little-women

Amy March - Little Women (specifically as played by Kirsten Dunst in the 1994 version)
  • Has an unusually large and romantic vocabulary 
  • Mispronounces words in said vocabulary 
  • Lacks a sense of personal space/social boundaries
  • Lacks same-aged friends, preferring to hang out with her older sisters and (then) older brother-like Laurie 
  • Socially awkward and gawky despite being extroverted and trying her best to appear elegant  
  • SI in painting and pretty things
  • Plays by her own rules and lives in a world of her own, preferring everything in it to be aesthetically pleasing 
  • No filter between her brain and her mouth, says things that can be seen as brash or inappropriate without thinking it so 
  • Can be seen as both “too mature” and “too immature” for her age
  • Infodumps 
  • This is a small thing and it might have more to do with her family being poor and not being able to afford it often, but “Isn’t butter a divinity?” makes me headcanon that’s one of her sensory foods (or rather, condiment). :)  
screen portrayals of jo march ranked by butchness

I’ve never seen any of these but does jo even cut her hair off in any of them? has anyone even read the book?

katharine hepburn (1933)

sorry katharine, but there’s just nothing redeeming here. I guess she’s leaning against the mantel? that’s a little butch.

1980 anime christmas special

pretty bad. the mom wears some kind of waistcoat thing in this so I don’t know why they put jo in this weird ruffled dress with that ugly brooch

susan day (1978)

wrong hair color, but they still got her mostly right. the plaid on plaid makes up for the bow. (she marries william shatner in this movie)

june allyson (1949)

this is a butch outfit. the colors are really masculine and I like the collar and that weird square pattern. they could have taken it a lot further, but a really good effort. also the first google image result was from afterellen, so I’m giving her points for that. I would probably marry this woman.

winona ryder (1994)

thanks.