Magic is when a bunch of actresses get together on screen to make you smile. Seriously.
Some of the best relationships to hit the big screen have nothing to do with romance and everything to do with platonic love, particularly between girlfriends. From their crazy adventures, to their late-night chats, and impromptu dance parties, the ladies are the epitome of #SquadGoals.
In honor of all the girl power floating through the air on this Woman Cush Wednesday, here are six fictional girl groups that make us *wish* we could jump into our screens just to hang out with them.
1. Issa, Molly, Tiffany, Kelli: Insecure
The best friends are the ones that are always willing to roast the hell out of you (*coughs, hi Kelli!), let you know when you're sabotaging yourself, and who aren't afraid to intercept a potentially awkward situation between two guys you're dating.
2. Emily, Hanna, Aria, and Spencer: Pretty Little Liars
Rosewood never looked so good thanks to these ladies. You know sans the creepy text messages and occasional murders. Spencer, Emily, Aria and Hanna make sticking together through thick and thin super easy.
3. Joan, Maya, Lynn, and Toni: Girlfriends
Cues: “My girrrrrlffriieennds, there through thick and then….” If any ladies knew how to keep us laughing week after week it was Joan, Mya, Toni and Lynn. With four different personalities, these ladies changed the narrative of black best friends by combining classic elegance and intelligence with ebonics and wit for one hell of a good time.
4. Mary Anne, Kristy, Stacey, Claudia, Mallory, Jesse, and Dawn: The Baby-Sitters Club
These seven girls were living proof that friends who work together, stay together. The movie owed a lot of its popularity to the phenomenal book series by Ann M. Martin it was based on – but seeing the beloved friendships on the big screen was a memorable part of every ’90s girl’s childhood.
5. Khadijah, Max, Synclaire, and Régine: Living Single
In a ’90s kind of world, we’d be glad if these were our girls! The level headed one, the sassy one, the high maintenance one and the ditzy one all came together to celebrate black womanhood and culture in the funniest way possible.
6. The East Compton Clovers: Bring It On
Who could forget the OG girl squad? In addition to watching Bring it On over and over again in order to see who takes home championship trophy, what keeps me coming back is the dynamic friendship between these ladies. They're good at looking pretty, having fun, and getting shit done. Something all girls aspire to do too.
It's official: Female friendships are LIT. Who are some of your favorite fictional girl squads?