20 Moments From ‘Pretty Woman’ All Latinas Love
The classic rom-com Pretty Woman, starring Julia Roberts as the hooker with a heart of gold Vivian and Richard Gere as coldhearted businessman Edward Lewis, was released 28 years ago. Since it came out, the movie has held a special place in the hearts of millions. From Vivian’s charm to Edward’s subtle humor, there is a lot to love about Pretty Woman — not the least of which is the insanely amazing chemistry between Roberts and Gere. Without them, the movie would definitely not be as monumentally life-changing as it has been.
As a Latina, sometimes it’s difficult to watch movies where we are basically non-existent. Despite being set in Los Angeles, there only Latino in the movie is the scene-stealing Hector Elizondro, who plays Barney the hotel manager. However, the movie is still an absolute pleasure and I can’t help but enjoy it to pieces. And I know that I’m not the only Latina who feels the same. From the opening scene (those boots!) to the “Welcome to Hollywood!” guy, here are 20 moments from Pretty Woman that all Latinas LOVE.
1. The opening scene.
The wigs! The makeup! Those boots! All of it works, really.
2. When Vivian first sees THAT necklace.
I mean… Its beauty is outstanding and, joking aside, it’s simply AH-mazing.
3. “Big mistake! HUGE!”
Who DOESN’T love the scene in which Vivian in Pretty Woman gets revenge on the rude shop girls?
When Vivian and her bestie talk about the possibility of true love and Vivian asks Kit who it ever works out for, Kit smartly replies “Cinder-fuckin’-rella.”
5. Singing Prince in the bathtub.
Honestly, I pretty much want to do this every Sunday night. Great scene in Pretty Woman
6. When he sees her in that black cocktail dress.
It’s the first time he sees how beautiful she is, and we see it too. *dreamy eyes*
7. The first kiss.
Seriously, how can we NOT swoon? She’s not supposed to do that, but breaking the hooker rules for true love is worth it!
8. When she peed her pants…
Okay, she didn’t ACTUALLY pee her pants, but she said this to an unsuspecting older couple at the opera, and their faces make me giggle every single time.
9. Whenever Vivian haggles.
The first scene where they meet is priceless, but it’s made even better because she haggles with him over giving him directions for a price. It’s hysterical.
10. The first time Edward gets jealous.
Who doesn’t love their partner to be a LITTLE jealous? It makes me feel all the more special, honestly.
11. “Slippery little suckers.”
That’s pretty much how I feel about escargot, too.
12. When Barney helps Vivian.
In a sweet scene where we see Vivian freaking out over her dinner, Barney decides to help her. It’s seriously kind of adorable.
13. The tie.
Okay, this is technically in TWO scenes, but when Vivian makes the store clerk take off his tie and later shows up naked to surprise Richard by just wearing a tie… Well, that’s just a hella sexy scene.
14. The seduction scene.
“I’m a sure thing,” Vivian tells Richard when he orders champagne and strawberries early in the movie. Though I always wanted to say: Don’t turn down free food, girl!
15. When Richard tries to do good by her… and fails.
So much promise in this scene, but it wasn’t good enough. I can totally love Vivian for standing up for herself here! “I want the fairy tale,” she says.
16. The way she surprises Richard.
In a sweet and touching scene that’s also funny, Richard says that very few people surprise him. “Well, you’re lucky. Most of ’em shock the hell out of me,” she replies. Hah!
17. “You’re late.”
A man’s reply should always, and I repeat ALWAYS, should be “You’re stunning” when we accuse them of tardiness.
18. Pretty much everything with Kit, really.
“Fifty bucks, Grandpa. For seventy-five, the wife can watch,” she says to an outraged elderly couple in that fancy Beverly Hills hotel.
19. That happy guy with words to live by.
“Welcome to Hollywood! What’s your dream? Everybody comes here; this is Hollywood, land of dreams. Some dreams come true, some don’t; but keep on dreamin’ — this is Hollywood. Always time to dream, so keep on dreamin.'”
20. The staircase scene.
Of course, I love the ending most of all. She saves HIM, y’all. Amazing Pretty Woman
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