Why these three are so inspirational to me…
I began watching, obsessively, the Charlie’s Angels movie around the year 2000. I was a ripe 10-11 years old, my brain pliable, and I was looking for beautiful, smart and kick ass ladies to be my idols.
These three actresses played the three Angels, and offered so many qualities that are extremely important to me now and what inspire me to be all that I can be!
Dylan (Drew Barrymore) taught me to kick f****** a** (yes, like that), do what I want with my own body, be naughty, be serious, get down and dirty, make mistakes, get back up again. She was the rebel, non-conformist out of the three. She made a little “oops” by sleeping with the enemy, but hey, we all mess up and she got out of the situation as quickly as she got into it.
Natalie (Cameron Diaz) was always smiling (such a big smile), having fun, laughing, and have a great time with life. Even during tough times and struggles, she shrugged them off her with charming personality. She may seem ditzy because of this, but she is incredibly brilliant! She ends up finding a genuine man to date (Luke Wilson) and she authenticity shows in the situations involving him.
Alex (Lucy Liu) was the realist, down to Earth, smart, serious — representing the need to be that way in certain situations. She was smart and not afraid to show it off — while the other two Angels were a little bit crazy, she struggled to be a good girlfriend and care about the home front. Strict and tough, she can be more detail attentive than the other two.
Together, you have your kick ass, be crazy, be smart, sexy, powerful, brilliant and wild about life team that is probably the best representation of what a person, especially young ladies, should up to in this world.
(Oh, and if you’re not convinced, this movie also has Sam Rockwell, Tim Curry and Bill Murray in it, so… get to it).