This movie has gone by many a title. I have seen it referred to as Strike!, which doesn’t really make sense because when I hear that title I think of a bowling movie. I’ve also seen it called The Hairy Bird which is not only HILARIOUS but also fitting. No matter what the name, it is glorious and I highly encourage everyone to watch it.
The movie takes place at an all girls boarding school in 1963. It centers around a group of friends who are split between plotting and sabotaging a merger that would make the school co-ed.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH
I think we already covered that the title is fabulous.
A pre-plastic surgery Monica Keena. Guys, she used to be so cute!
The awesome outfits. Seriously, I want everything they wear. Even the school uniforms are adorable. The dresses that the girls wear to the co-ed dance are gorgeous. I like Verena’s belted orange in particular.
The amazing catchphrases. I dare you to watch this movie and not say “Up your ziggy with a wa-wa brush” to the next bitch that comes stepping to you.
Girl power! The movie is all about girls being intelligent, powerful, and sexy.
Flat Critters. You may think it’s deranged to be attracted to guys who take pictures of animals that have been run over but they are so not serial killer-esque! Plus they have all the best lines, and are responsible for me knowing the word pachysandra.
Young Hayden Christiansen. Do you remember when everyone was in love with him either because he was Anakin Skywalker or because he helped Kevin Kline build a house? Either way, he is so adorable in this movie.
The end credits contain the most amazing song ever, titled “The Hairy Bird” and one of the singers is Glenn Close. Like, from Fatal Attraction Glenn Close.
WHERE HAVE I SEEN YOU BEFORE?
- Claudia in Interview With the Vampire
- Judy in Jumanji
- Lux in The Virgin Suicides
- Torrance in Bring It On
- Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man
- Maizy in Uncle Buck
- Jessica in Sleepless in Seattle
- Samantha in Now and Then
- Stephie in 200 Cigarettes
- Abby Morgan on Dawson’s Creek
- Rachel on Undeclared
- Lori in Freddy vs. Jason
- Kristen on Entourage
- Zoey Barkow on Nurse Jackie
- Gina in Greenberg
- Dawn Wiener in Welcome to the Dollhouse
- Lily Moscovitz in Princess Diaries
- Katie in Sorority Boys
- Tia in Saved!
- Mary Anne in The Baby-Sitters Club
- Becky in Tom and Huck
- Laney Boggs in She’s All That
- Josie in Josie and the Pussycats
- Scotty Smalls in The Sandlot
- Matthew in Lassie
- Jimmy Donnelly on The Black Donnellys
- Sean Barnes in Alaska
- Connor on Angel
- Peter Campbell on Mad Men
- Chris Hillard in Mrs. Doubtfire
- Jack Hunter on Boy Meets World
- Victor in Cheats
With a group of girl friends.