LOUISE: I just thought we really connected the other day in the supply closet.
MADELINE: Boys. A Nancy Drew mystery.
Nancy Drew, previously discussed, the heroine of an extremely popular and long-running series of mystery novels aimed at a young female readership.
Nancy Drew was a strong, independent super-girl who was rich, attractive, and multi-talented; perfectly groomed, she remained cool in a crisis, and was sweet and wholesome. She understood psychology, spoke French, painted pictures, was a skilled driver and horsewoman, and capable of running a motorboat. She could shoot, swim, row, was brilliant at golf and tennis, a gourmet cook, expert seamstress, good dancer, and naturally knew first aid.
A cultural icon, Nancy Drew has inspired of generations of girls and women, with Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton, Barbara Walters, Laura Bush, and Barbra Streisand among many who quote her as an early influence.