable lesson about giving dipshits power leads to bad things.

  • Romeo Irvin Dosdos
    Romeo Irvin Dosdos 24 days ago

    i always watch this every year

  • Aliyah J.
    Aliyah J. 24 days ago +2

    To me I think it's more about how we shame femininity. We assume girls who act girly and embrace girlishness are dumb, superficial and one dimensional. Elle embraces everything people expect from women. She loves to keep up with her appearance, she loves pink and loves to party. We assume women like that aren't smart and are obsessed with vanity. That where the "I'm not like other girls" girls come from. They've been taught that being girly is something to be ashamed of and therefor strive to reject that.

  • Mia O'Hare
    Mia O'Hare 24 days ago

    I love Elle so much!!! She is so positive

  • Ebi Fornale
    Ebi Fornale 24 days ago

    10:00 I don't understand why it's funny to other students. Why would anyone defend someone who has committed a crime? Lawyers are supposed to protect the innocent people from being framed. Not help criminals run free.

  • Anna Cherry
    Anna Cherry 24 days ago

    In the words of a wonderful woman who certainly isn't blonde, but understands why Elle Woods continues to be a good character, "We got the pynk."

  • ArtofDylan
    ArtofDylan 24 days ago +2

    there was a lot of of stereotypes back in the 90's where its either youre smart or pretty, she proved you can be both

  • Brianna Thompson
    Brianna Thompson 24 days ago

    Why am I watching all this blonde discourse I’m a curly hair brunette

  • Katka
    Katka 24 days ago

    Elle has always made my soul shine a made me feel powerful. I used to watch these films over and over because I find them inspiring even to this day. Now I know what's behind it! ^^

  • Eden Rome
    Eden Rome 24 days ago +1

    I understand what you were going for but object to the line 'being a person's wife isn't a worthy goal for someone with potential'. A person's identity shouldn't be *determined* by someone else, but we should respect personal preference as well (in addition to leaving space for people's preferences to change as well as supporting people who may not realize they're trapped). If they want to be a Wife, that doesn't erase or invalidate other parts of their personality, and suggesting such (even if you didn't realize it) is kinda contradictory to the message of your own video- you're demeaning Elle in the same ways you're denouncing

  • Hannah abott
    Hannah abott 25 days ago

    This is now one of my fav vid on this platform. U earned this sub.

  • Serena Vanic
    Serena Vanic 25 days ago

    Elle Woods: Natural leadership skills, high intelligence, EQ and SQ, knowlegable in many areas, strong morals and ethics.

  • HexManiacCiaran
    HexManiacCiaran 25 days ago +1

    The biggest thing about this film is the idea of women uplifting each other
    * sure, Vivian and Elle have conflict and they buy into that “who gets the guy” thing but Vivian is ultimately a big enough person to realise she was entirely wrong about Elle and they quickly bond over the idea of “we fought each other, for him? Nah, we both deserve so much more”
    * every scene with Paulette, Elle sees her pain and supports her reuniting with her dog and she does everything she can to teach Paulette that she is important and to give her the confidence to act on it
    * then there’s the sorority sisters, we don’t see much of them but when Elle decides she’s going to study for the LSAT even though they don’t understand it they immediately have her back and they support her, when she gets her results it feels like the results are the collective fruits of the entire sorority because they all showed up for their sister

    • Natasel
      Natasel 12 days ago

      Thats the most suspension of belief breaking moments.

      Any time you get more than 50% females, group dynamics break down into a free for all bitch fest.

  • Weendy Lry
    Weendy Lry 25 days ago

    TheXvid recommendation, how did u know that i was wondering about this?

  • fuckfannyfiddlefart
    fuckfannyfiddlefart 25 days ago +1

    The problem with this is that it is contrary to material reality.
    That is if you CAN get by on your looks and feel that this really is an option then to invest in costly activities, such as intellectualism (unless that bakes your cake) aren't likely to be pursued.
    Marx would say that this movie contradicts materialist reality.
    Really this movie just rationalises class and beauty privileges and tries to rationalize those privileges based on the false narrative of deserving elitism.

