In the lead-up to Legally Blonde’s 20th anniversary (it was released in theaters July 13, 2001), The New York Times released an oral history of the film featuring interviews with several of the people responsible for bringing it to the screen, including its writers, casting director, and actors.
Jessica Cauffiel, who played Margot, one of Elle Woods’s friends, dropped one bit of allegedly lost history about the original ending of the film: it having a decidedly more sapphic conclusion. “The first ending was Elle and Vivian in Hawaii in beach chairs, drinking margaritas and holding hands. The insinuation was either they were best friends or they had gotten together romantically,” she said.
This led to many on the internet lamenting the lesbian love story that could have been. Drag king and YouTube star Maxxx Pleasure took to Twitter about it, and what followed was an internet legend in the making.
“My heart aches for the original lesbian ending of Legally Blonde,” Maxxx tweeted. He received a reply from someone named Karen McCullah stating, “This is not true.” When Maxxx asked McCullah to cite their source, he was shocked to realize that they were in fact the source: a screenwriter on the film.
Maxxx took the interaction in stride and backed off the debate, but that didn't stop Twitter from having fun with the whole interaction to hilarious effect.
Elle herself would likely agree: This is a rare instance on social media where the case is closed.