Well, hello, gorgeouses! If you didn’t grow up with Funny Girl like I did, since it is my mother’s favorite movie, I suggest you bookmark this page, go watch the movie, and then come back for me.
Don’t worry, I’ll wait for you. Send me your thanks in the mail, okay? xoxoxoxo
EINTKILF Funny Girl
1. Leopard print is beautiful.
So are bangs. So are all of Fanny Brice’s hairstyles. It is funny that Fanny is supposed to be like “unattractive,” but IMO, Barbra Streisand is just gorgeous, darling. Though I am, admittedly, a fan of interesting people. I am not so into the conventional beauty thing, though I am also a bagel on a plate full of onion rolls, so.
2. “Beautiful girls are not gonna stay in style forever.”
“I should say not! Any minute now they’re gonna be out!” In the song, “I’m the Greatest Star”, Fanny sells herself quite well by showing her vocal ranges, her inner comedienne, even that she is a natural cougher–which is something we all wish we were, obviously.
Kurt Hummel is also “The Greatest Star”, just FYI.
3. Don’t change, even for a cute man.
Nick Arnstein: I’d be happy to wait while you change.
Fanny: I’d have to change too much, nobody could wait that long.
I know I probably shouldn’t think Nick Arnstein is sweet, but I do, you guys! I just think he is so charming and adorable.
I mean, look at how cute they are! I am the worst.
4.. It is always okay to think outside of the box.
Fanny just was not super excited about the dance number she had to be in, mostly because she was playing the “prettiest bride in the city,” and as I mentioned previously, Fanny is supposed to be unconventionally beautiful, so…she just didn’t think the song was right for her. What she did instead was strap on some pillows under her dress, immediately making the song about a knocked up bride in white, which is hilarious. Previously, it was not a comedic moment, but Fanny is just a riot.
Which is exactly why you should use your own ideas. They could be hilarious, even if they might get you in trouble! Who cares? YOLO, you know? I think we retired YOLO, but whatever, I do what I want, like Fanny Brice.
5. ”To me, when a person’s a stranger, they should act a little strange.”
Other great quips from that scene:
Fanny: He’s a gentleman. A gentleman fits in any place.
Rose: A sponge fits in any place.
I should probably try to remember both bits of advice the next time I am quickly charmed by a stranger who also happens to seem like a gentleman–because that is exactly the kind of trap I often fall into.
6. Pick a mate who likes that you talk too much.
Right before Fanny and Nick kiss for the very first time, in that dark, romantic alley, right after she sings the beautiful song “People”, Nick and his sweet talking lines have Fanny all in a comedic frenzy. Humor as a defense mechanism, like Chandler Bing. The best of us do it.
Fanny: Jeez, I talk a lot, don’t I?
Nick: Yes you do, but it is one of the things I like most about you.
But seriously, if (and when, cause it has happened like…once) a man likes that I babble too much, verbally or through the written word, he is a damn keeper.