MGM 2001 Movie PreviewsThis week marked the 15th anniversary of "Legally Blonde," the comedy that starred Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods, who follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School, and winds up becoming a pretty kickass law student in the process. In honor of that milestone, Witherspoon celebrated in the best way possible: By recreating the flick's iconic "bend and snap" routine.

In a pair of Instagram posts, the actress demonstrated the eye-catching way of getting the object of your affection's attention, in a simple three-step process. (An assist from a feathery pen is a necessity.)

It's been 15 years since the movie "Legally Blonde" introduced the world to Elle Woods, the pink-clad, Chihuahua-toting sorority student who aced the LSATs, got into Harvard Law School and inspired a generation. "I have had so many women say, 'I went to law school because of 'Legally Blonde,'" says star Reese Witherspoon (@reesewitherspoon). "It actually had a meaningful story. And it was about female empowerment. It wasn't necessarily about the girl getting the guy." To celebrate the anniversary, make sure to show off your pet Chihuahua, law degree or even your best "bend and snap" — "That is still the most asked request I get from people. I have a feeling I will be doing the bend and snap until I am 95," says Reese — and tag #LegallyBlonde15 in the caption. Video by @reesewitherspoon

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But as the Oscar winner told Instagram, the flick is about more than just flirting.

"I have had so many women say, 'I went to law school because of 'Legally Blonde,'" Witherspoon said in an interview with the app's editorial team. "It actually had a meaningful story. And it was about female empowerment. It wasn't necessarily about the girl getting the guy."

Still, the "bend and snap" is an enduring symbol of the flick, and the actress admitted that she's still stopped on the street and asked to demonstrate the maneuver.

"That is still the most asked request I get from people," Witherspoon told Instagram. "I have a feeling I will be doing the bend and snap until I am 95."

[via: Reese Witherspoon, Instagram]

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Legally Blonde
PG-132001
Based on 32 critics

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