March is Women’s History month!

On this day in 1896, Alice Guy Blaché, the first American woman film director, shoots the first of her more than 300 films, a short feature called La Fee aux Choux (The Cabbage Fairy). It is the story of a strong, independent, beautiful, but sensitive young cabbage fairy, whose strength and independence are not fully appreciated by the handsome, arrogant fairy prince of vegetables with whom she is in love. Not until he nearly loses her to a hungry French peasant’s dinner salad does he realize how much he truly needs her in his life.

Ms Blache’s films, which include La Fee Jolie, Quand Henri Réuni Tinkerbelle, and La Jeune Mariée Partie de Mouche, are considered to be the inspiration for every single freaking chick flick ever filmed.