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Friday, August 30, 2013

The Greatest Working-Women in Pop Culture History

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I LOVE LUCY (1952)
If one piece of chocolate on the factory's assembly line gets past Lucy and Ethel, the women will be fired. "We're fighting a losing game!" Lucy cries as the conveyor belt speeds up. So they stuff candy into their mouths, hats, and shirts. Now that's called multitasking! 

I LOVE LUCY (1952)




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THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW (1972)
TV producer Mary lays down an ultimatum to her gruff boss: "Mr. Grant, I've come to a very important decision, and I think you should know that I'm not asking - I'm demanding a raise." She gets it. 


THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW ...




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NORMA RAE (1979)
Cotton-mill worker Norma Rae organizes a union walkout to protest working conditions - and she refuses to bow to management: "It's going to take you and the police department and the fire department and the National Guard to get me out of here."

 NORMA RAE (1979)




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ERIN Brockovich (2000)
She's constantly underestimated as a result of her saucy appearance, but buxom legal assistant Erin Brockovich makes it work. When her boss asks how she expects to get the files her office needs to perform wrongdoing, she responds, "They're called boobs, Ed." 




ERIN Brockovich (2000)




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WORKING GIRL (1988)
When secretary Tess learns that her bitchy Wall Street boss, Katharine, intends to pass Tess' work off as her own, Tess Decides to impersonate Katharine (including borrowing her clothes) to land a big deal - and a handsome exec - on her own. 

WORKING GIRL (1988)





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9 TO 5 (1980)
Violet, Doralee, and Judy have had it up to here with their demon boss, a misogynist who sexually harasses them. So they kidnap him (obviously!) and hold him hostage with a phone wire. During his absence, the company flourishes under the women's management.

9 TO 5 (1980)





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THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (2006)
Fashion magazine assistant Andy has an epiphany while in Paris with her boss, Miranda Priestly: She's through answering to the editor from hell! Andy tosses her cell into a fountain. Buh-bye!

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (20 ...




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MAD MEN (2007)
Secretary Peggy Olson beats all odds: She becomes Sterling Cooper's first female copywriter. "I've got a way for you to turn this [Clearasil] account into a home run," Don Draper tells his team. "We have the perfect writer ... Peggy." 

MAD MEN (2007)





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GIRLS (2012)
In today's lousy economy, unpaid internships are often the only option for young creatives. Not for Hannah: she ditches working for free to become a writer on her own. So what if she's got to be a barista to get by?

GIRLS (2012) 

 The gutsiest, hardest working, and stereotype-defying ladies throughout the big screen.