“Maybe our girlfriends are our soul mates, and guys are just people to have fun with.”
Female friendships are a powerful thing. Close female friendships have been scientifically proven to reduce your stress levels, most likely because they’re the ones you can truly vent to about anything and everything. They are the people you feel most comfortable around, the people who can pick you up when you’re down and the people you choose to spend your life with.
Carrie from Sex and the City once said, in what was one of her more eloquent phrases, “Maybe our girlfriends are our soul mates, and guys are just people to have fun with.”
In light of this, below we’ve rounded up our favourite female friendships from TV and movies.
1. Leslie and Ann, Parks and Recreation.
Best part: The compliments Leslie would give Ann. Vulture has compiled a list of the best here.
“Ann, you cunning, pliable, chestnut-haired sunfish.”
“Ann, you know that I fully support any woman’s decision, especially a beautiful unicorn nurse like yourself, in creating the family that she wants. But you are so brilliant and kind and stupid hot, you’re definitely going to find a wonderful guy who loves you and respects you and fills your home with multiethnic genius babies.”
2. Thelma and Louise, Thelma and Louise.
Best part: The strength and confidence Louise gives Thelma.
3. Marissa and Summer, The OC.
Best part: Summer’s unwavering support during Marissa’s overly-troubled high-school years.
4. Daria and Jane, Daria.
Best part: Although they would never admit it, they’re kindred spirits and secretly love hanging out with each other.