Why Selina Kyle Symbolizes The Catwoman in All of Us

Why Selina Kyle Symbolizes The Catwoman in All of Us


Selina Kyle's origin goes way back, but today we're specifically focused on Michelle Pfeiffer's transformation into Catwoman in the 1992 movie 'Batman Returns'. I felt that I and other women could easily fit into her shoes, especially when it comes to the daily wars of having to deal with ignorant people. Let's take a moment to thoroughly appreciate her character's transformation.

The kinked up messy bun with the stray loose curl, thick-rimmed glasses (which I've seen trending on Warby Parker), lipstick in the color 'I'm tired of men's bullshit', and the demure buttoned up suit dress- There's never been a hotter secretary look to channel since.

At the workplace she was belittled, praised for only making "a good cup of coffee", while trying to save the world at the same time- it's hard not to resonate. At her apartment, things were no better. The messages on her answering machine: the first from her parents, who expressed disappointment at her for not going home for Christmas; the second from her boyfriend, who decided to go on a Christmas holiday on his own on advice from his psychologist; and the third from herself, which reminded her that she had to go back to work and prepare documents for Shreck's meeting with Bruce Wayne, something that she herself had forgotten.

Did you happen to notice her apartment?!


A pink paradise. Kitsch-y furniture, the baby vintage fridge, hints of hanging plants,
her cat- so unaware of what's next... you get it. 


And lest we forget her "Hello There" neon sign... which makes more sense as her transformation progresses.


See what happened there?

Through any journey past the breaking point, it is obvious that stitching together a full-bodied leather catsuit with blood, sweat and tears would be the only viable reaction.


Let's face it- We're all Selina Kyle on the verge of a transformational meltdown (even though hers was sparked from almost dying in an alleyway full of stray cats), ready to be reborn into a next level badass. We just hope that you won't have to be pushed out of a window followed by trashing your precious apartment, stabbing your beloved stuffed animals in the sink and downing a whole carton of milk in the process of it. The catsuit tho, we are here for that.

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