It’s hard to remember a time when Leslie Knope wasn’t the standard bearer of feminist sensibility, but back when Amy Poehler rolled out her web series Smart Girls at the Party, she was still the cool mom from Mean Girls and the queen of SNL‘s “Weekend Update.” Fast forward four years, and Poehler’s Leslie Knope has given us such gems as: “Winning is every girl’s dream, but it’s my destiny — and my dream.” And: “I broke one rule and I will accept a slap on the wrist. But when you sit back and let your relationship be destroyed, you go down as history as a frozen whore. I’m fighting!”
Seriously, though, Amy Poehler has been a voice of female empowerment from the moment she set foot on the SNL stage, something Tina Fey made very clear in this anecdote from Bossypants:
Which, of course, makes her the perfect host for Smart Girls at the Party, her web series dedicated to interviewing teenage girls who are “making the world more awesome by being themselves.” It’s been a long time since we got a new episode, but yesterday, Poehler & Co. rolled out a new one with 14-year-old boxer Precela. Check it out below.
Oh, Amy, could you be any perfect-er?
What’s your favorite episode of Smart Girls? Also, what animal would you hug if you wouldn’t get attacked for sure?