To celebrate the launch of the Oled TV from Panasonic, I am going to be telling you all about women in film that inspire me. Role models don’t always have to be real. I think we have all been enamoured with a character from a movie or TV show, feeling like we could totally relate to them and what was happening to them in a particular way.
Here are some women in film who are an inspiration to me:
Matilda will always inspire me. She was everything that I wanted to be when I was a little girl. Those powers, her intelligence and her ability to read every single book in the library…Matilda was #Goals. I remember being so obsessed with the movie (because I was a huge Roald Dahl fan as a child) that I would watch it every single weekend (I begged my Mum to buy me the video cassette) and even to this day, I can remember the lines from some of the most iconic scenes in the movie (particularly when Matilda uses her powers to send Ms Trunchbull packing towards the end). Matilda was bright, brave and most importantly, she believed in her own potential. We can all afford to be a little more like her in my opinion.
Now, I don’t know if it’s because she was portrayed by the ever so beautiful Halle Berry, but I am completely taken by Storm. Whenever I watch a X-Men movie, I am captivated by her strength, her confidence and her bravery. The fact that she can control and manipulate the weather is also a huge plus (we need the Storm effect in London for sure). I also have immense appreciation for the fact that Storm (real name Ororo Munroe) actually made her debut in the X-Men comics in 1975. This was a time where racism was at its peak in America, so just imagine young black American girls (and black girls all over the world of course) seeing someone that looks exactly like them on T.V. Representation matters.
Now, I know that Fran Fine isn’t a character from a movie but she is, in my opinion, one of the most iconic female characters in a comedy series. Played by Fran Drescher in hit sitcom The Nanny, Fran Fine had it all. She was classy, beautiful, confident and she owned that strong New York accent like there was no tomorrow. In addition to being absolutely hilarious, Fran taught us all that we should always fight for what we believe in. Although many may not agree with her wait for Mr Sheffield, she always believed that they were meant to be together. I also admire her unquestionable devotion and commitment to Brighton, Maggie and Grace as their nanny. Yes, she did have a few mishaps but she was always able to save the day.
I hope you have all enjoyed this short but sweet post. Are there any women in film (or even T.V) that inspire you? I love to hear from you so please feel free to drop a comment below.
The Oled TV from Panasonic is out now.