Isn’t it kind of weird that the dictionary defines vixen as both a shrewish, ill-tempred woman and a sexually attractive women? (Or if you’re from the long bygone era of the 80s Vixen is an all female glam metal band.) Maybe it’s because most of the time women wear red high heels to express their passion. Passion pertaining to love, because they wear red high heels when they’re in a sexy, provocative mood and would want to do the nasty with their guy or passion pertaining to rage, because their man did them wrong and they’d be stomping their red high heels into their feet and laugh while doing it. So if you see your girl wearing red high heels after a fight, I say beware.
But if it’s not used for kicking cheating a**, red high heels are regarded as the ultimate symbol of sex appeal when it comes to women’s footwear everywhere – cartoon characters included. So today I decided I want to write about red high heels inspired by the vixens of the cartoon world.
I loved this movie when I was a kid. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? was a groundbreaking movie during those times because of its fusion of animation and live actors. It revolved around Roger Rabbit who’s being accused of murder and it’s up to a toon-hating detective to uncover the truth. The video above is the scene wherein he goes in to question Jessica Rabbit, Roger Rabbit’s wife. She’s the epitome of a film noir girl with her Veronica Lake inspired hair, she’s sexy,sassy and mysterious.
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While other female cartoon characters at that time like Minnie Mouse wore cute dresses, Betty Boop wore skimpy, low neckline black dresses. And while other female cartoon characters like Popeye’s Olive Oyl had no curves whatsoever, Betty Boop was all woman in her sexy, pin-up curves. Indeed Betty Boop was a revolution during the 1930s because she was the first cartoon character to have a woman’s “real” figure. With her childish demeanor and glammed up looks, Betty Boop became the first cartoon sex symbol with her a tiny dresses and red high heels.
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I remember always taking first dibs to be Sailor Mars when I play with my friends, because while everyone in Sailor Moon is fighting evil in their comfy boots, Sailor Mars was fighting evil in red high heels. This is what stood out for me the most when I was a kid watching this show, and I guess now that I’m adult and have worn red high heels, I now have a renewed appreciation for Sailor Mars because I have already known and experienced the pains of wearing red high heels or any high heels for extended periods of time for that matter. And this girl was throwing fireballs, shooting arrows and jumping tall buildings in her red high heels.
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