March is Women's History Month, where it celebrates the various strong women who have made an impact on the world and the history of women's involvement in changing the course of history. In this week’s One East Tucson Blog, we’ve got a few movies that feature strong women for you to enjoy in the month of March!
10 Things I Hate About You
“Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles) is beautiful, smart and quite abrasive to most of her fellow teens, meaning that she doesn't attract many boys. Unfortunately for her younger sister, Bianca (Larisa Oleynik), house rules say that she can't date until Kat has a boyfriend, so strings are pulled to set the dour damsel up for a romance. Soon Kat crosses paths with handsome new arrival Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger). Will Kat let her guard down enough to fall for the effortlessly charming Patrick?”
“Fearful that her ailing father will be drafted into the Chinese military, Mulan (Ming-Na Wen) takes his spot -- though, as a girl living under a patriarchal regime, she is technically unqualified to serve. She cleverly impersonates a man and goes off to train with fellow recruits. Accompanied by her dragon, Mushu (Eddie Murphy), she uses her smarts to help ward off a Hun invasion, falling in love with a dashing captain along the way.”
The Devil Wears Prada
“Andy is a recent college graduate with big dreams. Upon landing a job at prestigious Runway magazine, she finds herself the assistant to diabolical Miranda Priestly. Andy questions her ability to survive her grim tour as Miranda's whipping girl without getting scorched. Based on the novel by Lauren Weisberger.”
Enjoy these movies of strong independent women for Women's History Month! If you’ve got some additional movies featuring women leads, share them with our Tucson, AZ apartment community!