Legally Blonde nearly had a same-sex ending and we are LIVING for the idea
Okay but this would have been AMAZING.
After a brief and deeply regrettable Google, it would appear that the cult classic Legally Blonde turns 20 years-old this month. Twenty. Years. Old.
Moving on from the completely unprovoked
attack reminder about how old we are now, what has come to light is something FAR more exciting and awesome!
The movie is already an iconic queer title for a bunch of reasons, but CAN YOU IMAGNE how amazing it would have been if Elle had ended it in a same-sex relationship???
That, it seems, is nearly what happened.
In an oral history of Legally Blonde for The New York Times, issued to mark the 20th anniversary of the hit comedy, Jessica Cauffiel (who played Elle’s friend Margot) claimed that an earlier script implied that Elle and Vivian became romantically involved at the end of the movie.
Apparently an original ending saw Elle Woods (played by Reese Witherspoon) holding hands with her former love rival Vivian Kensington (Selma Blair):
‘The first ending was Elle and Vivian in Hawaii in beach chairs, drinking margaritas and holding hands. The insinuation was either they were best friends or they had gotten together romantically.’
“The second or third ending was a musical number on the courtroom steps, and as Elle came out, the judge, jury and everybody in the courtroom broke into song and dance,” added Cauffiel. “I’ve been waiting for somebody to leak that for 20 years.”
While screenwriters Kirsten Smith and Karen McCullach said they didn’t write that ending, Alanna Ubach, who played Elle’s other bestie Serena, said she remembered it too.
Okay , who do we have to talk to about getting a remake with a queer ending?? We’d be obsessed!