Lil' Blonde Darling: She-Ra! ~ Darian Darling: A Guide To Life For Modern Blondes!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Lil' Blonde Darling: She-Ra!

Blonde Beauty Icon She-Ra: Princess of Power

The fate of the world is in the hands of one beautiful girl...She-Ra: Princess of Power! Created by Mattel Toys in 1985 as a girls version of the super-successful He-Man action figures, this gorgeous blonde warrior heroine was one of my childhood idols. Every kid who grew up in the 80's either played with the toys, watched the cartoon or most likely both. She-Ra is the superpowered alter ego of Princess Adora, the long lost twin sister of He-Man/Prince Adam. Although she first appeared as an enemy agent of the Evil Horde that rules the planet Etheria,  she soon discoveres her true heritage and is granted the mystical Sword of Protection.  After using it's magic to transform, She-Ra possesses superhuman strength, speed and agility, a healing touch, and the ability to telepathically communicate with animals (as well as a sassy wit and longer, more brushable hair). Strong, brave and compassionate, She-Ra can accomplish any heroic feat and manages to always save the day, all while wearing gold,  4" stiletto boots and a mini! She cannot fly however, so she is instead aided by her trusty horse Spirit who transforms into the talking, winged unicorn Swift Wind. She-Ra spawned over 90 episodes and stayed in production until 1987, then vanished from the airwaves and toy shelves! Girls growing up in the 90's got the shaft!

I spent countless hours on the playground with my kindergarten friends, acting out dramatic She-Ra inspired action sequences. I can safely say she was my first blonde icon. Watching her as an impressionable youngster showed me that unlike helpless (though still fabulous) Disney princesses, you can be glamorous blonde royalty AND kick massive quantities of ass!

A girl with a sword is almost as exciting as a girl with a gun!

Every girl wants a pink unicorn for a pet. I know I do!

 This was my Vogue when I was 6!

The opening credits still give me chills!

Pegasus was very trendy in the 80's.

She-Ra's homebase was The Crystal Castle, hidden by mystical clouds and perched on a mountain top....and it matched her crown! Perf!

Why do all the men on the show look like they should be in 80's gay porn?

Swift Wind should have left a trail of fairydust behind him in the cartoon. I mean REALLY!

Ok...seriously! How gay does He-Man look? Way too tan, with a blonde bob and a fur MANkini?! Really?

I want to kick ass in heels, dammit!!! Must learn to kickbox in stilettos!

The most powerful woman in the universe!

 The toy version of She-Ra was much more girlie, frilly and glittery!
Sexist? Maybe. More fabulous? Hell yes!

Magic pink shine everywhere....Barbie's Dream House has nothing on this!

 Superheros wear masks, don't they?

There was even a live action She-Ra stage show!

Albeit ONLY at Universal Studios Theme Parks.

Oh, and let's not forget She-Ra On Ice!

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