Legally Blonde is a 2001 American drama film directed by Robert Luketic. It stars Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis, Victor Garber and Jennifer Coolidge. The story follows Elle Woods (Witherspoon), a sister who tries to win back her ex-boyfriend Warner Huntington III (Davis) by earning a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, overcoming stereotypes against blondes, and triumphing as a successful lawyer. The outline of Legally Blonde grew out of Brown`s experiences as a blonde who went to Stanford Law School while obsessed with fashion and beauty, reading Elle magazine and frequently colliding with the personalities of her peers. In 2000, Brown met producer Marc Platt, who helped her develop her manuscript into a novel. Platt hired screenwriters McCullah Lutz and Smith to adapt the book into a film. The project caught the attention of director Luketic, an Australian newcomer who came to Hollywood after the success of his first offbeat short film Titsiana Booberini. “I had been reading scripts for two years and couldn`t find anything to put my own personal imprint until Legally Blonde came along,” Luketic said. Her: You break up with me because so do I. Blond? The film originally ended at the courthouse, just after Woods won the case, with Elle on the steps of the courthouse sharing a victory kiss with Emmett, then cutting a year into the future to see her with a now-blonde Vivian form their own blonde legal defense club at law school. After the test audience revealed that they didn`t like the ending, McCullah Lutz and Smith consulted Luketic, Platt and other members of the production team while they were still in the lobby of the theater, and they agreed that a new conclusion was needed. “It was just a weak ending,” said screenwriter McCullah Lutz. “The kiss didn`t feel right to me because it`s not a romantic comedy – it wasn`t about their relationship.
So the test viewers said, “We want to see what happens – we want her to succeed.” That`s why we rewrote for graduation. Ubach and Jessica Cauffiel claim that the original ending also included Elle and Vivian drinking margaritas in Hawaii, implying that they were either best friends now or in love, although Smith and McCullah never wrote such an ending. Other suggested endings for the film included a musical number in which She, the judge, the jury and everyone in the courthouse sang and danced.  Producer Marc Platt was fascinated by the character of Elle Woods when he received a manuscript of an unpublished novel.  “What I liked about this story is that it`s hilarious, sexy and challenging at the same time,” says Platt. “The world looks at Her and sees someone who is blond and handsome, but no more. She, on the other hand, does not judge herself or anyone else. She thinks the world is great, she`s great, everyone is great, and nothing can change that. She truly is an irrepressible modern heroine. Amanda Brown published Legally Blonde in 2001, based on her real-life experiences as a blonde who attended Stanford Law School while obsessed with fashion and beauty, read Elle magazine, and frequently clashed with the personalities of her peers.  Fabulously funny and internationally awarded LEGALLY BLONDE – THE MUSICAL is Broadway`s ultimate tribute to girl power! The story follows Elle Woods` transformation, who faces stereotypes, sexism, snobbery, and scandal to pursue her dreams, proving that you can legally be blonde and ALWAYS be the smartest person in the room. Based on the popular movie, LEGALLY BLONDE – THE MUSICAL takes you from the nurses` house to the halls of justice with Broadway`s brightest new heroine and, of course, her Chihuahua, Bruiser. An energetic. Hymn to the glory of femininity.
The New York Times Witherspoon wore 40 different hairstyles in the film.  “Oh my God, it became known as `The hair that ate Hollywood,`” Luketic said. It was all about hair. I have this obsession with flyaways. It annoyed Reese a bit because I always had hairdressers on my face. But most of the time, the research and testing on set went in the right color, because `blonde` is open to interpretation, I thought.  Her: Well, it`s so much better than that! Excuse me, I have something to buy. “. It was a number completely choreographed by Toni Basil, and it was great,” Witherspoon recalls. “She did all the dancing.”  “I remember reading it and thinking it was the most hysterical thing ever,” she added.
“It`s still the most frequently requested request from people. Even last year, when I was giving speeches or talking about anything, they always asked me, “Are you going to bend over and crack?” I feel like I`m going to turn the corner and crack until I`m 95.  While filming the courthouse scenes, Welch asked cinematographer Anthony B. Richmond for special flashes for her scenes as Mrs. Windham Vandermark because of her obsession with light and dressed of her own volition to look better. The soundtrack album was released on July 10, 2001 by A&M Records.  Screenwriters Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith spent two days on the Stanford campus in the spring of 2000 researching their screenplay, based on Brown`s novel.  Director Robert Luketic, an Australian newcomer who came to Hollywood after the success of his first offbeat short film Titsiana Booberini, was drawn to the project in search of a groundbreaking film. “I had been reading scripts for two years and couldn`t find anything to put my own personal imprint until Legally Blonde came along,” Luketic said.   Legally Blonde also performed for three years at the Savoy Theatre in London`s West End, with Sheridan Smith, Susan McFadden and Carley Stenson as Elle and Duncan James, Richard Fleeshman, Simon Thomas and Ben Freeman as Warner.   The cast also included Alex Gaumond, Denise Van Outen and Lee Mead. After the trial, Chutney is sent to prison, and Warner approaches Elle and asks her to take him back, as she has proved. She rejects him and realizes that he is superficial and a “complete bone head”.
However, she and Vivian become good friends, especially after she leaves Warner. She delivered the graduation speech two years later, while Warner finished without honor, no job offers, and no girlfriend. Emmett has set up his own law firm and has been dating Elle for two years, with plans to propose to her later that evening. Unfortunately, all has not gone well with its actors over the years. Davis recently made headlines with his Vampire Diaries co-star Paul Wesley about the 2020 vice presidential debate. Davis complained via Twitter that Vice President Mike Pence didn`t get enough airtime during his duel with then-Vice President Kamala Harris. Wesley responded with his own hot shot, tweeting: “It would be just as well if Pence [sic] answered the question he was originally asked instead of distracting” (via US Weekly). A handsome but superficial guy who breaks his bubbly sister Legally Blonde has received mixed reviews among legal scholars for his representation of law school and the accuracy of his application of the law. “When I saw the film, I felt it gave me a real wave of motivation because I really identified with her,” family lawyer Layla Summers told Spectrum News. “I think the film is still very relevant,” she added. “Just being a girl and being a woman, the odds are always against you.
When I watch the film now, I feel like I`m part of a big club of powerful professional women, like a sisterhood.  Her: Well, I`m serious, Warner. Luketic said he was “scared” on the first day of filming. “I go from a ten-minute short film with a team of ten people to a team of 200 people and I have enough trucks and trailers to go around a city block.”  Warner Huntington III: Pooh Bear, gets in the car. Witherspoon explored the character by studying the girl sisters on her campus and associated hot spots. She went to dinner with them and joked that she was conducting an “anthropological study.”  “I could have gotten into it and really been hesitant and played what I thought was that character, and I would have missed a whole other side of her,” Witherspoon added.  “But going to Beverly Hills, hanging out at Neiman Marcus, eating out of his coffee shop, and seeing these women walking and talking, I got into the reality of the character.