Thursday, February 2, 2012

Girly Girls

An excerpt from Entertainment Weekly's New Girl TV Recap by Lanford Beard:

Jess's awesome "I am a girly-girl, hear me roar" monologue: 
Okay, hey! I have something to say to you, man! I brake for birds. I rock a lot of polka dots. I have touched glitter in the last 24 hours. I spend my entire day talking to children, and I find it fundamentally strange that you're not a dessert person. That's just weird, and it freaks me out! I'm sorry I don't talk like Murphy Brown. And I hate your pantsuit, and I wish it had ribbons on it -- or just something to make it slightly cuter. And that doesn't mean I'm not smart and tough and strong! I'm about to go pay this $800 fine, and my checks have baby farm animals on them, bitch!

I seriously love Jess (played by Zooey Deschanel) from New Girl. Her little speech at the end of Tuesday night's episode was simply awesome. I can't tell you how many times I've come across girls like Julia (played by Lizzy Caplan) over the years - stuck-up women who take one look at me and just write me off as some frivolous airhead. But this episode pointed out that you CAN be a smart woman and like "frivolous" things at the same time. Whoever said that you can't be an intelligent woman and like fashion at the same time was probably just some boring, insecure person anyway. So in true Jess-form, I say to all my fellow intelligent, strong, independent, fashion-loving readers, "Rock the polka dots!"


  1. LOL!! I've always been a "Jess" and I'm now over 50 and a new grandma. You can do everything that you need to do and wear ribbons, or animal prints, or something pink, and be intelligent at the same time. I love New Girl, because she has an innocent air, but she's no dummy. She just chooses to see the silver lining. As one forever "girly-girl" to another, I salute your post!! LOL

  2. Thanks! I've always been a "Jess" too and it's so refreshing to hear that there are others out there like me :)