Have you noticed how many dramas about female friendships feature four characters? Think about it. Sex and the City. Girls. Golden Girls. It’s pretty much always four, never three, because female friendships with three people are like a chair with three legs. One leg becomes more important than the other two which have to compete for the strongest leg’s friendship, and then they come to hate and resent one another and the whole chair topples, because one of the legs calls another one a leggy slut.
That happens a lot.
This is why we have five writers on staff at TheGloss. We’re like a scuttling tarantula chair of female friendship and empowerment.
Marie Antoinette wasn’t so clever, was she?