  • fuckfannyfiddlefart
    fuckfannyfiddlefart 25 days ago +1

    The problem with this is that it is contrary to material reality.
    That is if you CAN get by on your looks and feel that this really is an option them to invest in costly activities, such as intellectualism (unless that bakes your cake) aren't likely to be pursued.
    Marx would say that this movie contradicts materialist reality.
    Really this movie just rationalises class and beauty privileges and tries to rationalize those privileges based on the false narrative of deserving elitism.

  • helena maleki
    helena maleki 25 days ago

    wait till you listen to the musical, then your gonna actually go insane.

  • Scott Summers
    Scott Summers 25 days ago

    So she's a nearly perfect person who is a protagonist in the movie. Who would have thought lol.

    • Scott Summers
      Scott Summers 19 days ago

      @Beethoven’s Fidelio My point is this video seems useless when you think about that. Basically them telling how us how to be great human beings. The answer to that is to be perfect. So dumb. This really didn't need a video.

    • Beethoven’s Fidelio
      Beethoven’s Fidelio 19 days ago

      Scott Summers And your point?

  • Carly Z
    Carly Z 25 days ago

    Elle woods was a VSCO girl before VSCO girls existed

  • tanya292
    tanya292 25 days ago +15

    Legally blonde is literally the most inspirational chic flick ever made.

  • Ser Arrec of the Dreadfort

    I love this movie. One of thee best comedies, that never fails to make me laugh. 😂

  • Stephanie Rachelle
    Stephanie Rachelle 25 days ago

    The rules of hair care are simple and finite. Any Cosmo-girl would have known

  • karis dietrich
    karis dietrich 25 days ago

    Her positive passionate attitude reminds me of Leslie Knope

  • jurrian van waaij
    jurrian van waaij 25 days ago

    Me: Watched the first half, then watched Legally blonde itself, then watched the second half of the vid. I just loved legally blonde. Its story is not that complicated, but it proves that you don't need an intricate storyline to compel a great message!

  • Lui s
    Lui s 25 days ago

    I love legally blonde!!! It's nice to hear a movie break the blonde stereotype. We need movies that break stereotypes!!

  • Yoon
    Yoon 25 days ago +1

    I still remember when I was a high school student, I have always love makeup and would give my friends makeover after classes. There's a group of girls who hated me, one of them said this while eating her /healthy/ lunch box "I'd rather take care of my skin than putting on thick foundation, only *stupid girls* put makeup" and the other girls were like agreeing with her. I was so pissed I studied just to prove them wrong and surprised myself when I was ranked in Top 10. Well, I guess revenge is one of the best motivations.

    • Natasel
      Natasel 12 days ago

      Something tells me you are still putting on thick foundation.

  • Terence Silva
    Terence Silva 25 days ago

    Elle woods a hufflepuff queen

  • Suçons
    Suçons 25 days ago +6

    I was born blonde. In grade 8 I wrote an essay about how blondes can’t be dumb because I had the highest GPA in my class. I got an A on it.

  • Jos lyn
    Jos lyn 26 days ago

    I never though I would see Alaric in the past

  • Pomorana
    Pomorana 26 days ago

    8:00 its umbridge😂

  • himura haibara
    himura haibara 26 days ago

    YES! We don't have to act or look like men to be strong women.

  • iftlatlw
    iftlatlw 26 days ago

    another amazing video! your work makes me both smile and think!

  • Boopy Schmoops
    Boopy Schmoops 26 days ago

    god this movie needed to happen, you would not believe the amount of judgement and shade you receive for wearing makeup regularly at uni. If you care about your appearance, people inherently assume you waste time on frivolous things and only care about how people see you. You cant just like being fashionable, it always has to be a character flaw.

    • rosette ruiz
      rosette ruiz 25 days ago

      You can watch Mrs. Midwestshe promotes the importance of fememinity and how society tries to put down those traits

  • Alicia P
    Alicia P 26 days ago

    I love these types of videos!!

  • Luca Peyrefitte
    Luca Peyrefitte 26 days ago

    Still my favorite movie of the early 2000s, never really watched it in theaters but I loved watching it on TV when it aired