The Woman’s Guide To Hitchhiking

There seems to be lacking a couple of things in movies and films today, and one of those things was captured in the 1934 movie, It Happened One Night. You know what it is? Sass.

The classical comedy romance follows the plot of a spoiled heiress who ran away from her father who wants to annul her marriage to a man he knows to be a fortune-hunter. This young woman meets a newspaper reporter freshly out-of-work who recognizes her and asks for an exclusive on her story in return for his silence not to tell her father where she is. This agreement leads them down a road of adventure and romance, with both playing hard to get and acting ‘rude’ to each other. You really need to watch all the sassy comments they have for each other

One scene that you probably remember seeing in Sex and the City is the hitchhiking scene.

In Sex and the City 2, Carrie Bradshaw hails a cab in Abu Dhabi. She does this by lifting up her dress. What do we see? Her showing off her petite, well-toned, feminine legs while adorning some killer heels. Know where she got the idea from?

Old movie featuring a man and woman
Credit: Auroras’ Gin Joint

From the original scene in the classical movie, the male reporter brags about the different ways he uses to hail cabs. However, when none of them work, the heiress decides to give it a shot. He obviously undermines her but assertively she uses a system of her own. She does something so unexpected that leaves him startled, stunned, dazed, shocked…you clearly get the picture. She lifts up her skirt and shows off her legs clad in sheer stockings and kitten heels.

You can guess what happened thereafter. Tires screeched, a cloud of dust gathered as the car came to a halt. This proves that “the limb is mightier than the thumb”. So dramatic!

This is a must watch movie and yes, it is in black and white. It just adds on to the scandalous nature of the scene. Absolutely titillating!

  • Jeniffer Anyango

    …the power of a woman… What a man can do,a woman can do better… I haven’t watched the movie though

    • Haha! You should watch it, it’s really interesting

      • Jeniffer Anyango

        I will make a point of watching it

  • Georgina Giathi

    ‘the limb is mightier than the thumb’, my favourite phrase in this article haha. The classical comedy is definitely a must-watch.

    • It is a must watch. Do let us know what your opinion is once you have:)

  • Nadiah Naturale

    Interesting article!

  • Jojo Mpendwa

    watching the movie this weekend. .. sounds like an interesting movie

    • That’s fantastic! Let us know what you think about it.

  • wangari wairenge

    I will definitely make a point of watching it. ..but I doubt this is doable in Kenya😂😂

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