For this week’s Saturday Six, I am doing a twist on the #5FandomFriday prompt and talking about my favorite female-led stories across many mediums.
The Hunger Games
When it comes to the YA chosen ones in a dystopian world, The Hunger Games to me is one of the strongest ones. The books, in particular, are what I am referring to since we are actually in Katniss’s head throughout her trials.
It is no secret that I love the Disney version of Mulan. And the original legend and other stories that use it catch my attention too. Mulan was the first Disney movie I saw that focused on a strong female character who wasn’t a princess in the end (she is a warrior and I will argue her princess title till the Huns pop out of the snow like daisies).
I really enjoy the story in Moana, where we focus on a girl finding herself and what she really wants and proving to herself that she can do it. Compared to other more recent Disney films, I find it one of the more inspirational ones.
Daria is my favorite TV show of all time. The full arc of Daria’s story through high school ridiculousness and ending at college is well-rounded. Plus I love a sarcastic character.
The Devil Wears Prada
This probably seems like a major curveball, but The Devil Wears Prada is actually one of my favorites. Having both Andy and Miranda as opposites, that transitional period after graduation and striving to find your place in the world, and the overall resolution of using an experience to become better are what makes me enjoy this story.
Kiki’s Delivery Service
Kiki’s Delivery Service is a childhood favorite of mine that I still love to this day. I am a sucker for coming of age stories, and I find the depression depiction very honest and well-done.
What female-led stories do you enjoy? Tell me with a comment below!