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  5 months ago +149

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    • logan castleman
      logan castleman 5 months ago

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

    • Aggie Nnoli
      Aggie Nnoli 5 months ago

      The Take when will the next video be

    • Fleek McStreet
      Fleek McStreet 5 months 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.

  • k a y l e e
    k a y l e e 3 days ago +2

    i'm a brunette yet i so strongly identify with elle woods. if you look a certain way, society assumes you _are_ a certain way and they treat you as such even if you behave to the contrary. it's even worse if you behave in a way they don't expect (i.e. if you're model pretty but mensa smart) because then you're abused by jealous men and ostracized and ignored/back stabbed by women out of jealousy. it's a very isolating feeling, even if you're a genuinely nice person. because no one reads it as sincere, they think you're being fake. it's really stupid and damaging and i hope one day society is rid of this behavior.

  • Darth Veles
    Darth Veles 4 days ago

    This is one of the movies that fucking changed me entire outlook on life and myself. I was ready to bash this movie, but after watching it, I felt like I understood myself better.

  • Donna Brooks
    Donna Brooks 7 days ago +1

    At 15:08, I could fall in love w/ Elle!! She has such a look of kindness & goodwill on her face when she says to someone who hasn't always been kind to her, "Look! He likes you!" Reese Witherspoon radiates genuine warmth & innocence there that's very attractive in just a few seconds! It pulls you to Elle like a magnet! Wow.

  • Shaye Lin
    Shaye Lin 11 days ago +1

    We need a "Legally Blonde 3: Commander in Chic"

  • Boudjemaà Miloud
    Boudjemaà Miloud 22 days ago

    I like how you guys defend feminine virtues in this and in the Cinderella video

  • Ice Adonis
    Ice Adonis 26 days ago

    I love this movie

  • Alyssa Rose
    Alyssa Rose 27 days ago

    I would love to be friends with Elle! ❤

  • EmeraldEdge72
    EmeraldEdge72 Month ago

    A person asked me to watch this. There actually is quite a bit wrong with this video, but I will leave with this one thing.
    Be yourself to the fullest, but know when you should suppress yourself. The world is not kind or forgiving and showing to other people that you have something great or and of value will incentivize them to steal your light. Be a self regulated person and free spirit when you need to be. This goes for both males and females. And for the monsters..... you know what I'm talking about!

  • isaabel harwood
    isaabel harwood Month ago

    "what? practically deformed?" HAHAHHAHAHAHH has me on the floor each time i watch this film

  • Daisy T
    Daisy T Month ago

    This video is such a must-watch! Thank you!

  • Indigo isalready broken

    Being raised telling feminine and pink girly things are stupid, now I challenge myself and stay true to my heart that I LOVE MAKEUP. I feel beautiful AND powerful and yes beautiful because I know it. I’m beautiful and you can’t change my mind on that😏

  • Ammarah Khalid
    Ammarah Khalid Month ago

    this movie is the reason i became a lawyer haha :)

  • Seth Osias
    Seth Osias Month ago

    Why did this made me cry

  • D Leo
    D Leo Month ago

    Can you make a video about the horrible wigs in Legally Blonde 2. Took me out of the movie! lol

  • Angel Angel
    Angel Angel Month ago

    Wait!.... blonds think? 🤔 😂 lol just kidding love blonds 😉

  • Renee Carlson
    Renee Carlson 2 months ago

    Leslie Knope in Parks and Rec similarly is peppy and excited about life, but is underestimated at first. She also proves that haters wring and is able to make them see her great value.

  • andi le
    andi le 2 months ago

    now do the take on jackie lynn from unbreakable kimmy schmidt

  • Danice Lobrin
    Danice Lobrin 2 months ago

    This channel is like therapy to me

  • Raaid Cotman-El
    Raaid Cotman-El 2 months ago

    One of the issues with the movie is Elle's lack of true passion for anything. In the beginning of the movie, she was passionate about fashion, and love. Only to be passionate about law at the end of the movie. The problem is she finds her passion for law by happen stance. One could assume she would find passion in anything Warner was interested in. If Warner went to med school, would Elle be passionate about medicine? Perhaps Elle is passionate about whatever she puts her mind to.

