Raging girls (a list for my angriest, loudest faves):Pippi Longstocking
“‘I don’t think you have a very nice way with ladies,’ said Pippi. And she lifted him in her strong arms — high in the air — and carried him to a birch tree and hung him over a branch. Then she took the next boy and hung him over another branch.”
If you’re a child of the 80s, and lucky you if you are, perhaps you remember seeing the “blockbuster” film, The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking.
The 1988 remake of the popular children’s adventure book starred Tami
Erin in the title role and received less than stellar reviews from
critics when it was released.
The worlds created by Tove Jansson and Astrid Lindgren offered the same kind of freedom and rebellion against limitations imposed by society. Each one of the Moomin characters is of equal value, and they are allowed to be as eccentric as they like.
Björk on the Moomins and Pippi Longstocking (”Walt Disney was largely unknown [in her childhood]”), Helsingin Sanomat (2010)