The Best Of Netflix’s Featuring a Strong Female Lead Category

However guilty you might be feeling about your own behavior of late, you’ll feel downright mired in moral rectitude after beholding the walking clusterfuck that is Jim McAllister (Matthew Broderick) in Election. Over the course of Alexander Payne’s acerbic 1999 satire, McAllister, a once-respected teacher, pits his high-school students against one another, commits small-scale electoral fraud, ruins his marriage, and has his eyelid stung dramatically by a bee (… Jerry?). It should be noted, considering our overarching category, that all of McAllister’s poor decisions stem from a profound irritation with Reese Witherspoon’s Strong Female Lead Tracy Flick. It can be hard to watch a woman succeed!

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