Troop Beverly Hills in on Netflix Instant which means I can relive that Girl Scout trip where we watched it on repeat between Long Island and Washington, D.C.
That’s so much Troop Beverly Hills, y’all.
If you haven’t seen it and that animated title sequence didn’t help you out, the cinematic experience that is Troop Beverly Hills revolves around one spoiled, rich Beverly Hills wife, Phyllis (played by Shelley Long) going through a divorce, signing up to be a Wilderness Girls troop leader, and basically discovering herself again. She naturally becomes a great mentor to the girls in the troop, who all come with the baggage expected with rich girls. She teaches them to be resourceful and proud of their skills and basically is the best, with the best looks. Again, while all this girl power and message of friendship and loyalty is wonderful and all, who really cares, because the costuming in this movie is MIRACULOUS. Let’s just look because I don’t even care about this movie as much as I care about everything Phyllis does.
Amazing Fashion Choices Made by Phyllis Neffler
Phyllis Neffler is a Better Troop Leader than You
So the core of the story revolves around Phyllis as she becomes a troop leader and guides these girls through success. The biggest success is Phyllis overcoming the trauma of seeing the uniform.
To move past Phyllis’s misguided attempt at cultural appreciation that turned into appropriation, let’s focus on her better attributes. Have you seen Phyllis dance?
For good measure, here’s Phyllis dancing the Mashed Potato for two full minutes, because the internet.
You can see her dance costume version in the iconic Cookie Time performance.
So here’s to Phyllis Neffler. All glamour and style with a heart as golden as the lining of her cape.
Karishma is a twenty-something living in New York City and is trying her hardest to live out every cliche about Millennials. This involves eating her feelings, drowning in debt and mocking infomercials. She likes sociology so much that she has two degrees in it, and is still warding off her parents' questions about a real career.