Legally Blonde writer debunks movie’s alternate ending claims on Twitter

July 13th, 2021

American Screenwriter and novelist Karen McCullah took to Twitter to set the record straight regarding claims of an alternate ending for Legally Blonde.

Apparently the early 2000’s classic film Legally Blonde was originally written to have Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) and Vivian Kensington (Selma Blair) end up together by the end of the film.

Take that Warner Huntington III.

However it was proved to be false by no other than the writer of Legally Blonde herself.

Twitter users immediately reacted to the situation, some taking it as a chance to spread some laughs and enjoy the humor in the absurdity of situations of this nature. 

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Other users were shocked by the lack of Karen McCullah’s popularity despite being the co-writer of several classic late 90’s- early 2000’s films. As if writing Legally Blonde was not legendary enough, McCullah also co-wrote 10 Things I Hate About You, She’s The Man, and The House Bunny.

Even The Academy follows her on Twitter, thank you for your service Miss Karen!

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The brief encounter also led to somewhat of a heated debate among Twitter users. Some saw McCullah’s terse replies as shutting down the queer alternative ending, while the other side stood firm in the idea that the situation is just a writer simply correcting misinformation regarding their work.

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Two notable threads are those of users Clever Halloween Name (@SpontaniousRAWR) and Sarah Busch (@sa_busch). 

User Clever Halloween Name’s original response to the Tweet served as a jumping off point for other users to discuss the situation further.

Legally Blonde alternate ending Twitter

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Clever Halloween Name replied to her thread explaining what she meant by her original Tweet, asking users to “Just let me live out my bi fantasies okayyy.”

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She also replied to several users who addressed her Tweets.

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Similar to this thread is that of Sara Busch, sparked by her response to Maxxx Pleasure (@mrmaxxxpleasure) who was actually involved in the interaction with McCullah.

Sara questioned the intentions of McCullah in getting “defensive” about Legally Blonde’s queer alternate ending.

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And naturally, other users responded.

Legally Blonde alternative ending

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With all these discussions going on, McCullah and Maxxx Pleasure themselves have already made-up (in quite a peaceful and civil manner, take note).

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It is quite possible that people were putting a little bit too much meaning into the (already minimal) words of Karen McCullah, who was clearing up false news said about her work, without coming for the actual content of the claim, mind you. Nevertheless, this whole debacle doesn’t make the film any less iconic. 

It is important to know your sources when roaming the internet, especially on sites like Twitter, but it might be important to take note of who you are talking to as well. Always remember to check your sources and know your writers. 

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