Hello, interwebs! We are Ehis and Shelby, and we are 100% obsessed with the critically under-acclaimed and HIGHLY underrated Josie and the Pussycats (2001, dir. Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan).
Yes, this movie came out 19 years ago, but we still feel just as strongly about it! So, we’re here to tell YOU about how amazing this movie is and by the end, you will agree that this glorious piece of cinema should be appreciated by ALL!
So, here are all the reasons why JATP is the best and it’s time we all give it the respect it deserves:
Josie and the Pussycats was a cautionary tale about the harmfulness of consumerism. The moral of the story is to ~be yourself~.
The songs were fucking bops!
In addition to the music, the music montages in the movie are *chef’s kiss*.
The fashion was haute couture — every 2000s girl WISHED they looked as good as Josie, Melody, and Val.
Not to mention, the MAKEUP. Is it a lil’ dated? Yes. Does it still look fire? Yes.
OK, now let’s talk about the content. First of all, this movie was meta as HECK.
Also, this movie is low-key hilarious.
It has a totally stacked cast, complete with iconic cameos.
The movie highlighted female friendship and empowerment and passed the ever-so-difficult Bechdel test.
Like, not to get all ~film school~ on y’all, but we wanna touch on Melody’s character and how subversive she was.
And also, how iconic Parker Posey’s performance was as Fiona.
And lastly, it’s SUPER quotable.
BRB, off to watch this movie and stream the soundtrack for the 48,737,358th time!