One of my favorite movies is Pitch Perfect – I probably watch it at least once a week. I know about 95% of the lines, and frequently quote them in conversation. I know it’s been judged for the “cliche moments” or “common teen storyline” but I DON’T CARE because this movie makes me very happy. I love the story, I love the music, and I ADORE all of the characters. I could go on and on about all of them, but today I just wanted to say a little something about Stacie, one of the Barden Bellas. In the span of the movie, she’s a minor character, but actually one of my favorites.
These are just a few of her scenes, but hopefully enough to give you a taste of her personality. Right now you may be thinking, “she looks like just another shallow, sex-crazed college girl.” Wrong! Well, not about the sex-crazed bit, because she outright admits it in the movie. BUT, here’s why I love this girl:
She isn’t ashamed about who she is. Like her or not, she’s going to continue being the girl who loves doing her nails, watching crap reality TV, and having oodles of sex. If she wants to wear a shirt that shows off her chesticles, she does.
Too often I find that it’s a “bad” thing to like doing your nails, or watching reality TV. Like somehow doing those “feminine” things automatically disqualifies you from being a well rounded or badass character.
Stacie will take you down, wearing high heels, while her nail polish dries, and will most likely have an orgy after washing your blood off her hands. And I love her for that.
What did you think of Pitch Perfect? Did you like Stacie’s character, or do you have a strong opinion against what I’ve just said? Bring on the debates!