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7 Times Women Teamed Up And Became #SquadGoals
Before Good Girls' Beth, Annie, and Ruby (pictured), these fictional ladies personified female friendship at its best.
The first episode of "Good Girls" will premiere tonight (Feb. 26) on NBC at 10/9c. Whether you're robbing a store, getting through a rough breakup, or fighting ghosts, every girl needs a squad. From the ragtag crew of harmonizers in "Pitch Perfect" to the iconic titular duo of "Thelma and Louise," here are seven of our favorite all-female teams in pop culture history.
Remaking a classic movie series like Ghostbusters was risky enough, but rewriting the film to feature an all-female ghost-hunting squad? That's a daring move, but one that paid off: the chemistry between Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones just works, and inspired a whole new generation of fans to don the iconic flight suit/proton pack uniform for Halloween.
2. The Craft
High school is hell, but when you've got good friends and literal magic on your side, it sucks a whole lot less. Sarah, Rochelle, Bonnie, and Nancy proved that amazing things can happen when women harness their power and work together, but with great power comes great responsibility. Sure, this is one squad that came to an ugly end, but if nothing else, you've got to give them credit for inspiring every teenage girl in the 90s to start rocking the witchy look.
3. Thelma and Louise
Thelma and Louise are the duo that defined female friendship in the 90s. If your BFF wouldn't become your literal partner in crime and an actual fugitive for you, is she really even your friend? #JustSaying. When Thelma found herself in a horrifying, traumatic situation, Louise was there to save her and, in the end, they faced the consequences together. They were "BFFs 4 Life" — literally.
4. Pitch Perfect
If there's one thing that the Pitch Perfect movies taught us, it's that the world of collegiate a capella competitions can be surprisingly cutthroat. That being said, some of the most long last friendships are born out of stressful situations. The Barden Bellas' road to a capella stardom wasn't easy, but in the end, this motley crew of underdogs created something uniquely their own and (eventually) found success because of it. Not only is it ok not to fit in, but sometimes, not fitting in — and teaming up with your fellow outsiders — can be exactly what leads you to victory.
5. Waiting To Exhale
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. The only thing cooler than the film's iconic scene featuring Angela Basset coldly walking away after setting fire to her ex's stuff is the unbreakable female friendships at the heart of this story. No matter what these women went through, their friends were always there to lend an ear and keep them from losing their minds. At the end of the day, what's more important that that?
6. Charlie's Angels
Sure, the powerful threesome known as Charlie's Angels may have had a male boss who ultimately called the shots, but you've got to give credit where credit's due: whether we're talking about the original TV show from the 1970s or the 2000 movie remake, Charlie's Angels were bona fide badasses. From their vast array of skills to their seemingly endless supply of disguises, these special agents never failed to get the job done and always looked impossibly cool while doing it.
7. Set It Off
Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox, and Kimberly Elise melted hearts as the all-female team of bank robbers whose story is at the center of Set It Off. More than your typical heist film, Set It Off is less about the robberies and more about the women committing them — their motivations, their fears, and their relationships with each other. Nothing gets women to open up to one another like robbing a bank, right?
Bonus. Beyonce And Nicki Minaj
Two of the most powerful women in music teaming up? The world wasn't ready. "Feeling Myself" was flawless and, four years later, we're still shook. Now we just need that joint album. Make it happen, Bey!