Mae West: The Sassiest, Swaggiest, Black-and-White Film Actress Ever

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Mae West is better than you. But don’t feel so bad: West is also better than me. She’s better than everybody, for the mere fact that she is the funniest, smartest, sexiest person to ever exist ever.

I’m sure you’re wondering how someone could live up to a hype that big, but let me tell you something: Mae can. I’m roughly 90-95% gay, but if Mae West walked into a room I swear she could turn me AT LEAST 95% straight.

You know the old line,

“Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?”

That was Mae West, talking to a cop who was escorting her through the city.

She has a lot of one-liners like that, and it’s hard to choose between them all. But here’s one I really like:

“When I’m good I’m very good. But when I’m bad, I’m better.”

She started out as a Vaudeville star, but oh boy was she meant for the screen.

In reality, no one can sum up Mae West’s brilliance like a simple clip of her can. (If I’m being honest, the sassy one-liners are what make her so awesome. Don’t bother with the movies themselves. They kind of forgot to have good plots.)

So here she is. The untamable, irresistible bombshell of the 1940’s.


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