The Pretty Blonde with Lots of Baggage
She’s got baggage. And not just the kind of baggage that results from a messy break-up with a boyfriend, I mean, she’s got baggage from being addicted to drugs/being shot/having a miscarriage/being raped/battling anorexia. Not to mention the long-lasting effects of her horrible, self-centered parents: an absentee father, who only returns to dramatically leave again and a mother who was addicted to cocaine and alcohol.
In the pilot episode, we find out that she has recently ended a relationship with Steve Sanders, the richer and better-than-thou guy who think he’s God’s gift to women (and the world). Although Sanders eventually develops into a loveable goofball, when we first meet him he’s pretty shallow.
She is a model(literally) but she never seems to realize how gorgeous she is, which makes her look pretty dumb since every guy she comes across wants nothing more than to be noticed by her.
I don’t begrudge Kelly her popularity or her beauty; without either one, she might not have gotten all the good storylines. Although Kelly Taylor set the standard for this archetype, it’s easily replicated in the teen soap operas that followed the example of Beverly Hills, 90210.
Another example? Easy- Marissa Cooper. (The OC)
Still not convinced? OK. I’ve got another one for you. Peyton Sawyer.( One Tree Hill)
Kelly and Marissa battled drugs, and Peyton flirted with cocaine as well. Kelly had a lesbian kiss her, Marissa engaged in a lesbian relationship with Alex, and Peyton also joins the club when a lesbian kisses her and then she is harassed by said lesbian’s brother.
Just like Kelly and Dylan had an affair behind Brenda’s back on BH 90210, Peyton drags Lucas and Brooke into a similar love triangle. Even though Lucas and Brooke begin dating, Peyton and Lucas share stolen kisses behind Brooke’s back. Brenda got hurt, Brooke gets hurt, same story everywhere.
Why do the blondes always have more fun?????