  • Christina Yates
    Christina Yates 3 months ago

    Most blondes nowadays are actually brunettes with a dye job

    • Christina Yates
      Christina Yates 22 days ago

      Alyssa Rose yes I wasn’t saying she wasn’t... but not THAT blonde.., even in the beginning of this movie they showed a Clairol box.... It’s Hollywood ... they glam up and give them highlights/lowlights, etc. My mom is a natural blonde but still lightens her hair or her hair gets lighter when she goes into the sun. My hair is naturally dark brown and I get “highlights” when I’m out in the sun. I didn’t say natural blondes were non existent.. I’m just saying most of the “blondes” we see today (myself included) are brunettes who bleached to get blonde hair.

    • Alyssa Rose
      Alyssa Rose 27 days ago +1

      I'm pretty sure Reese is a natural blonde though.

    • Alyssa Rose
      Alyssa Rose 27 days ago +1

      True, it's rare people stay blonde into adulthood. Our hair gets darker as we get older.

  • Mimchi
    Mimchi 3 months ago +4

    The thing I love the most about this movie is Elle's bond with Vivian, they were supposed to be rivals and fight to win some dude, but they end up being best friends, that's a very pure message.

  • Kris Hellenberg
    Kris Hellenberg 3 months ago

    I’m blonde

  • Alysza Ripley
    Alysza Ripley 3 months ago

    Did you just say that wanting to be married is superficial and negative? I just .... I'm sorry what?????

  • Pumpkin Joke
    Pumpkin Joke 3 months ago

    Oh and just because you are blonde doesn’t automatically make you attractive 😂. It depends on your face. Not your hair color.

  • Pumpkin Joke
    Pumpkin Joke 3 months ago

    I wish I could end Hollywood. These arbitrary stereotypes have GOT to stop. 🙄

  • Victoria Semenenko Real Life Victory

    THE IDEA OF LIKELY FAIRE CRITICS IS COMPLETELY FALSE FOR A SIMPLE REASON THAT ANY SO CALLED "PERFECT BLONDE" REALLY IS DUMPY AND STUPID!!!

  • Music Interviews and Documentaries

    I literally have a hearache listening to this flattering prejudice shit

  • Music Interviews and Documentaries

    Oh, sorry, but perfect blonde really IS dump and stupid!!!)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

  • Music Interviews and Documentaries

    Oh, my gosh!!!)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

  • Alia
    Alia 4 months ago

    So it sort of got the book right, even though it changed a lot.

  • supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

    No wonder she is always smiling/doesn't need a backup, while the rest of us out here are working on our plans A through Z, if any of those work out... 🙄
    Talk about white/blonde privilege... 😏

    • Alyssa Rose
      Alyssa Rose 27 days ago

      No. She has attractive girl privilege.

  • Ces Ferr
    Ces Ferr 4 months ago

    This movie is all about girl empowerment, that you can be more that you can be the best and you're not just a girl with a pretty face, you can be anything you want as long as you believe in yourself. this movie made me realize that, Thanks elle ❤

  • Matías Lezama Pérez
    Matías Lezama Pérez 4 months ago

    can u pls do a sharp objects video pls

  • Luna Granger
    Luna Granger 4 months ago

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

  • asiad867
    asiad867 4 months ago

    Do Bridget Jones’s

  • SASSYness with Szmuc
    SASSYness with Szmuc 4 months 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
    This is Cutie Ringo Joy 4 months ago +1

    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.

  • Spencer Hastings
    Spencer Hastings 4 months ago

    Please do one about Blair Waldorf.

  • Areeba Asad
    Areeba Asad 4 months 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 4 months ago

      She's borderline autistic.

  • Paola F
    Paola F 4 months ago +1

    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 4 months ago

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

  • Ahror
    Ahror 4 months 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 4 months ago

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

  • R. V. Datmir
    R. V. Datmir 4 months 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 4 months ago

    So she was progressive before it was popular to

  • Sarah Jessee
    Sarah Jessee 4 months 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 4 months ago +1

    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 4 months 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 5 months ago

    I love pink

  • Ginger Katherina
    Ginger Katherina 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • mpscats360
    mpscats360 5 months ago

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

  • lorraine uy
    lorraine uy 5 months ago

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

  • Beethoven’s Fidelio
    Beethoven’s Fidelio 5 months 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 Dozier
    Savy Dozier 5 months ago +2

    “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 5 months ago +82

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

    • fire and sugar
      fire and sugar 2 months ago +1

      Yup!

    • Natasel
      Natasel 4 months 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 5 months ago

    i always watch this every year

  • Aliyah J.
    Aliyah J. 5 months 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.