It has been fifteen years since the world was first introduced to the unforgettableÂ Elle Woods – the blonde sorority girl who made her way into Harvard Law School in orderÂ to win back her ex-boyfriend, Warren. Reese Witherspoon, the actress who played our favorite female law student, took to social media to celebrate the anniversary of the release of the movie.Â For those of you that haven’t seen the movie, beware of spoiler alerts.
Warren, who is played by Matthew Davis,Â breaks up with Elle at the beginning of the movie because he doesn’t think she can fit the criteria his family expects for his future wife, especially now that he’s off to Harvard Law School. Elle, being the go-getter she is, decides she’s going to enroll in Harvard Law to prove Warren and his parents wrong and win him back. However, once Elle gets into Harvard, she realizes is a lot harder than she thinks it is. Her classes are way more serious and intense than the bubbly Elle herself had expected.
While in school, Elle meets Warren’s new girlfriend Vivian, played by Selma Blair, who quickly begins to belittle Elle and show off her relationship with Elle’s ex. To end the story, Elle shows everyone up and graduates with multiple offers to join law firms, finds a new love, Emmett, played by Luke Wilson,Â and befriends Warren’s now ex-girlfriend Vivian.
One of the most famously remembered scenes from the movie is when Elle shows her friend Paulette, played byÂ Jennifer Coolidge, and everyone else in the nail salon that Paulette works at, the bend and snap. This is the technique Elle uses to get guys attention, which Paulette struggles with. To celebrate the anniversary, Reese Witherspoon gave a bend and snap lesson to everyone on Instagram. See the video now:
It’s been 15 years since the movie “Legally Blonde” introduced the world to Elle Woods, the pink-clad, Chihuahua-toting sorority student who aced the LSATs, got into Harvard Law School and inspired a generation. “I have had so many women say, ‘I went to law school because of ‘Legally Blonde,’” says star Reese Witherspoon (@reesewitherspoon). “It actually had a meaningful story. And it was about female empowerment. It wasn’t necessarily about the girl getting the guy.” To celebrate the anniversary, make sure to show off your pet Chihuahua, law degree or even your best “bend and snap” — “That is still the most asked request I get from people. I have a feeling I will be doing the bend and snap until I am 95,” says Reese — and tag #LegallyBlonde15 in the caption. Video by @reesewitherspoon
Photo from: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Now,Â we can allÂ spend the rest of the day perfecting our bend and snaps – thanks Reese!