The Wild Feminine: Kissin' Kate Barlow

This post contains spoilers from the movie "Holes". If you haven't seen it, and would like to watch it before reading this post, feel free to do so!


If you didn't have the immense pleasure of growing up watching the movie "Holes" at every sleepover, I must admit, I feel for you.


Holes has to be one of my top 10 favorite movies of all time. In fact, I even forced Cain to watch it over quarantine. He loved it.


It's a story of love, loss, friendship, and fate. Things that we can all relate to.


And while I'd love to just recap the entire movie for you and discuss my decades long crush on "Zero" 😍, instead, we're going to be focusing on the woman who I believe is responsible for the take-no-prisoners side of my personal femininity: Kissin' Kate Barlow. And what happens to our feminine spirit when we experience true love and true heartbreak and loss.




PART 1: THE LOVE STORY

Miss Katherine Barlow is a school teacher in a small town in Texas who is the apple of every man in town's eye. Or, in this case, the peach 🍑. She has a gentle spirit and gentle curls to match. Her soft, feminine demeanor endears her to adults and her school children alike as she talks with her charming, southern twang and swishes from side to side in her post Civil War Era style dresses selling, her town famous canned peaches.