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Why Wednesday Addams Was Every Anti-Social Teen Girls Hero

I can guarantee that any millenial girl who had a ‘Goth’ phase (myself included) loved Wednesday Addams. More relatable for us than Zoey 101 or Lizzie McGuire, Wednesday sums up a brand of hatred for the world that hits its peak during adolscence.

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Although the 1960s TV adaption of Charles Addams’ New Yorker Magazine cartoons is when the kooky family first came to prominence, it is Christina Ricci’s portrayal of Wednesday in the 90s remakes that has become iconic. Clever, sarcastic and with a stare that could curdle milk, every alternative girl wished they could say the things she did and get away with it. From her unique fashion sense to her deadpan wit, here are our top ten reasons of why Wednesday Friday Addams was the best!

1) She never let men walk all over her.

In The Addam’s Family Values – the sequel to the 1992 adaption of The Addams Family – Wednesday met her first friend outside of the family, and eventual boyfriend Joel. Although he was smitten with her from day one, she made him earn a place in her life, and never compromised or changed who she was to impress him.

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2) She could see through the phonies.

Whether it’s a two-faced frenemy like Amanda Buckman, or the evil golddigger nanny Debbie Jelinsky (who marries Uncle Fester and then tries to kill him for his money), nobody takes Wednesday Addams’ for a fool. She saw through the fakers when others couldn’t, and saved her family countless times in the process.

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3) She was a true straight shooter.

She never sugar-coated her opinions to spare anybody’s feelings or dished out praise when it wasn’t deserved. If Wednesday liked someone (and that was very few people indeed) then they were to be trusted.

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4) She knew how to handle the haters.

In life, some people just won’t ‘get you’. Most people didn’t understand Wednesday, but she never let it get her down.

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5) She knew that there is more to life than a tidy bedroom.

Not that Gomez and Morticia were the strictest parents. And the Addams’ mansion was falling apart anyway.

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6) She proved not all teenage girls are boy-crazy.

She had other interests, like murder.

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7) She knew that black NEVER goes out of style.

Or a Peter Pan collar, for that matter. She found her signature style and owned it like a BOSS.

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8) She knew how to spout a perfect one liner.

It’s all about the delivery.

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9) She knew how to get rid of the food snobs.

This was before they were all over Pinterest with their jam jar cocktails and vegan brownies.

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10) Over a decade later, she’s still a true one of a kind.

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All hail Wednesday!



Sophie Lloydhttps://culturepoppress.wordpress.com/
I’m a freelance journalist and general arty person. I love anything creative and I have a degree in Fine Art as well as a Master’s in Arts Journalism. I’m passionate about fashion, feminism and bacon, and have a morbid streak that can only be satisfied with pizza and horror films. Follow me on Twitter for more of my random ramblings.

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