Video of the Day: Brontë Sisters Action Figures


Brontë Sisters Power Dolls — which aren’t real, but really, really should be — come complete with “boomerang book-throwing action” and “super-disguise mustaches” to hide their gender from evil, sexist publishers. This 1998 commercial from Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the filmmakers behind Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, warms the cockles of our English major hearts. We want the Emily one. Stat. Poor oft-forgotten Anne is just so angry looking (as she should be). Our favorite moment has to be when the super-powered English authors join forces to create the all powerful Brontësaurus — it’s like the Devastator, but thanks to its “barrier-breaking feminist vision,” so much cooler.