Do you still watch “Pretty Woman” every time you need a good laugh and a good cry? We do, too.
Our favorite opposites attract story is somehow already 23 years old, so in honor of this classic Garry Marshall rom com, we dug up 23 little known facts about the movie. Check them out on Your Tango…
Having been a fan of ”Breaking Upwards,” the heartbreaking debut film from co-writers/co-stars/cohabitators Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones, I couldn’t wait to see the couple’s follow up, ”Lola Versus.” Starring mumblecore goddess Greta Gerwig, ”Lola Versus” tells the story of a woman on the verge of 30 who’s left understandibly devastated after her fiance dumps her three weeks before the wedding. However, after salty food and casual sex doesn’t help fill the void, she must figure out how to move on with her life without sliding back into the arms of her self-centered ex.
In rom-coms such as this, it’s easy to pin the leading lady’s happiness on whether or not she ends up with a guy at the end of the film, which got me thinking: What if some of our most adored romantic comedies had ended up with different outcomes? More specifically, what would’ve happened if these “meet cute”-ies didn’t opt for the embrace of Prince Charming? From Vivian Ward in ”Pretty Woman” to Jamie Rellis in ”Friends With Benefits,” let’s spitball about what would’ve happened after the credits rolled if these leading ladies had chosen themselves over whatever handsome—but probably jerky—suitor.
Leslie Simon is the author of Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks and Other Misfits Are Taking Over the World. Follow her musings on her blog and on Twitter.
Samantha Brick is a lady writer for the UK’s Daily Mail, which makes her, yes, perhaps less than 100 percent credible. She also thinks she’s totally the most gorgeous woman in the world. Don’t believe me? Just ask her. She wrote a 2,000 word screed on the subject for the paper. And she was entirely serious. In it, Brick details the daily struggles she faces as an extra-attractive woman. It is so difficult being so hot.
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The cult ’90s movie many girls grow up to worship in some manner is being bashed by none other than the man who was in it: Richard Gere.
The 62-year-old tells Women’s Day that “Pretty Woman” is “my least favorite thing” and calls it “a silly romantic comedy.” But, that silly comedy put him on the map in 1990 as a heartthrob and it launched Julia Roberts—who was only 22 at the time—into leading lady territory. So why is Gere being a hater? Read more…
The mothers on “Toddlers & Tiaras” are notorious for making questionable judgment calls when it comes to their children. Bare midriffs, heavy makeup, risque dance moves, spray tans, Red Bull. and flippers all can be considered “too mature” for kids. Wendy Dickey is the latest pageant mom with her head on the guillotine for dressing her 3-year-old daughter Paisley up as Julia Robert’s character from “Pretty Woman.” Her costume wasn’t any worse that some of the others I’ve seen on the show in the past — I seem to recall a girl dressed as Daisy Duke — it’s the implication of the costume that is unnerving. A tiny prostitute. Not the look most people want to associate with a 3-year-old. Wendy is standing by her costume choice. “I’m raising my child just as well as any mother does … I take my kid to church every week … at least I’m not forcing them into sports and getting my child injured like some parents … People need to look at their own family and what they’re doing. I don’t know why people are focusing so much on pageant moms when there’s much more harmful things people are letting their children do!” she said. Keep reading »