WOMEN

25 Famous Women On Female Friendship

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 29:  Actress Mindy Kaling speaks during Variety Studio Actors on Actors presented by Autograph Collec
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 29: Actress Mindy Kaling speaks during Variety Studio Actors on Actors presented by Autograph Collection Hotels on March 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Variety)

While some female friendships can be enriching, edifying, filled with adventure (see: Taylor Swift’s “Squad”), others are insanely complicated. Any combination of snubs, slights, misunderstandings, or betrayals can disrupt the status quo — and a rock-solid bond can see-saw into feelings of exclusion and abandonment. The Cut brings you a roundup of words from famous women — from Oprah to Gloria Steinem, J.K. Rowling to Greta Gerwig — on the realities and complexities of female friendship.

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