“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” is the story of a young girl whose destiny was to stop the end of the world by fighting of vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness. Through her supernatural strength, quick witty remarks, and the help of her amazing friends, Buffy managed to save the world not once but on seven different occasions. Talk about girl power.
The series started in 1997 and ended in 2003 with an all-star cast including Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, and Nicholas Brendon, along with many other famous guest appearances throughout its time on the air.
Why did we love it?
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” redefined the term heroine. In fact, “Buffy” turned heroine into hero, she empowered girls and women everywhere. While “Buffy” expressed her love of fashion and “girly girl things”, she had no problem ripping one of her new skirts to stick it to the man…or in her case stake it to the vamp.
Why do we miss it?
In movies and TV shows today few cult shows and movies have a strong iconic female lead like “Buffy”. Today, kids are growing up on characters like Bella Swan from the book and film franchise “Twilight”, Bella was too reliable on the male characters in the book, and she was one of the worst “role models” girls could aspire to be.
Ten years later we still see a hint of “Buffy” in characters today like Katniss Everdeen from ”The Hunger Games”, Leslie Knope from “Parks and Recreation”, or Olivia Pope from “Scandal”.
As James Brown once said, “This is a man’s world but it would be nothing without a woman or a girl.” This is true, although women live in a male dominated world, the world would stop without them.
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