Since I always seem to write lists, I decided to take a different approach this time and write about one brilliant, fucking amazing movie. The film at hand would be Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof, the better half of the double feature known as Grindhouse (co-written by Robert Rodriguez.) It’s about the most badass babes in film history. (That in itself is enough to convince any feminist to watch the movie!) Death Proof passes the Bechdel test within the first five minutes, the four main characters are strong-ass women, and the the entire film is fueled by girl power!! (Seriously, why would you not want to watch this??) One particular scene–which also happens to be one of my favorite dialogue scene in movie history–is set in a diner, and I could explain to you what exactly makes our heroines so perfect, or I could show you:
That conversation captures the essence of the film perfectly: these women won’t take shit from any guy that crosses their paths. So if you need to be inspired to kick some dudes ass, or to become a stronger willed individual, or if you just want to finally see some kick-ass babes on screen, watch Death Proof.