“Legally Blonde” was released 20 years ago today.
Revered as an all-time classic in pop culture today, the movie tells the story of a young woman, Elle Woods, determined to win her boyfriend back by getting her juris doctor at Harvard Law School, only to surpass everyone’s expectations, including her own, to become a very successful (and fashionable) lawyer.
Reese Witherspoon, who played Elle Woods, received an abundance of praise for her performance and was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress (Comedy/Musical). The movie also received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Picture (Comedy/Musical).
Starring alongside Witherspoon were Selma Blair, Jennifer Coolidge, Luke Wilson and Matthew Davis, who played Vivian Kensington, Paulette Bonafonté, Emmett Richmond and Warner Huntington III, respectively.
The commercial success of the film led to a sequel, released in 2003 called “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde,” a direct-to-DVD spin-off dubbed “Legally Blondes,” as