Who likes short shorts? We like short shorts! Of course, I mean we enjoy watching other people wear them, or more specifically, hotties. What's not to love? One hot summer day, someone in a pair of denim jeans decided to make themselves a little more comfortable by cutting off those pesky leg sleeves. This style of cut-offs was made famous by Catherine Bach's role as Daisy Duke in "The Dukes Of Hazzard", and ipso facto these shorts are often referred to simply as "daisy dukes". Over the decades, this piece of clothing has been celebrated in movies by many hotties from all across the board. Let's look at some of them now, shall we?
Let's ease our way into this with an actress who's still hot in my opinion, Cameron Diaz in BAD TEACHER. In an ploy to earn money for breast implants, she helps wash cars for a school fundraiser, and she really works for her tips. The film isn't all that hilarious, but any scene that involves hoses, soap and a pair of daisy dukes will always have a place in my heart.
#7: Anna Hutchison (CABIN IN THE WOODS)
CABIN IN THE WOODS contained a lot of elements which were mesmerizing, exciting and jaw-dropping, not the least of which was Anna Hutchinson's randomly sensual fireside dance. The New Zealand-born actress was quite a hot little ticket in the film, in which she sported a tiny pair of (you guessed it) daisy dukes. She's so bloody delicious, it almost feels like some Illuminati conspiracy.
You all saw this coming, so let's just get it over with. Whatever your feelings are about Jessica Simpson's portrayal of Daisy Duke in THE DUKES OF HAZZARD, deep down, you're still probably glad it happened, right? How else would we've ever laid eyes on that soapy bikini music video? In 2005, long before she was battling with her weight, Jessica was battling with the Christian church over her overly sexualized role in the film. Personally, I have no clue what they were talking about.
The only issue I ever had with goofy kung fu flicks from the '90's was the lack of a young, hot Alyssa Milano. One film managed to squeeze in this missing element, and that film was DOUBLE DRAGON. Alyssa also managed to squeeze herself into some cut-off jeans, and then into a tunnel, which gave us this unforgettable moment.
Racist robots have never been more distracted from. We all know Michael Bay has had a rough couple of weeks with being heckled on the streets "Learn to read a teleprompter, jackass!" But what they don't know is that Michael was just caught off guard in the moment, and a flashback of filming this shot of Megan Fox in TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN popped into his head.
#3: Madison Riley (GROWN UPS)
GROWN UPS is one of those films that's so bad, it makes a true movie fan sick just thinking of something to say about it. There's no explanation necessary. It stinks like yesterday's Top Ramen noodles. Still, husbands and fathers will drag their families to this mindless circus of juvenility so long as the Sandman keeps throwing in hotties like Madison Riley into situations like this. Those are box-office numbers at work, people.
#2: Kathleen Bradley (FRIDAY)
This scene from FRIDAY introduced many, including myself, to the power and magic of daisy duke cut-offs. Mrs. Parker, played by Kathleen Bradley, is watering plants in this provocative get-up while her husband's out. Something about the scene feels classic, and perhaps that has something to do with the presence of Ice-Cube, Chris Tucker and Bernie Mac. Mrs. Parker's ass had some famous fans.
Now here's a girl who knows how to fill out some shorts! Gemma Arterton is great in many places, but her rear-end hardly ever gets the attention it deserves. At least director Stephen Frears was kind enough to engage the audience in other sides of Gemma in TAMARA DREWE. This is a personal favorite, and definitely a great moment in cinema daisy dukes. Tamsin Greig says it best in the film: "She's poured herself into those shorts; I hope they don't give her thrush".