'Life and death, energy and peace. If I stop today, it was still worth it.'- Gia Carangi
Nothing inspires me more than a chill-inducing on-screen performance by a woman. Someone with boobs, a vagina, pouty colourful lips, wide eyes and a humble confidence to portray a sort of performance that lingers around you for years. I watch a lot of movies. Most are meh. There are also a handful where men dominate and rightly so- the role was made for them to conquer. But then there are those rare and unique characters which are left for women to slay. And oh my gosh- do they do it well! I was late to the game seeing Angelina Jolie in Gia. Being an angsty person, I was flabbergasted at her ability to not only capture supermodel Gia Carangi but facets of every women downcast in a complex society. Also, Reese Witherspoon in Wild.....omg. As someone who has been discovering adventures in my mid-twenties I salute her for bringing forth such grit when it came to portraying the true story of a woman hiking the Pacific Coast Trail to discover herself. I mean, it makes me want to hike it!
Other strong womanly performances that have inspired me are listed below. Let me know what female portrayals you were blown away by!
SOHA ALI KHAN
Rang De Basanti
Blue Is The Warmest Colour
Don't Say A Word
A Beautiful Mind
My Name Is Khan
Kal Ho Na Ho
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE INSPIRATIONAL PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE?