50 influential fictional women in nerd history

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Let’s talk Ricki and the Flash for a second. I’m going to be honest: you’ve probably never seen it. Or if you have, you probably are wondering why in the world anyone wants to talk about Ricki and the Flash, but it is a movie that really speaks to the music nerd in all of us.

Ricki, who used to go by Linda but changed her name, moves to Los Angeles to pursue her music career and leaves her family behind. Her love of music is what makes her such an interesting character because she expresses her emotions through singing for her children.

Now, this isn’t exactly a new trope. Often the “quirky” girl is shown to love music. But Ricki struggles with her family, and she even brings up the point that men can run off to follow their dreams and no one bats an eye, but she does it and is classified as a bad mother.

Ricki is a character who thinks she’s doing the right thing and actively tries to make it up to those around her, and it is truly a breath of fresh air. She recognizes her mistake and tries her best to give back to her kids, but still remains true to herself.