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elle woods is autistic
  • singleminded and incredibly dedicated to whatever it is she’s focused on at the time (gets into and then goes to law school to get back warner, even though it breaks with everything she’s done in her life up until that point)
  • incredibly knowledgeable about her chosen point of interest (”it’s impossible to use half-loop top stitching on low-viscosity rayon”)
  • relies on routine and an established set of coping mechanisms (manicures; tries to schedule social events to maintain some sort of consistency) 
  • struggles with social cues (for instance, the way she delivers her introduction when she first arrives at school, the way she interacts with warner)
  • is incredibly smart (got a 179 on the LSATs) but struggles in school — has difficulty keeping track of her assignments (first day in stromwell’s class), has difficulty answering questions on the spot in class (”do they always do that? put you on the spot like that?”)
  • struggles with codeswitching in different environments (with her friends in LA, in the classroom, with the other harvard students, in court, etc)
    • when she does try to institute a change like this, she does it overly dramatically; she over-plays it — see: the outfit she wears for her first day of classes 
    • that line also — ”i totally look the part!” — that idea that what she wears, says, and does are largely performative (maybe also she’s trying to pass?)
    • uses overly formal or informal language; language inappropriate to the context (”and i am fully amenable to that discussion” when warner is breaking up with her; the ‘valley girl’ language she uses at harvard)
  • has difficulty identifying sarcasm and mocking (the costume party)
  • is set up in the narrative as out of place in her social environment 
  • the narrative about elle ultimately winning the case because she uses her existing skills, knowledge base, and passion rather than What She Learned In Law School ™ is also, like, a really strong neurodiversity narrative   
  • i love her and i only care about autistic characters, so she must be autistic
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Infinite List of Movies: [25/??] Legally Blonde (2001)
↳ “It’s impossible to use a half-loop stitching on low-viscosity rayon. It would snag the fabric. And you didn’t just get it in - I saw it in the June Vogue a year ago. So if you’re trying to sell it to me for full price, you’ve picked the wrong girl. ”

The Signs as Elle Woods quotes
  • Aries: what, like it's hard?
  • Taurus: whoever said orange is the new pink was seriously disturbed
  • Gemini: hi, I'm Elle Woods and this is Bruiser Woods. We're both Gemini vegetarians.
  • Cancer: you must always have faith in others, and more importantly, you must always have faith in yourself
  • Leo: I once had to judge a tighty-whitey contest for Lambda Kappa Pi. Trust me, I can handle anything.
  • Virgo: I need a boyfriend who's not such a complete bonehead.
  • Libra: It's impossible to use a half-loop stitching on low-viscosity rayon. It would snag the fabric. And you didn't just get it in - I saw it in the June Vogue a year ago. So if you're trying to sell it to me for full price, you've picked the wrong girl.
  • Scorpio: I'd pick the dangerous one because I'm not afraid of a challenge.
  • Sagittarius: [man whistles] I object!
  • Capricorn: the rules of hair care are simple and finite. Any Cosmo girl would've known.
  • Aquarius: oh, I like your outfit too, except when I dress up as a frigid bitch I try not to look so constipated.
  • Pisces: Oh Warner, do you remember when we spent those four amazing hours in the hot tub together after winter formal? Well this is so much better than that, excuse me I have some shopping to do.

Is it a white dress? Is it blue? Is it a Low-viscosity rayon with a half-loop top stitching on the hem? Yes? Well its impossible to use a half-loop stitching on low-viscosity rayon. It would snag the fabric. And it’s not white because I saw it in the June Vogue a year ago.