We all know that all women are bitches who will screw each other over for their own gain – especially when men are involved. They steal each other’s boyfriends and husbands, undermine careers, sabotage weddings. Yeah, right. So this week’s challenge: choose three girlfriends, the kind you know will always have your back (rather than stab it with a knife), will bail you out of jail (or be in the cell with you, laughing about what great fun you had), will encourage you to succeed (even when your success surpasses her own), is the first one you think of when you fancy some company. Because she’s so fun and loyal (more so than any of the men you know).
The rules: While we’re going to gravitate towards women who demonstrate loyalty, support and interest towards other women, no using characters where the friendship is central to the story. For example, I like Sydney’s friendship with Francie and then Nadia in Alias, but the show was hardly Syd and her Gal Pals. But the whole point of Sex and the City (and no, we are not going to debate the quality of their ‘friendship’ here) was the women’s evolving friendship. I have better things to do than sit here and judge everyone’s contribution, but try and stick to the spirit of the rule, please :p
Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter. For all her supposed dottiness (which I always thought was more whimsy than anything) she’s sweet and loyal, and everytime I take one of those ‘which HP personalities are you?’ quizzes, I get Luna. We’d get along great.
Corinna Chapman from Kerry Greenwood’s series. Yes, her primary relationships are with Daniel and Jason, but I always felt she was the hub of that apartment block for her easygoing personality, generosity and complete lack of anomosity towards anyone (at least, no-one who didn’t thoroughly deserve it). Plus, she’d always have a plate full of yummy bakery items.
Brittany Pierce from Glee. It’s been pointed out that of all the Cheerios, she’s just too stupid to be mean, but I’ve always thought she’s smarter than she’s given credit for, and far and away the sweetest person in the Glee club.